Bridging the Gap between Media Startups and Editors
Startups for News is an international competition that rewards the best startups bringing novel solutions to newsroom challenges. In partnership with Journalism.co.uk, GEN selects early-stage startups providing innovative products or services to media companies and accelerates their development through exclusive exposure and mentorship.
The Global Editors Network has already run four successful Startups for News seasons and the fifth season has just started. From March to May, GEN, in partnership with Futurezone.at, Journalism.co.uk, Storyful and Telekom Austria Group, will showcase 16 cutting-edge startups. These 16 startups will face off through online pitch battles. Every week, the video presentations of two startups working on a similar theme will be posted on the GEN website. The public will vote for their favorite startup. The 8 winning teams will participate in the Startups for News Final which will take place at the GEN Summit 2016 in Vienna.