The Estonian gaming accelerator, GameFounders, took home the first prize in the category of Supporting Internationalisation of Business at the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA).
Hundreds of projects competed in the 2015 national competitions for a chance to represent their country in the EEPAs. A record number of 32 countries entered the awards this year, of which 19 projects were shortlisted, competing in seven categories.
GameFounders, created in early 2012 in Estonia, is the first global startup accelerator that is purely focused on gaming.
The accelerator, co-financed by the Startup Estonia program (itself co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund) offers aspiring game companies startup capital in addition to high-level mentors, partnership deals and a global contact network.
The company operates in Europe and Asia.
The annual EEPA awards are given as part of the Europioneers programme, an initiative of the European Commission that celebrates the success of web initiatives in the European Union and encourages potential entrepreneurs.