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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Pre-launch - Preparing to Take the Plunge
Speaker(s): David Baszucki, Jim Charne, Don Daglow, Gary Gattis, Bill Graner, Jeffrey Lapin, James Niesewand, Dan Offner, David Rosenbaum, Rob Shillingsburg
Company Name(s): ROBLOX, Law Offices James Charne, Daglow Entertainment, Spacetime Studios, Crater House, WWTX, LLC, Illyriad Games, Loeb & Loeb, Law Offices of David S Rosenbaum, Jetbolt Games
Track / Format: Game Dev Start-Up Summit

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Overview: New companies don't just spring up by themselves. Start-ups take planning and preparation. We will discuss concrete steps necessary to provide for a smooth transition from previous employment to new start-up, and issues that need to be addressed and resolved among founders before you open your doors. Sensitive issues include: (i) who should be a founder and get founder's equity; (ii) the role of each founder in the business; (iii) start-up organizational chart; (iv) the start-up business plan: (v) how to leave your former employer without getting sued.

GDC Online 2012

David Baszucki


Jim Charne

Law Offices James Charne

Don Daglow

Daglow Entertainment

Gary Gattis

Spacetime Studios

Bill Graner

Crater House

Jeffrey Lapin


James Niesewand

Illyriad Games

Dan Offner

Loeb & Loeb

David Rosenbaum

Law Offices of David S Rosenbaum

Rob Shillingsburg

Jetbolt Games

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Game Dev Start-Up Summit