The We Media Miami conference is offering $50,000 in seed capital to help launch two media startup ventures in 2010.
The We Media PitchIt! Challenge, organized by iFOCOS, a non-profit media think tank and futures lab, and sponsored by the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation, is open to anyone, anywhere, with ideas for commercial or non-profit ventures “that enable a better world through media and communications technology”.
Finalists will present their ideas before conference attendees and a panel of judges at the conference, that will take place on March 9-11, 2010, at the University of Miami.
Judges will include venture capitalists, serial and social entrepreneurs.
Entries must be submitted online by Jan. 20, 2010.
For more information and to enter the challenge, go to: www.wemedia.com/pitchit.
Finalists and other media startups and entrepreneurs will also display their ideas for media in the connected society in the We Media PitchIt! Gallery, a demo space at the We Media Miami conference.