My experience in Los Angeles totally changed my life. It taught me the importance of teamwork, it opened up a world of storytelling possibilities for me, but most of all, it conveyed to me how important it is to know how to deal with an ever-changing reality! Thank you!
M-ACCELERATOR in Los Angeles develops young talented entrepreneurs and prepares them for remarkable career growth in the third largest and fastest growing tech ecosystem in the United States.
The M-ACCELERATOR program was launched by Mediars in 2016 and is the result of over 10 years of tremendous success and experience in developing international courses for skilled young creatives.
M-ACCELERATOR runs 1 - 12 weeks entrepreneurship acceleration program to help both new and established influencers take their career to the next level.
What makes our approach truly unique is that by the end of it, you will have all the tools you need to unlock your full potential and transform your passion into a business.
We accomplish this by offering you a complete program that covers multiple important areas.
This program is designed to be comprehensive no matter what your career experience is. From best practices with brands and agencies to learning how to develop a well-defined brand identity and profile, you’ll get the tools to succeed.
Learn everything you need to know about starting or boosting your influencer career from world-renowned experts:
Professor Scott Hindell is the lead instructor at M-ACCELERATOR and has over three decades of experience in designing and teaching entrepreneurship courses at the University of California-Los Angeles.
Karim De Martino has had tremendous success working with renowned influencer Chiara Ferragni and leading brands such as Amazon, L’Oréal, Disney, Puma, Barilla, Unilever and P&G.
Mediars’ extensive experience in multi-disciplinary training projects has resulted in a highly effective, hands-on learning curriculum for our attendees. They will learn how to overcome the biggest and most common hurdles as they enter the business world.
Discover a new way of thinking that will help you spot new work opportunities.
Learn from the world’s top influencer mentors in-person and via email afterward.
Benefit from proven influencer training developed by experts over many years.
Network in one of the most creative, enthusiastic and innovative communities.
Throughout the program you will have the opportunity to develop your personal brand and profile identity including ideas for stories, posts and, most importantly, your strategy which will be pitched to our panel at the end of the program.
With our hands-on training, you will learn how to create a head-turning attention-grabbing brand and receive top mentorship and guidance from our proven experts.
Don’t worry about this as we have you covered – we will offer you a variety of options on places to stay,
Whether you are traveling as an individual, in a group, with other students, or with family.
Submit your application to be selected. We look at past projects, motivations and attitude.
Based on the number of the participants that will be selected, we will assign a small number of scholarships to the best applicants.
The fee only includes the tuition. We can provide convenient recommendations for a medical/travel insurance if travelling internationally.
The tuition does not include accommodation, but we can provide support if requested.
If you need to develop your follower base, improve your technical skills, discover, define and further engage with your target audience, if you want to learn effective strategies for transforming your passion into a business, improve and learn how to pitch to brands and agencies, this masterclass is for you.
Usually we receive applications from:
Beginners who have just started in the influencer realm, and don’t want to wait any longer and are eager to start building a strong brand. This Masterclass will provide you from the beginning with the tools to apply the best strategies and guide you step by step in building your business.
Established influencers who have difficulties on making it to the next level. Our program is made to stimulate a change and finally unlock all your potential in this arena. During our program you’ll have the opportunity to further discover, experiment and finally gain business and partnership strategies for your brand. Established influencers will also benefit from the pitch workshop and will improve their negotiation skills.
There isn’t such requirement on our selection process. Our priorities include: followers, engagement, focus on target, your idea if you’re submitting one, motivation and your resume/profile.
You’ll find all this and more in our program, from experts you’ll gain knowledge on how much to charge for specific services, including strategies and examples on how to negotiate a payment instead of a gift.
There are plenty of good ideas out there, but ideas alone don’t create successful businesses. Only experienced entrepreneurs have the knowledge or the expertise to turn an idea into a business. When you make the decision to become an entrepreneur, first you need to ask yourself if your idea is competitive, if consumers can actually appreciate it, and how you can make it happen. Our program will teach you how to strategize and execute without losing touch with your key entrepreneur motivations, or lifestyle goals. We do this by helping you ascertain that your product or service, whatever it is—can satisfy consumer needs and the objectives of the business itself.
Our testimonials include those from tutors, who on a daily basis work with startups and investments, and know how to help you progress effectively in the midst of a fast-moving, chaotic system.
The participants in our program don’t need to have a business idea prior to arriving in LA. As long as you’re willing to prepare and develop an idea throughout the course, you could be eligible for M Accelerator.
Submit your application for regular enrollment and by Sept 30th you'll be notified. Receiving the scholarship it means that your tuition fee is zero.
The scholarship does not include:
The scholarship only covers for the tuition fee.
Our team has more than a decade of experience in the organization of international exchange programs. Many of our students come to the United States for the first time. Before your departure, you will have the opportunity to attend a series of meetings and webminars to prepare you for your American experience. We will also send you our Guidelines for Departure. We strive to help make your experience as worthwhile and enjoyable as possible.