16.04 - 16.04.2024


Get Funded! How to fund your game start-up in 2024


HypeHype HQ, Annankatu 34, 00100 Helsinki

Neogames järjestää aloittaville peliyrityksille suunnatun rahoitusaiheisen Get Funded! -tapahtuman 16.4. Helsingissä. Live-tapahtuman liput on nyt loppuun varattu, mutta voi seurata tapahtumaa YouTubesta live streamina. Tapahtuma on englanninkielinen.

How do I fund my game project or startup? Who should I talk to? Are there grants that I can apply for? Don’t worry, #GetFunded24 is coming!

Neogames Finland organizes the 5th edition of Get Funded!, a full day of talks about business and development funding instruments available for local game developers in Finland. The event is hosted by our partner HypeHype at their Helsinki headquarters. You can follow the event online via a live stream handled by our partners at IGDA Finland.

🎟 Tickest to our onsite event are fully booked.
🖥 The event will be streamed online on YouTube!

During the day, experts from both public and private funding bodies and other organizations will be presenting about funding options and valuable business advice for game developers. We will be hearing from Business Finland, Sisu Game Ventures, Avance, Nitro Games, The European Union’s Creative Europe programme, AVEK, Finnvera and The Finnish Patent and Registration Office, as well as local game industry initiatives in Espoo and Kajaani.

Contact details: Suvi Latva, Chief Business Advisor, suvi.latva@neogames.fi


9.00 Welcome & coffee!

Part I:

  • Business Finland funding & services for game companies; Robin Tiivola, Senior Advisor Business Finland
  • DigiDemo funding; Milla Moilanen Media Art Commissioner, AVEK
  • Finnvera’s Financial Services; Esa Kankainen, Finance Manager, SME Financing Growth & Internationalisation
  • Games & IP – Expert and Financial Support for Protecting Intellectual Property Assets; Jani Joenniemi, SME Network Advisor, EUIPO/PRH
  • Creative Europe Media support for games and immersive content: Recap and looking towards 2025; Kerstin Degerman, Head of Office, CED Media Finland


Part II:

  • Understanding equity investors in games; Jere Partanen, Principal, Sisu Game Ventures
  • How to fund a game company in the beginning?; Jussi Tähtinen, CEO & Co-Founder, Nitro Games

12:15-13:30 Lunch Break

Hop our for lunch! Many delicious options are available in Kamppi shopping centre just a short walk away from our venue. Kindly return in time for when our talks continue at 13.30.


Part III:

  • IGDA Finland Grant; Häll, Chair of IGDA Finland
  • Building a company towards VC funding and M&A; Ada Klaile, Senior Associate at Avance and Senior Associate Henrik Aro at Avance
  • Neogames Best Practices; Suvi Latva, Chief Business Advisor at Neogames Finland


Part IV:

  • Acceleration to Series A; Joonas Pylvinen, GameCity Kajaani Project Manager
  • First time Game Entrepreneurs – 99 problems, but money ain’t not one; Jonne Taivassalo, Game LAB Master, City of Espoo
  • The state of grassroots game entrepreneurship in Finland and LGIN’s support; Suvi Kiviniemi, Game industry specialist at LGIN / Metropolia UAS

15:50 Wrapup

16-16.30 Networking