Apply for the Jamlab Accelerator sub-Saharan Africa Programme for creative journalists and media makers

Application Deadline: April 18th 2022

The Jamlab Accelerator Programme (JAP) is a six-month hothouse programme for early-stage journalism and media start-ups. It provides teams with the tools, facilities, contacts, and support necessary to realise their ideas and ambitions. The programme focuses on journalism and media innovations with the potential to transform information, conversation and public space.

Requirements:

  • JAP is looking for committed and creative journalists and media makers who are passionate about fixing what isn’t working in sub-Saharan African media, who want to create new media to serve new audiences, or bring new conversations or ideas to the public.
  • Innovators, media makers and entrepreneurs with a great idea and the commitment to create and sustain a new journalism or media venture. Innovators, media makers and entrepreneurs  who lead an existing journalism or media venture that they want to grow and develop.

Starting or growing a new venture is challenging work so we encourage people to apply as a team of at least two people who are able to commit all or a substantial majority of their time to their project. Larger teams are also welcomed.

This programme will be based on a significant amount of “virtual face-to-face” interaction so applicants must have a stable internet connection.

Benefits

Mentorship and coaching from experienced media, start-up and tech experts and entrepreneurs.

Free places on a three-month media entrepreneurship course.

Free workspace at the Tshimologong Precinct co-working space.

Access to technical support development team.

Opportunities to pitch to potential investors, funders and various stakeholders with an MVP (minimum viable product).

Access to network, which includes but not limited to Programme Alumni.

Timeline:

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18 March 2022 : CALL FOR APPLICATIOINS

Accelerator open call for applications from startups in sub-Saharan Africa

18 April 2022 : DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Submission deadline for applications is 17:00 (Central African Time).

6 May 2022: SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS

Application shortlisted and successful Applicants notified.

16 May 2022 JAP SUB-SAHARAN  AFRICA BEGINS First day of induction.

18 Nov 2022 PROGRAMME ENDS

This is the last day of the six month programme.

For More Information:Visit the Official Webpage of the Jamlab Accelerator. Apply here

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