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Music WorX Startup Accelerator Opens Applications

image from on-the-move.orgMusic WorX Accelerator 2019, the start-up funding program of the German Ministry of Culture and the Media and the Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft, is accepting applications. Music WorX Accelerator helps music and music tech founders from all over Europe.

In this accelerator program, up to four start-up teams are supported for three months. In addition to financial support, they are given the opportunity to take part in consultations and workshops with music industry experts and others start-ups.

The Music WorX Accelerator runs from mid-August to early November 2019. The program ends with a pitch event at which the founders present their business model to a professional audience and potential investors and pitch for a jury prize of 5,000 euros.

The application phase for the autumn 2019 program runs until 16 June 2019.

Dr. Carsten Brosda, Senator for Culture and Media: ’With Music WorX we are showing that Hamburg is a good place for people with a spirit of entrepreneurship. It pays to implement innovative business models in the music industry here, and we support that. At the same time, we are networking the Hamburg-based players in the music and creative industries with new, clever minds and building bridges to international markets.’

Egbert Rühl, Managing Director of Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft: ’Music WorX was launched in 2013 as a local support programme for pioneers of the music industry. Year after year, the offer has developed further. It has been expanded and is now also open to start-ups from outside Hamburg. In 2019, we are looking specifically for new licensing models, fan services, innovative business models, data analysis tools and other technology-based innovations throughout Europe that offer real added value for the industry.’

2019 Applications 

The application phase for this year's Accelerator Programme runs until Sunday, 16 June 2019. More at kreativgesellschaft.org/musicworx.

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