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YetiZen - State of the Industry Series


Monday, February 18, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

YetiZen - State of the Industry Series

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State of the Industry

The Truth About Gaming Investment

“I only invest in platforms, not game studios. I can’t stomach content risk”...

“There are few opportunities left for game studios...”

“Games studios take a long time to get funded...”

“I can’t invest right now, you need more traction. But let’s stay in touch”

Have you heard these words often? Are you looking for funding? Are you starting your own gaming studio and wondering what your investment potential might be? Want to know what’s actually happening in the gaming venture scene beyond the grossly overstated doom and gloom about the fall of gaming investments?

Join us on Monday, February 18th at 6PM as we cover all these topics and more!

For this month’s State of the Industry, we are proud to have our King of the Yeti’s [applause] aka (our YetiZen CEO Sana Choudary), speak about trends in gaming investments!

After Sana’s guest post on VentureBeat “2012 Investment: Busting myths by looking deeper at the numbers” we were flooded with questions. To answer them Sana is doing a one time deeper dive on the numbers and revealing insights not previously discussed.

YetiZen, as always, will be serving our homebrew “IceBreaker” alcoholic tea, Red Bull, and all the knowledge you can eat! See you there!

Event Schedule:
6:00pm - 7:30pm ----------------------------------------- Check-in and Networking Time
7:30pm - 8:30pm ----------------------------------------- State of the Industry Talk
8:30pm - 8:50pm ----------------------------------------- Q&A Discussion
8:50pm - 9:00pm ----------------------------------------- End / Closing

About Our Speaker:

Sana N Choudary
CEO of YetiZen

Over the last 2 years Sana has been the CEO and cofounder of YetiZen a cornerstone of the game developer ecosystem. This includes the YetiZen accelerator, the wildly popular games focused accelerator and the YetiZen Innovation Lab, the only game developer community space of its kind for game developer business education and synergy in the new and ever evolving world of social mobile. It has served 6500 game developers in the last 12 months.

Sana Choudary has a reputation for being a powerful force in creating successful entrepreneurs. She has been highly active in the entrepreneurial and gaming communities throughout her career as a leading member of Women 2.0, StartupWeekend; and as a co-founder of NYC’s largest entrepreneurial group Ultralight startups. Currently in addition to YetiZen, Sana chairs TiE SF and TiEcon the world's largest entrepreneurship conference. Through YetiZen, Sana is intimately involved with hundreds of startups, gaming veterans, investors, and gaming giants giving her a unique and unparalleled perspective on the game space. Sana often shares her thoughts and ideas on the business of games at@SanaOnGames and http://yetizen.com/blog

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When & Where

540 Howard St., 2nd Floor
San Francisco, 94105

Monday, February 18, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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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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