GameFounders wins EEPA Supporting Internationalisation of Business
Nov 23, Luxembourg: GameFounders, the first global gaming accelerator, is awarded with the first prize in the category of Supporting Internationalisation of Business in the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA).
Hundreds of projects competed in the 2015 national competitions for a chance to represent their country in EEPA. A total of 32 countries entered the awards this year of which 19 projects were shortlisted competing in seven categories, a press statement by the GameFounders said.
The winners of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards were announced at a central event of European SME Week, the SME Assembly in Luxembourg.
“GameFounders operating both in Europe and Asia, said the Minister of Entrepreneurship of the Republic of Estonia Liisa Oviir. It is a global top player and also a good example regarding trailblazing Estonian companies as well as proof that Estonia is a good place to establish a smart company.
GameFounders co-founder and CEO Kadri Ugand said, “International recognition is certainly a sign of quality for many of the gaming companies participating or thinking of participating in our program – certifying that we are a trustworthy and reliable partner to them.”
GameFounders, created in early 2012 in Estonia, is the first global start-up accelerator that is purely focused on gaming. The launch of the accelerator was partly financed by Enterprise Estonia’s Startup Estonia program.
The accelerator offers young game companies high-level mentors, partnership deals and a global contact network with a sprinkle of start-up capital. GameFounders Asia was launched in 2015 in alliance with MDeC, a Malaysian government agency, which drives the National ICT Initiative; MSC Malaysia and the National Digital Economy Initiative; Digital Malaysia.
The Oslo Times