Powered by LeanSquare, a VC fund based in Liège, the Wallifornia Musictech acceleration program carefully selects 10 MusicTech start-up to fast-track over a ten-day period.
Taking place from June 27th to July 6th, the WMAP gives the lucky start-up a unique opportunity to be a part of the music industry gathered up for Les Ardentes.
As part of the acceleration program, teams are individually coached by experienced entrepreneurs and music industry experts in order to set up a financing dossier. Also, by presenting their project to a panel of investors, the start-up can potentially raise funds during WMT. To prepare for this, the start-up are invited to attend various workshops.
Program to be announced shortly ( check out last year’s program and coachs below)
At a crossroads between entrepreneurship, innovation and communication, they cover topics such as sales, negotiation, investors relations, growth hacking, digital strategy, communication and storytelling.
By bringing together artists, labels, agents, festival organizers, musictech start-ups, researchers, investors and key players of the music industry in general; the WMT aims to foster the creation and development of MusicTech projects while creating a genuine MusicTech ecosystem whose goal is to shape the future of music.
Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment, is participating in this year’s music acceleration program through its recently announced UMG Accelerator Engagement Network. Representatives from UMG will be on-hand during the program and UMG executives may be assigned as on-going mentors for certain of the start-ups within the program.