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Media Entrepreneurs

Axel Springer just announced their new Media Entrepreneurs Program!

Axel Springer is looking for exceptional entrepreneurial talents to join the company, developing new business concepts and products.

During the 12-month program, the media entrepreneurs will develop a marketable business plan for investment decision to the executive board - to be realized with them in the driver's seat. Read more about the program and its requirements here.

On October 16th, 2012, Axel Springer will welcome over 100 hand-selected upcoming talents, accomplished entrepreneurs, and investors in Berlin for the MEDIA ENTREPRENEURS DAY 2012.

The one-day event will provide a platform for constructive dialogue on how to use, advance, and disrupt digital media. It will feature deep-diving workshops and a media hack area, as well as a € 10,000 startup competition.

  • 1 day
  • 10 workshops
  • 100+ media entrepreneurs
  • € 10.000 startup competition

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HY Berlin - Startup Competition

Partnering with HY Berlin, we are going to crown Berlin's most disruptive global startup. Enabling you to pitch in front of a great jury, press, and the Berlin tech community, HY Berlin acts as a launchpad. We are looking for web and mobile startups that address a global market and solve a global problem. We strongly encourage startups in the field of digital media to apply. The winning startup will receive € 10,000 from Deutsche Telekom's new incubator hub:raum, as well as an in-depth tour through Silicon Valley with Axel Springer's newly formed Silicon Valley task-force.

In addition, every team that is admitted to the startup competition will also receive a wildcard invitation for the hub:raum acceleration program. This is a bootcamp-like event for 30 upcoming entrepreneurs from November 19th to January 31st, offering modular mentoring and office space in Berlin for free.

Apply for Startup Competition

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Niall Duffy

Niall Duffy
Founder & Managing Director, mediasmiths

>Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo Yiannopoulos
Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The Kernel

Erik Åhlin

Erik Åhlin
CEO & Founder, vidispine

Jörg Rheinboldt

Jörg Rheinboldt
Managing Partner, M10

>David Knight

David Knight
Editor-in-chief, Silicon Allee

Christoph Keese

Christoph Keese
President Public Affairs, Axel Springer AG

Mark Hoffmann

Mark Hoffmann
CEO, Vertical Media

Marc Sasserath

Marc Sasserath
Founding Partner, Musiol Munziger Sasserath

Jess Erickson

Jess Erickson
Berlin Producer, General Assembly

Ramzi Rizk

Ramzi Rizk
CTO, EyeEm

Niko Wäsche

Niko Waesche
Founder & Managing Partner, GMPVC

Uli Schmitz

Uli Schmitz
CTO Electronic Media, Axel Springer AG

Omer Rabin

Omer Rabin
Co-President, Stanford GSB AME Club

Ibrahim Evsan

Ibrahim Evsan
Founder, Sevenload & Fliplife

Derk Marseille

Derk Marseille
Founder, Friday At Six

Derk Marseille

Mathias Döpfner
Chairman and CEO, Axel Springer

Derk Marseille

Alexander Görlach
Founder, The European

And many more...

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In September 2006, RADIALSYSTEM V was opened as a new creative space for the arts in Berlin.

Formerly a turn of the century pumping station for the Berlin Wasserwerke (Berlin Water Services), RADIALSYSTEM V – situated in the urban centre of Berlin between Friedrichshain, Mitte and Kreuzberg – currently functions as a cultural centre where new ideas 'radiate' out in all directions, attracting artists and the public from within as well as beyond the city limits of Berlin.


  • Holzmarktstr. 33
    10243 Berlin

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Time Saal & Foyer Atelier A Atelier B Atelier C Kubus
09.00-09.30 Check-In & Breakfast
09.30-10.00 Opening Notes
(Uli Schmitz, Jan Bechler & Aydo Schosswald)
Kick-Off Talk
& Interview (Andreas Wiele & Milo Yiannopoulos)
10.00-11.00 Panel: The Future of Media, Between Startups and Corporates
(Milo Yiannopoulos, Niall Duffy, Niko Waesche, Valentin Schöndienst, Christoph Keese)
Introduction Workshops & Media Hack
11.00-12.00 Meet, Eat & Work Next Gen Rich Media Story Telling
(Erik Åhlin)
Social Commerce
(Paul Gebhardt & Ingo Heinrich)
Everybody has one, so use it (wisely)! Short intro to the various facettes of mobile.
(Simone Loesch & Christopher Hoyer)
Media Hack
(Uli Machold & Michael Paustian)
12.00-13.00 Internet & Media Business Models
(Joerg Rheinboldt & Niko Waesche)
The Future of Location-Based Content
(Ramzi Rizk)
Next-Gen Rich Media Story Telling
(Ramzi Rizk)
13.00-14.00 Lunch Break & Open Mic
14.00-15.00 Meet, Eat & Work The Bundesliga Case at BILD.de
(Donata Hopfen & Mischa Sander)
University in the 21st Century
(Hannes Klöpper)
Jumpstart Online Marketing
(Philipp Westermeyer)
15.00-16.00 Open Mic (Mini Pitches)
The Ultimate Editors' Panel
(Omer Rabin, Joel Kaczmarek, David Knight, Alexander Görlach, Milo Yiannopoulos, Leeor Engländer)
Closing Notes & Announcement
(Mathias Döpfner)
16.00-20.00 HY Berlin
20.00-21.00 Networking & Drinks

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If you would like to participate in the MEDIA ENTREPRENEURS DAY 2012, let us know why you think that you are going to make a difference in digital media and why you would like to meet the makers of Europe's most successful media enterprises. Please attach your CV.

Contact / Apply

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