Midemlab: startup competition

  • PRESENTED BY PEPSI & VIVENDI


    Midemlab features the most innovative startups proposing solutions that enable creative industries to build new consumer experiences.
    Are you a startup? Midemlab is your chance to find new partners among leading investors and decision-makers from the creative industries, and take your business to the next level. 30 finalists will be chosen to pitch at Midem by our selection partners: open innovation consulting company Bluenove, investment firm Index Ventures, music consulting company Music Ally and pre-seed & seed stage fund Seedcamp.

    • SoundCloud: Midemlab 2009 winner

    • 2012 Midemlab finalists Rexly

    • 2013 Midemlab finalists Soundrop

    • 2014 Midemlab finalist Blitzr

  • Discover the competition

    A word from a past participant

    Michael Penfield

    Michael Penfield, Founder & CEO – FanDistro

    What a great experience for a startup in the music industry... We had in-depth discussions with artists, managers, labels, and other tech companies, received great feedback and have embarked on a number of partnerships - all as a result of our participation in Midem!

    The 2015 competition

    Competition closed

    Midemlab
    Thank you to everyone who entered.

    Stay tuned!

    The finalists will be announced by mid April.

    Enter in 1 of 3 categories

    • Music discovery, recommendation & creation

    • Marketing, social engagement & monetisation solutions

    • Hardware/Internet of Things
  • Meet the jury

    • Jason Ball, Qualcomm Ventures

      Jason Ball

      Senior Director, Qualcomm Ventures (UK)

    • Jon Bradford, TechStars London

      Jon Bradford

      Managing Director, TechStars London (UK)

    • Paul Brindley, Music Ally

      Paul Brindley

      CEO, Music Ally (UK)

    • Ciara Byrne, Fast Company/Forbes/VentureBeat

      Ciara Byrne

      Freelance Technology Journalist, Fast Company / Forbes / VentureBeat (Netherlands)

    • Corinne Bach, Vivendi

      Corinne Bach

      VP, Innovation Projects, Vivendi (France)

    • Frederic Court, Advent Venture Partners

      Frederic Court

      General Partner, Advent Venture Partners (UK)

    • Stéphane Distinguin, Cap Digital

      Stéphane Distinguin

      Founder & CEO, FABERNOVEL and President / Chairman, Cap Digital (France)

    • Marti Duval, bluenove Group

      Martin Duval

      President & COO, bluenove Group (France)

    • Marie Ekeland, France Digitale

      Marie Ekeland

      Co-President, France Digitale (France)

    • Brady Forrest, Highway 1

      Brady Forrest

      VP, Highway 1 (USA)

    • Dave Haynes, Seedcamp

      Dave Haynes

      Business Development, Seedcamp (UK)

    • Ellen Healy Pietropaoli, PepsiCo Global Beverage Group

      Ellen Healy Pietropaoli

      Senior Director, Global Consumer Engagement, PepsiCo Global Beverage Group (USA)

    • Jason Mendelson, Foundry Group

      Jason Mendelson

      Managing Director, Foundry Group (USA)

    • Chris O'Brien, VentureBeat

      Chris O'Brien

      European Correspondent, VentureBeat (France/USA)

    • Pär-Jörgen Pärson, Northzone

      Pär-Jörgen Pärson

      General Partner, Northzone (Sweden)

    • Jean-Paul Roland, Eurockéennes Festival

      Jean-Paul Roland

      Managing Director, Eurockéennes Festival (France)

    • Brian Solis, Altimeter Group

      Brian Solis

      Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group (USA)

    • Roxanne Varza,  Microsoft

      Roxanne Varza

      Startup Lover / Emerging Business lead, Microsoft (France)

  • Why take part?

    • Meet with potential business partners and investors
    • Get feedback from powerful decision-makers
    • Gain visibility among the entertainment industry & world’s leading media
    • Receive personalised coaching to prepare your pitch. Coaches are brought by Pepsi.
    • Winners: Receive 1 year of free access to select Reed MIDEM shows(includes LeWeb-Midem-MIPTV-MIPCOM), free legal advice with Jeff Liebenson (Liebenson Law), free advertising on midem.com and extra visibility.
  • Key Dates

    Key datesMid-April: Finalists announced

    Key dates5 & 6 June 2015: Finalists pitch their business models at Midem

    Key datesEarly December: Call for entries opens

    Key datesEarly February: Jury members announced

    Key dates10 March 2015: Deadline for applications

  • Application criteria

    Applicants must:

    • Register and attend Midem if selected to pitch (eligible for the special Early Bird young company rate: €495)
    • Be business-ready: already launched or in beta
    • Be a new company (less than 3 years old)
    • Be genuinely original and innovative, with an international viability
    • Demonstrate a positive business impact for potential partners and Midem attendees
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MIDEM 2015

5 - 8 June 2015

Palais des Festivals - Cannes, France

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MIDEM 2015

5 - 8 June 2015

Palais des Festivals - Cannes, France

€495

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