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DIP Startup Acceleration Hub

Status: Closed

  • Training & education

Organisation: Leaders International

Deadline: 10/09/2023

Location: Middle East and North Africa region (Virtual)

To accelerate the generation of innovative media solutions, Leaders International invites digital media startups, entrepreneurs, and media professionals to join their DIP project acceleration hub. Innovative ideas that aim to combat misinformation and strengthen media literacy will get financial support and exceptional technical guidance from regional and international experts.

The DIP Project, funded by the EU Partnerships and implemented with DW Akademie and Elbiro Media Foundation, aims to strengthen social resilience against the growing threats of fake news and hate speech in the fast-evolving world of digital media.

The Media and Innovation project seeks to enhance the efficiency of societies in the Middle East and North Africa region in addressing the dangers of the spread of misinformation and spreading the values ​​of peaceful communication in the digital space in Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Algeria, and Tunisia.

The Media and Innovation Project Accelerator aims to support startups in the field of digital media in the journey towards success. Four startups will be selected to receive financial and technical support, in addition to the opportunity to build a network of international experts in the field of digital media. Through this initiative, the project seeks to empower the owners of emerging companies in the field of digital media and help them refine their ideas and transform them into competitive solutions in the local and regional markets.


  • Financial grants of 7,000 euros for the purpose of developing the startup.
  • Subscribe to a 3-month virtual business accelerator.
  • The opportunity to present the project to a committee of regional and international media and technical experts.
  • Benefit from continuous technical support in order to introduce the emerging company’s services to the markets.


  • 3 months.

Who can apply?

  • Newly-established media startups, entrepreneurs, and media professionals aged 18-35.

See more here to learn about the project and apply.

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