Barcelona Music Lab Accelerator program

Barcelona Music Lab is designed for growth stage companies looking to expand their market reach, with a focus on live music, live experience and creative industries.

Introducing Bcn Music Lab: a 3-month program by Bcn Music Lab & Plug and Play for innovative and forward thinking startups that will shape the future of the music industry and creative industries.

Barcelona Music Lab project

The Bcn Music Lab Accelerator Program was created to help startups unlock their growth potential and scale across partners based in Barcelona, by collaborating on joint solutions that address the biggest opportunities in music industry.

 

Together with Bcn Music Lab’s experts and business development teams, the startups in the Bcn Music Lab Accelerator Program get to rapidly test, and iterate new solutions, while pursuing tangible go-to-market opportunities with our extensive network of music festivals, live activations, etc.

Acceleration
Challenge Areas

Highlighting efforts towards sustainability in areas such as food and beverage provision, energy efficiency measures, waste management practices, etc.. This vertical aims to attract environmentally conscious participants and partners. Emphasize an eco-friendly tangible initiatives to implement in live music environments

Ensuring accessibility for individuals with disabilities or diverse needs is essential. This could involve providing information in multiple formats (text, audio, video), ensuring compatibility with assistive technologies, and offering support for attendees with mobility or sensory impairments.

Highlight AI-powered personalized learning tools tailored to musicians’ individual needs, offering insights and recommendations for skill improvement. Example: IoT-enabled devices that provide real-time feedback and performance analytics to help musicians track their progress and refine their techniques.

Showcase technologies that feauture unique and disruptive experiences compared to traditional music experience. Highlight innovative approaches, cutting-edge technologies, or unconventional methodologies employed to foster creativity and drive success in the music industry.

Illustrate how the technology facilitates networking and collaboration among musicians, industry professionals and fandom. Emphasize networking events, community-building initiatives, and online platforms provided to foster connections, partnerships and real integration.

Illustrate how the technology facilitates networking and collaboration among musicians, industry professionals and fandom. Emphasize networking events, community-building initiatives, and online platforms provided to foster connections, partnerships and real integration.

New technologies such AI-driven event management platforms streamline planning processes, automate tasks, and enhance attendee engagement through personalized recommendations and interactive features. Highlight IoT technologies that enhance event experiences, such as smart navigation systems, interactive installations, and real-time updates on schedule changes or venue information.

Algorithms analyze data to provide valuable insights into market trends, audience preferences, and industry dynamics, informing strategic decision-making within the program. Showcase how to optimize logistics, improve attendee experiences, and tailor future programming based on attendee feedback, for instance.

Address intellectual property rights and how to foster a culture of respect for creative ownership. Highlight any legal support, copyright advice, or intellectual property workshops offered to participants to safeguard their creative works and innovations such as AI-driven monitoring tools that detect and mitigate instances of unauthorized use or infringement or blockchain solutions ensure transparent and secure management of intellectual property ownership, fostering trust and confidence among program participants and partners.

Startups we are looking for

Growth stage and late stage

Startups applying to the program should be at the growth or late stages of development, having developed a prototype, minimum viable product (MVP), or demonstrated initial traction in the market.

Scalable business model

Participating startups are expected to have a scalable business model with the potential for rapid growth and significant returns on investment. This may involve leveraging technology or innovative approaches to address a large market opportunity.

Clear value proposition

Startups must articulate a clear value proposition that addresses a specific problem or need in the market. The value proposition should be compelling and differentiated from existing solutions.

Strong
founding team

Accepted startups should have a strong founding team with a diverse set of skills and experiences relevant to the venture, including technical expertise, industry knowledge, business acumen, and a track record of execution.

Commitment and dedication

Accepted startups are required to commit significant time and effort to the program, including participation in workshops, mentorship sessions, and networking events. They should actively work on building and growing their business throughout the duration of the program.

Potential
for impact

The program prioritizes startups with the potential to create significant impact, whether through addressing social or environmental issues, disrupting industries, or generating economic growth.

Does these
speak to you?

Program
benefits

Mentorship &
Masterclasses
from experts

We’ll connect you to industry experts, leaders, and specialists in fields such as product management, supply chain, business growth, and fundraising.

Access to live event management and
production expertise

We’ll connect you to the leaders of event and management production in the live creative industries, to implement your technology.

Pilot and business
development
opportunities

You will be connected to Bcn Music Lab as part of the challenge to explore potential business development opportunities and boost your growth.

Access to a
international network
of opportunities

You’ll have the opportunity to connect with regional and global VCs and investors throughout the program, and we’ll introduce you to potential partners and investors through Bcn Music Lab and Plug and Play events.

Practical
training

Through 3 months of practical workshops from business model canvas, lean methodology to fundraising, you’ll learn how to scale your business and address key business challenges.

Potential partnership opportunities

You’ll have the chance to meet with Bcn Music Lab’s patrons to potentially develop a POC and establish a relationship to strategically support the goals of different companies.

Demo day

Final day to celebrate your progress and achivements throughout the whole program with mentors, directors and attendees from the innovation and music ecosystems during Sònar +D 2024.

Key Dates

February 28th  | Applications Open

March 28th | Applications Close at 11pm, CEST

April 11th  | Selection Week for Startups

April 15h  | Week of Program Launch

6th May week | Focus Week 1

21st May week  |  Focus Week 2

June 13th  | Demo Day & Program Wrap Up

February 28th

Applications Open

March 28th

Applications Close at 11pm, CEST

April 11th

Selection Week for Startups

April 15h

Week of Program Launch

6th May week

Focus Week 1

21st May week

Focus Week 2

June 13th

Demo Day & Program Wrap Up

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