About The Talk
Enterprise companies are the holy grail for many startups: stunningly valuable and equally elusive. For many early-stage founders, it can be too tough to sell to Fortune 1000 companies as they hurdle through a hierarchy to navigate, several stakeholders to sway, and lengthy sales cycles.
To learn more about what it takes to close enterprise deals and what it’s like navigating such a complex sales cycle, we’re excited to chat with Dan Butchko, Founder & CEO of Playcrafting.
Playcrafting is the largest network of game developers in New York and has partnered with large enterprises like Verizon, NFL, IBM, Facebook, and Bose.
We’ll dive into how Dan established relationships with these enterprises, and what it took to work with them!
Founder of Playcrafting
Dan Butchko is the Founder of Playcrafting. Dan oversees all operations for Playcrafting in the United States and carries out planning and execution of all education and events in New York. Playcrafting is the largest network of game developers in New York, having grown from a small Meetup group in 2009 to over 30,000 members across the US. From design and programming to business and beyond, developers come to Playcrafting to sharpen their skills and partner with companies that help them succeed. A graduate of New York University, Dan is the former Creative Director & Events Manager of Help For Children, where he worked for six years to help raise millions to prevent and treat child abuse in 9 U.S. cities and 3 abroad. Dan brings years of experience in marketing and events as well as his passion for games and community-building to Playcrafting as he works to empower developers with the tools and partners they need to succeed.
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