Apply to the 2018 competition
Rules & eligibility
Your startup must offer an innovative product or service to newsrooms.
It must have been founded no earlier than 2014.
It must have received less than $1M in external funding.
Startups that have applied in past years and have not participated in the final, at the GEN Summit, can apply again.
What can you win?
The 16 selected startups get recognised by industry leaders, noticed by potential partners and benefit from media coverage.
The finalists pitch on stage in front of 800 editors-in-chief, senior media executives and tech experts at the GEN Summit 2018 in Lisbon.
The finalists get to network with senior media executives in a friendly atmosphere at the GEN Summit and benefit from their feedback, insights and connections..
The winner receives exhibition space at the GEN Summit 2019 to showcase your products and/or services. Exhibition space is worth €7,000.
The winner benefits from private mentorship sessions with Global Editors Network Board Members and great exposure on the GEN media channels.