gBETA Musictech Summer 2019

Application Deadline: June 21, 2019, 11:59 PM PT

Program Dates: July 18, 2019 - September 6, 2019

Location: Capitol Records Tower, 1750 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA



Participating Companies Receive:

  • Individualized coaching and mentorship from the gBETA team during weekly, one-on-one meetings.

  • One-on-one meetings with 25+ mentors including serial entrepreneurs, subject matter experts and investors.

  • Weekly Lunch & Learn series featuring topics relevant to startups including understanding market size, choosing a revenue model, and how to pitch investors. Lunch & Learn events are free and open to the public.

  • Exclusive Pitch Night reception during which participating companies have the opportunity to pitch to an audience of entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and community members.

  • Opportunity to build relationships within each cohort of five companies, and the community of gener8tor and gBETA alumni.

  • $1M + in deals and perks from vendors like IBM Cloud, Rackspace, Amazon, PayPal, Zendesk and Microsoft.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

gBETA Musictech works exclusively with startups building music-related products, services or content. This includes technologies related to sourcing, recording, production, distribution, marketing, touring, licensing and streaming as well as any technology or process innovations that could serve any component of the music industry.

Do startups need to be located in LA to apply?

We accept applications from startups across the globe. However we do require that at least one founder from each startup be located in LA for the duration of the program. Additionally, gBETA is reserving three spots throughout its existing Fall 2018 programs for Musictech companies. Accepted companies can choose their preferred city from the following: Beloit, Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis, Madison, Milwaukee, or Minneapolis. These companies will receive the same mentorship and programming without traveling to LA.

What stage do I need to be at?

gBETA accepts companies from napkin stage through post-revenue.

What kind of commitment do you need from me?

The weekly commitment is two, hour-long team meetings, a two-hour "Mentor Swarm," and an hour-long "Lunch & Learn" lunch. During the last week and a half, we need flexibility for full days of investor and accelerator pitches.

Free program? What's the catch?

None! Thanks to the support of Capitol Records and gener8tor, this program is 100% free to participating startups! In lieu of any fees or equity, Capitol Records reserves a participation right to invest in participating startups’ next financing round.