Derk de Geus
April 20, 8:30am - 10:00am CEST. Hosted at CIC Rotterdam
part of a series on Game
About the speaker
There are games that keep us on the edge, fighting our way to victory and there are games we play for the journey, the sheer excitement and mood they create. But what makes a game great? How hard is it to make one? Who makes games and what does it take?
Derk de Geus leads a whole team of creative people, as the co-founder and CEO of Paladin Studios and he thinks only a great team can deliver great results. They create games with a spark, games that make you smile - be it a sweet twinkle, loud laugh, or evil grin. With a fast-growing team of over 45 people, the company aims to bring out the best in its people, and is filled to the brim with creativity, professionalism and good vibes.
At the talk, Derk will tell us the ins and outs of Paladin Studios, how they work together as a team to bring games to life and what you, as a creative person, can learn from it.
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To further bridge the innovation eco system Venture Café has a focus on access to finance and corporate startup connect. For instance earlier in 2017 the event Capital Tour XXL took place where 100 startups biked to 20+ investors in the city of Rotterdam, given the floor to present their business ideas.
At Techilicious 35 startups came to have dinner with 35 corporates with the motto dine to deal. Between each course of the 3 course dinner the tables were switch, consequently 83 deals were made in one evening!
Originating in the USA – Rotterdam being the first non-US expansion – Venture Café has a major international and rapidly growing network. Expansion Café is a program that actively aims to bring Dutch companies abroad with a soft landing and information about international expansion. Further, Venture Café brings companies to Netherlands either through the role as a Startup Visa Facilitator which can allow startups to stay and conduct their business here.
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