About

Launching in 2017, the third in5 innovation center located in Dubai Production City is the perfect hub offering media enthusiasts, freelancers and entrepreneurs an opportunity to work collectively on media-related endeavors and participate in elevating the status of the media entrepreneurial community. It will also provide a comprehensive value proposition, from industry leading facilities to technical support, to empower startups and accelerate the development of their content. Focusing on digital content creation to complement the recent shift in the media industry, in5 will offer an educational program that will include both international as well as in-house training programs and workshops to empower its members with the latest skills and knowledge to grow and excel.

The innovation centers are designed to offer 5 key benefits to support the growing number of students, entrepreneurs and start-ups seeking to get new ideas off the ground in Dubai’s competitive markets.

What makes in5 Media different.

With the latest creative facilities, including fully equipped production and recording studios, screening rooms and editing suites, startups and like-minded content creators will have the opportunity to share their work, aspirations and collaborate on different projects. Through its partnership with UTURN, the leading Arabic entrainment network on YouTube, members will also have the opportunity to create and accelerate the production of their pilot projects with the support of UTURN’s experts with the aim of building a talented community of media professionals.

Good to remember

Things to keep in mind before you apply

  • Media professionals for a digital age

    As the media industry digitizes, in5 is empowering entrepreneurs with tools to succeed in an online world, whether they are creating visual or written content.

  • Create a new standard

    Start-ups at in5 will define the next stage of growth for Dubai as the region’s media hub. Access to creative spaces, training and mentorship will enable the success of media entrepreneurs.

  • Open to everyone

    in5 is open to all nationalities with great ideas and a passion to make a difference. If you’re not based in the UAE, once your idea is accepted, you will need to relocate to Dubai to ensure you benefit from the in5 ecosystem.

Ready to Apply?

To join the dynamic success driven world of in5 the first step:

1. SUBMISSION

Founders and entrepreneurs apply to the incubation program submitting an online application , including relevant material and information about their concept and business model.

2. VALIDATION

The in5 team shortlists candidates based on various eligibility criteria & invites selected candidates to present.

3. PRESENTATION

Shortlisted start-ups present their venture to a commite consisting of various industry experts and seasoned entrepreneurs, and answer the comittee’s questions.

4. INCUBATION

The steering comitee selects start-ups and admits them to the incubator. During their incubation period, startups access to various benefits that span the incubation value chain.

5. GRADUATION

On completion of the incubation phase, start-ups graduate and become part of the in5 alumni network.


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