Pitch Level Up
Level Up Your Pitch!
If you already have a prototype or a solid idea for your latest game, the next step is to secure a publishing deal or funding to take the project to the next level. For this, having a convincing pitch deck and being able to superbly present the game and the team behind is key. But how does the pitch deck become convincing? How should it be presented? And how should you gear your pitch when presenting to a publisher vs. a public funding institution?
This is where the Pitch Level Up comes into play: Five experts are available to you in 30-minute timeslots, listen to your pitch presentation in 10 minutes and give you individual feedback for 20 minutes. Get valuable, honest and constructive feedback from people who have seen hundreds of pitches – all in a “safe space”, without possibly spoiling any future chances.
If you’re not at the right point to optimize your pitch deck yet or want to put the waiting time between 1:1 feedback appointments to good use, you can profit from the additional talk program during the event: Five expert speakers will explain how to find the right publisher, what information should be included in an elevator pitch, what conditions are important when signing a contract, and what Dos and Don’ts to keep in mind when communicating with a publisher.
We're happy to invite you to this unique event on May 3! Our location partner for this event is the Hamburger Ding - Cross Community Space.
How to participate:
Sign up for the Pitch Level Up now via Eventbrite
Tickets are 5 euros. All tickets include access to the event, talks, and snacks and drinks.
The ticket titled "Expert Session & Talks" also includes 1:1 feedback appointments on top, please buy your ticket accordingly if you want to participate in these sessions. After signing up, you will receive a link to a separate form where you can tell us more about the project you want to get feedback on and tell us your preferences regarding the experts you want to talk to and at what times you would prefer the appointments.
Please get your ticket and complete the subsequent form by April 28, if you want to participate in the 1:1 sessions, so we can match you to your experts.
The game / project you want to receive feedback on has to be commercially oriented (i.e. you plan to publish it and make money with it). This event is open to developers, teams and founders from Hamburg and beyond, you don't need to be from Hamburg / work on your game in Hamburg to participate.
Event location: Hamburger Ding, Nobistor 16, 22767 Hamburg
Date and time: May 3, 11 am – 6 pm
- 10:45 am: Doors open
- 11:00 am: Begin of event
- 11:15 am: Welcome words
- from 11:30 am: individual feedback sessions with the experts
- 1:30 - 2:00 pm: Søren Lass (Business Development Consulting) "Chosing the right publishing strategy for your game"
- 3:00 - 3:30 pm: Helge Peglow (Assemble Entertainment) "How to pitch 4723 – The DEFINITE guideline to successfully pitch to a publisher"
- 3:40 - 4:10 pm: Tobias Schelinski (Taylor Wessing) "Legal pitfalls for games developers"
- 4:40 - 5:10 pm: Moritz Klein (Kalypso Media Group) "Do's & Don'ts in the communication with the publisher"
- 6:00 pm: end of event
For the 1:1 sessions, participants get an individual schedule based on the availability of experts they want to talk to.
Note: Covid-Safety Measures
In accordance with the Hamburg SARS-CoV-2 Containment Policy, it is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask during the event. But of course, you can wear a mask, if you choose to do so.
Persons who experience typical symptoms of a Covid infection (cough, fever, rhinitis/congested or runny nose, a disturbance or loss of the sense of smell or taste, and acute respiratory distress) are not allowed to enter the event location.
We will continue to monitor the current situation and reserve the right to make adjustments if necessary