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Join us for weekly after-school workshops featuring a hands-on introduction to the game development and interactive digital media, followed by a studio tour at a local gaming company.

Digital Dive Workshop Series

Join us for weekly after-school workshops featuring a hands-on introduction to the game development and interactive digital media, followed by a studio tour at a local gaming company.

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Gain actionable insights on best practices in identifying, pitching and securing impactful support for your unique IDM business and products.

This special event pairs Interactive Ontario‘s monthly iLunch lunch-and-learn series with the option to also participate in an intensive Business Builder Bootcamp.

*Please note the ticket options below and the special location.

Business Builder iLunch

This month’s iLunch is a lead-in to the Business Builder Bootcamp. It will feature two panel discussions with industry experts sharing insights on how to secure valuable relationships with publishers, investors, platform partners and more.

This session includes lunch.

Business Builder Bootcamp

Are you an interactive studio leader looking to secure meaningful engagement with the right investors, publishers, platform partners or other strategic relationships? The Business Builder Bootcamp will help share successful ways to develop and refine your pitch strategy – from steps to take before the pitch, to the pitch deck, ancillary documents and post-meeting tactics.

Led by Jordan Limor, Digital Development Agency (DDM) the workshop will include activities and discussions with the intent to enhance your current and future pitch plans.

The session includes a presentation, workshop activities, refreshments and more.

Schedule

  • 11:30am – 12:00pm – iLunch Registration
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm – Networking Lunch
  • 12:30pm – 2:00pm – iLunch Panel Discussions
  • 2:00pm – 2:10pm – Break
  • 2:10pm – 5:00pm – Business Builder Bootcamp

Ticket Options

iLunch & Business Builder Bootcamp Combo

  • $100 for IO Members
  • $125 for non-members

iLunch Only Ticket

  • $25 for IO Members
  • $35 for non-members

iLunch

iLunch Moderator

Joy Yang, CPA, CA, Senior Relationship Manager, Entertainment, Media & Digital Media, Royal Bank of Canada

Stay tuned to find out who the panelists will be!

Panel 1: Proven Best Practices for Pitching IDM Content

A discussion about what has worked and what should be avoided when pitching to secure interest in support from partners, from leaders that have been directly involved in development in the IDM industry.

Panel 2: Divergent Business Development from Outside the IDM Ecosystem

Leaders whose careers have spanned beyond the IDM industry share and discuss their thoughts on applicable strategies and tactics to drive business growth, from pitching to innovative ways of doing business.

Business Builder Bootcamp Workshop Lead

Jordan Limor – Business Development Director, DDM

About Jordan Limor & DDM

Digital Development Management (DDM) is the largest video game business agency in the world and leverages its extensive reach to help each client achieve their goals.

Jordan draws on his ten years of experience in the games industry to help DDM’s clients business development goals. Jordan’s work is largely in the premium PC and console space across a wide range of studios from East to West in deals ranging all sizes. Selected clients in Jordan’s portfolio include 13AM Games, SkyBox Labs, People Can Fly, and Armature Studio.

Prior to joining DDM, Jordan was in the Research and Planning group for 2K publishing supporting AAA franchises such as BioShock, Borderlands, Civilization, XCOM and more. His career began at Activision in the publishing production group on Call of Duty, Skylanders, and Guitar Hero. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

Presenting Partner

Ontario Creates Ontario Créatif

iLunch Event Partners