Incubation and Start-ups Finland & Helsinki
Digitalents Helsinki is a modern and creative youth community, in which young people learn coding, game development and new media by doing. It is funded by City of Helsinki and from the beginning of 2020 it will be part of Helsinki Vocational College.
Farm League, founded by Metropolia University of Applied Sciences as part of EU-funded Baltic Game Industry Project. Farm League is located to Arcade5, operated by Helsinki Games Capital, right in the middle to the very buzzling start-up location Maria01. Farm League is a game industry specific incubator, where up-and-coming gamedev teams focus on their own projects as well as outsourcing projects for more established studios. Incubator studios also have access to top mentors from the Finnish tech and game development scene.
Helsinki XR Center is operated by Metropolia University of Applied Sciences together with Finnish Virtual Reality Association (FIVR) and it is powered by the City of Helsinki and Business Finland. Helsinki XR Center has development program for early phase VR/AR teams. It has top notch mentors and there is co-operation with early phase startup accelerator Turbiini Accelerator. The focus is on VR and AR, so it is not purely a game incubator.
NXS program, founded by Harri Manninen in 2017
Nordic XR Startups is a part of a company. NXS program is VR/AR accelerator and open to apply for pre-seed, seed and startup phased companies. The mission of NXS program is to contribute and improve the competitiveness of the Nordic VR/AR ecosystem and accelerate the growth of portfolio companies. NXS program has world-class mentors, ranging from entrepreneurs to investors, VR/AR technical specialists, platform holders and legal mentors. The focus is on VR and AR, so it is not purely a game incubator. The founding partners are Japanese Gumi, established in 2017 and Nordisk film, which was originally founded in 1906.