Gaming Startup Retreat

Madeira Island, Portugal

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Madeira Island

1st Edition > 13th March to 21st April | 2023

Gaming Startup Retreat is the aceleration program you’ve been looking for. The opportunity to develop and improve your game while enjoying the beautiful landscapes of Madeira Island.

What should you expect?

We developed a 6-week program with a mixture of educational and mentoring moments, with a lot of networking with experts in the industry and unforgetable leisure moments to ensure the best stay in Madeira Island. 

6-week tailored agenda 
Experience a tailored agenda that will boost your startup
Networking & Connections
Meet the best portuguese players in the gaming industry
Gaming Madness
Explore new markets while improving your game

You’re here to Grow!

What's in it for you?


6-week training, mentoring & support by Startup Madeira & NOVA SBE

Pick-Up at Funchal Airport

Fully Equipped Working Office Space

Support from a dedicated Local Host

Networking with Portuguese best industry players

To sum it up...

10 startups

6 weeks

2.500€ / Startup




Leisure activities

Local Hosts

Industry Players

Take the risk!

Don't miss out on anything!

Startups from Gaming and creative industries | Startups with gamified solutions

1st Edition

Journey > Strategize your Path​

13th > 18th March (Week 1)
Topic: Startup Assessment & Goals
Deliverable: Plan for the 6-week program & outcomes
> Self & Team Assessment
> Business Assessment
> Pitch Accessment & Goals

Fun > Polish your Product

20th > 24th March (Week 2)
Topic: Set up your game
Deliverable: Understand key features & different types of business model
> Game design
> Business Model Design

Players > Engage your Audience

27th > 31st March (Week 3)
Topic: Game business Strategy & Community
Deliverable: Analyse & define your strategy for the future (localization, scenario planning, funding) & How to effectively build and manage a community
> Game business strategy
> Building a Community
> Market & Opportunities

Expansion > Boost your Growth

3rd > 7th April (Week 4)
Topic: Marketing, Funding & KPI’s
Deliverable: Understand marketing tools, opportunities for funding & investment and set your KPI’s to success
> Marketing Strategy
> All about Venture Capital
> KPI Measurement

Lead > Make an Impact

10th > 14th April (Week 5)
Topic: How to leverage the impact of your game
Deliverable: Defining future steps and strategies for the game, the business and the team
> Game connection to the real world
> How to build the “Dream Team”

Pitch > Speak & Conquer

17th > 21st April (Week 6)
Topic: Pitch Rehearsal
Deliverable: Pitch Slide Deck & Future
> Pitch Practice
> Building the future
> Demo Day

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The 6 week acceleration program for startups in the gaming & creative industries.

Startup Madeira