Creative Startups Catalonia: the case of video games
Hall 8. Sala Martin Cooper.
Wedn. Feb. 24th @1pm to 1.45pm
From the experience of the incubator GameBCN and the start-ups Big Imagination Games and Winko, we will get to know a panoramic view of entrepreneurship in the video game industry in Catalonia: context, supportmechanisms and future challenges.
Liam Patton, CEO of Big Imagination Games
Big Imagination Games, focused on multi-platform games and pioneer on Apple Watch gaming, blends expertise with innovation to create games that showcase both world-known franchises and original IP, targeting a casual and mid-core audience.
Pere Torrents, co-director of GameBCN
GameBCN is a video game incubation programme based in Barcelona that was created to professionalize game development teams emerged mainly from university courses. The project it is promoted by the Catalan Institute of Cultural Industries of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Caixa Capital Risc and Incubio, a business incubator founded in 2011 in Silicon Valley that now operates in Barcelona’s technology and enterprise district 22@, with the co-operation of Barcelona Activa as a Strategic Partner.
Jean-Laurent Wotton, cofounder and CEO of WINKO Games
WINKO Games is a start-up created by and for hardcore gamers. The company has received $1.4M in international funding from the investors of Supercell, Unity, Omnidrone.