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Accelerator Programme

The jamlab accelerator programme is a six-month hothouse accelerator programme for journalism and media innovators. It provides teams with the tools, facilities, contacts, and support necessary to realise their ideas and ambitions.

The programme focuses on journalism and media innovators with potential to transform information, conversation and public space.

Teams on the programme receive:

  • A six month fellowship at Wits Journalism
  • Free workspace at the new Tshimologong Precinct co-working space
  • Mentorship and coaching from experienced media, start-up and tech experts and entrepreneurs
  • Free places on a three-month “Creating the Media” certificate course at Wits
  • Access to a software development team at Tshimologong
  • Opportunities to pitch to potential investors and funders

At the end of their time on the programme, the teams will pitch to potential investors and donors with MVP (Minimum Viable Product).


Jamlab Accelerator in Numbers 

teams accelerated

women-led startups

teams received external funding post accelerator

Jamlab Accelerator Teams 2020

Coffee Colour Communications

Jabari Development Agency

Mata Africa


Track My Mayor


JamLab Accelerator Teams 2019


Club Readership


Media Hack Collecitve

Politically Aweh

Quote This Woman+

JamLab Accelerator Teams 2017

African Tech Round-up

Black Girl Fat Girl

Global Girl Media South Africa

Media Factory

Soul City

Volume News

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