New £50,000 after-hours games accelerator launches in Scotland

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New £50,000 after-hours games accelerator launches in Scotland

Scottish Enterprise and Aberdeen-based social enterprise Elevator have partnered to launch the £50,000 Global Domination Accelerator.

The program is available for free and will take on 15 teams based in Scotland. All activities associated will take place outside of typical working hours, allowing developers to maintain full-time jobs.

It will consist of keynote talks from industry leaders, workshops, meet-ups and one-to-one coaching sessions. There will also be options to appear at trade shows and gain access to a group of experts known as "Guardians".

It's hoped the initiative will help grow the game development scene in Scotland further.

Addressing and accelerating

"Games sector companies are very different from standard businesses, and common to all is an underlying creative passion in gaming - whether this is on the creative side or technology driven, the need to create great games and interactive experiences fuels their passion," said Elevator Accelerator Project Manager Andy Campbell.

"Companies are often unsure just what their objectives should or could be when it comes to growing their business, products or services internationally. This needs to be addressed and explored extensively."

The program is open to all companies in the games sector in Scotland looking to increase their international growth. Those interested can apply on the Global Domination Accelerator website. Applications for the scheme close on March 1st.


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