Startup Acceleration Hub

To accelerate the generation of innovative media solutions, we invite digital media startups, entrepreneurs and media professionals to join our DIP project acceleration hub. Innovative ideas that aim to combat misinformation and strengthen media literacy will get financial support and exceptional technical guidance from regional and international experts.

In 3 months, participating startups will accelerate growth by receiving a wide range of business support services, including but not limited to the following:

  • Business opportunity assessment
  • Business planning
  • Product development
  • Access to markets
  • Financial modeling
  • Fundraising strategies
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Pitching and storytelling

The DIP project, funded by the EU International Partnerships, and implemented with DW Akademie and Elbiro Media Foundation, aims to strengthen social resilience against the growing threats of fake news and hate speech in the fast-evolving world of digital media.


3 months

Technical Support

Access to a pool of international mentors, coaches and financial advisors

Financial support

7,000 Euro

Who can apply

newly-established media startups, entrepreneurs, and media professionals aged 18-35

Deadline for application

10 September, 2023

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