Get Funded! How to fund your game start-up in 2024

Tue Apr 16 2024 at 09:00 am to 04:30 pm

HypeHype Oy | Helsinki

Neogames Finland ry
Publisher/HostNeogames Finland ry
Get Funded! How to fund your game start-up in 2024
How do I fund my game project or start-up? Who should I talk to? Are there grants that I can apply for? Don’t worry, #GetFunded24 is coming!
About this Event

Neogames Finland organizes the 5th edition of Get Funded!, a full day of talks about business and development funding instruments available for local game developers in Finland. The event is hosted by our partner HypeHype at their Helsinki headquarters. You can also follow the event online via a live stream.

During the day, experts from both public and private funding bodies and other organizations will be presenting about funding options and valuable business advice for game developers. We will be hearing from Business Finland, Sisu Game Ventures, Avance, Nitro Games, The European Union’s Creative Europe programme, AVEK, Finnvera and The Finnish Patent and Registration Office, as well as local game industry iniatives in Espoo and Kajaani.


9.00 Welcome & coffee!

Part I

  • Business Finland funding & services for game companies; Olli Sinerma, Senior Advisor, Business Finland
  • DigiDemo funding; Milla Moilanen, Media Art Commissioner, AVEK
  • TBA; Finnvera, Esa Kankainen
  • Games & IP – Expert and Financial Support for Protecting Intellectual Property Assets; Jani Joenniemi, SME Network Advisor, EUIPO/PRH
  • Creative Europe Media support for games and immersive content: Recap and looking towards 2025; Kerstin Degerman, Head of Office; CED Media Finland


Part II

  • Understanding equity investors in games; Jere Partanen, Principal, Sisu Game Ventures
  • TBA; Jussi Tähtinen, Nitro Games

12:15-13:30 Lunch Break

Hop our for lunch! Many delicious options are available in Kamppi shopping centre just a short walk away from our venue. Kindly return in time for when our talks continue at 13.30.

Part III

  • IGDA Finland Grant; JJ Häll, Chair, IGDA Finland
  • Building a company towards VC funding and M&A Ada Klaile, Senior Associate, Avance & Henrik Aro, Senior Associate, Avance
  • Neogames Best Practices; Suvi Latva, Chief Business Advisor, Neogames Finland


Part IV

  • TBA; Joonas Pylvinen, Game City Kajaani Joonas Pylvinen
  • TBA; Jonne Taivassalo, City of Espoo
  • The state of grassroots game entrepreneurship in Finland and LGIN's support; Suvi Kiviniemi, Game industry specialist, LGIN / Metropolia UAS

15:50 Wrapup

16-16.30 Networking

Contact details:

Suvi Latva

Chief Business Advisor

[email protected]


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

HypeHype Oy, 34 Annankatu, Helsinki, Finland


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