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Beta Sound System

The Beta Sound System is the first Portuguese program to accelerate new business ideas for the music industry, designed to support the work of the most brilliant artists, researchers and entrepreneurs and the most promising startups in the music industry.

This accelerator, conceived and managed by Porto Design Factory and Casa da Música, aims to support the emergence of a new generation of music business, products and technologies, from musical creation to new forms of music consumption.

The Beta Sound System will provide complete support to 5 teams of entrepreneurs with innovative music-driven business ideas for an initial period of 12 weeks, preparing a tailor made educational program and connecting them to the ecosystem of Entrepreneurship, with key players in the music industry, and with mentors, experts and all the prototyping resources needed to turn promising ideas into innovative products. At the end of this period, the teams will present their results to the musical and entrepreneurial community at a major entrepreneurship and music event: the "Beta Sound Fest". From then on, the teams will benefit from an additional 12-week period, where the Beta Sound System will help leverage the scale of the business by connecting teams to the world's most important development programs with key customers, distributors and producers and with the main investors. 

Applications for the Beta Sound System will run from January 3rd to February 28th, 2017. The 5 ideas/teams selected will start the acceleration program on April 1st and will end on June 30th.

The second wave of acceleration will take place from October 1st until December 31st, with applications from June 1st to August 30th.

More information at www.betasoundsystem.com