Announcing Chartboost University: Boot Camp - Apply Today!
My first trip to Silicon Valley was life-changing. I came following an intuition: I wanted to get to know the place that asked “why not?” The place that empowered entrepreneurs to follow their vision, build legendary companies, and change the world. Once I got here, I was seduced and had to stay.
Today, we are excited to announce Chartboost University: Boot Camp, a program to show the world the energy of Silicon Valley. We’re inviting the international game developer community to experience the mobile game industry and startup culture in San Francisco. We hope to inspire many others to follow their passion, build lasting companies and make their dreams come true.
What Is It?
We’re welcoming seven international teams of two-to-four people to come to Chartboost’s office in downtown San Francisco for the ten days before GDC, to learn from the best minds in our industry, visit some of the most legendary tech companies in the Bay Area and work on their games from the Chartboost headquarters in the heart of downtown San Francisco.
We are also giving each team $6,000 USD to help with their AirBnb’s and plane tickets.
Why Is It Awesome?
Other than the free trip? :) - Silicon Valley has been home to more successful technology startups than any other place on the planet. From Apple’s Steve Jobs and Google’s Larry Page & Sergey Brin to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, it’s no coincidence that so many success stories come from the Bay Area. This is your chance to experience what makes The Valley special and get a look at what it takes to make it in the world’s startup capital.
Our group of lucky winners will have the opportunity to learn from Get Set Games, Kabam, Kerosene Games, Pocket Gems, Sequoia Capital and many more. You’ll learn best practices in level design, art design, analytics, backend infrastructure, QA, raising money, publishing do’s and don’ts, and several other topics in more than 15 sessions. And the fun will continue the week after with GDC, the must-attend event of the year.
What’s The Catch?
There is no catch. Seriously. We won’t accept equity in your games, you don’t have to integrate our technology and the payment isn’t an advance on future earnings. This is an opportunity to learn, be inspired and have fun.
Like we’ve always said at Chartboost: we’re trying to help game makers succeed in any way that we can. We hope this trip will give you the tools to do exactly that!
I Want That. But How?
Simple. Just click here, fill out the application form and we’ll let you know if you’ve been selected within a few weeks.
We hope to see you soon in SF!
CEO and Co-Founder