MAKERS FACTORY

ACCOMPAGNYING content makers differently

Makers Factory is a unique program combining incubation & acceleration to empower creative content makers (video games, AR, VR, XR, 3D, 2D, NFT, Metaverse, Sound and music…) and enable them to transform their content into viable products and sell them everywhere.

Makers Factory works on three levels :
1- Enable the content makers to master the pillars of the digital and creative economy and improve the revenue generation capabilities of their content
2- Allow the makers to master advanced technologies for content making and enhance their creative potential
3- Enhance the innovative quality of the content and transform it into ready-to-market products

Each of Makers factory cohorts will be focusing on a single set of digital creative industries. 


COHORT #1

A FOCUS ON CASUAL VIDEO GAMES​

A program adapted to the needs of entrepreneurs specialized in casual video games

10-weeks incubation program during May, June & July 2022

A program combining online and physical sessions (@ The Dot - Berges du Lac & @ IFT - centre ville de Tunis)

A program involving professional experts in the video games industry from all over the world

A demo-day with major publishers and retailing platforms specialized in casual video games

OUR PROMISE

MAKE IT WHERE YOU ARE SELL IT EVERYWHERE​

- Boost the entrepreneur's creativity and technological skills

- Bring his creative content up to world-class standards

- Increase the generated revenue from their creative content

- A program adapted to the needs of local content creators

- A program designed to complement other acceleration & incubation programs locally

- An access to a rich network of local partners

- Enable content makers to develop the market orientation of their products

- Boost the startup's revenue generation capabilities

- Help content makers to target and connect with the relevant publishers and specialized distributors

- A program open to the international market

- A program relying on a solid network of international partners who are onboarded on the program from the start

OUR OFFER

A HYBRID PROGRAM COMBINING INCUBATION AND ACCELERATION WITH A WIDE RANGE OF BENEFITS

Project-based

Free entrance

Equity free

Competitive process with drop-offs

More than 120 hours of direct support

Dedicated coachs & mentors

A dedicated platform for the management of the incubation program

60% of experts are international profiles

OUR SERVICES

MULTIPLE & COMPLEMENTARY FORMATS TO SUPPORT CREATIVE CONTENT MAKERS

CAPACITY BUILDING

Collective training, coaching & mentoring, peer-review and learning, conferences and master classes....

DEAL MAKING

Collective training, coaching & mentoring, peer-review and learning, conferences and master classes....

LEARNING EXPEDITIONS ABOARD

2-weeks immersive expeditions with international partners in vibrant ecosystems

NETWORKING

Privileged networking sessions with renown local and international professionals

MAKERS JOURNEY

A well-thought hybrid program to transform makers into deal-makers !

1. SUBMISSION & SELECTION

Open until 18 April 2022

A 2-step process including the profiling of the teams and an interview with a jury

2. INCUBATION

From 21 April to 06 July 2022
A 10-week intensive program specifically designed for an increase in the makers skills and the product’s quality and business orientation

3. PUBLISHING DAY

07 July 2022
A demo-day to pitch and sell your products to international publishers and distributors

4. ACCELERATOR

July, August & September 2022
A demo-day to pitch and sell your products to international publishers and distributors A 3 month program tailored to the specific need of each project to finalize the deals

5. FOLLOW UP

A dedicated account manager to follow up and help the project progress during the following 6 months

MAKERS JOURNEY

A 10 WEEK TAILORED PROGRAM COMBINING ONLINE AND PHISICAL SESSIONS

1. SUBMISSION & SELECTION

A 2-step process including the profiling of the teams and an interview with a jury 

2. INCUBATION

A 10-week intensive program specifically designed for an increase in the makers skills and the product’s quality and business orientation

3. PUBLISHING DAY

A demo-day to pitch and sell your products to international publishers and distributors

4. ACCELERATION

A demo-day to pitch and sell your products to international publishers and distributorsA 3 month program tailored to the specific need of each project to finalize the deals

5. FOLLOW-UP

A dedicated account manager to follow up and help the project progress during the following 6 months

Open until 18 April 2022

From 21 April to 06 July 2022

07 July 2022

July, August & September 2022

INCUBATION PROGRAM

A 10-WEEK TAILORED PROGRAM COMBINING ONLINE AND PHYSICAL SESSIONS

1. Economy & Strategy

– Understanding how to generate revenues online and in the digital world

– Work on the product-market fit and business orientation of the content

2.Creativity & technology

– Mastering the narration techniques and art direction

– Mastering creativity enhancing techniques

– Mastering last trends in digital technologies

3.Development & Go-to-market

– Work on modules integration & pipeline management

– Finalize product-market fit

– Sprints focused on concept, art and tech review

PUBLISHING DAY

A demo-day oriented toward deal-making in order to transform your creative content into deals!

A unique demo-day adapted to the needs of digital creative content creators

A privileged moment to pitch your project and present your prototype to international specialists in publishing, retailing and funding in digital creative industries and interest them in your project

A privileged moment to network with these international specialists and develop your relational resources

Access to a business conference analyzing key recent trends and theme at the heart of the digital creative industries with a panel of renown experts

OUR OPEN EVENTS

EVENTS OF DIFFERENT FORMATS WITH OPEN ACCESS 

Makers
Think

Open conferences with international experts and speakers focusing on recent trends or key thematic issue in digital creative industries

Makers
Classes

A master class animated by one or two experts focusing on creative skills or technoligical learning

Makers
Stories

A session during which a renown and successful entrepreneur in digital and creative industries shares his success story

ChitChat with
Makers

Open afterwork and networking event to meet the makers and several experts intervening in Makers Factory program

WHO CAN APPLY TO MAKERS FACTORY ?

People of all ages (whether acting as individuals or as startups), and all regions in Tunisia or outside of Tunisia

A special focus will be put on youth and creators from interior regions

HOW TO APPLYTO MAKERS FACTORY
1ST COHORTE ?

You want to develop and sell your video game ?

record a 3-minute video of yourself in which you describe the concept you want to develop and how you plan to market it

upload this video on youtube in private mode

Submit your application through the form above ("Apply now" buttons), answer the questions and do not forget include the link to your video

get preliminary results about your entrepreneurial profile

if your application is selected, get a chance to move from a maker to a deal maker!

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