imec launches new vertical track in Media

Imec opened its first imec.istart call of 2017 with a new special incubation track, focusing on start-ups active in the media, telecom and entertainment sectors. The initiative is a collaboration between imec, VRT Sandbox, Barco, Mediahuis, Medialaan, Telenet and MediaNet Vlaanderen.

The special tracks represent an additional support for the start-ups active in these market segments. This includes an extra funding of 50.000 Euro, specialized coaching in the fields where each partner is active in and exclusive access to their networks, expert knowledge and available technologies.

Application procedure

Start-ups who wish to apply for the tracks will need to additionally pitch their idea to a special jury, consisting of representatives of each investing partner, on top of the general imec.istart jury. Being selected in the general imec.istart call is mandatory to join the tracks. However, start-ups that are not accepted in the verticals can still join the program and receive full support from imec.istart incubation team.

Imec.istart’s first call of 2017 runs from January 1st until February 1st. Get to know the procedures and submit your application to join the over 120 companies in their portfolio.

Good luck with your application!