GDC Europe 2016 Schedule

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  • How to Survive Your Start-Up

    Location:  Congress Saal 2, 4th Level
    Format: Lecture
    Track: Business, Marketing and Management
    Pass Type: Student Pass, All Access Pass - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: Video
    Audience Level: All

    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.

    Intended Audience

    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.