The Indietopia Accelerator Challenges are a new addition to our 2020 round of The Indietopia Accelerator, which will start on 14 September. Companies facing a social or cultural issue can challenge our participants to create a solution, for example with an app or a serious game. Indietopia also increasingly cooperates with art institutions to reduce the (apparent) gap between the cultural sector and the game industry, which is essentially also a design sector.
By cooperating with The Indietopia Accelerator with a challenge, organisations can make startups work on a product for one year under the guidance of professional developers. The accelerator will set up achievements and work schedules and coach the startups in fields such as marketing, communication, project management and business development. By doing so, we safeguard the work quality and ensure a streamlined work year for the startup.
For commercial projects, teams will receive a starting amount. Part of the revenue of the product that is developed within the accelerator year will flow back to the Indietopia foundation. This social return principle creates room to support new teams in coming years. For non-commercial projects, teams will also receive a starting amount. Indietopia will discuss the necessity of this type of support with the team. There is no obligation to apply the social return principle. There is a fixed amount of hours available to work on a challenge within a year, which is determined by the set budget for each challenge.
Who can participate in The Indietopia Accelerator Challenges? Whether you are an SME (MKB in Dutch), an autonomous developer / app maker / artist, a small company or team, our main requirement is that your business is registered at the Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands (KvK in Dutch). To select the right candidate for each challenge we will also look at your previous work experience and your motivation to work on a challenge. Does a challenge appeal to you? Click on the ‘Express Interest’ button, which is linked to a Google Form. Deadline for applications is 23 August.