GreedyGame – a Noida based native in-game advertising platform, has been selected for the Google for Entrepreneurs supported Blackbox Connect program at Silicon Valley. It empowers game developers to localize game dynamics based on events, locations and time and also contextualize in-game brand placement for game monetization.
Early this year, GreedyGame was shortlisted in NASSCOM’s 10,000 Start-ups program and got incubated at the Tlabs accelerator program. At Blackbox Connect, the founders of GreedyGame would undergo a 2 week Silicon Valley immersion program in order to access its wealth of resources, forge partnerships, and expand their markets.
Google for Entrepreneurs partners Astia, Astrolabs, Campus London, Campus Tel Aviv, Communitech, Factory, Kstartup, NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups, P@SHA, Enterprise Ireland, Fishburners, and iHub nominated their best startups among hundreds of applicants to participate in the Fall cycle. Blackbox has selected 16 of these companies from 15 different countries including the UK, Kenya, Canada, Pakistan, Germany, South Korea, Ireland, Palestine, India, Israel, Egypt, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Scotland and France to participate in Blackbox Connect.
On being selected for the program, Arpit Jain, Co-founder – GreedyGame said – “Blackbox connect is a great opportunity for us to be exposed to Silicon Valley culture, work with startups from around the world and learn from their experiences. Also, it would be a chance for us to introduce our venture to mentors, investors and industry experts and take their feedback while moving forward on our product.”
“The Blackbox entrepreneur network is now thriving in more than 45 countries worldwide. With each new program we become more energized to pursue our mission of empowering startups and entrepreneurs globally that might otherwise not have the chance, to learn and benefit from the startup ecosystem in Silicon Valley.” said Fadi Bishara, Founder & CEO of Blackbox Connect.
“We believe in Blackbox Connect’s vision of building a global community of entrepreneurial leaders who come together to Silicon Valley for an immersive two weeks that catalyze and inspire them to return to their home countries and continue to be startup community leaders. We’re proud to be partnering with Blackbox on this mission and believe that entrepreneurial talent is thriving in communities all around the world,” said Mary Grove, Director of Google for Entrepreneurs.
“GreedyGame is solving a globally scalable problem and we hope that the founders gain tremendously from the Blackbox Connect program. At 10,000 Start-ups we are committed to aggregating local and global ecosystem resources to ensure that startups from India are able to showcase their offerings to the world,” Expressed Rajat Tandon, Sr. Director, NASSCOM 10,000 Startups Program.
The Blackbox Connect program culminates in mid-October with the opportunity to pitch angel investors, venture capitalists, corporations and other influential industry leaders during Demo Day at Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA.