Music Biz Member Sony Music Partners With Digital Catapult For FutureScope Black Founders Programme

Sony Music UK and innovation agency, Digital Catapult have unveiled the 2023 cohort of digital-first startups participating in the annual FutureScope Black Founders Programme. Over the course of 16 weeks, the initiative will provide up to 10 Black startup founders in the digital entertainment space with support through mentorship, masterclasses and workshops that will promote their investment readiness. Startups supported by the program include Cashblack, Deya, Flossy, Happening Ltd, Korda, Loud Parade, Musircle, Nyangibo Gallery, Stories & The City and Waves. During the program’s final showcase in early November 2023, founders will have the opportunity to pitch to a select group of investors.

“We are thrilled to welcome an inspiring cohort of founders – all building businesses around creative uses of technology – to the FutureScope Black Founders programme,” said Dorothy Hui, SVP, Digital & Audience Development, Sony Music UK. “Sony Music is committed to helping improve diversity in digital entertainment and we look forward to supporting the entrepreneurs participating in the programme by providing access to industry expertise and our network. We can’t wait to see how the businesses develop through the programme.”

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