News from Epoch Media

The 2022 Tentacle Zone incubator is in full swing but we’re also in regular contact with last year’s cohort and enjoy hearing their updates. We recently caught up with Jeffery Thompson Jr, founder of Epoch Media, who had plenty of positive news to share.


Jeffery Thompson Jr

CEO, Epoch Media Studios
Tentacle Zone Incubator 2021 Cohort

Jeffery was excited to let us know that Epoch has been selected to take part in the Digital Dragons Accelerator. Digital Dragons is Poland’s premier games industry event and its accelerator programme gives start-up studios the help they need to turbocharge their growth.

Participation in the programme comes with many benefits including a non-equity grant. Epoch will also receive access to a mentor – Mighty Koi – a developer, publisher, and animation studio based in Poland. Epoch are the first black led company to be selected for DDA. Congratulations, Jeffery!

Epoch Media has also successfully made it through to the final stages of the UK Games Fund. UKGF supports early-stage game devs nationwide through funding support, boosting their businesses and enabling them to make first class games.

The Barclays Black Founder Accelerator is a programme designed to champion diversity in entrepreneurship and showcase black founder-led businesses. Epoch Media are one of 50 companies to have been selected for this year’s programme which kicked off earlier this month. Those taking part will have access to masterclass sessions, mentoring from scale–up experts, and access to networking events.

Finally, Epoch Media has also been chosen to take part in the first ever Coutts Interactive Entertainment Accelerator. The programme aims to help entrepreneurs within the interactive entertainment sector to scale their businesses to the next level. Participants will enjoy one-to-one coaching sessions, a programme of events, and focused support from experts.

Congratulations to Jeffery on these many achievements! It’s fabulous to see Epoch Media go from strength to strength and long may it continue. You can keep up with the latest Tentacle Zone news by following us on Twitter or LinkedIn