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From Maker to
Businessperson
Lessons Learned from Becoming a
Creative Entrepreneur
@cattsmall@cattsmall
● Product Designer
● Game developer
● Teacher & event organizer
● Etc.
About me:
@cattsmall@cattsmall
I like to make
interactive experiences
@cattsmall@cattsmall
Collaborated with friends
@cattsmall@cattsmall
Went to game jams
Hexapong Teledoor
@cattsmall@cattsmall
At a hackathon,
I found “the one”
@cattsmall@cattsmall
The team I wanted
to work with!
@cattsmall@cattsmall
Prism Shell
@cattsmall@cattsmall
We wanted to sell our game
@cattsmall@cattsmall
We decided to
form a company.
@cattsmall@cattsmall
Brooklyn Gamery
@cattsmall@cattsmall
We had no idea what
we were doing.
@cattsmall@cattsmall
We used an
online legal solution
& got to work
@cattsmall@cattsmall
Until Tizen’s launch
got delayed.
@cattsmall@cattsmall
Then a member left.
@cattsmall@cattsmall
A lawyer offered
to help us pro bono.
@cattsmall@cattsmall
We’re finally going to
release Prism Shell.
@cattsmall@cattsmall
Things I Learned
@cattsmall@cattsmall
Lesson 1:
Legal websites can
only do so much.
@cattsmall@cattsmall
Lesson 2:
The ability to read
legalese is crucial.
@cattsmall@cattsmall
Lesson 3:
Prepare for worst-case
scenarios.
@cattsmall@cattsmall
Lesson 4:
Create marketing &
launch plans.
@cattsmall@cattsmall
Lesson 5:
Ask for help.
You won’t be weak –
you’ll be stronger.
@cattsmall@cattsmall
Lesson 6:
Learn from failures –
be retrospective.
@cattsmall@cattsmall
Thank you!
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