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
Founder at GDCy, Microsoft Regional Director - Mixed Reality and Metaverse, founder at Metaplan, MIXR
Andrey Ivashentsev
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
Co-founder Steam Power Investments, Advisor Palta, Serial Entrepreneur
Andrei Yarantsau
Founder & CEO Green Grey
Dima Morozov
Martin Macmillan
Founder & CEO of Pollen VC
Managing Director at GEM Capital
Kirill Gurskiy
Google CEE App Account Manager - Gaming & Fintech
Marios Anastasiou
Co-Founder and Managing Partner at The Games Fund
Ilya Eremeev

CBDO Green Grey, ex-Business Development Director at Playrix and Head of Publishing at AppQuantum
Maxim Babichev
Managing Director at GEM Capital
Roman Gurskiy
Co-founder and Managing Partner at The Games Fund, Forbes 30 under 30

Maria Kochmola

Associate Professor of Extended Experiences at CYENS - Centre of Excellence
Fotis Liarokapis
Team leader of the V-EUPNEA MRG of CYENS Centre of Excellence
Panagiotis Charalambous
Co-founder Steam Power Investments, ex-Melsoft Games
Alexander Shilyaev
Head of VC, ex CBDO Playrix and Head of the Family Office
Head of Product Marketing at OneUp Games, ex-Senior Director of Product Marketing at Plarium
Sergei Zaitsev
Sergey Bragilevskiy
CEO & founder Narwhal accelerator, Former Director of Products Funding Xsolla and MGVC executive producer
Dmitry Filatov
Founder of Colossi Games, ex-Producer at Helio Games, MyGames, Gamania
Manuel Prueter
LiveOps Coordinator at Netflix, ex-PlayStack Lead Game Designer
Ruslan Kazantsev
Executive Producer Owlcat games, Pixonic, ex-Publishing Director Alternativa Platform
Maxim Fomichev
VP of Product at AppMagic, ex-Pixonic, VK
Stan Minasov
Alex Sergeev
Founder & CEO at (YC W22)
CCO at ZiMAD, ex-Wargaming, Freeplay,; brand/PR expert, speaker, lecturer, adviser to startups
Anastasia Zaiceva
CMO & Co-Founder of Other Kind Games, Former CEO & Founder of AuraLab and General Producer at GDT
Andrey Sharapov
Mike Erman
Managing partner at SKL.VC
Investment professional, ex-CIO GDEV
Andrey Kuznetsov
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.