About us

next media accelerator is the premier hub for media innovation in Europe. It is a network driven accelerator for startups that aim at transforming the conventional approach to the media industry  (journalism, content, advertising) by embracing digital technology and with a scalable business model. We host batches of up to five teams over six months at our offices in Hamburg.

next media accelerator was founded by several independent partners in order to offer startups a place to succeed. The program is looking for companies that bring innovation to the media industry and look for international markets.

 You get:

  • 6 months program with an experienced team helping you to get where you need to be
  • Experienced founders and media executives as mentors
  • Access to the main players in Europe’s media industry
  • Up to 50k Euro of funding
  • >100k Euro in services, mentoring and education from our partners
  • Kick-ass office space in Germany’s media capital Hamburg. You will be working side by side with peers to help each other out
  • A community of startups, mediapreneurs and successful media companies inspiring each other
  • NERF fun

Team

  • Sabela Garcia Cuesta
      Sabela Garcia CuestaProgram Manager

      Sabela García Cuesta is a born communicator and networker. Working in a startup in Beijing some years ago made her discover a whole new world and a passion. Witnessing how business ideas turn into reality gives her goosebumps. She also founded recently her own magazine.

    • Dirk Herzbach
        Dirk HerzbachCEO

        Dirk Herzbach successfully founded platzda.de, homewhere.io and UmzugEasy. He built up the YouIsNow Lab for Immobilienscout24 and launched the E.ON:agile accelerator. Dirk is an active Business Angel and invests in startups in Europe and the US.

         

      • Nico Lumma
          Nico LummaCOO

          Nico Lumma hasn’t been offline since 1995. He likes exploring new things and has been a part of the German startup scene for 15 years. Most recently he helped launching the mobile classifieds app Stuffle.

        • Meinolf Ellers
            Meinolf EllersCMO

            Meinolf Ellers has driven innovation inside of dpa since 1996. Always interested in what’s next, he founded Scoopcamp to explore new ideas in journalism. Meinolf’s ambition is to constantly push the digital transformation of the media industry.

          Our Investors & Partners

          What we offer

          • Bronze
            0
            • 6 months program in Hamburg
            • access to publishing industry
            • access to international investors
            • access to great mentors
            • coachings tailored to your needs
            • collaborate with other great teams
            • 3% shares for NMA
          • Silver
            25.000
            • 6 months program in Hamburg
            • access to publishing industry
            • access to international investors
            • access to great mentors
            • coachings tailored to your needs
            • collaborate with other great teams
            • 5% shares for NMA