Launching the Video Game Incubator
Video Game Business Opportunities for Suffolk Through VG Incubator Project.
The UK Gaming Sector is worth £57 billion (UKIE 2019) and this is set to continue to climb. The industry is currently clustered around London and Cambridge however, TCHC Group Ltd, in partnership with Creative Computing Club, want to ensure that Suffolk becomes a hotbed of the gaming industry through an innovative project called the Video Game Incubator.
Our VG Incubator will offer those interested in starting their own gaming business all the skills and tools they need to successfully launch their business. They will receive support through workshops specifically designed for the sector, business start-up training, advice and guidance and will have access to mentoring from successful gaming entrepreneurs. Our aim is to support 20 video gaming start-ups and 30 employment opportunities by 2022.
TCHC has been awarded £120,000 from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (New Anglia LEP) for the VG Incubator through its Innovative Projects Fund.
We would encourage anyone interested in entering this competitive sector, to contact us to find out how we can help you.
The aim of our project is to help to develop Ipswich into a vibrant gaming community, attracting an array of innovative companies and expertise to the region. We hope that it will also entice more young people to pursue Gaming and STEM careers and keep talent in the region, this will in turn help develop the local economy through offering high tech careers for local residents.
Chris Starkie, Chief Executive of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We’re delighted to support the Video Game Incubator through our Innovative Projects Fund. This project will help new businesses to develop ideas and successfully launch their own businesses.
“Gaming is a rapidly growing part of our local digital creative sector and supporting innovative local businesses and their highly skilled staff is a key driver for local economic growth.”