The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) today announced the launch of the NASSCOM Gaming Forum Mentorship Program, to provide a networking platform for the budding gaming entrepreneurs. This mentorship program will help young game development studios to get industry experts to mentor them. Last date to file applications is 23rd May 2015. The mentee companies would be engaged with a mentor for three months starting from June 1st 2015.
Setting the agenda for the mentorship program, Mr. Rajesh Rao, Chair, NASSCOM Gaming Forum, said, “The NASSCOM gaming Forum is building a robust platform for nurturing the budding gaming entrepreneurs through this Mentorship program. The way India’s gaming sector is growing in recent times is impressive. And to sustain this growth, it is vital to have more gaming entrepreneurs in the country that will renovate the landscape and proliferate expansion. We are optimistic that this initiative will help gaming entrepreneurs to operate and develop their businesses and in the future boost India’s economy”.
Mr. Rajiv Vaishnav, Vice President, NASSCOM, said “NASSCOM recognizes the gaming industry as a significant user of technology which can further showcase India’s well established credentials in the IT Industry space. The NASSCOM Gaming Forum will be the evangelising platform for getting game studios and industry veterans on a single platform. Via this program deserving gaming start-ups will get incubation facility in the 10,000 start-up program”. This platform will also help mentee studios to seek funding and business connects. The Indian Game Development Industry is at a burgeoning phase. The increasing rate at which start-ups, Indies and studios are entering this space is on the rise year on year. The industry is at an inflection point where the new applicants can learn and rely on the older generation to learn from their experience.