Video games industry accelerator made in Cyprus
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Our goal is to find the most promising companies in the gaming industry, foster their growth, and make strategic investments.
Who we are searching for?
  • You are passionate about you startup
  • You already have MVP
  • You have first traction with your product
  • You are currently fundraising
Game-tech startups
  • You are passionate about your game
  • You develop game of any genre on any platform - Mobile/PC/Console/VR/AR
  • You already have a playable game prototype
  • You have experienced game development team
  • You are currently fundraising or looking for a publisher
Game development studios
Why should you apply to LVLUP?
Gain access to leading experts and gaming companies from LVLUP advisory pool
Connect with top VC funds and angel investors from LVLUP network
Dive into Cyprus gaming ecosystem, teeming with innovation and tech-driven opportunities
The acceleration program is entirely cost-free for all participants, with no payments or equity required.
Elevate Your Traction
Raise capital
Join Cyprus ecosystem
Totally free
Applications are accepted
Until February 29, 2024
Acceleration program
March to May 2024
Demo Day
May 31, 2024
The accelerator dates are approximate and subject to slight changes
Accelerator Team
Executive Producer Owlcat games, Pixonic, ex-Publishing Director Alternativa Platform
Maxim Fomichev
Martin Macmillan
Founder & CEO of Pollen VC
Co-founder Steam Power Investments, ex-Melsoft Games
Co-founder Steam Power Investments, Advisor Palta, Serial Entrepreneur
Alexander Shilyaev
Andrei Yarantsau
CBDO Green Grey, ex-Business Development Director at Playrix and Head of Publishing at AppQuantum
Maxim Babichev
Founder & CEO Green Grey
Alex Sergeev
Dima Morozov
Founder & CEO at (YC W22)
Managing Director at GEM Capital
Mike Erman
Kirill Gurskiy
Managing partner at SKL.VC
Co-founder and Managing Partner at The Games Fund, Forbes 30 under 30

Balancy Co-Founder, Head of Growth
Maria Kochmola

Julia Iljuk
Managing Director at GEM Capital
CMO & Co-Founder of Other Kind Games, Former CEO & Founder of AuraLab and General Producer at GDT
Roman Gurskiy
Andrey Sharapov
CCO at ZiMAD, ex-Wargaming, Freeplay,; brand/PR expert, speaker, lecturer, adviser to startups
Founder at GDCy, Microsoft Regional Director - Mixed Reality and Metaverse, founder at Metaplan, MIXR
Andrey Ivashentsev
Anastasia Zaiceva
Co-Founder and Managing Partner at The Games Fund
Associate Professor of Extended Experiences at CYENS - Centre of Excellence
Ilya Eremeev

Fotis Liarokapis
Team leader of the V-EUPNEA MRG of CYENS Centre of Excellence
Panagiotis Charalambous
Founder of GDCy, ex-CBDO Awem Games, IGG, Heatherglade Studio
Tim Fadeev
General Partner at NVO Capital

Vladislav Zdorenko
CEE Mobile Gaming and Apps Lead at Google
Mariusz Gąsiewski
Mike Fisher
Ex-CEO of Square Enix
America and executive at
Epic Games, Microsoft Xbox, Amazon, and Sega; angel investor and gaming industry advisor
Head of Product Marketing at OneUp Games, ex-Senior Director of Product Marketing at Plarium
Founder of Colossi Games, ex-Producer at Helio Games, MyGames, Gamania
Sergey Bragilevskiy
Manuel Prueter
CEO & founder Narwhal accelerator, Former Director of Products Funding Xsolla and MGVC executive producer
Dmitry Filatov
Head of VC, ex CBDO Playrix and Head of the Family Office
Sergei Zaitsev
Cyprus ecosystem for gaming
Cyprus boasts the highest concentration of gaming businesses and investors in Europe. Active government and business support for innovation, renowned universities.
An excellent location at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and MENA. Cyprus company enables unrestricted business operations in Europe, USA, and worldwide.
No withholding taxes on overseas dividends, interest, and royalties. Tax exemptions for new residents and non-domiciled individuals. DTTs with over 60 countries.