Following two pilot programmes in 2022, Indielab Games has announced the launch of its first UK-wide programme, the Indielab Games UK Accelerator 2023.
Created to help games studios unlock potential, grow, innovate, attract investment and succeed, this inaugural UK-wide Accelerator will be delivered as the first of its kind in three UK cities – Glasgow, Cardiff and London – during Spring and Summer this year. Each of the cities will also play host to networking events at the end of each module, and virtual events will extend the programme to welcome international speakers.
Applications are invited from any UK-headquartered games business, although it is anticipated that early and mid-stage developers keen to grow will get most benefit. Applications are open now and close on 5th April, with the Accelerator starting in May and running in modules until July. The Indielab Games UK Accelerator 2023 will be delivered in partnership with Creative Wales, Creative Scotland, InGAME, Glasgow City Council, Scottish Enterprise, and Harbottle & Lewis, and is heavily subsided with bursaries available to cover participation fees for the entire cohort. To find out more and apply, click here.
Indielab Games is a division of Indielab, the provider of bespoke growth accelerators for the UK’s screen sector. Since its inception in 2015, Indielab has supported more than 200 independent creative businesses and their founders, delivering an average £450,000 increase in growth in the 18 months following programme attendance.
The Indielab Games UK Accelerator 2023 will be delivered through a series of masterclasses, seminars, events and showcases, with leading experts drawn from across the games industry. Respected facilitators Oscar Clark and Ella Romanos from Fundamentally Games are part of the delivery team. In addition, there are numerous networking events and an investment-readiness strand that culminates in an investor pitch opportunity, for project investment or equity.
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