Madeira Island

1st Edition > 13th March to 21st April | 2023

1ST EDITION > 2023

Startup Madeira and NOVA School of Business and Economics present Gaming Startup Retreat (1st edition), that will take place in Madeira Island, from the 13th of March to the 21st of April, 2023. 

During the 6-week program, you will be learning or upgrading your knowledge in:

  • Strategy & Team Allignment
  • Business Diagnosis
  • Game Design
  • Business Model Design
  • Gaming profiles & community
  • User acquisition & feedback loops
  • Marketing Plans & Investment
  • Venture Capital
  • Soft & Hard Skills
  • Game Connection to the real world
  • Innovative Leadership
  • Impact
  • Business Measurement
  • Pitching


Madeira Island | March 13th > 21st April, 2023
Journey > Strategize your Path​

13th > 18th March (Week 1)
Topic: Startup Assessment & Goals
Deliverable: Plan for the 6-week program & outcomes
> Self & Team Assessment
> Business Assessment
> Pitch Accessment & Goals

Fun > Polish your product

20th > 24th March (Week 2)
Topic: Set up your game
Deliverable: Understand key features & different types of business model
> Game design
> Business Model Design

Players > Engage your Audience

27th > 31st March (Week 3)
Topic: Game business Strategy & Community
Deliverable: Analyse & define your strategy for the future (localization, scenario planning, funding) & How to effectively build and manage a community
> Game business strategy
> Building a community
> Market & Opportunities

Expansion > Boost your Growth

3rd > 7th April (Week 4)
Topic: Marketing, Funding & KPIS
Deliverable: Understand marketing tools, opportunities for funding & investment and set your KPI’s to success
> Marketing Strategy
> All about venture capital
> KPI Measurement

Lead > Make an Impact

10th > 14th April (Week 5)
Topic: How to leverage the impact of your game
Deliverable: Defining future steps and strategies for the game, the business and the team
> Game connection to the real world
> How to build the “Dream Team”

Pitch > Speak & Conquer

17th > 21st April (Week 6)
Topic: Pitch Rehearsal
Deliverable: Pitch Slide Deck & Future
> Pitch Practice
> Building the future
> Demo Day

The 6 week acceleration program for startups in the gaming & creative industries.

Startup Madeira