Creative England and Ukie have partnered to deliver two new accelerators to provide business advice and support to early-stage UK games businesses.
Part of the BFI-funded Creative Enterprise programme, Accelerate will support early stage games developers and early stage games technology and service companies by running two distinct programmes dedicated to their needs – Accelerate: Game Developers and Accelerate: Games Tech and Services.
What does it involve?
Accelerate will provide business advice and support to early-stage games developers and early-stage games technology and service companies by running two distinct programmes dedicated to their needs – Accelerate: Game Developer and Accelerate: Games Tech and Services. Each strand will recruit cohorts of 10-15 games business.
The Creative Enterprise programme, funded by the BFI, exists to help businesses working in the screen sectors, that make, sell or promote innovative and creative content.
Who is it for?
The Accelerate programme is specifically looking to support:
Notes on Accelerate: Games Tech and Services:
We’re looking for businesses throughout the UK, with priority being given to those based in the English regions outside of London, who can clearly show how expert advice and support can move their company forward and who can demonstrate that their work in some way supports or promotes the art, creativity and storytelling power of game making.
What to find out more about the Accelerators from the programme leaders?
Watch the video below:
Is there any cost for joining the programme?
There is no cost to businesses participating in Accelerate.
What will it deliver?
All participating companies will:
What will it cover?
Accelerate will deliver content tailored to the needs of each cohort, this will include:
For early stage games developers looking to grow their business knowledge and find partners to fund and take their game to market
For early-stage businesses who are creating technology or a service whose main purpose is to support games companies
What would you need to commit to?
We would expect you to commit to attending all workshops and training sessions over the course of three months
You will also have to build in time for two hours of one to one business coaching and a little potential preparation work between the workshops
Where will the workshops be held?
All workshops will be delivered remotely and online. We may arrange cohort face to face meet ups, covid restrictions permitting.
Applications for Accelerate: Game Developers closed on 1st December 2021 at 9am. If you have any questions about your application, please contact Sarah Jones by emailing email@example.com
Accelerate: Game Developer and Accelerate: Games Tech and Services are part of Creative Enterprise, which has been developed with National Lottery funding from the BFI to make the moving image sector sustainable through creating new business opportunities through training, mentoring and building of networks, whilst growing and scaling existing businesses.