Nordic VR Startups are looking for... well, Nordic VR start-up companies to receive up to €100,000 seed funding and mentoring from the likes of NF Games’ Martin Walfisz, Supercell’s Mikko Kodisoja, Slush’s Peter Vesterbacka, Umbra’s Sampo Lappalainen and ex-Valve VR ambassador, Chet Faliszek.
Teams chosen to participate will also benefit from workspaces and back-office services. The 6-month program will run through the summer, culminating in the chance to pitch at Slush 2017’s Demo Day. You can find out more about the program at tomorrow’s X Reality Day at Arctic 15 in Helsinki and meet up with stakeholders, partners and Nordic VR/AR developers.
Don’t hang about to apply – you only have until the end of the month...
The Story So Far
At the end of March, Japanese game publisher gumi and Nordisk Film announced they would establish the Nordic VR Startups incubator program. Hironao Kunimitsu, CEO at gumi said, “The Nordic region brings tremendous creative and engineering talent to the gaming and film industries, and we’re focused on enabling this pool of talent to grow in the VR market with our available resources and expertise. We’ve already experienced great success with our Tokyo VR Startups program in the East, and by working with the accomplished Nordisk Film group, we’ll be able to expand our program further into Europe.”
Joint venture partner Suman Rath, Senior Vice President at Nordisk Film added, “By bringing together our strong Nordic entertainment expertise and gumi’s experience in successfully operating VR accelerators, we hope to take aspiring Nordic VR companies to the next level. Our partnership will offer the rising startups in this field a robust set of resources. We believe that Nordic VR Startups can help develop the Nordic VR ecosystem and propel the local VR industry in the coming years.”
Jenni Ahlapuro, former Head of Communications at Umbra joins the two Acting Directors above - and Director Harri Manninen - as Program Manager.