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.
From March to May, GEN, in partnership with Futurezone.at, Journalism.co.uk, Storyful and Telekom Austria Group, showcased 16 cutting-edge startups. These 16 startups faced off through online pitch battles. Every week, the video presentations of two startups working on a similar theme were posted on the GEN website. The public voted for their favorite startup. The 8 winning teams participated in the Startups for News Final which took place at the GEN Summit 2016 in Vienna.