Finnish Game Incubator returns – now open to all game studios in Finland


City of Tampere, Business Tampere, Tampere Game Hub and Ahlman unite to offer game studios Finnish Game Incubator – an all-encompassing game business coaching program, fully remotely on Discord. This year, every applicant that participates in the coaching also gets an Further vocational qualification for Entrepreneurs degree from Ahlman. During the course teams will gain the knowledge required to get the degree.

– Game studios around Finland have had to survive without regularly scheduled business support networking events, such as game industry gatherings and seminars, Tampere Game Hub director Tomi Toikka shares.

– Now more than ever there is demand for coaching that goes through game business practices. This year all teams and studios around Finland are invited to the program remotely through Discord, Tomi continues.

Finnish Game Incubator coaches Minna Erkko (Ahlman), Joni Lappalainen (Dreamloop) and Tomi Toikka (Tampere Game Hub). Photo © Mirella Mellonmaa

The coaching program includes some of the best mentors in the Finnish game industry teaching game business essentials in ten remote mentoring days. Throughout the course the subjects handled include best practices for game development and the essentials of game business. Each mentoring day ends in a one-on-one mentoring session, where teams will get feedback directly from the mentors.

This year the Finnish Game Incubator mentors are Kalle Kaivola (Lightheart Entertainment), Jyri Partanen (Sampo Games), Jiri Koivuniemi (Visionist) and Antti Sartanen (Hipfire Games).

The coaching is entirely free of charge for chosen teams. Teams and studios wishing to participate in the coaching need to be already working on a game project. This year, every applicant that participates in the coaching also gets an Further vocational qualification for Entrepreneurs degree from Ahlman.


Interested in attending the Finnish Game Incubator program? Sign up by 23.10.2020 at: https://www.tampere.games/finnish-game-incubator

More information

In regards to game industry side and applying: Tomi Toikka, Director, Tampere Game Hub, +358 45 846 1006 or toikka@tampere.games

In regards to information about the degree: Minna Erkko, business coach, Ahlman, +358 40 566 7854 or minna.erkko@ahlman.fi