View, browse and sort the ever-growing list of GDC Europe sessions by pass type, track, and format. With GDC Europe Session Scheduler, you can build your schedule in advance and access it during the show via export or with the GDC Europe Mobile App. Sessions do fill up, so please arrive early to sessions that you would like to attend. Adding a session to your schedule does not guarantee you a seat.
In order to best utilize Session Scheduler, please use the login credentials you've set up on this page as your login credentials on our GDC Europe Mobile App. You can download the app on iTunes or Google Play.
*If you have utilized the Mobile App in the past, don’t forget to download the update!
For those cut out for it, getting your own game studio or service business off the ground is one of the most terrifyingly exciting adventures in life. In this session, you'll learn about the darker side of start-ups and how to survive some of the most dangerous perils they face. Some of the topics will include: burning your boats, managing angel investors, when friends become foes, planning for growth, and riding the motivation roller-coaster. Whether you are in a start-up now, or are thinking of one in the future, this session will help to prepare you for the worst, so you can work to be the best.
Attendees will leave more aware of some of the lesser known risks of operating their own businesses.
If you are currently the founder of a startup, or considering one day setting up your own studio or service business in the games industry, this session is for you.
Welcome! You can use the Session Scheduler tool to browse sessions and build a custom event schedule. Once you've saved your personal schedule, you can access it from the free GDC Europe Mobile app (available approximately 30 days before the event). Note: use the same login/password on the Mobile app that you set up on this web site.
Step 1. Create an account. Use the "Create Account" button at the top of the right-hand corner.
Step 2. Choose a view. Select either the "List" or the "Grid" icon. (It's the same data, just a different view of the sessions.)
Step 3. Choose your sessions. Click the "Add" or "Remove" button next to each session to add it to, or remove it from, your personalized schedule.
Step 4. Review your schedule. Push the "My Schedule" button in the left column to view your selected sessions.