STADIEM Partner and mother Hub VRT Sandbox was recently featured on the European in-depth start-up reporting platform Sifted, through an extensive piece on their history and model, featuring an interview to Sandbox’s head Peter De Paepe.
About vrt sandbox
Sandbox was born in 2014 as a spin-off of Flemish broadcaster VRT, and serves a double function: on one hand being an open innovation project and, on the other, being an accelerator of sorts, allowing start-ups to collaborate with VRT’s multimedia branches (television, radio, online) and integrate their solutions into the broadcaster’s existing infrastructure or workflows. The driving principle is one of mutual advantage, creating jobs and pushing innovation in the media sector, while contributing directly to VRT’s technological advancement. The Sifted article also touches upon how VRT Sandbox’s participation within STADIEM and its programme was key in this perspective, opening up to new start-ups, matching opportunities, and providing funding.
Sifted is the new-media site for Europe’s innovators and entrepreneurs, backed by the Financial Times. The central objective of this online outlet is to provide in-depth reporting on the European start-up landscape, striving to be at the forefront of discovering and informing on new exciting innovation happening across Europe.
To read the original article: https://sifted.eu/articles/vrt-sandbox-media-venture-fund/