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The Media and Entertainment industry has seen an increasing number of accelerators, incubators and entrepreneurship programs emerge for startups and entrepreneurs to gain exposure, become more productive, or make connections.

It is still hard for Media and Entertainment startups to get noticed by VCs, but these programs are proving to be extremely useful for startups looking for capital and other help.

That's why we've compiled a list of the 10 best accelerators and incubators in the Media and Entertainment industry.


10 Media and Entertainment Accelerators and Incubators

1) Branded Strategic Hospitality

1) Branded Strategic Hospitality

Branded Strategic Hospitality is a hospitality investment and solutions firm that makes use of its ecosystem of venues.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Dean Palin, James Frischling, Michael Schatzberg
  • Number of investments: 26

You can find their website here.

2) Human Ventures

2) Human Ventures

Human Ventures is a business creation platform that includes a venture fund, studio, and business development agency.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Heather Hartnett, Joe Marchese, Maisha Leek, Megan O'Connor
  • Number of investments: 28
  • Number of exits: 4

You can find their website here.

3) Matter

3) Matter

Matter is a San Francisco and New York City-based early-stage media startup accelerator.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Corey Ford, Emil Stigsgaard Fuglsang, Jake Shapiro
  • Number of investments: 27
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

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4) Orange Corp

4) Orange Corp

In the LP (Limited Partner) category, Orange Corp is one of the world's leading venture capital firms.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2007
  • Number of investments: 5

You can find their website here.

5) Saltagen Ventures

5) Saltagen Ventures

Saltagen Ventures is a seed-stage venture funding firm focused on science and technology companies.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Hong Kong
  • City: Central
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Joseph Fung
  • Number of investments: 8

You can find their website here.

6) Next Media Accelerator

6) Next Media Accelerator

The Next Media Accelerator is a pan-European startup initiative for media and marketing innovation.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Hamburg
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Dirk Herzbach, Nico Lumma
  • Number of investments: 49
  • Number of exits: 3

You can find their website here.

7) Haus Capital, LLC

7) Haus Capital, LLC

Haus Capital is an angel fund that aims to boost the success of the companies it backs.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Beverly Hills
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Phil Haus
  • Number of investments: 10
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

8) Womena

8) Womena

womena® is a multi-faceted media organization that promotes gender equality through innovative content and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • City: Dubai
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Chantalle Dumonceaux, Elissa Freiha
  • Number of investments: 12
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

9) RSE Ventures

9) RSE Ventures

RSE Ventures is a private equity business focused on sports and entertainment, media and marketing, food and lifestyle, and technology.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: New York
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Matt Higgins, Stephen M. Ross
  • Number of investments: 30
  • Number of exits: 10

You can find their website here.

10) The Works

10) The Works

Online media artists and software entrepreneurs will benefit from this incubator.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Knoxville
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Jonathan Sexton

You can find their website here.

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