Startups for News

Bringing you the brightest startups of 2014

The first international programme designed to spot startups offering services to newsrooms


Startups for News is the first international programme designed to spot the emerging companies offering the best products and services to newsrooms. It is the only one of its kind focusing on solely on content and media technology. In 2014 GEN will select 6 startups and invite them to the GEN Summit 2014 in Barcelona in June 2014. There they will get an exclusive opportunity to pitch and confront their products to a crowd of top level editors and newsroom executives from all over the world, and at the end of the event the Startups for News Champion will be announced.

Datawrapper: 2013 Startups for news Winner


Datawrapper, presented by Mirko Lorenz, is an open source tool helping everyone to create simple, correct and embeddable charts in minutes.


Teleportd: 2012 Startups for news winner


Teleportd, presented by Gabriel Hubert.Teleportd is a tool to find and use in real-time relevant crowd-sourced photos from the smartphone generation.

Check out the videos of the pitches below