About

in5 media, located in Dubai Production City is the perfect hub offering media enthusiasts, freelancers, entrepreneurs and start-ups an opportunity to work collectively on media-related endeavors and participate in elevating the status of the media entrepreneurial community. in5 provides media students, startups and entrepreneurs space for workshops, mentorship, and opportunities to work closely with other passionate and innovative minds, shaping and developing new ideas through discussions and creative dialogue.

What makes in5 Media different.

in5 media features fully equipped production and recording studios, screening rooms and editing suites to give filmmakers, photographers, media content creators, sound engineers, and musicians the opportunity to develop their ideas and produce engaging content. 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.


Become a Mentor. The mentoring relationship is a very valuable learning experience for the mentor.

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