YetiZen Accelerator Building Next Class of Gaming Startups

San Francisco, CA - December 8, 2011

YetiZen, game studio and platform startup accelerator, today announced they are accepting applications from promising game companies to join the March 2012 round of YetiZen’s Accelerator Program. The application deadline is January 1 with rolling admission, so early submission is advised.

Startups entering the YetiZen program are mentored by over 150 veterans of the game industry including successful entrepreneurs, game designers, and producers such as Jeff Hilbert from DDM, Cynthia Woll from Disney Mobile, and Mark Rose from VISA / Playspan. At the end of the program, accelerator participants have the opportunity to pitch their business to over 60 different venture capitalist firms and angel investors, as well as press.

“Our first two rounds have been well-received by the investor community. All YetiZen alumni to date have received funding and made outside partnership deals totaling up to $1 million in value,” said Sana Choudary, CEO of YetiZen.

“We are looking forward to reviewing applications from the game development community over the next few months,” added Japheth Dillman, Chief Creative Officer of YetiZen. “We have already seen impressive applications from a number of U.S. and international game studios, some who have upwards of 24 million downloads.”

Participation in the YetiZen program is highly competitive with over 200 applications submitted last round to fill a class with 10 slots. Entrepreneurs building a game studio, platform, or tool that seek to boost their monetization results and jumpstart their fundraising process are encouraged to apply.

Interested companies should apply today at http://yetizen.com/apply.

For more information visit http://www.yetizen.com.

About YetiZen

YetiZen's games accelerator program selects the brightest and smartest entrepreneurs focused on accelerating and funding mobile/social, and emerging platform game companies. The YetiZen accelerator program brings together the largest mentor network of veterans from the game space, the largest pool of game investors looking to fund hot game startups, and an incredibly huge set of partnership deals allowing game entrepreneurs to seriously accelerate their businesses.

Ashley Yang, TriplePoint PR

415-955-8500

ayang@triplepointpr.com

 


Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.