Post GDC update!
March 13, 2012
Hello everyone! How are you?
Did you have a great GDC? We certainly did!
We had countless productive meetings with partners and startups, not to mention two unforgettable major events during GDC this year—our Get In the Game Pitch Competition and the YetiZen party!
As always it was super fun judging startups at the Get In the Game Pitch competition with Michael Chang from EA, Terence Fung from Zynga, Michael Klein from Canaan Partners and Rob Coneybeer from Shasta Ventures. As you can imagine this is quite a powerhouse of judges and their feedback to the startups was very valuable.
We had a lot of fun putting on the YetiZen party. The venue of Ruby Skye worked super well. For those who wanted to dance the bottom club floor provided ample opportunity to do so. The upper floor and back quiet room provided an excellent opportunity for individuals to network and debate. I walked into many passionate debates between startups and investors.
We have also received lots of kudos about the entertainment. We interviewed dozens of entertainers to choose the ones you saw through out the night—belly dancers, dancing lady on stilts, aerialists, friendly magician, and of course the painted models.
Quick word about the painted models, majority of the attendees loved the painted models. Over the weekend I have seen a few others say the painted models denigrated women. As a female CEO of a games accelerator that does its best to promote female entrepreneurs in every capacity this was a bit surprising. These models are beautiful ladies whom we hired for celebration and not the intent to offend anyone. Their outfits were tastefully done and all private body parts were covered. That being said I realize everyone has a different standard for what is tasteful and we as a company respect your right to choose.
For everyone else, we are glad you had a good time!
If you are outside the Bay Area we look forward to seeing you next year if not earlier!
For those in the Bay Area we look forward to seeing you later this month!
Sana N Choudary
CEO of YetiZen