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Finnish Game Incubator

Together with the City of Tampere, Business Tampere and AhlmanEdu, Joni Lappalainen (Dreamloop Games) has made a business coaching plan that will feature all the knowhow you need to grow your budding game studio into a business. Our visiting mentors are CEOs, marketing professionals and other game industry veterans; picked to suit your needs. This coaching is completely free for everyone who gets picked. Spaces are limited, so act fast!

Fully remote on Discord, the 10-week coaching features best-in-business game developer mentors to hone your pitching skills, learn game business and get help from top gaming industry influencers!

  • Get valuable advice in hands-on sessions with veteran games industry mentors
  • Weekly crash course in all topics of game development; from idea to release
  • Learn to pitch and sell your games on any platform
  • Critique and advice from senior people in the industry
  • Culminates in an online Demo Day event, where you get to pitch to both investors and mentors, as well as to the whole industry
  • Fully remote on Discord so you can participate remotely with your team
  • During the coaching, you will receive the needed knowledge to earn an Further vocational qualification for Entrepreneurs degree from AhlmanEdu
  • At the end of the coaching the game teams will show their knowledge with a skills demonstration, with the central document being the game studio’s business plan

During the coaching you will learn everything you need to run a game studio – all the coaches and mentors are there for your team for the duration of the course and beyond. The Entrepreneurship degree is provided to graduates of the program by AhlmanEdu.

The format is simple – the program is attended by mentors who have been in the game industry for a long time. Once a week in a shared keynote they share their knowledge with the picked teams. After the keynote, you will get tailored mentoring for your specific business case in scheduled 1-on-1 mentoring sessions.

Finnish Game Incubator has already run for five batches and has been attended by over 30 game studios. 95% of previous teams recommend the course for other teams*. While we aim to pick the teams with the most potential to succeed in our application process already, both the topics and the mentor lineup are tailored to suit the needs of the accepted teams.

Read more about the program and how to apply here:

Åkerlundinkatu 8, 33100, Tampere