By Mercy Mungoriwo
Young innovative content creators are set to benefit from a lined up event to be hosted by the Content Creators Network ZW in Harare next month, Nhau has learnt.
Scheduled for November 8-12, 2021; the event will be hosted at Moto Republic according to Content Creators Network ZW convenor, Samm Farai “Comrade Fatso” Monro.
In a statement, Comrade Fatso said media innovators with start-up ideas will have an opportunity to participate in a pitch contest that seeks to support innovative new media houses which are promoting social justice and shinning a light on youth issues in Zimbabwe.
“We are so excited to be able to host our first ever Content Creators Start Up Week and we can’t wait for the inspiring young innovators to pitch their ideas.”
“We aim for this to become a major annual event which supports the growth of powerful new media start-ups that disrupt the status quo,” he said.
Comrade Fatso said five successful applicants will get to share the US$10 000 seed funding equally per organisation and they will be assigned mentors to guide them as they strengthen their ideas.
“Winning applicants will be judged on innovation and the sustainability of their project. The deadline for the application has been extended to October 31 and applicants are encouraged to apply their pitch deck on the link: https://forms.gle/n5bMpMjnqL5ZkAvr7.”
He added that there will be a masterclass for content creators during the week while upcoming media start-ups will also be invited to a Media and Monetisation Exchange which seeks to upgrade them to match established media houses.
Content Creators Network ZW is a nationwide alliance of some of the country’s leading digital media organisations and community media initiatives including Magamba Network, Bustop TV, Centre for Innovation and Technology (CITE) , Kubatana, ZimFact, TellZim and the News Hawks. Nhau/Indaba