Innovation Fund Webinar Recording

by: | Jun 17, 2016

We hosted a webinar to answer entrepreneur questions about the Innovation Fund Open Call. Startups and projects selected will receive $50K in funding from New Media Ventures! Below is a recording of this webinar in case you missed it.

The webinar covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to New Media Ventures and the Innovation Fund
  • Orientation to F6S, the platform we are using for Open Call applications
  • Questions & Answers

We recommend watching the webinar before applying to the Open Call. If you have any additional questions, you can check-out our FAQs.

Finally, don’t hesitate to email innovationfund@newmediaventures.org if you need help. We look forward to learning more about your work!

Innovation Fund Open Call Webinar_16June2016 from New Media Ventures on Vimeo.


Innovation Fund Open Call Is Live: Apply for $50K in Funding Now

by: | Jun 06, 2016

We are excited to announce the Open Call for the New Media Ventures Innovation Fund!

New Media Ventures catalyzes progressive change by funding amazing technology and media startups that are making the world a better place. Our Innovation Fund finances early-stage, for-profit and nonprofit startups with $50K, participation in NMV’s startup support program and access to NMV’s network of angel investors. Apply Now!

Our mission is to support innovators creating progressive change, and we are particularly interested in organizations that are building political power to do so. While we don’t have a “theme” or focus-area for this open call, we will pay particular attention to startups in the following areas:

  • Uses for cutting-edge technology (such as virtual reality, drones, artificial intelligence, or the blockchain) that could create breakthrough progressive change
  • Mobile-first campaigning technology
  • Campaigning innovations such as distributed organizing models and deep canvassing
  • Solutions to win battles for climate action or prepare front line communities for a just transition
  • Mission-driven media platforms