ESPORTS TECH INVEST AGENDA
THE NYC VIDEO GAMING AND ESPORTS EVENT FOR INVESTORS
thursday, May 2, 2019
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Video gaming may be here to stay. is esports?
UNDERSTANDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY/PUBLISHING
What’s the difference between sports and esports rights, who holds the IP, and what models and policies are in practice now?
THE AMATEUR SCENE
Are high school esports the next green field? Performance analytics tools for amateur gamers? Is there a rebirth for the older games? Are women gamers the fastest growing group of players? Where does gambling fit into this?
INVESTING IN TEAMS AND FRANCHISES
Can the monetization issues be solved? Does the future of franchise ownership rely on publisher collaboration? How is esports franchise ownership different from tradition sports franchise ownership?
HOW AAA VIDEO GAMES ARE MADE?
What makes a game popular? Is the economic model changing? What to look for if investing in a game production company. Hear from senior game developers and get a peak into their craft.
THE INVESTMENT PANEL
Hear from a panel of seasoned investors – what’s worked and hasn’t worked for them. What are they looking at next and where are the dangers ahead?
What are the economics of a streamer? Is it clear to you who owns what rights? Join the club. Hear from streaming companies, broadcasters, and those launching new and disruptive models into the market.
Have we built too many esports specific sites? Is there a better way? How many esports cafés and training centers can a city support? Is real estate the way to build community and support esports and video gaming startups?
CELEBRITY COMPETITION AND COCKTAIL HOUR
Watch some celebs go at it for charity in their game of choice and finish the day with more networking and final looks at some of the exhibited innovations.
THROUGHOUT THE DAY
Network opportunities at our One-to-One Café. Schedule through our app to arrange meetings with event speakers, sponsors, and partners.*
*The One-on-One Café will be operating from 10am to 4pm. Meetings of 10 minutes can be arranged with sponsors, speakers, and panelists prior to the event. Stay tuned for scheduling details and instructions.
meet and discover
Throughout the venue, on stage, and from display booths, investors and guest will have the chance to meet and connect with the latest, dynamic, early stage growth companies disrupting the video gaming and esports industry.