Velocidad is a business accelerator for media organizations in Latin America. The objective is to improve the sustainability of digital native media with the goal of fostering editorial independence, journalistic impact and public interest. Learn more in English, Spanish, and Portuguese at Velocity.fund.
La Red de Profes is a network of professors who teach entrepreneurial journalism and other business, innovation and digital journalism classes. 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.
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 programs and services that help foster engagement and monetization.
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 participants are required to share their stories in order to inspire others in the media ecosystem. (Read more in Spanish.)
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 cover news along the US-Mexico border.
Google News Initiative Startups Lab Hispanoamérica is an accelerator for Spanish-language independent digital media that supports the development of journalistic ventures and the personal growth of the team members behind those ventures. During the program, digital media entrepreneurs strengthen their organizations’ business models, expand their understanding of their audiences, and design innovative teamwork strategies.
Reinforcing SembraMedia’s commitment to independent digital journalism in Argentina, Amuna Digital is an education and acceleration program for Argentine digital native media throughout the country. The program is designed to promote the sustainability and innovation of these organizations with training, consulting and funding.
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.