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YetiZen: Everything you thought you knew about start-up building & fundraising told by Storm8 & Charles Hudson

YetiZen

Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

San Francisco, United States

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Everything you thought you knew about Start-up Building & Fundraising

told by Storm8 & Charles Hudson


In the current game environment, there are a variety of types of games floating about in the space. As an entrepreneur you may think -

Creating a successful game startup must be easy and without any challenges at all!」

If you believe this to be the case, then buddy, you're in for a crazy roller coaster ride of your life. Don't believe us? Of course you don't, you are an intelligent, successful, driven member of the game development community! Despite that fact, we all need a little gold. That is why you attend our events! Get the gold straight from the experts that we bring in for you at the next San Francisco Game Developer's Workshop.

On Thursday, February 23rd, YetiZen will once again be hosting our premiere informative face-melting event at Adobe. We will have Charles Hudson (CEO & Co-Founder of Bionic Panda Games) and Perry Tam (CEO & Co-Founder of Storm8) joining us for an evening of discussions! We will cover topics from building a successful game startup to things that you should keep in mind when fund raising! As always, there will be free drinks, thumpy music, and pretty people! This event will be attended by a horde of your fellow veterans from the game space, so prepare for networking abound!

Party Breakdown

6:00PM - 7:50PM --------------------- Check-in, Networking, and Refreshments!

7:50PM - 8:00PM --------------------- Aarki's Speaks

8:00PM - 8:30PM --------------------- Perry Tam's Presentation

8:40PM - 9:00PM --------------------- Charles Hudson's Presentation

9:00PM ---------------------------------- End of Party


Our Speakers:

Charles Hudson
CEO & Co-Founder of Bionic Panda

A Venture Partner at SoftTech VC and the CEO & Co-founder of Bionic Panda Games, a mobile games company that recently announced that they raised seed funding from Google Ventures, Norwest Ventures and others to develop mobile games for Google's Android.

Until February 2010, he was the VP of Business Development for Serious Business, a leading producer of social games for the social web. Zynga acquired Serious Business in February of 2010. In addition to working at Serious Business, he also produces technology conferences focused on the intersection of gaming and social media. The two flagship conferences he produces are the Virtual Goods Summit and the Social Gaming Summit.

Perry Tam
CEO & Co-Founder of Storm8

Perry Tam is the CEO and co-founder of Storm8, the leading social game developer on iPhone and Android with over 210 million downloads across 58 million devices. Having never taken funding, Storm8 is also the parent company of the TeamLava studio. Every title released by Storm8 and TeamLava has reached the Top 10 Free Apps in the Apple App Store. Prior to founding Storm8, Perry worked as an engineer at Facebook, where he led the payments team and architected Facebook Credits. The author of four patents, Perry received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University.
 

Our Sponsors:

Adobe

About Adobe:
Whether it's a smartphone or tablet app, a game, a video, a digital magazine, a website, or an online experience, chances are that it was touched by Adobe technology. Our tools and services enable our customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, and then continually measure and optimize it based on user data. By providing complete solutions that combine digital media creation with data-driven marketing, we help businesses improve their communications, strengthen their brands, and ultimately achieve greater business success. www.Adobe.com



About Aarki:
Aarki is a mobile ad optimization and targeting platform for advertisers. We automatically optimize ad creative for mobile devices to increase conversion rates. The optimized ads are targeted based on user device, demographic, and behavior information. Together, ad creative optimization and targeting, result in dramatically higher revenue for a broad range of premium publishers. 

Android Market
About Android Market:
Android Market is Google's premium digital entertainment hub.  The store is available in more than 180 countries globally serving tens of millions of consumers.  Android Market allows consumers to download Music, Books, Apps and Movies across their Android devices as well as the Web.



About NOS:
NOS! The official energy drink of the San Francisco Game Developer's Workshop!


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When & Where



Adobe
601 Townsend Street
San Francisco, 94103

Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)


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YetiZen

YetiZen is a strategic keystone in the game industry. We host the largest Bay Area community of game companies through our San Francisco Game Developer's Workshops. 7000 unique developers go through our workshop and mixer events every year. Our workshops boast some of the biggest names in the game space like rockstar VCs such as Tim Chang!

We select the brightest smartest entrepreneurs we meet who are focusing on building large exitable businesses into our YetiZen games accelerator program. The YetiZen games accelerator program is the only start up accelerator program focused on accelerating and funding mobile/social, and emerging platform game companies. Involved with the accelerator program are 150 advisors, 9 VCs, and 300 angels investors.

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