Tech Valley Digital Gaming Hub

Level UpState Summer Program


The Level Upstate Summer Program is an 8 week intensive opportunity for game developers looking to commercialize their creative ideas. We combine the expertise of industry experts in our local region, our faculty and international presenters to fill knowledge gaps in your enterprise. Through the program you will develop a series of game prototypes and validate them through user testing.

Do you have a strong cross functional team that are looking to build their business? Than our program may be right for you.


We are currently accepting submissions for our 2020 program! We’re looking for strong teams that are excited to develop innovative protypes and see how to grow their games businesses.  Submit your application by April 17th using this form.

What you get:

  • $3500 stipend per team-member
  • Access to Industry focused expert content
  • Mentors from the local NY game community
  • Potential space at consumer-focused events
  • Closing Pitch Day

Update: Due to the current global health situation we are announcing that our programing will be delivered 100% remote. We encourage all teams to apply for this amazing opportunity.

For more information please check out our information session that we held April 6th.



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2019 Showcase

In 2019 we had eight amazing teams that completed our eight week program and learned critical skills to improve their game businesses.


Look at some of the exciting companies that have been through our program:

List of companies who have been through the program