Storytek Forum saw the first cohort of Storytek Accelerator projects presented – six exciting media/tech startups that offer new solutions to music copyright earnings, audience development and much more.

Storytek is an accelerator with global reach for creative industries startups. The first group of residents spent 10 weeks in Tallinn developing their projects, with mentor support from international leaders in tech, innovation, design, finance, legal affairs and other areas.

On the 29th of November, as part of the Storytek Forum conference, the projects were presented to an international panel and audience. 

They are:

CUES (UK) – an analytics tool that connects films with the right audiences, backed by Creative Europe and winner of the Canon Innovation / Propellor Award at Rotterdam Film Festival in 2017.

VFC (Canada) – a genre feature film about melophobia (fear of music) with an interactive neurotech experience. VFC brings brain-computer interface storytelling to the big screen and makes data science relatable, engaging and personal.

MaNaBu (Croatia) – a fun cartoon that educates kids on global problems with the help of the adorable characters Ma, Na and Bu who go on a world-changing adventure. It comes in a short and flexible format, speaks only visually and has no language barriers.

FANVESTORY (Estonia) – a marketplace for music copyright that allows everyone to be part of the artists’ careers and earn copyright royalties together with them. This is a new level in artist and fan relationship, that has real financial benefits for both sides.

The Club of Different Rooms (Estonia) – a unique set of rooms for cultural events and formal meetings. It is equipped with an extensive multimedia system including top presentation technology, a green-screen studio, concert-worthy sound equipment and interactive solutions.

GoShareWork (Estonia) – a web platform connecting vocational school students with homeowners who needs something done in their household.

Check out the gallery here.

The next call for projects will open in the coming weeks. Stay tuned via following our website or Facebook page.

Storytek Forum was supported by: Elisa, Goethe Institute, PWC, Black Nights Film festival and the European Regional Development Fund.

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