DO School Future of Audio Entertainment Challenge 2017 – Hamburg, Germany.

Application Deadline: May 31st 2017

The Future of Audio Entertainment Challenge is an edition of the Entrepreneurship for Good Program. With its learning-by-doing approach, this program gives you the opportunity to learn innovation and implementation skills by working on a real-life innovation Challenge (here: Future of Audio Entertainment Challenge) during 10 weeks at The DO School in Berlin. During the second phase of the program, you will go back home to launch your venture with support from your DO School mentors and peers.

The Challenge

Six major German radio stations, Axel Springer and The DO School challenge you to develop and beta-test an online format or platform that will catapult audio entertainment forward so that it can fulfil it’s mission of providing quality editorial information and entertainment in new and innovative ways. The solution that you will co-create with the other 19 Fellows during the Challenge Lab should be based on a sustainable business model, seize on new ways of making audio content available, and strengthen the traditional role of radio as a public service provider in our digital age.

1) You are an enthusiastic and talented person who has proven skills and expertise in the following areas: Developing and/or providing content for new formats (e.g. podcasts, apps, online platforms), radio programming/journalism, storytelling, sound design, music, psychology, marketing, sales,… Of course, we’d also love to receive your application if you have other skills or areas of expertise or are working on a venture that you believe will bring a unique and fresh perspective to the solution of the Challenge.

2) You have an idea for or are already working on social impact venture, and now you really want to make it happen. You’re ready to commit 10 demanding, high-energy weeks in Berlin to work on the Challenge and develop your venture further, in addition to the following 10 months at home which you will spend bringing your idea to life.

3) Your knowledge of English is good enough to participate in a program entirely conducted in English.

Program timeline

Incubation Phase in Berlin (28th August – 4th November 2017)
Implementation Phase in Fellow’s respective country of residence (5th November 2017 – 24th August 2018)

Program Structure

With its learning-by-doing approach, The Future of Audio Entertainment Challenge gives you the opportunity to learn innovation and implementation skills by working on a real-life innovation Challenge during 10 weeks at The DO School in Berlin. During the second phase of the program, you will go back home to launch your venture with support from your DO School mentors and peers.

Incubation Phase (28th August – 4th November 2017)
During the 10-week long Incubation Phase you will develop your personal venture plan with a support network of experienced coaches. At the same time you will work together with the other Fellows to solve the Challenge, which will teach you the skills and methods necessary to turn an idea into action.

Implementation Phase (5th November 2017 – 24th August 2018)
During this 10 months period you will focus on kick starting and implementing your venture in your home country, while receiving continued online support from the Venture Lab, via the DO School online platform. Fellow ventures come in many shapes and sizes, from social businesses, to non-profit organisations, artistic projects or campaigns – however, they are always focused on helping to solve a relevant issue within the Fellow‘s home country. You will graduate from the Entrepreneurship for Good Program with a successful start-up that is already creating tangible impact in your community.

Application deadline

The Early Bird Deadline is 31st May for all applicants. Especially those who need a visa and those who want to maximise their chances of getting admitted to the program.

The Late Deadline is 30th June. If there are spaces left, this deadline is open for applicants who don’t need a visa.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DO School Future of Audio Entertainment Challenge 

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