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Studio Startup (Cohort 2) for Founders from Historically Marginalized and Underrepresented Backgrounds in Canada

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Application Deadline: 05/13/2022
About Opportunity

Apply now for Cohort 2 of Studio Startup, a free program for founders from historically marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds ready to start a game studio.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You live in, or are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.
  • Your team is led by a person who belongs to an underrepresented identity group
  • You have recently started or intend to start an independent game studio within one year
  • Your goal is to commercialize your own original IP or technology
  • You’re a new founder
  • You have under a year of experience as a founder or owner of a business that primarily designs and develops games
  • You have not received commercial funding or repayable investment for a game project within the last 5 years
  • You’re able to devote 15 hours per week from June 20 – November 30 2022 to the program.

Benefits

  • Build your game studio from the ground up, with a focus on sustainability, inclusivity, ethical labour principles, and cooperative business models and structures
  • 24 weeks of hands-on learning, workshops and critical feedback from experienced entrepreneurs
  • Expert social finance coaching to learn how to prepare to pitch for repayable loans that align with your values and capacity
  • A new community of founders you can lean on for support as your studio grows
  • Focused mentorship from studio founders and heads from around the world.

Official Website : Studio Startup (Cohort 2) for Founders from Historically Marginalized and Underrepresented Backgrounds in Canada

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