Fuel your digital startup with
the power of a media house
Every day, millions of people watch movies, follow sports or listen to music through an MTG product.
This means that we are in an unrivaled position to help your online business create winning user experiences, and expand into new markets. Gain early feedback and acceptance by applying now.
We love entertainment and are looking to partner with early stage startups within online entertainment and e-commerce. Our program helps you grow by leveraging MTG’s international reach, audience, ad sales, and content, across our more than 35 operating countries.
We provide resources from all parts of our business, in addition to financial support for your company.
Apply today and see if you have what it takes.
Key Dates: August 15: Application Ends
September 15: Team Acceptance
October 01: Kick-Off in Stockholm
December 18: Demo Day
We are looking for ambitious startups that we can take global.
Leverage our media assets and take your alpha product to market in our intensive 12-week partnership program.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
We are looking to partner with startups who are building their companies in one of the areas below.
Ideally you're just in the beginning of building up your company, but have a clear vision of how you will take it further.
Our mentors are media industry veterans with practical knowledge and global market insights.
We speak your language because most of our mentors are former entrepreneurs themselves.
Apply to be a mentor
MTGx MediaFactory is a startup partnership program. As a global media house, we work with startups from all over the world. We are excited about localized market deployment as much as we are about media platform transformation. We support communities as mentors or partners. We're building up a network of leading accelerators in both well established and emerging start up communities. A few of our closest partners include Runway in San Francisco, SeedCamp in London, SUP46 in Stockholm and Launchub in Bulgaria.
Our parent company, MTG, has revolutionized the TV industry in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, and delivered over 25 years of growth. We continue to follow the path of constant innovation, and are now working hard on building the entertainment services of tomorrow. Through MTGx, we are working with change makers through crowd sourcing programs like Zeeland and MediaFactory.
Here are some of the awesome startups and accelerators we've invested or partnered with so far!
If you have any questions about MTGx MediaFactory, don't hesitate to contact us!
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Q: In what way does MTGxMediaFactory differ from other corporate accelerators?
We are focused on helping startups with a shipping product to break into the media marketplace. We accomplish this by partnering with early stage startups to get the traction required before raising the first round of VC funding.
Q What does MediaFactory bring to the table?
We bring a team of mentors to help you execute a commercial partnership, a wide variety of expertise from the media industry, access to our content assets, and €20,000 as an investment to grow your business.
Q Does MediaFactory take an equity stake in the companies they chose to work with?
Each company will receive €20,000 in investment with no minimum percentage of equity but a discount on next round of 20%. If you have an open note or round we just become another investor. The goal of the program is to maximize the success of our commercial partnership.
Q: Do I still own my IP after taking part of the MediaFactory program?
Yes, you retain your intellectual property before, during, and after the program.
Can I work with media companies other than MTG companies?
Of course. There is no limitation on the startup company to only work with us.
Q: What type of startups does the program focus on?
We focus on dedicated areas of business relating to the three internal products we chose to work with for the coming batch. The areas relating to these product categories are online video/music, ad tech, ux, social, entertainment industries.
Q: How do you select the startups to join your program?
The startups are valued on basis of the business proposal submitted to the program which will be reviewed by respectively business owner. The companies will be reviewed with an eye to where MTG can provide maximum value through our operations in the industry, and where we see high growth potential in the business model of the companies.
Q: Do participating companies need to be on site during the program? Yes. We provide office space during the program to encourage as much interaction as possible with our product teams in our head office in Stockholm to execute the partnership project. We will also include you in a wider startup community through our partnership with SUP46 here in Stockholm.