Content & Tech Incubator:
Turning ideas into innovation
Turning ideas into innovation
We’re here to support your innovative business ideas in the area of content and technology. Whether you are a student, founder or employee of a large media and digital company, whether you’re working this out on your own or as a team – we’ll take your idea to the next level.In a three-phase approach, we provide support and mentoring as well as workshops and professional coaching tailored to your needs. Further, we make work space and financial support available to you, so that you can fully concentrate on your project. And although the program has guidelines, we make sure the respective timetable and contact person fits your needs.
And needless to say: Your ideas are yours! After the incubator you are free to roll out your project as a start-up, develop it further with our partners at the next media accelerator, or integrate it into your company without having to give up a stake in your business.
Content & Technologie
Batch 1: June – October 2019
Up to €15,000 per Team
Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft
next media accelerator
Putting the team together – finding the right people to pursue your idea:
You work for a media or digital company?
We support teams who want to implement their ideas outside their usual business environment.
Maybe your company already knows the MEDIA LIFT program. If not, we will provide you and your superiors with more information.
Our Matching Partners
Spin-off, student project, start-up plans? Your innovative business ideas in content & technology are important to us. We are looking for teams with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, ideally interdisciplinary teams of students or employees of established media and digital companies – the more diverse the better.
Got an idea but don’t have a team yet?
Starting in January, we will offer different matching formats like hackathons, a start-up weekend, and much more. We will keep you posted here.
Our program is your fast track to the content and tech world. It enables you to understand this world, to prototype and validate your ideas, to pick the brains of industry experts, and to meet motivators, facilitators and decision makers.
- Financial support for your project: up to €15,000 per team
- Customized competence transfer through workshops and professional coaching
- Work space and creativity rooms
- Introduction to important decision makers
- Access to various events in Hamburg
- Inclusion in the nextMedia.Hamburg network
- Post-incubator support & access to the next media accelerator program
- You are an interdisciplinary team made up of two to five people
- You are developing an innovative business idea in the area of content, and your idea has a tech component
- Your idea could be turned into a viable business, but it is still in the pre-start or project start phase
- Your idea is not pure product development
The application phase is completed.
In the selection process for Batch 1/2019 and in the pitches, this is the jury you and your team have to win over with your idea:
Mentors & Experts
Look forward to learning from the best:
Phase 1 – RIGHT NOW
Idea & Team
In the first phase, we coach you in the areas of team building, idea development, and market knowledge. In addition, you will receive training that will optimally prepare you for your first pitch.
Prototyping, testing, marketing – with our coaching and support, you will present your MVP at the end of MEDIA LIFT’s second phase.
The teams that make it to the final phase of the incubator will receive coaching on investment, business modelling, resources, and legal issues.
Here, it is all about the question: What comes next?
The big finale: If you succesfully convince the jury, you are ready to start your own company, to continue your project with follow-up support (e.g. in the next media accelerator, or integrate it into your company. Who knows who in the meantime got wind of your innovative idea.
The incubator has successfully come to an end? Then it’s time for the next – with new teams and new ideas MEDIA LIFT starts the second batch in January 2020. Who is in?