What is the GameAscend Accelerator Programme?


Teams that produce products to be developed in PC-Console, Mobile, GameTech, and other game development verticals.

GamesAscend Acceleration Programme is an online entrepreneurship programme where we embark on a three-month intensive development and investor meetings journey with fun and dynamic game companies that have completed their Beta processes and are moving towards MVP and MMP stages.

What Will We Do Together?

  • We will enter trainings where we will unravel the secrets of game entrepreneurship and investment processes.
  • We will prepare the necessary road maps to create a systematic structure with teams aiming to become a successful company.
  • We will transform our betas into MVP and MMP.
  • We will make the necessary preparations to appear before investors.
  • We will attend many events and expand our network.
  • We will meet with mentors and improve the quality of our project.
  • We will help our community and reinforce the perception of a community that supports each other.

What Does the GameAscend
Accelerator Programme Offer?

Office opportunity at StartGate Campus for 3 promising companies by StartGate

Opportunity for companies that successfully complete the performance indicators to take the stage at StartGate The Arena of Glory Demo Day

Participation in trainings where you will increase your work and skills

Ability to use StartGate Campus 24/7

Mentors to guide you through your questions

Co-working space where you can be together with the ecosystem

Networking opportunities to help you get recognised in the gaming ecosystem

High-speed internet to relieve you in your work

Perks of the StartGate ecosystem that will make your life easier (AWS, Google For StartUps, ClickUp, Marketing and many more)

Access to meeting rooms for collective meetings

Priority advantage for entry to StartGate's other programmes after graduation

Music room where you can make your music or use it for pleasure

Benefit from the investor pool after graduation

PodCast and Vlog Studio where you can realise your broadcasts

Sleep capsules for you to relax on the 24/7 StartGate campus

Sleep capsules for you to relax on the 24/7 StartGate campus

Game room for new gaming experiences or to hold on to your gaming roots

Acoustic meeting booths where you can have personal meetings without being disturbed

Unlimited access to delicious and always fresh coffee and tea

GameAscend Accelerator
Programme Application Criteria

  • Your team and project must operate in at least one of the following StartGate main verticals
    • Game Development
    • Game Technology Development
    • Service Development for the Game Industry
  • Founders or co-founders must be over 18 years of age.
  • The team must be incorporated.
  • Your team should consist of at least 2 people who are ready for a challenge in the gaming industry.
  • Your team must be ready to fulfil StartGate's performance indicators, willing to support you in this challenge.
  • Your team should be able to develop the project from beta to MVP within 3 months.
  • A fun and descriptive pitch deck describing your team and project is required.
  • After the pre-assessment has gone well, you should have the following documents that will support your evaluation process and show us that you have planned very well "do you really want to exist in the game industry":
    • Game Design Document
    • Project Development Document
    • Business Strategy Document
    • Market Analysis Document
    • Market Strategy Document
    • Financial Projection Document
  • In the "Introduction Video" section of the application form, a video answering the following questions, maximum 3 minutes and not exceeding 250 mb should be added.
    • Why do you want to enter the game world and make your name?
    • Why do you want to take part in StartGate?
    • Why do you think your game will excite people?
  • The team should overlap with StartGate culture, values and goals, and reinforce the perception of an inclusive and helpful ecosystem.


The Opportunities Provided by the DreamForge Program

Free Coworking Space


Business Coaching Support

Benefitting from the STARTGATE "Ecosystem Member" Network

Opportunity to Attend StartGate Events

Perk Support


If your prototype is ready and you want to create unique experiences and establish your own game company, apply now and become a part of the supportive community of gamers, the "StartGate Ecosystem"!