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AUDThe Future of Audio Entertainment Challenge

Tuition fee €1,000.00 one-time

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for the tuition fee of the Entrepreneurship for Good Program. Find out more here.

Course code AUD

Overview

The Future of Audio Entertainment Challenge is an edition of our Entrepreneurship for Good Program. With its learning-by-doing approach, this program gives you the opportunity to learn innovation and implementation skills by working on a real-life innovation Challenge (here: Future of Audio Entertainment Challenge) during 10 weeks at The DO School in Berlin. During the second phase of the program, you will go back home to launch your venture with support from your DO School mentors and peers.

The Challenge

Six major German radio stations, Axel Springer and The DO School challenge you to develop and beta-test an online format or platform that will catapult audio entertainment forward so that it can fulfil it’s mission of providing quality editorial information and entertainment in new and innovative ways. The solution that you will co-create with the other 19 Fellows during the Challenge Lab should be based on a sustainable business model, seize on new ways of making audio content available, and strengthen the traditional role of radio as a public service provider in our digital age.

Why does it matter?
We live in the age of information. There is a seemingly endless array of places from which to get our news, listen to music, hear or read opinions on our various gadgets and devices–and with it, an increasing number of content providers who are native to the digital age. Yet, there is also a growing and ever more apparent need for quality editorial content, made accessible to us, a vast audience, in innovative ways. So how does radio fit into this picture? We believe that now is the perfect moment for radio to embrace its historical function as a public service provider, seize upon new opportunities, and to expand its USP in the spirit of connected, collaborative, and consumer-driven entertainment.

This program is right for you if:

1) You are an enthusiastic and talented person who has proven skills and expertise in the following areas: Developing and/or providing content for new formats (e.g. podcasts, apps, online platforms), radio programming/journalism, storytelling, sound design, music, psychology, marketing, sales,… Of course, we’d also love to receive your application if you have other skills or areas of expertise or are working on a venture that you believe will bring a unique and fresh perspective to the solution of the Challenge.

2) You have an idea for or are already working on social impact venture, and now you really want to make it happen. You’re ready to commit 10 demanding, high-energy weeks in Berlin to work on the Challenge and develop your venture further, in addition to the following 10 months at home which you will spend bringing your idea to life.

3) Your knowledge of English is good enough to participate in a program entirely conducted in English.

Program timeline

Incubation Phase in Berlin (28th August – 4th November 2017)
Implementation Phase in Fellow’s respective country of residence (5th November 2017 – 24th August 2018)

Program Structure

With its learning-by-doing approach, The Future of Audio Entertainment Challenge gives you the opportunity to learn innovation and implementation skills by working on a real-life innovation Challenge during 10 weeks at The DO School in Berlin. During the second phase of the program, you will go back home to launch your venture with support from your DO School mentors and peers.

Incubation Phase (28th August – 4th November 2017)
During the 10-week long Incubation Phase you will develop your personal venture plan with a support network of experienced coaches. At the same time you will work together with the other Fellows to solve the Challenge, which will teach you the skills and methods necessary to turn an idea into action.

Implementation Phase (5th November 2017 – 24th August 2018)
During this 10 months period you will focus on kick starting and implementing your venture in your home country, while receiving continued online support from the Venture Lab, via the DO School online platform. Fellow ventures come in many shapes and sizes, from social businesses, to non-profit organisations, artistic projects or campaigns – however, they are always focused on helping to solve a relevant issue within the Fellow‘s home country. You will graduate from the Entrepreneurship for Good Program with a successful start-up that is already creating tangible impact in your community.

Application deadline

Last open slots for non-visa applicants available.

We have a rolling admissions process and we only have 20 spots available for this Fellowship, we encourage you to follow the Early Bird application deadline. The earliest you submit your application, the more spots will still be available.

To learn more about the application process, please visit this page.

Apply now! EfG AUD 2017/18
Application deadline
Aug 21, 2017 23:59
Europe/Berlin time
Studies commence
Aug 28, 2017

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States