WePlay Hub

Gaming Accelerator in Europe, Central Asia and Turkey

WePlay Hub is a Gaming Acceleration Program for 3 months where gaming studios can explore and utilize the broad network at WePlay Hub and get access to gaming industry experts, experienced founders and investors.

WePlay Hub Acceleration Program will be created in partnership with Azerion, one of the biggest public-listed gaming company in the world.

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Key Takeaways

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Remote and
English

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Technical &
Business

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Up to 300K
USD Investment

Program’s Process

We accept applications from all selected regions to our acceleration program, which starts on the first day of each quarter. We invest the best gaming studios that have successfully completed the acceleration program.

We are looking for gaming studios with global scaling potential that have plans to launch their game globally. We accept gaming studios which develop games for all platforms (Mobile, Console, PC and Web3) from European and Central Asian countries. If you think you are eligible and that you meet the criteria below, all you have to do is apply by submitting your application through this link.

  • Must be at pre-seed stage.
  • Must be a core game developer studio.
  • Must have at least 4 members in team.
  • Must be from the regions covered.

After you have submitted your application there will be two rounds in which we will evaluate and select the promising game studios to join WePlay Hub.

  • We will evaluate each applicant and contact those who have successfully passed our preliminary process.
  • We will organize a meeting with the Gaming Studio’s, in which gaming studios will pitch us their ideas through a presentation.

Gaming Studio’s that have completed both rounds successfully will be selected to join the acceleration program.

Gaming Studio’s that have been selected to join WePlay Hub will begin their acceleration process. WePlay Hub will transfer crucial technical and business know-how to the selected gaming studios through a 3-month program. Acceleration Program will start in the first day of each quarter and will consist of weekly meetings with mentors to shape the business.

After completing the acceleration program successfully and graduating. The WePlay Team will select gaming studios that have shown exponential success and traction during the process and evaluate them as investment opportunities. Gaming Studios that are successful in their evaluation will be added onto WePlay Starz which is our advisory and networking platform and will have the chance to receive an initial investment. The investment will be up to 300K USD and 15% of equity.

What We Offer

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Strategical Partnerships

Valuable
Know-How

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In-House
Expertise

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World-Class Mentors

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Investment Opportunity

Core Gains

Impeccable Foundation

We will spend time together in order to ensure your ideas become a reality by creating a roadmap to a functioning and professional business.

Wheels in Motion

We will, in collaboration with you, determine the correct monetization techniques for your platform and genre. Furthermore, we will explore new monetization methods and most importantly create a strategical monetization plan.

Technical Excellence

We will support you in conceptualizing, prototyping, polishing and more. We will ensure the transfer of knowledge occurs at the right time. With our technical mentors, we will make sure that you will learn how to use the crucial tools in order to design a successful game.

Building Traction

We will create a roadmap for technical, business and development fields. Ensure that we stick to the plans and generate the maximum output. With our extensive reach and large portfolio, we have stored enough knowledge to acknowledge trends and build traction for a gaming studio.

Access to Keynote Players

We will organize events with key players of the gaming ecosystem, host talks, podcasts and networking events. Gaming studios will be able to participate and talk to prominent players and create partnerships with them. In extension also receive critical feedback regarding your game and ideas.

Scaling Up

We will host occasional discussions with you where we will test games and pinpoint which metrics are good or bad in their respective genres. In addition to that we will discuss the publishing strategy of the games. Together with the game studios we will ensure that games are published in the manner that credits and benefits the gaming studios the most.

Investment Ready

Those who have successfully graduated from WePlay Hub will have the key knowledge to know how you can move forward with your investment round. Our most important aim is to help you in you in encapsulating the necessary information. This means you will have every sheet, deck, and document to receive investment.

Our Roadmap

step1

Introduction Meeting

Our first meeting with the team is to gather information, evaluate and assess the game studio. Every gaming studio that goes through this stage is added to the pipeline.
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Due Diligence

Through our due diligence process we extend our research and create a pipeline for due diligence and document sharing.
step3

Selection Meeting

We evaluate the gaming studio with all of its merits, our process from the introduction meeting continues and a decision is made in regard to progress the studio to the Starz platform.

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WePlay Starz

Our platform gives access to gaming studios to further their reach, network and create potential partnerships with industry professionals.
step5

Decision Meeting

WePlay team, through the gaming studios journey in the Starz Platform assesses and evaluates whether if an investment should be made. If positively concluded the investment process begins.

Business Curriculum

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Finance

  • Financial Forecast
  • Budget Planning
  • Revenue Modeling
  • Company Valuation

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Business Development

  • Partnership & Networking
  • Publisher Communications
  • Building Team
  • Business Modeling

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Investment Management

  • Preparing Pitch Deck
  • Presentation Skills
  • Investor Relations
  • Preparing Documents for Investment Round

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Strategy

  • Publishing Strategies
  • Growth Strategies
  • Investment Strategies
  • Exit Strategies

Technical Curriculum

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Game Design

  • Game Designing
  • Level Designing
  • Narrative Designing
  • Documentation

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Development

  • Prototyping
  • Game Engines
  • Game Mechanics
  • Softwares

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Art

  • Concepting
  • Modelling & Designing
  • UI/UX Design
  • Visual Clarity

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Marketing

  • Testing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Monetization Strategy
  • Publishing Strategy

Hub Team

Dr. İsmail
ERGEN

WePlay HUB
Advisor

Onur
EREREN

WePlay HUB
Advisor

Can
TANYELİ

WePlay HUB
Advisor

Efe
ERDOĞAN

WePlay HUB
Advisor

Our Starz Mentors

David
Phillips

CEO of
Elf Labs

Jayant
Uppal

Co-Founder
at Lucio

Yaraslau
Kot

Game
Designer

Phil
O'Connor

Video Game
Designer

Shirley
Lin

Managing
Partner

João Alegria
Oliveira

Game Product
Manager at EA Games

Julia
Lebedeva

Chief Operating
Officer

Tarja Porkka-
Kontturi

Community
Manager

Maryna
Bondarenko

Business Developer
at Miniclip

Maxim
Babichev

CBDO at
Green Grey

Jacqueline
Liu

Business
Development

Julia
Iljuk

Olivier
Gemayel

Founder

Pavel
Ignatov

Co-founded
Balancy

Tunahan
Oduncu

Business Development
Manager of SocialPeta

Umut
Ersaraç

Business Development
Manager

Itay
Dekel

CEO at
Ignitions

Daisy
Zhang

Partner Relations
Manager at WN

Pierre de
Conihout

Managing Director
at ERA2140

Nathan
Sölbrandt

Business Development
Manager

Yuriy
Krasilnikov

CEO, Co-Founder,
Made on Earth Games

Mateusz
Bochenczak

Senior Account
Executive at AppsFlyer

Ali
Dursun

CEO

Ebru
Bayram

Customer
Engineer

Sabri
Gurpinar

Cloud Account
Manager

Emrah
Mete

Cloud Customer
Engineer

İlayda
Bayari

Country
Manager

Jakub
Remiar

Mobile F2P
Games Consultant

Olga
Sidorenkov

Senior Partnership
Manager

Pierre
Moisan

Senior
Advisor

Tiziano
Giardini

Program
Director

Ayşe Damla
Pekgöz

Business Development
& Marketing

Shiwam
Mishra

Industry
Professional

Hub Team

Dr. İsmail
ERGEN

WePlay HUB
Advisor

Onur
EREREN

WePlay HUB
Advisor

Can
TANYELİ

WePlay HUB
Advisor

Efe
ERDOĞAN

WePlay HUB
Advisor

Our Starz Mentors

David
Phillips

CEO of
Elf Labs

Jayant
Uppal

Co-Founder
at Lucio

Yaraslau
Kot

Game
Designer

Phil
O'Connor

Video Game
Designer

Shirley
Lin

Managing
Partner

João Alegria
Oliveira

Game Product
Manager at EA Games

Julia
Lebedeva

Chief Operating
Officer

Tarja Porkka-
Kontturi

Community
Manager

Maryna
Bondarenko

Business Developer
at Miniclip

Maxim
Babichev

CBDO at
Green Grey

Jacqueline
Liu

Business
Development

Julia
Iljuk

Olivier
Gemayel

Founder

Pavel
Ignatov

Co-founded
Balancy

Tunahan
Oduncu

Business Development
Manager of SocialPeta

Umut
Ersaraç

Business Development
Manager

Itay
Dekel

CEO at
Ignitions

Daisy
Zhang

Partner Relations
Manager at WN

Pierre de
Conihout

Managing Director
at ERA2140

Nathan
Sölbrandt

Business Development
Manager

Yuriy
Krasilnikov

CEO, Co-Founder,
Made on Earth Games

Mateusz
Bochenczak

Senior Account
Executive at AppsFlyer

Ali
Dursun

CEO

Ebru
Bayram

Customer
Engineer

Sabri
Gurpinar

Cloud Account
Manager

Emrah
Mete

Cloud Customer
Engineer

İlayda
Bayari

Country
Manager

Jakub
Remiar

Mobile F2P
Games Consultant

Olga
Sidorenkov

Senior Partnership
Manager

Pierre
Moisan

Senior
Advisor

Tiziano
Giardini

Program
Director

Ayşe Damla
Pekgöz

Business Development
& Marketing

Shiwam
Mishra

Industry
Professional