in5 Media is an integral part of TECOM Group’s incubation platform which aims at enabling the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem in Dubai and the region as a whole. As a platform, in5 plays a fundamental role in achieving our community’s innovative potential by allowing a fluid interaction between startups and entrepreneurs working across different sectors.
In that spirit, in5 Media will offer media enthusiasts, freelancers and startups an opportunity to work collectively on media-related endeavors and participate in elevating the status of the media entrepreneurial community.
As a platform, it will provide a comprehensive value proposition to empower the entrepreneurs and accelerate the development of their content, service, or products. It will provide a home to more than 100 startups and provide them the following benefit:
- Memberships and company incorporation models
- Enabling facilities and infrastructure including production studios, screening rooms, editing suites.
- Mentorship, training and guidance
- Seminars, workshops and networking opportunities
- Access to funding
Moreover, the platform will play a role in connecting the various players of the ecosystem, and in particular industry players, startups, and interested angels and investors.
To qualify, they will follow a 5-stage process
- Submission of all relevant material and information about their concept and business model
- Shortlisting based on various eligibility criteria
- Presentation by shortlisted start-ups of their venture to a committee of industry experts
- Selection for a 5-month incubation period
- Graduation after completing the incubation programme to become part of the media community.