Google News Initiative Startups Lab Europe

Startup founders and teams producing journalistic digital content are invited to apply for the Google News Initiative’s six-month programme aimed at European participants. The programme is remote and free of charge. The deadline is on Monday 20th September 2021.

 Created in partnership between the Google News Initiative (GNI), German media innovation hub Media Lab Bayern, and the European Journalism Centre (EJC), the GNI Startups Lab Europe supports high-quality reporting for local communities, single-topic audiences and/or previously underserved communities.

This six-month programme is specifically tailored to the needs of content startups in Europe.

You will benefit from Media Lab’s experience in supporting media startups and from EJC’s extensive European network and active community: there will be workshops, coaching and high-profile networking opportunities.

Additionally, as a participant you will get access to up to € 25,000 in grants for running revenue-generating experiments, should you need it.

The Google News Initiative will cover all programme costs, meaning the Lab is completely free of charge for all participants. 

The deadline is on Monday 20th September 2021.


Main Criteria

Strart-ups should be producing original content that is primarily available on a digital platform(s). Companies should earn less than $ 500,000 per year in gross revenue.

All applicants are required to fill out our application form, answer all questions and upload a pitch deck in English.

Find out more now.

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