Introduction to the Ecosystem
It’s all about who you know
The Ecosystem as Asset in Your Incubation
Building a network of possible collaboration partners, clients and service providers, supporters and friends is often crucial for the success of a game company. An incubator can offer a shortcut to efficient networking, since it will already have a lot of contacts. Network building can be done by organising facilitated or casual networking events, and by introducing companies to certain partners directly.
In a BSGI project survey with regards to mentoring, 53 experienced game developers were asked to identify a challenge a mentor could have helped them solve in the beginning of their career. One of the most common answers was “networking – understanding the importance of networking, how to network, and practical support in getting to know the right people”.