MidemLab startup competition

  • What is MidemLab

    Midemlab features the hottest start-ups with solutions to build new consumer experiences for the music industry.

    If you’re a music start-up or a start-up interested in working with the music industry, Midemlab is your chance to pitch your business. Find new business partners among decision makers from the music industry, raise funds and gain international exposure to take your business to the next level. 20 finalists will be chosen through a call-to-entry by our selection partners: the open innovation consulting company bluenove; music business information & strategy company Music Ally, and the leading investment firm in technology, Atomico.

  • Join the competition

    Pitch your business at Midem!

    Enter now

  • Why take part

    Why take part

    • Win a free registration and pitch on-stage at Midem
    • Meet with new business partners and key investors
    • Gain international visibility
    • Get feedback from decision makers and VCs to improve your service
    • Winners receive industry’s validation and recognition, and other opportunities such as some free legal advice by Jeff Liebenson (Liebenson Law)
    Eligibility criteria

    Eligibility criteria

    • Available to attend Midem if selected to pitch
    • A new company (less than 3 years old)
    • Business-ready: already launched or in beta
    • Independent, not affiliated to a group
    • Genuinely original and innovative, with an international viability
    Enter into 1 of 3 categories

    Enter into 1 of 3 categories

    • Music discovery, recommendation & creation services
    • Marketing, social engagement & monetisation solutions
    • Hardware / Internet of things
  • 2016 Jury Members

  • Among the alumnis

  • Key dates

    • Early January: Call for entries opens
    • Mid-February: Jury members announced
    • 23 March: Deadline for applications
    • End of April: Finalists announced
    • 3 and 4 June: Finalists pitch their business models at Midem

    Key documents

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