Fast Track -kasvuohjelma: Vientiyrityskiihdyttämö

Maaliskuussa 2020 käynnistynyt vientiyrityskiihdyttämö järjestetään syksyllä toista kertaa. Kahden kuukauden mittaisena kokonaisuutena toteutettavassa kiihdyttämössä valmennetaan jälleen suomalaisia musiikkialan yrityksiä rakentamaan toimintaansa kansainvälisille markkinoille sekä tarjotaan ensikäden tietoa kansainvälisiltä alan huippunimiltä. Haku uusille osallistujayrityksille käynnistyy 29.6.

Music Finlandin Fast Track -vientiyrityskiihdyttämö on kahden kuukauden mittainen ohjelma innovatiivisia palveluja kehittäville musiikkialan toimijoille (kuten levy-yhtiöt, kustantajat, manageritoimistot) sekä musiikkiteknologiaa kehittäville startupeille, joiden tavoitteena on maailmanlaajuisen liiketoiminnan rakentaminen. Ohjelman tavoitteena on auttaa yrityksiä kansainvälistymisstrategian luomisessa, kasvattaa osaamista ja ymmärrystä musiikkialan tulevaisuudesta sekä teknologisen kehityksen tuomista mahdollisuuksista. Ohjelma tarjoaa tietoa musiikkialan investoinneista ja antaa tukea rahoituksen hakemiseen sekä luo suoria kontakteja kansainvälisiin musiikkialan ammattilaisiin, musiikkialan innovaatioverkostoihin sekä sijoittajiin.

Haku avautuu 29.6. ja se on avoinna 31.8. asti. Hakulomakkeen linkki tulee tälle sivulle 29.6. Hybridimuodossa toteutettava ohjelma käynnistyy syyskuun lopussa ja se toteutetaan yhteistyössä englantilaisen Musicallyn kanssa. 

Lue lisää alla olevasta englanninkielisestä kuvauksesta ja hae mukaan!

Fast Track Music Business Accelerator

Music Finland Fast Track Music Business Accelerator is a 2-month hybrid program focusing on scaling music businesses and music innovation globally. It provides an international selection of expert teachers, know-how on future trends of the music industry and technologies shaping it, first-hand information on international music business strategies, music innovation ecosystems in Europe and beyond, music investments, fundraising and pitching. It offers a rare possibility in Finland to access international knowledge by those who are on the front line, sharing information that is essential to understand the reality of international music business and innovation in music. A selection of international experts will join the program for on-site and virtual sessions, including Yvan Boudillet (TheLynk, France), Jake Beaumont Nesbitt (IMMF, UK), Anna Zo (Music Innovation Hub, Italy), Gerome Vanherf (Leansquare, Belgium), Siegfried Paquet, StealthWrks (US) and Thierry Baujard (Media Deals, Germany.)

The program is produced in collaboration with Musically (UK), a knowledge company for modern global music business.

Who is it for?

  • The program is designed for both music industry companies (such as labels, agencies, publishers and booking agents)​ and music tech startups, entrepreneurs & SMEs​.
  • Companies with innovative business models and export-ready products or solutions for international markets.
  • Companies with a vision to be a strong player in the international music business.

General program information

  • Hybrid course: on-site training in Espoo with international experts and virtual sessions.
  • Price of the program: 450 EUR + VAT
  • Sessions are organised weekly (2,5-4h)
  • Bi-weekly status calls with the teams/companies
  • Majority of the content is in English
  • The final program and list of international experts is launched with the information of the selected companies in September 2021.

Schedule

The call for participants: From 29 June 2021 to 31 August 2021.

Program: kick off in late September 2021 with sessions running until late November 2021.

Objectives of this program

  • Steer companies on how to operate in international business environment and support them to scale business globally.
  • Identify the strategies that can best be applied in international business.
  • To help companies design an international go-to market strategy.
  • Expand the network of international music professionals through interaction with experts.
  • Expand the network of professional relationships through interaction with other companies.
  • Help participants to understand the keys behind the success of the best professionals and organisations in the music sector.
  • Give best practices and introduce tools for marketing and promotion of your business internationally.
  • Provide know-how and knowledge to help gain visibility at international events, access funding, incubators, accelerator and startup programs.
  • Establish new collaboration opportunities and partnerships and deepen the interaction and dialogue between music industry and tech innovation through interaction with other participating companies.
  • Identify investment and fundraising opportunities and value proposition to investors.

How to apply?

Apply by filling in this form. Application is open until August 31.

Selection criteria

  • Professionality of the business and existing partnerships
  • Quality of the team
  • Ambition-level of the business and passion to target international markets
  • Former experience and results in international music business
  • Quality of the application
  • Willingness to participate actively to the program interact with other participants and develop your business ideas throughout the program.

We’re selecting up to eight companies to join the program, based on the applications. The selection is done by a group of experts appointed by the board of Music Finland.