sony music digital catapult

Sony Music UK has teamed up with the UK’s Digital Catapult initiative to launch an accelerator for Black startup founders.

Launched today, the Black Founders Programme is a 16-week accelerator for pre-seed or seed-stage companies. Startups will get workshops, investment masterclasses, networking and mentorship as part of the programme.

It’s open to UK-based startups with at least one founder who identifies as Black, or multiracial with Black heritage. They need to be looking to raise investment in the next 6-9 months, and must be working in the digital entertainment space: so music, but also games, arts, or advertising.

The Digital Catapult is particularly keen on companies using technologies including AI; blockchain; virtual, augmented and mixed reality; and wearables/sensors/future networks.

The deadline for applications is 28 May: pass the link above on if you know a startup who’d be great for it.

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