You are a game developer or gaming studio with the first prototypes in your pipeline and now you are asking yourself how to pitch your game to publishers or investors? Well, then we have the perfect opportunity for you: The games:net Berlin Europe GameDev Pitching Workshop, where you will learn how to produce your video to impress exactly those interested parties. And a great thing about it: It will be absolutely free of charge.

Together with pitching coach Walid O. El Cheikh we will host several online sessions during the month of June, where you will learn how to create and work step by step on a short and succinct video for your game and studio to achieve a final cut that you can use for a pitch anywhere online.

To secure a spot in this workshop-series, you will have to create a small video where you introduce yourself and your game and give us a good reason, why you should take part in this workshop. How you will create this video is up to you.  Recording with your phone is absolutely fine, video quality is not the deciding factor for admission, but the video should not be longer than three minutes. A jury from games:net Berlin Europe together with Walid will then choose the ten best applications that will gather a spot for the series. To submit your video, you need to fill a form with your contact details and a link to your video via the application-link below. To take part in this workshop you will need to agree that we will publish your final videos on our website and via our social media channels and your studio must be based in Europe.


The timeline for the workshop:

Deadline for application and submitting of your application video: May 26th, 2021 20:00 CEST

Announcement of the ten chosen participants: May 28th, 2021 via our website, our socials and via mail to the chosen participants

Kick-off session: June 1st, 2021 10:00 – 13:00 CEST – After this you will produce your first pitching video

Deadline first pitching video: June 6th, 2021

Deep Dive session: June 8th, 2021 10:00 – 13:00 CEST

45-minute-long one-to-one sessions with Walid: June 9th, to June 11. (times will be sorted with the participants after the deep dive session)

Deadline second pitching video: June 13th, 2021

Deep dive session 2: June 15th, 2021

Deadline final pitching video: June 20th, 2021



The Coach:

Walid is a pitching coach, author of “Pitching For Life” and program director for early-stage entrepreneurship programs. He has trained thousands of people from 30+ countries. He started with start-up founders and executives, and now he coaches almost anyone from any age group e.g., students, employees, managers, artists, designers, engineers, PhD researchers, job seekers, Ambassadors, government officials and basically anyone.

He loves helping people to get closer to their dreams and goals in life via pitching and entrepreneurship. He really enjoys meeting talented, ambitious and passionate people and he encourages them to adopt pitching-for-life as a mindset. He shows them tools and techniques to present from the heart with ease, comfort and joy and create strategic MVPs, products, services, and concepts.

Walid´s approach is to help you learn by doing and inspire you to find your own style. It is important to be you when pitching!


Did we spark your interest? If you want to applicate for this workshop, please use this submission form:


Rules of admission:

  • You are a game developer or studio, working on a game
  • You are based in Europe
  • You agree to participate in all sessions, outlined in the workshop timeline (This is a free workshop, so the only investment we expect from you is time and effort)
  • You agree to the usage of the final pitch video through games:net Berlin Europe and Walid O. El Cheikh for promotional purposes and reporting (including, but not limited to, online promotion, presentations, project reports etc.)

Usage of contact data: We will use your contact information only to inform you about the outcome of the application process and invite you to sessions for the workshop.