Vermont Games & New Media Accelerator Roundtable

Champlain College Emergent Media Center and Vermont's Office of the Creative Economy host Jason Della Rocca for an invitation only lunchtime leadership gathering to discuss the role of incubators and accelerators in generating thriving game and new media companies. An interactive panel conversation will follow Jason's keynote talk, exploring the opportunity and obstacles to building a new media incubator or accelerator in Vermont, and what strategy we might pursue. Participants in the conversation will be invited from the business, startup, public agency, and finance communities.

 

About Jason Della Rocca

Jason Della Rocca is the co-founder of Executions Labs, a first-of-its kind, hybrid game incubator and go-to-market accelerator that helps independent game developers produce games and bring them to market.

Formerly, Jason was a game industry consultant focused on business and cluster development, working with game studios and organizations all over the world. Prior, he served as the executive director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) for nearly nine years, and was honored for his industry building efforts with the inaugural Ambassador Award at the Game Developers Conference. In 2009, Jason was named to Game Developer Magazine's "Power 50," a list which profiles 50 of the most important contributors to the state of the game industry.

As a sought after expert on the game industry, Jason has lectured at conferences and universities worldwide. He also serves on various advisory boards and volunteer roles, such as co-chairing IGDA-Montreal, as an advisor to the ICT Practice of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, and serving on the research management committee of the GRAND Network Center of Excellence.