Investment Conference

SIEGE 2019 Presenters

Elemensional Rift
Developing video game with definitive and compelling story lines and powerful and compelling characters to establish franchises.
Patrick Durbin
Social, Business and Service Hub for the Gaming Universe.
James Henley
LoopOST, The Hub for Interactive Music
Offering access to video game music such as on demand access to such music.
Michael Brown
ProjectMQ – A New Hope for Indie Games
Search engine for curated independently developed video games.
Marcus Howard, CEO
Decentralized eSports social network and marketplace that connects celebrities with their fans through video games and streaming.
Thomas Gentle, CEO
USONIQ – Pushing content to smartphones using inaudible sound
A new crowd marketing technology that allows brands to communicate with large consumer audiences, using inaudible signals sent to smartphones without Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
Jakob Ashtar, CEO,
Andre Cassimere, CMO
Vicarious Holdings
Publisher of Video Games.
Michael Brown
N2 Esports
Esports Programs for youth.
Andrew Greenberg, CEO
Pete Sherrard, COO


This year the SIEGE INVESTMENT CONFERENCE will be held on Monday, October 14, 2019 (Columbus Day) at the KSU CENTER at 3333 Busby Dr. NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.   The event will start at 9:30 and end on or before 3:00 pm.

We will have up to eight teams of entrepreneurs whose businesses are in or support the entertainment or educational industries, including, but not limited to, video games and esports productions, make pitches for investment.  There is no charge to be a presenter.

There will be two categories of winners:

  1. Best Startup. This company will have not received investments of more than $15,000. Investments include loans and funds invested by founders. Also, the company shall not have had annual revenue from sales exceeding $15,000.
  2. Overall Winner.

The teams will prepare a presentation for an audience of 40-50 judges.  Among the judges will be an advisory panel.  All judges will vote for the Overall Winner.  The advisory panel will select the Best Startup and decide the Overall Winner if no team receives a majority vote in this category.  The Best Startup will receive a cash prize

Prior to the event, the teams will receive contact information of certain judges who have agreed to serve as mentors.  The mentors will advise the presenters and help prepare the teams for their presentation and to facilitate their meeting with people at our event that may be interested in investing or otherwise able to help them.

Each team will have 15 minutes to pitch for funding which will include a minimum of five minutes of answering questions.

Following the presentations, the teams will be seated in breakout groups with various judges for further discussion and questions.  Lunch will be provided to the teams and judges during this time.

When we see an application from a team that we believe has the complete package, i.e. outstanding concept, powerful team and terrific speakers, we may select them early.  Among other things, this enables presenters who are accepted earlier to benefit more from their mentors. Although there is no official deadline for applications, we accept submissions on a first-come, first-served basis.

To apply to participate please complete the Teaser and email to [email protected], [email protected] and   [email protected].

2018 Winners

Best Overall:

Livesight – Nicholas Middlebrooks and Alex Hornecker

Best Startup:

Intonal – Andrew Beck

Want to Pitch Your Project?

Download and complete the Investment Teaser. Then, submit by email to [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected]. The sooner you apply, the greater your chances of acceptance.

There is no charge to present, attend or judge. For additional information, feel free to call Rob Hassett at 678-506-8828 or, Lynn Hassett at 404-788-7903 or email us at [email protected] or [email protected].

2019 Investment Conference Preliminary Schedule

9:00 – 9:30 am | Seating of Advisory Panel Members (assigned) and Mentors and other Judges (not assigned), Setup of First Presenter

9:30 am – 9:40 am | Preliminary Matters Including Sponsor Announcements, Introduction of Advisory Panel Members, and Miscellaneous Announcements

9:40 am–9:55 am        | 1st Presenter

9:55 am–10:00 am      | Set up of 2nd Presenter

10:00 am–10:15 am    | 2nd Presenter

10:15 am–10:20 am    | Set up of 3rd Presenter

10:20 am- 10:35 am    | 3rd Presenter

10:35 am – 10:40 am  │ Set up of 4th Presenter

10:40 am –  10:55 am  │ 4th Presenter

10:55 am- 11:10 am    │1st Break and Set up of 5th Presenter

11:10 am – 11:25 am │ 5th Presenter

11:25 am – 11:30 am  │ Set up of 6th Presenter

11:30 am –  11:45 am  │ 6th Presenter

11:45 am – 11:50 am  │ Set up of 7th Presenter

11:50 am – 12:05 am  │ 7th Presenter

12:05 am – 12:10 am  │ Set up for 8th Presenter

12:10 am – 12:25 am  │ 8th Presenter

12:25 am – 12:40 am  │ Reset room for lunch and breakout sessions

12:40 am – 3:00 a.m.  │ Lunch and breakout sessions; opportunity for all Presenters and Judges to meet.  2:15 PM winners and any awards will be announced. Breakouts will continue for those interested until 3 PM.

Prior-Year Pitches

Burnout Game Ventures:

Cogent Education:

Crank Media Intelligence:

Ker-Chunk Games:

+Mpact Games:

Rockin’ Finance

Soverance Studios:

World’s Fastest Drummer: http://

Puzzles by Joe: