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US$ 2,000 Up For Grabs For Zim Content Creators

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The Content Creators Network ZW (Content ZW) wishes to announce its inaugural Content Creators Start-Up Week set to run from 8th – 12th November at Moto Republik in Harare.

 

During the week, there will be a number of exciting activities which include pitch competitions, networking events and media-related trainings.

 

Media innovators with start-up ideas will have an opportunity to participate in a pitch contest that seeks to support innovative new media houses which are promoting social justice and shining a light on youth issues in Zimbabwe.

 

5 successful applicants will get to share the US$10 000 seed funding, getting US$ 2,000 each per organisation. They will be assigned mentors to guide them as they strengthen their idea.

 

Winning applicants will be judged on innovation and the sustainability of their project.

 

The deadline for the application has been extended to October 31st and applicants are encouraged to apply with their pitch deck on the following link: https://forms.gle/n5bMpMjnqL5ZkAvr7

 

“We are so excited to be able to host our first-ever Content Creators Start Up Week and we can’t wait for the inspiring young innovators to pitch their ideas!” says Content ZW Convenor, Samm Farai Monro AKA Comrade Fatso, “We aim for this to become a major annual event which supports the growth of powerful new media start ups that disrupt the status quo.”

During the week there will be a Masterclass for content creators. Upcoming media start-ups will also be invited to a Media and Monetisation Exchange which seeks to bring them into the same room as successful media organisations and exchange notes on how best they can scale their initiatives in a sustainable way.

 

Content Creators Network ZW is a nationwide alliance of some of the country’s leading digital media organisations and community media initiatives including Magamba Network, Bustop TV, Centre for Innovation & Technology (CITE), Kubatana, ZimFact, TellZim and The News Hawks. Samm Farai Monro (Comrade Fatso) Content Creators Network ZW Convenor

Robert Tapfumaneyi

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