As part of its mission, BMTH wants to provide the MusicTech sector with structure, visibility, presence and influence. For this reason, the Hub focuses a large part of its activity on helping companies and entities in the sector to boost their competitiveness, attract talent and investments. The Music Tech Europe Academy is a program that aligns with this purpose, and will allow new technology companies to develop according to successful models. We are waiting for you!

Music Tech Europe Academy (MTE Academy) is a pan-European acceleration scheme for music-tech innovators, start-ups, young entrepreneurs and SMEs with mentorship from music industry experts, experienced founders of music-tech companies, managers of successful enterprises in vertical sectors and investors coming from several and diverse European countries.

The program is promoted and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, coordinated by Music Innovation Hub, in partnership with two music innovation hubs (MESO Events, ad Atene, e Barcelona Music Tech Hub), Media Deals (network of investors in ICCs, based in Berlin) and the Luxembourg certified incubator Technoport.

The Academy, headquartered between Milan, Berlin, Luxembourg, Athens and Barcelona, will involve 10 startups per year (for three cycles, each cycle lasting 8 months) in a comprehensive online mentoring program and two physical events (one kick-off and one conclusive), providing them with international networking and investment opportunities.

Pillars of the project

The program is set on 3 main pillars, which determine all the activities related to MTE Academy: from the selection of participants to the selection of the experts; from the content of the online mentoring path to the organization of all networking activities and IRL’s events.

Connection with the music industry
Access to fundings
Technological support

The mentorship program will take place in a hybrid way, offering a flexible scheme based on different formats of interactions between startuppers and mentors (e.g. collective Workshops, one2one mentorship, Ask Me Anything Sessions). It will combine moments of transversal training, covering topics related to business development, market entry and investment attraction, with specific training sessions on the music and music-tech sector.