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Digital Gaming Mentorship with Jason Della Rocca

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at midnight 12 July 2020 (AEST).

Welcome to the application page for Digital Gaming Mentorship with Jason Della Rocca, delivered in partnership between Austrade, Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA), Screen QLD, the South Australian Department for Trade and Investment, and the Western Australian Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. 

Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for this bootcamp:

1. You must be a founder, leadership team member, creative director or marketing manager at your company.

2. You must have an innovative digital gaming product. 

3. You must have a playable demo/build or live release and a pitch deck. 

4. You are ready to scale into international markets.

5. You must be available to participate in each seminar and the mentorship session.

6. You must meet Austrade's basic eligibility criteria for services:

  • Are a registered business with an active ABN
  • Conduct activities that deliver a net economic benefit to Australia, including the ownership of IP or innovation that you seek to represent during your participation in the program,
  • And are an ethical business that will not bring the reputation of Australia into disrepute

NAVIGATING THE APPLICATION FORM

You may begin anywhere in this application form. Please ensure you save as you go.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us at landingpads@austrade.gov.au.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save and close' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download PDF' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top or bottom of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed and there are no validation errors.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.

Hint: also check the email hasn’t landed in your spam or junk email folder.

ATTACHMENTS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. 

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each.

SELECTION PROCESS

There are limited places, awarded competitively. 

Six mentorship places will be available to companies selected on a national basis. In addition, six further mentorship places are available for studios from South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia thanks to the generous support of their state governments:

  • South Australia - 3 places
  • Queensland - 2 places
  • Western Australia - 1 place

Your application will be assessed by a jury comprised of Jason Della Rocca and representatives from Austrade and IGEA. The selection process will be merit-based: Finalists will be selected based on the likelihood of their game to achieve commercial success, along with the degree to which the mentorship and business development support will have an impact. For each studio interested in mentorship, it is a requirement to attend each seminar. 

Jason will reserve the right to refuse introductions to his network if a studio is not yet ready. This decision is Jason's only, it will not be influenced by input from IGEA, Austrade or states supporting studios with extra mentorship slots. 

If you have any questions regarding the selection process, please contact jens@igea.net