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Over the past 5 years, we have worked with over 400 participants from 30 countries, 15 institutional partners, various languages, cultures, and accents.
Founders have raised over $20M in investments from investors such as Richard Branson, Tim Draper, and Plug and Play.
We have worked with many bright young individuals who have received prestigious recognition such as Forbes 30 Under 30, CES Innovation Awards, and other awards from the United Nations. We have also worked with Olympic champions, nationally recognized influencers, and founders of companies ranging from one to hundreds of employees.
We knew from the start who we wanted to work with.
We work with teams and students inspired by big ideas, and young and enthusiastic individuals eager to learn something new.
Our students, like ourselves, are creative individuals, ready to explore uncertainty and venture outside their comfort zones.
MEDIARS believes in inclusion, multiculturalism, entrepreneurial spirit, commitment, and growth through experiences.
If you are considering embarking on a growth journey, if you feel it's time to challenge yourself and expand your boundaries, this is the course for you.
Our high-level training program is not for everyone. We will challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and see things from a different perspective.
At the bottom of this page, in the FAQ section, we have gathered some answers that we have sent via email over the years.
The Accelerator bridges the gap between education and the job market and entrepreneurship.
The course guides participants in validating their collective and individual startup projects, even after the program, for the creation of social businesses or self-employment.
For other participants, the program provides the necessary skills and mindset to gain a competitive edge in the innovation sector.
M Accelerator participants hold exciting positions at companies promoting innovation such as Salesforce, IBM, Google, Facebook, Unilever, Novartis, and many others.
"The M Accelerator Course taught me how to structure projects and bring them to fruition in a practical way."
Andrea Ianneo, Marketing Manager at Novartis
"Before this course, I didn't know how to apply what I learned from books to practical situations. Now, I have the knowledge and more confidence in my abilities.”
Andrea Di Petrillo,
Head of Advertising, Secret Key Web Agency
"Entrepreneurship is encouraged, investors are willing to help young entrepreneurs, they take more risks, they do not judge people from the age".
Melissa Kariuki, Prod. Manager at Google
"My group was special! Additionally, the public speaking workshops helped me to improve my skills.”.
Francesca Romana, Senior UX/UI Designer, Tangity
"During the course, I took the challenge, I focused on the business idea, and when I returned to Rome I realized that our project was a step ahead of the others."
Francesco Simeone CEO Tora Tora Travel
"The Turning Point: Designing Your Business. There was a moment that for me represented a turning point, an important awareness."
Marco Casciani, Copywriter &
Social Media Manager, freelancer
"We've been blown away by the level of support during the MA Startup Program. Your method, style, and advice are really wonderful - thanks for doing what you do! We're super excited to be partnering with you as we move forward with this next phase :)".
Abi Hannah, CEO of Fertility Circle
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In today's increasingly globalized world, many choose to live, work, and study abroad (even if it's for a few months).
This trend appears to be a good thing: social science research shows that international experiences enhance creativity, reduce intergroup biases, and promote successful careers.
The source: Harward Business Review
An innovative approach that develops self-confidence for personal and professional growth. The learning experience is typically hands-on, in an international environment.
A full-immersion experience to develop: Creativity, Persuasion, Collaboration, Learning/Adaptability, and Emotional Intelligence, identified by BusinessInsider as the top skills required by today's employers.
Entrepreneurship Abroad Program
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$1,000,000 in credits to our participants.
Here are some of the partners and their offers:
$120,000 (up to) in credits for IBM Cloud services
$50,000 in credits for Segment (analytics) + other partners
$20,000 transaction-free with Stripe (Sales) + Atlas (corp.)
$5,000 in AWS Cloud Services Credits (renewable)
$1,000 Digital Ocean
3 Months free MeetAlfred
Mentoring Sessions with O'Melveny
An M Accelerator course with three specializations: Startup, Digital Marketing, and English (if requested): workshops, classes, mentors, spaces, accommodations, and networking events.
IDEA GENERATION & MARKET VALIDATION - DESIGN THINKING - PUBLIC SPEAKING - AI Module
The best strategies and tactics from international experts:
SALES PAGES - SEO - SALES FUNNELS - ADS - WEB MARKETING
36 Hours for ESL students
Only if requested
“I truly believe being a mum makes me a better CEO” – Abi, co-founder of @Fertility Circle and recent graduate of the Collective Impact programme run by @VirginStartUp and @Crowdcube: https://t.co/afcFl7li5v #ThisIsWhatAFounderLooksLike @HollyBranson— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) June 9, 2021
MEDIARS funded M Accelerator in 2016, leveraging on a large network built over 20 years of work and projects.
MEDIARS has 15 international partners including public and private institutions and many local businesses and organizations that promote entrepreneurship, creativity, culture, and education.
MEDIARS in Los Angeles (www.mediars.la) is also a multimodal design studio that creates meaningful and engaging experiences worldwide, often creating and deploying cutting-edge technology.
Our work appears on screens, architecture, themed destinations, and stages.
We have created solutions and partnerships around the globe for/with/at: Google, EXPO 2015, Italian Government, Universal Studios, Dell, Disney Resorts, and Siemens, including museum institutions like Getty Museum, Getty Villa, LACMA, Norton Simon Museum, Hammer Museum, Royal Academy of Arts in London, Palazzo Ducale in Genova.
Summer Session: June, July, and August
The program is conducted entirely in English. Therefore, we suggest having at least an intermediate level of English language knowledge.
Many people have good ideas, but few have the knowledge or ability to turn an idea into a business.
When starting a business, you always need to ask yourself if the idea is competitive, if it will be appreciated by consumers, and how it can be executed.
Our course teaches you to do this with a strategic focus on the key aspect of being an entrepreneur: ensuring that the product you create satisfies both the needs of consumers and the goals of the business.
Moreover, we have invited mentors and teachers who work with businesses and startups on a daily basis to clarify the complex and chaotic startup ecosystem.
The coaches of M Accelerator are carefully selected to provide the highest level of training.
At M Accelerator, we believe in a hands-on approach to education, where participants can learn by doing.
Our program focuses on developing creative and entrepreneurial skills, as opposed to simply imparting theoretical knowledge.
This is a key difference compared to traditional Master's programs in business management.
Our program is designed by experienced coaches and professionals, all with at least 10 years of experience in university education. While Master's programs from recognized universities, such as Ivy League schools, offer valuable credentials, we believe that a practical and immersive approach to entrepreneurship education is even more valuable for young people who are seeking independence, exploration, and a fulfilling career.
During the program, participants do not need to have a prior idea. In the initial phase, we may organize teams and guide participants in choosing a problem to work on. What we require is that participants develop a project and work on it for the duration of the program.
In the context of the training program, the course outcomes are:
From a study conducted in LA, participating in training courses within accelerators/incubators enhances the following aspects:
The program is structured in a way to acquire the maximum full-immersion learning experience, specifically:
With over 10 years of experience in organizing international programs, for many of our participants it's their first time. A cultural orientation meeting is scheduled for the participants. We will also send you our Departure Guide.
There are many types of investors, but none that we know of invests in a project at its earliest stage of an idea.
What we offer is a path to structure your idea into a business strategy. We can work together even if you already have a startup or spin-off and want to improve your strategy in your country or create a new global strategy. We can also work together in the validation of your idea, a new product, or service.
The course takes place in Malta with coaches from M Accelerator in Los Angeles.
There are several reasons why an abroad experience in an English-speaking country can be an excellent way to improve English as a second language:
Digital marketing tools are constantly evolving. The value of work, whether as a freelancer, consultant, or specialist within an agency, is evaluated based on the ability to keep up, improve, recognize client problems, and find smart solutions.
If we consider the distribution of the workforce, jobs based on skills (this category also includes the digital marketing expert) make up about 25% and are jobs that are often in high demand.
This type of work tends to become repetitive and, after a first phase, can be performed by operators with a lower-quality of skills. Just think of offshore agencies. In the coming years, given the evolution of Artificial Intelligence, these operators will have to readapt to new tasks.
We aim to train young people who aspire to a more creative job, which is difficult to be replaced by automatism or lower skills level workers. This workforce is referred to as "super-creatives."
The young people we target are the "super-creatives," meaning, all those who will work in strategy, and design, who will integrate skills with innovation, and who are able to identify problems and find solutions. This group of workers has typically a higher purchasing power salary.
This is a 12 weeks program with 288 hours.
Top instructors, consultants, and coaches from California
Networking events, Summer Events in Malta, final presentation.
Regular tuition Fees: $7,000 USD
$6,000 without Business English for ESL
Scholarships are available.