New in at NMA: four Startups foster Media Innovation

next media accelerator
next media accelerator
3 min readMar 5, 2021


Meet the teams of the NMA Batch 12

NMA Batch 12 Teams. Grafik: Benjamin Eckert
NMA Batch 12 Teams. Grafik: Benjamin Eckert

The future is now: acceleration and investing into promising teams to foster digital transformation is more important than ever. The next media accelerator (NMA) welcomes four innovation-driven startups into its acceleration program: Hype1000, Medieninsider, Scriptbakery and WhoCanShoot.

As always in the NMA portfolio, the range of technologies is broad — spanning from all-in-one audio solutions for corporates to a market network helping in hiring creators. This time however, the teams got one thing in common: they are from Germany.

NMA Managing Partner Christoph Hüning explains the novelty: “This time we received many strong applications from Germany, so it naturally became an all-German batch. The diverse founders get to foster innovation from their home base. In the EU Projects STADIEM and MediaFutures, the NMA supports and accelerates European teams more than ever.”

NMA Program Manager Julia Mandíl adds, “We are looking forward to working with the teams in a very unique time: We kick off remotely and will hopefully be able to switch to hybrid work with more presence in summer.”

Hype 1000 (Düsseldorf)

Hype 1000 is an audio technology startup focusing on corporate audio and voice. With HYPECAST they have developed an all-in-one corporate podcast solution to easily and securely distribute corporate podcasts — always to the right audience!

Medieninsider (Berlin)

Medieninsider is an exclusive digital magazine covering the national and international media scene, focussing on digital transformation.

Scriptbakery AI (Freiburg)

Scriptbakery is a software that digitizes the acceptance, management and analysis of all sorts of written and audio content.

WhoCanShoot (Berlin)

WhoCanShoot is a market network to hire creators and collaborate on creative projects like photo, video and illustration productions.


STADIEM project is funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme under Grant Agreement number 957321. 🇪🇺

MediaFutures has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 951962. 🇪🇺


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About the NMA

The next media accelerator (NMA) is an independent accelerator funded by over 30 media outlets in Germany and Austria. NMA invests in early stage media tech startups from Europe, Israel and USA providing innovative solutions to disrupt the media.

Since its foundation in 2015, NMA has successfully built an alumni network of over 77 companies. During the past years a strong international community was created. With several partners on board in the USA, Europe and Israel, we aim to expand and strengthen the hub for media innovation in Europe.