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New Media Incubator Programme

Organisation: The International Press Institute (IPI)

Status: Closed

  • Grant

Funding Size: €5,000 to €15,000

Deadline: 14/06/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    Applying media should be a new media startup with existing market and audience research, a solid business case and the energy to grow.   
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Ukraine
  • Application language: English

The International Press Institute is accepting applications for the New Media Incubator Programme.

The New Media Incubator invests in media entrepreneurs developing creative, new business models and products shaping the media market today and tomorrow. This includes startups and new media ventures designing, launching and growing into viable businesses by providing financial support, coaching, network access and training.

It is a six-month programme for Europe-based new media ventures and early-stage publishers building on existing ideas. The programme supports publishers with a minimum viable product launched in their target community at least six months prior.

Publishers will work to to identify market gaps, gain a deeper understanding of their audience’s information needs, prototype a product, and continuously experiment, test and maintain their startup or a part of their business or content model. Successful applicants will have an elaborate and strategic approach to their business model but need financial support and mentoring in implementing it.

New Media Incubator may cover any percentage of a project’s costs, up to 100 percent of the total. Co-funding is encouraged but not mandatory. Teams must declare any existing sources of funding on their application.

See here to learn more and apply.

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