Ubisoft has announced to continue their Entrepreneurs Lab program for another season, the 5th in total, with 8 international startups. This season, the company will be dedicated to the theme of social entertainment and will explore how to make entertainment experiences socially inclusive, empowering, positive and accessible.
The 8 new start-ups include Sorare ( France), Atlantide (France), Immersive.io (France) Axie Infinity (Vietnam), Caregame (France), Planetarium (South Korea), Splinterlands (U.S.) and Xaya (United Kingdom).
The program aims to support entrepreneurs and startups by providing access to expert assistance and world-class facilities.
Applications for the 5th season were open till March 1st, 2020. All applicants have the choice between Ubisoft’s Station F, which is the largest startup campus in the world, based in Paris and recently opened Singapore studio, Pixel.
The theme of the previous season of Ubisoft Entrepreneurs Lab was focused on creating products and services to enhance the gaming experience before, during and after a game session.
Former participants in the Ubisoft Entrepreneurs Lab program were Hugging Face (U.S.), which raised USD 15 Million in 2019, Mimesys (Belgium), acquired by MagicLeap in 2019 and Azarus (U.S.), which recently partnered with Ubisoft for the Assassin Creed’s Valhalla reveal.
For its 5th season, the program will focus on social entertainment. Media, especially video games, can serve as a tool to build and maintain social connections. The program will also continue exploring how block chain technology- the secure and transparent digital ledger- can help gamers and other online communities.
Ubisoft propelled the Entrepreneurs Lab program in 2017, drove by the Ubisoft Strategic Innovation Lab Team. The program underpins new start-ups which are producing products and services with the huge resources of Ubisoft.
The program’s mode primarily depends on shared collaboration between Ubisoft and each start-up. Ubisoft offers equity free capital along with expertise guidance from their own personal experience as a company, opportunities to pitch for work, access to Ubisoft’s worldwide network and connections and even office space to the start-ups in exchange of sharing learning consequently.