Under the motto “Press Start for Casual and Beyond,” the BUG Lab TEKMER team believes that startups developing casual and advanced game projects or business ideas for the gaming industry can achieve remarkable success in the international market. In line with this goal, we have prepared a 6-month “LVL-1 Pre-Incubation Program” tailored specifically for early-stage game startups.

Additionally, we provide resources aimed to maximize the commercial potential of the projects and minimize potential production costs teams participating. The LVL-1 program attendees receive free access to pre-incubation resources throughout the program, including workspace at BAU Galata, BUG Lab training sessions, and mentorships.

Teams accepted into the LVL-1 program are expected to transform their projects into marketable products by the end of the program. Successfully completing this stage grants them the advantage of presenting their projects to investors within the BUG Lab TEKMER network during the “Demo Day” event held at the end of the training program. Additionally, they become eligible to advance to the LVL-2 level and benefit from the opportunities provided to companies.

The program is conducted once a year. Stay informed about the application period through our social media accounts.

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Training, consultancy, mentorship, project idea validation, and business development support

Legal and financial consultancy during company setup

Free open office space at ofis BAU Galata

Participation in gaming industry events and conferences

Meetings with experts from various sectors

Continuous support, from prototype to demo

Graduation with a Demo Day

Investor meetings

Opportunity to become a LVL-2 incubation company

A team consisting of at least 2 members

A playable prototype for the project

Presentation of a business plan and market research for the project

Commitment to attend training sessions at least 70% of the time

Commercial potential of the project

Innovative value of the project

Competence and experience of the team

Project quality

Current stage and roadmap of the project

Professional approach

Pre-Incubation Application Form