Velocidad is a Business Accelerator for media in Latin America. The objective is to improve the sustainability of digital native media organizations with the goal of fostering editorial independence, journalistic impact and public interest. Learn more in English, Spanish, and Portuguese at Velocity.fund.
Metis is a mentoring program designed to help women founders of Latin American digital media build stronger leadership and business skills. The program combines mentoring with expert training sessions, and all of the participants are required to share their stories to inspire others in the media ecosystem. (Read more in Spanish.)
La Red de Profes is a network of professors who teach entrepreneurial journalism and other business, innovation and digital journalism topics. The program is born out of a study we published in 2018 (available in English and Spanish. Our Profes website includes resources in Spanish, a proposed curriculum, and information about how to join the professor’s network.
Developing a business model is a challenge for any entrepreneur, but creating a sustainable, and independent media business in areas of conflict is even more complex. To help overcome these challenges, SembraMex provides online training and intensive consulting support for independent digital media that conduct investigative journalism and covers news along the US-Mexico border.
SembraEducativo is a scholarship program for entrepreneurial journalists in Latin America. Through virtual classes in the SembraMedia school, as well as highly interactive webinars, we train journalists on topics related to sustainability, including income diversification, team and audience management, fundraising and more.
SembraTEC was designed to provide small grants and training to Spanish-language media sites to help them use technology to build better relationships with their audiences and explore new sources of revenue. As part of this pilot program, we created a toolkit in Spanish with a Toolkit of programs and services that help foster engagement and monetization.