Content & Tech Incubator: Turning ideas into innovation
We support your innovative business ideas in the area of content with technology. Whether you are a student, founder or employee of a large media and digital company, whether you’re working on your own or as a team – we’ll take your idea to the next level.
We offer networking and mentoring opportunities as well as individually tailored workshops and professional training. We’ll also provide you with digital tools, workspaces and financial support, so you can fully focus on your project. The best part: Media Lift is an early-stage ideation program. We support you in concretizing your innovative ideas and make them ready for business together with you.
Your ideas belong to you! After the incubator, you are free to roll out your project as a start-up, develop it further with our partners from the Hamburg start-up ecosystem, or integrate it into your company – without having to give up any shares.
Eindrücke aus unseren vergangenen Batches:
What we offer:
Material and financial resources
Financial support of up to €15,000 per team
Workstations and tools for (digital) collaboration
Methodological, technical and market knowledge
Personal coaching & teambuilding
Pitch training, workshops and feedback
Two team mentors
Contact to our mentor network
Access to follow-up programs of our partners
Participation in events
Presentation at our big graduation pitch
Im Auswahlverfahren für Batch 4 und in den Pitches während des Programms gilt es, unsere Expert*innen-Jury zu überzeugen.
Blue Engine Collaborative
Tools Of Innovators
Amt Medien, BKM Hamburg
Die Teams aus Batch 3
Das waren unsere fünf Media Lift Teams aus dem vergangenen Batch. Sie haben ihre Ideen beim Graduation Pitch vorgestellt und arbeiten jetzt intensiv an ihren Start-ups weiter.
Mehr über die Teams der vergangenen Batches findest du hier.
weitere Mentor*innen anzeigen
14.02. bis 20.03.2022
Eure innovativen Geschäftsideen sind gefragt! Bis zum 20.03. könnt ihr euch bei uns bewerben.
30.03. und 31.03.2022
Ihr wurdet in die nächste Runde des Auswahlverfahrens eingeladen? Nur noch eine Präsentation trennt euch vom Inkubator!
26.04. bis 08.06.2022
Phase 1: Idee & Team
09.06. bis 19.07.22
Phase 2: Prototyping
In Phase zwei des Programms geht es um Prototyping, Testing, Feedback – mithilfe der Coachings, diverser Idea Challenges und individueller Betreuung.
8.08. bis 15.09.22
Phase 3: MVP
Bereit durchzustarten? Der Abschlusspitch bietet die Gelegenheit, die Erfolge der Teams zu feiern, Ideen zu erkunden und sich über gemeinsame Potenziale auszutauschen.
Ideally, you are still in the pre-startup phase. I.e you already have a solution approach, maybe you have already developed a first prototype, but you are not yet ready for the market – because that’s exactly where we want to take you together. If you have already completed an accelerator program, the incubator is probably not the right choice for you.
Your core team should consist of at least two, max. five people. Needless to say, we support diverse teams and are especially happy to welcome female entrepreneurs.
We plan the program in a bi-weekly rhythm, i.e. in one week there are usually workshops, lectures and coaching sessions from Tuesday to Thursday, in the next week there are no appointments and you can flexibly arrange your time.
No. Your ideas belong to you! After the incubator, you can found your project freely, expand it further with our partners in the Hamburg start-up ecosystem, or transfer it back to your company.
In our application form we ask for the most important information about your idea and your team. In addition, please submit a pitch deck for a detailed presentation of your solution. We recommend that you book a consultation with our program manager Bruno before submitting your application.
These Teams took part of the last Media Lift batches:
musicube: faster music search with AI
The start-up musicube offers music metadata and a music search engine. The data of over 48 million music tracks is determined using AI. musicube is part of the company Songtradr since June 2022.
BotTalk makes content audible
BotTalk is a startup with expertise in text-to-speech. With their tool, publishers can bring their content to life via voice. Well-known publishers such as Hamburger Abendblatt are already using the tool.
Curvature Games: Explore new worlds in VR Games
Curvature Games is a studio that develops VR games. They use VR as a medium for immersive storytelling. Their projects include the design of a hybrid museum experience.
Storydive: AR for your ears
Storydive’s audio walks combine audio books and walking tours. The special feature is that listeners become protagonists and can discover their surroundings in a new way. Numerous cities, such as Hamburg, Munich and Berlin, can already be experienced.