in5 Media is an integral part of TECOM Group’s incubation platform which aims at enabling the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem in Dubai and the region as a whole. As a platform, in5 plays a fundamental role in achieving our community’s innovative potential by allowing a fluid interaction between startups and entrepreneurs working across different sectors. The in5 model reflects the ever-increasing interconnectedness of sectors and strives to encourage founders and entrepreneurs to innovate at the boundaries and intersections of various industries.

In that spirit, in5 Media will offer media enthusiasts, freelancers and startups an opportunity to work collectively on media-related endeavors and participate in elevating the status of the media entrepreneurial community. As a platform, it will provide a comprehensive value proposition to empower the entrepreneurs and accelerate the development of their content, service, or products. It will provide a home to more than 100 startups and provide them with relevant mentorship and guidance. In addition, it will help them build their technical and professional skills by offering seminars, workshops, and enabling infrastructure including production studios, screening rooms, editing suites. Moreover, the platform will play a role in connecting the various players of the ecosystem, and in particular industry players, startups, and interested angels and investors.

In addition to its membership model, in5 Media will host a select set of incubated startups who would benefit among other things from office or desk space at a significantly subsidized rate. To qualify, they will follow a 5-stage process; submission of all relevant material and information about their concept and business model; shortlisting based on various eligibility criteria; presentation by shortlisted start-ups of their venture to a committee of industry experts; selection for a 5-month incubation period, and graduation after completing the incubation programme to become part of the media community.