We kicked off 2019 with our 1st meetup for esports entrepreneurs on the evening of 17th January 2019. One of our key objectives to create this meetup group is to gather everyone who is interested in esports and wants to see it grow into an exciting business with tons of passion and great career opportunities. You can be a gamer, a streamer, a caster, an influencer, a techie, a data analyst, a community, a game strategist, an artist, a content creator, a coach, a designer, a league organiser, a marshal, a brand owner, a blogger, an entrepreneur, a marketer, a business owner, an enthusiast, anyone of the above or just someone who is simply interested in finding out more about esports.
Panel of speakers
We were blessed by a wonderful panel supporting this networking meetup and they are,
- Alan CHOU. CEO of meta.us (https://www.meta.us/)
- Benjamin ANG. Founder and Managing Director of Genesis Motion Design (https://wearegenesis.tv)
- Frank Sliwka. CEO of International Business Media (https://www.linkedin.com/in/franksliwka)
- LEE Jian Ming. Founder and Managing Director of Zenway Productions (https://zenwayproductions.com)
- Terence TING. Founder of Team Flash (http://www.teamflash.gg)
Each and every one of the speakers came with in-depth industry experiences of esports, gaming or running their own start-ups. They were candid in sharing their experience and understanding of the industry. As for the audience, they didn’t let the speakers have all their say and were actively involved in sharing their knowledge of the esports industry. We had organised this meetup with the vision of a dialogue-style between the panel and the audience as we believe this would be much better for the community to come together, share their insights and make some new friends or business partners. Our expectations were well exceeded with a truly engaging evening.
Alan Chou. CEO of meta.us
Benjamin ANG. Founder and Managing Director of Genesis Motion Design
Frank Sliwka. CEO of International Business Media
LEE Jian Ming. Founder and Managing Director of Zenway Productions
Terence TING. Founder of Team Flash
We have some simple rules of engagement – learn from and respect each other. Some might know more, some might know less. Sharing encourages growth for all and the esports industry. Utoocentral has absolute respect and gratitude to all the support received for this meet-up. Last but not least; ask politely, decline gently!
If you like what you are reading so far about our 1st esports entrepreneurs meetup, you can always join us in the 2nd meetup that would take place this evening, 6 March 2019, at JustCo@Marina Square, Singapore. The theme for the 2nd meetup, esports entrepreneurs – how can you tell a better story of your journey? You can find out more from the registration page link listed below,
The Best is yet to come
esports has been growing strongly around the world and we believe the best is yet to come in Southeast Asia and Singapore. There are new business opportunities as well as broadening scope of career opportunities emerging. We think there are a number of factors inextricably intertwined with the fortunes of the esports industry. The fan base has to continue to grow. The number of industry professionals has to grow to support the number of tournaments and community events. As fan base and tournament activities are expanding, third-party financial support and brand owners will need to figure out the right level of return-on-investment and relevant proposition for their participation.
The purpose of this meetup is to collectively create great ideas for events, business opportunities, career opportunities, engagement for those involved in esports and build this into a thriving and rewarding industry.
We hope to see you soon.