TCVN Fireside Chat with David Perry: Mega-Serial Entrepreneur and Video Game Legend

TCVN Fireside Chat with David Perry: Mega-Serial Entrepreneur and Video Game Legend
Event on 2017-01-26 18:00:00
Fireside Chat with the Legendary David Perry: Mega-Serial Entrepreneur and Video Game Legend. David Perry has written the book (and it is currently the largest selling not for profit book in the industry) on building successful gaming companies. His last exit to Sony Entertainment is an example how extraordinary this entrepreneur is. But for David it’s not just gaming. He truly knows how to build effective teams, raise lots of money and deliver amazing product. This will be an intimate fireside chat where you will have the extraordinary opportunity to ask question to and learn from the Legendary David Perry. Our moderator for the evening will be Michael Sawitz. Michael and David have known each other for several years which means the questions will be to the point and the answers will be golden. Don’t miss this very special evening. Michael Sawitz is a serial entrepreneur and founder of, a mixed use business incubator in Irvine. He has held founder or C-level positions for over forty years in the apparel industry, equipment distribution and retail arenas. Mr. Sawitz has been published nationally, spoke nationally as keynote speaker and has been interviewed on numerous occasion in print and talk radio shows. His charity work includes President of the National Alliance of Ship Centers, board of directors Tech Coast Venture Network, board of directors The Center for Entrepreneurship CSUF, Professional Mentors Advisors and Coaches, and Charter Member of TiE the world;s largest entrepreneurial education organization. Additionally, he was an adjunct professor teaching Lean Startup Strategies at CSUF, and hosts an entrepreneurial podcast called ( His latest endeavor is as Chief Strategy Office for The Laser DARRT a revolutionary medical device. David Perry was the Founder & President of Shiny Entertainment, Inc. (a game development company bought by Atari) known for making hits like Earthworm Jim & MDK, after 35 years in the business Perry remains one of the best known Video Game Industry veterans, winning the Development Legend award in 2012. Perry has developed or programmed games across 29 video game platforms, including #1 Hits like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and other top brands including The Terminator, Disney's Aladdin & Warner’s Matrix projects, all told they have sold over a billion dollars in retail sales. Perry has an Honorary Doctorate from Queens University in Belfast and an Honorary Masters in Game Development from Westwood College. He remains one of the longest serving members of the Game Developers Conference Advisory Board, and has spoken at TED, E3, Hollywood and Games, Stanford, MIT, USC, UCI, UCLA, DICE, GTC, GDC, AMD, MGS, Digital Hollywood, What Teens Want, 3D Gaming Summit, Casual Connect etc. Following Shiny Perry became the Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Acclaim, which was subsequently purchased in 2010 by Disney. In 2009 Perry became the CEO and co-founder of Gaikai, a company that developed a cutting-edge video game streaming technology that allows games and applications to run in any browser or on any internet connected device. Gaikai was acquired by Sony Computer Entertainment in July 2012. Event Details: Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:00PM to 9:00PMLocation: UCI Applied Innovation at The Cove, 5141 California Ave, Irvine CA Dinner will be provided at this event. 6:00PM – 6:30PM: Registration and Networking6:30PM – 6:45PM: Announcements6:45PM – 7:30PM: Elevator Pitch Contest7:30PM – 8:30PM: Fireside Chat8:30PM – 9:00PM: Q&A Non-Member Pre-Registration Non-Member At The Door Students (Student ID will be required at the door)FREE for Members (Email for your complimentary ticket)

at The Cove
, 5141 California Avenue, #250
Irvine, United States

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