2017 Sacramento Indie Arcade Speaker: Joe McClure
We are happy to introduce our next speaker, Joe McClure!
Joe McClure is the District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) office in Sacramento California and is responsible for the delivery of SBA services in a 21 county area in northern California. The United States Small Business Administration provides technical assistance in conjunction with local resource partners and operates a loan guarantee program with lenders nationwide to support and develop small businesses.
The Sacramento District has seen continuous growth in both our technical assistance and loan guarantees over the last 5 years. We have counseled and trained over 100,000 business owners and provided loan guarantees to 6,000 businesses for a total exceeding 1 billion dollars. In the recently completed fiscal year 2016, the district made loan guarantees and provided access to capital to 928 businesses for a total dollar amount of over $475 million dollars.
McClure has been involved in economic development and small business lending for over twenty years and has held progressively more challenging executive management roles in business and economic development for the past eleven years.
Mr. McClure's panel will discuss how the Small Business Administration can help take your game studio to the next level! Be sure to attend Mr. McClure’s panel on Saturday, April 8th during the 2017 Sacramento Indie Arcade.
On Saturday, April 8th, 2017, West Sacramento Parks & Recreation in partnership with Nascent Games and IGDA Sacramento presents the 4th Annual Sacramento Indie Arcade!
Since 2014, we’ve had the distinct honor of working alongside some memorable nerd and geek community members including: Atari Party, Capitol Fight District, Ninja Pandas, Consolecade, Orange Lounge Radio, Videogame Bang, Sac Geeks and Extra Life!
Now, for 2017, we continue to extend our collaborative reach with NEW community members: KittensLIVE (representing the TwitchKittens streamers community), Last Token Gaming, Small Business Association of Sacramento and more to bring it all together!
The core of the Sacramento Indie Arcade is about our ever-growing list of Indie Game Developers here in the Sacramento region and beyond! Attendees will be able to play games created by 30+ developers (Board, Card & Video Game), including our VERY 1ST INTERNATIONAL Game Developer all the way from Singapore! Our inspiration is beginning to spread to new parts of the world now! Incredible stuff, isn’t it?
Because Sacramento Indie Arcade continues to create inspiration and results for all who attend, we will once again incorporate speakers and panelists including: Michelle Hill – Keynote (2K Games), Joe McClure (Small Business Association-Sacramento), Sela Davis (Xbox Live, VREAL), Alona Jennings & Gina Lujan (Hacker Lab & Code for Hood) and MORE!
These truly inspiring speakers and panelists will be ready to provide some professional and thought-provoking discussion throughout our community! +1 WISDOM!
Gaming Tournaments will, of course, return thanks to our awesome Capitol Fight District crew! This will include Street Fighter and more! Stay tuned for the official list very soon!
There will also be an awesome lineup of game-themed vendors ready to show their crafts on display for sale!
Finally, we will be incorporating something new to expand our efforts even MORE: INDEPENDENT FILM DEVELOPERS! More on this addition soon!
What is Sacramento Indie Arcade:
Since 2007, our active game developer community has fostered growth of game development in Sacramento. In April 2014, Nascent Games & IGDA Sacramento decided it was time to show the region and the world what is being created in California’s capital city. A reason to CELEBRATE these milestones from our respective developers! Through celebration, education and inspiration, the inaugural Sacramento Indie Arcade was born!