UKIE launches second mentoring programme for developers

Scheme open to both start-ups and established businesses
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UKIE and Nesta have launched the second game mentoring scheme aimed at advising and nurturing small business.

The programme pairs developers with experienced industry mentors by offering one-to-one business mentoring over ten two hour sessions, coaching support and workshops and events offering the chance to meet people in the wider industry.

The scheme is open to businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to established companies looking to scale up their operations.

Studios applying for the initiative must still fit certain criteria however, and must be a registered business that:

• Has made or sold a game in the UK in the last 12 months or have a game ready to bring to market in the next six months.
• Or you can also be a business that has launched a product or service in the UK that supports the creation and selling of games within the last 12 months.

UKIE members will automatically quality for the programme.

“Building on the success of the first wave of games mentoring, our partnership with Nesta will give even more games businesses an amazing opportunity to get first hand expert advice from people with proven track records in the game industry," said UKIE CEO Jo Twist.

"Mentoring is invaluable for both mentees and for mentors and they learn a great deal from each other throughout the process.”

For more information and to apply, businesses are advised to contact mentoring@ukie.org.uk.

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