May 5, 2022
Successful premiere of Pitch Level Up
At our first new event format "Pitch Level Up" more than 80 participants got some valuable insights and tips from our industry experts on pitching and on optimizing their pitch decks in talks and 1:1 feedback sessions at the Hamburger Ding.
What makes a pitch deck convincing, and how do you successfully present it to a potential publisher, investor or funding institution?
Our new event format "Pitch Level Up" celebrated its successful premiere on May 3, where the participants could get answers to their questions on pitching. At the Hamburger Ding Cross Community Space, right on the famous Reeperbahn, we welcomed 89 devs, game-makers and students who wanted to know more about how to optimize the pitch decks for their games.
During the day, four expert talks by Helge Peglow (Assemble Entertainment), Søren Lass (Business Development Consultant), Tobias Schelinski (Taylor Wessing) and Moritz Klein (Kalypso Media Group) shed light on finding the right publisher, communication with publishers, of course pitching itself, and legal pitfalls developers should watch out for.
The heart of the event was the open and honest feedback on the developer's pitch decks: The participants used the opportunity to present their pitch decks in 1:1 conversations with our eight industry experts and get hands-on feedback and tips from Valentina Birke (Super Crowd Entertainment / Indie Arena Booth), Jan Theysen (KING Art), Helge Peglow (Assemble Entertainment), Nina Müller (Goodgame Studios), André Bernhardt (Indie Advisor), Jörg Luibl (Games Journalist), Søren Lass (Business Development Consultant) and Dennis Schoubye (Gamecity Hamburg). Sincere feedback is especially important for many teams and developers, as it is not always clear after a rejection or lack of feedback, what a team still needs to work on. After our Pitch Level Up event, many teams will be able to further work on their pitch decks and game ideas.
A big thank you to everyone involved and especially to our experts and speakers! If you'd like to get an impression check out the gallery:
Photos by Jan-Marius Komorek