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    WMCF Lab. Technology Of Social Rebellion
    WMCF Laboratory is a no equity and not-for-profit acceleration program that empowers
    and supports the most promising creative fighters selected by our annual competition

WMCF Lab was established organically as a part of our media network that keeps in touch with the most promising entrepreneurs and creatives. It works in the format of virtual acceleration program focused on digital activism, social impact and media projects. Our alumni get an access to our network, fellowships, funding and much more. In order to become a participant you should be selected within our global competition.

Our Priorities

Every year our founders, councils and community define specific categories that help us to focus on the most valuable trends and issues. These categories are divided on "Tracks" and "Nominations".

Our tracks

  • Digital activism & media;
  • Social change and non-profits;
  • Creativity and art.

Nominations

#Under25
Initiatives that support creative youth under 25 years old in the fields of digital activism, creative technologies and ventures.

#Creative Fighters
Initiatives that support creatives from Africa, including MENA region and South Africa.

#SisterHood
Initiatives that support female-driven projects, specifically entrepreneurs, creatives and activists.

In this year we represent 6 key topics that also work as nomination categories within Under 25 Awards.


Our Model

As a media network, we rely on our community and infrastructure leveraging the components that have the most significant effect for our alumni, including fellowships / funding, co-producering and expertise. Our no equity and non-for-profit nature also allows us to provides you with the most friendly conditions.

What we give

Funding & Fellowships
Our winners can be granted with no equity grants up to $15.000. We also provide the best alumni with an access to funding and investments options, leveraging our partner organizations and investors. However, we can't guarantee that your project will be funded.

Co-Producering
As a media network we provide our alumni with an access to WMCF network and various co-producers including our peers, volunteers, co-creators and much more.

Experience & Expertise
We provide our alumni with an access to mentors and experts within the whole acceleration process. There are also specific sessions after the first (competition) and second (accelerator) stages of the judgement.

What we take

Actually, nothing. But your acceleration program should be co-financed by one of the following ways:
  • Fellowship funding;
  • Partner funding.
* One of our partner organizations should be interested in your project or initiative.


WMCF Lab Guidelines

What is the WMCF Lab Acceleration Program?

WMCF Lab is a virtual acceleration program focused on digital activism, social impact and media projects. We run one cycle of accelerator process each year relying on the best projects selected through the WelkerMedia competition.


How to become a participant?

In order to become a participant you should visit our compeitition page and send an application. If your project will be selected by our commitee, you will be granted with an access to our acceleration program.


Who is allegible?

Our participants: media projects, platforms and startups, non-profits, foundations, movements and creative projects.


Do I need to visit your chapters / headquarters in order to participate in the acceleration program?

No. You don't need to visit or reach our chapters. Our acceleration program is held in a virtual format. But since we grant our alumni with an access to our community and network, you can participate in some offline activities and events depending on your region.


Can I participate from the [country name]?

We accept applications regarding participant's location. So you can apply from any country or location.


What do you provide to successful participants?

Our participants get an access to our network, resources, fellowships, funding and some other options.


What does co-producering mean?

Since we are media network, we have an extensive human and media resources, including our 200.000 peers, volunteers and ambassadors community. Our participants may rely on these resources.


What do you take?

Actually, nothing. But your acceleration program should be co-financed by one of the following ways: fellowship funding, partner funding.


What does partner funding means?

One of our partner organizations should be interested in your project or initiative.


What is amount of funding I can take?

We provide the best alumni with an access to funding and investments options, leveraging our partner organizations and investors. However, we can't guarantee that your project will be funded.



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