Severino Interest Group Breakfast Series
Michael Ridley, Founder, Deadmans Productions LLC
Michael Ridley founded Deadmans Productions in late 2010 to bring games that have a nostalgic look and feel to mobile devices. Secretly, Deadman’s Productions was also developing technologies for its larger vision - to develop an entirely new type of gaming genre.
To start, Deadmans Productions produced five gaming apps that have since been downloaded over 100,000 times in 27 countries. Then Michael and his team used the base of those apps to create a new vision of gaming. Ticker PickerTM Pro, which is creating a new gaming genre called Actionable Games (or in other words, games with real world consequences), has been launched and is currently in a testing and research phase. Venture capitalists on both coasts are interested.
Come and hear about this quintessential entrepreneurial journey, made more interesting by the fact that this entrepreneur also maintains a very real and demanding day job!
Register for this event:
Preregistration will close at 5:00 PM on Sunday, February 12, 2012, after which, a registration fee of $20.00 will be charged at the door. Cash or check made payable to RPI will be the only forms of payment accepted at the door.
*All students are required to pre-register with a $10 cash deposit at Pitts Rm 4104. Students not pre-registered with a $10 deposit, will be charged a $10 nonrefundable fee at the door. Suggested student attire is business wear.
The Severino Interest Group (SIG), is a university-community collaborative sponsored by the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship, located in the Lally School of Management & Technology. The SIG serves as a nexus for young innovators and researchers to engage with business leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs to exchange ideas, discuss emerging research, and stay informed of current strategic and global trends. The SIG has over 400 business members, with chapters in Albany, NY and the Bay Area, CA.
The Paul J. '69 and Kathleen M. Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship (SCTE), established in 1988, helps foster new generations of entrepreneurs through outreach programs, education and research. Centered in Rensselaer’s Lally School of Management & Technology, The Severino Center lies at the core of Lally’s commitment to Entrepreneurship. The mission of the SCTE is to integrate educational and research programs by exposing every Rensselaer student to the practices and principles of entrepreneurship, to infuse the fundamentals of entrepreneurship throughout the Rensselaer curriculum, and to extend Rensselaer’s leadership and national prominence in technological entrepreneurship.