The introduction of the NY Media Center by IFP we made at the Berlin-New York delegation has been fruitful!
The Media Center launched of a new media fellowship initiated and funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg in partnership with Startup Germany, which offered digital-media professionals the opportunity to trade living and working environments with their transatlantic peers. The program gave two professionals and young entrepreneurs from the Berlin region a three-month fellowship in New York, while two New York counterparts have invited to spend three months in Berlin-Brandenburg.
The fellowship included travel expenses, accommodation, workspace in a co-working facility and a monthly financial allowance. In addition, an individually tailored mentoring program was planned for fellowship recipients. The media residency program started in the spring of 2015, offering fellowship recipients the opportunity to attend industry events such as Berlin Web Week and Internet Week New York, both of which take place in May. The goal of the program is to strengthen the international networks linking these two media hubs.