GameFounders, the first global game accelerator network with hubs in Asia and Europe is now opening applications for aspiring game studios to be a part of its global network through a 3-month learning program, GameFounders Asia Fall 2016.
Through the program, GameFounders will select ten teams to learn from over 150 game executives from Blizzard, Valve, Ketchapp, Rovio and Unity, Google and many more. The company will also provide the selected start-ups with seed capital of up to 15,000 Euros in exchange for a moderate share of equity.
In their 4 years of operations, the global start-up accelerator has now seen over 1000 applications from around 80 countries, and is able to identify serious applicants. “Fortunately for us, we see a huge number of teams that have thought beyond needing money to finish the game and have a plan to grow into a real business,” noted Kadri Ugand, co-founder of the accelerator.
Teams are expected to not only have a beta version, prototype or slice of their game, but also to be ready to set up a business. The applications will be evaluated by the same mentors that will be working with the teams. All game studios around the world can apply through GameFounders' official website until 10th June 2016.
Since 2012, GameFounders has made 46 investments into new game studios from 22 different countries. The accelerator offers new game companies high-level mentors, partnership deals and a global contact network with a sprinkle of start-up capital. In 2015, GameFounders Asia was launched in alliance with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).