Student Showcase 2015
Evening Prizegiving/Networking Event sponsored by
Tuesday 2nd June
University of York
Ron Cooke Hub
York YO10 5GE
Time: 5.30pm - 8.30pm
(Sign-in 5.30 - 6.00pm)
Game Republic members only
The Game Republic Student Showcase 2015 is a competition for final-year students at Game Republic Educational Partner institutions, which this year features the University of York, University of Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett University, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Bradford and Leeds College of Art.
The evening event, kindly sponsored by NatWest ESpark (see below for more information), will feature a prizegiving for the four categories sponsored by games companies from the Game Republic network - The Revolution Software Award for Game Art, The Team17 Award for Game Technology, The Sumo Digital Award for Game Design, and a special award for Best Team.
The event will also feature a "Getting into the Games Industry" panel with Lee Stott (Microsoft), Anna Mansi (BFI) and Joe Robins (Unity) as well as other industry guests, followed by networking and drinks.
About NatWest ESpark
NatWest recently announced a commitment to support the country’s entrepreneurs and pro-actively help them grown and develop. A key part of this announcement was a pledge to set up a network of eight business accelerator hubs in partnership with Entrepreneurial Spark - located in key cities across the UK, including Leeds. Entrepreneurial Spark have an enviable record in making start-ups a success with 82% of the businesses they work with still trading a year later compared to the usual 40% rate. Since 2012 they have supported 350 businesses with a combined turnover of £41m – creating over 1,000 jobs.
The unique accelerator and partnership with Entrepreneurial Spark will provide office space and access to fundamental services in bank premises, a 6-18 month programme of hands-on coaching and mentoring, a start-up ‘bootcamp’ and regular workshop events for up to 80 entrepreneurs at any one time. This service will be funded entirely by the bank and will be completely free of charge to entrepreneurs – and taking no equity. For more information on how to apply follow @ESparkUK on Twitter or hit the website www.entrepreneurial-spark.com.
When & Where
Game Republic, supported by Autodesk, is the largest industry-led professional games network for Yorkshire and the North of England. Game Republic's network includes games developers, publishers, universities and games-related companies. Members include Rockstar Leeds, Team17, Revolution, Sumo Digital, Double Eleven, Boneloaf, Escape Technology, PIB Insurance, the University of Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett University and Autodesk.
Game Republic organises monthly networking meetings in the north of England, which in the past year have featured companies such as Microsoft, YogsCast, Sony, Unity, GOG.com, Nintendo, Creative Europe and Channel 4. Game Republic also provides members with business advice, essential contacts, educational partner links and discounts on major events such as the Develop Conference in Brighton. Game Republic also has excellent links with national organisations such as TIGA, UKIE, UKTI and NESTA and international platform holders.
For more information on joining Game Republic hit the website: www.gamerepublic.net