CREATORS HUB

Incubator Program for Southeast Asia Creators

In partnership with

WHAT IS THE IFLIX CREATORS HUB?

Iflix and Next 10 Ventures are excited to announce an incubator program focused on online video content creators based in Southeast Asia that will start in early 2019. 

There are nearly 500,000 active creators in Southeast Asia, and over 15,000 creators that generate more than 500,000 views a month for their content. Both iflix and Next 10 Ventures firmly believe in the value online video creators bring to the market: we know there are challenges for creators in the region to build a career that is dependent on advertising revenue, and we are committed to help expand their content creation abilities and grow their audience and revenue. The program will involve financial support, training, and resources to help creators produce quality content, build their audience and community, and plan a sustainable career as a creator.

WHAT WE OFFER YOU:

This program will admit 30 creators in Year 1. During the 12-month incubator program, we will provide you funding and training to produce videos that will be featured on the iflix platform:

Content Funding

$45,000 to $75,000 (USD) will be invested into each Creator

Creator Bootcamp

Meet mentors and fellow Creators for a multi-day bootcamp filled with learning, networking and fun

Peer Networking

Share and learn best practices, creative tips, and how to support each other as Creators

Wellness Resources

Balancing life is hard work, and we’re here to support your mind and body wellness

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

You must be a creator that has a strong audience following in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, or the Philippines who regularly produces content on digital platforms such as (but not limited to) YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, etc.

Content Criteria:

  • Minimum of 50,000 subscribers on one platform
  • Content may involve, but is not limited to lifestyle, comedy, family, and entertainment content genre
  • Content should be produced in the primary and / or secondary language of the country it is intended for
  • You have the capability to upload at least five (5) videos a month (each 2-7 minutes in in length), for a total of 60 videos a year
  • You have an existing audience in either Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines

Other Criteria:

  • You must be able to travel for two, multi-day events in Southeast Asia that will be held in April 2019 and July/August 2019
  • You have a basic understanding of producing video trailers, video thumbnails, and metadata

SELECTION CRITERIA:

EACH APPLICATION WILL BE EVALUATED ON:

  • Originality & Vision: Do you have a clear vision of what your content strategy is all about? How unique is your content focus or the topics you cover in your videos?
  • Sustainable and Scalable Plans: Does your content plan clearly articulate how you plan to deliver the monthly and annual content commitment?
  • Impact: How large is your reach and engagement? What are your plans to grow your audience / community in the coming year?

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To be considered for the program, you must submit a completed application by Friday, February 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila. Please plan on scheduling at least 15-20 minutes to complete your application. You will be able to save and edit your work before your final submission.

APPLICATION QUESTIONS INCLUDE:

  • Your background. How you got started producing video.
  • Your existing channel(s) / social profiles, and metrics about your videos on any platform
  • Your areas of strength, and your resource needs
  • Your vision for your content, and what impact you hope to achieve
  • Explain clearly how you will utilize the creator funding to meet the criteria of producing 5 videos a month for 12 months, grow your audience, operations and/or quality of production

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOU APPLY

DECEMBER 2018 – JANUARY 2019

After you apply, we may contact you directly for more information. If you hear from us, please respond back right away so that we can continue to consider you for the program.

FEBRUARY 2019

We will notify all applicants by end of February 2019. Selected applicants will be invited to join the 12-month incubator program. Upon joining the program, each creator will receive funding to produce videos that will be exclusively available in iflix for 6 months, and then non-exclusively on iflix for 18 months and comply with the content guidelines, terms and conditions established by ilflx and Next 10 Ventures.

Given the size of the program, we are limited to the number of invitees for 2019. If you are not accepted this year, we encourage you to stay in touch with us, and apply again for our next program.

APRIL 2019 – MARCH 2020

The incubator will kick off with a multi-day creator bootcamp in April 2019. Video delivery will begin in May 2019. The incubator will end in April 2020.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I apply more than once for the SEA Creator Incubator?

We want everyone to have the same chance to apply, so you can only apply once for the incubator.

Do I have to be a resident or citizen of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines or Bangladesh to apply?

You do not have to be a resident, however it is necessary that you have strong audience base / social media following in these countries.

How will you use my application information?

Information in your application will be used for the purpose of evaluation and determining candidates for the incubator. Next 10 Ventures will retain your contact information to communicate future opportunities managed by the company and/or iflix and never be sold or used of marketing purposes.

Will I get office space through the Incubator?

The incubator is virtual, so there is no physical location for all Incubator members to be co-located.

Can I share this application with my friends?

Absolutely! We’d love your help in getting the word out about this opportunity.

You can also tag us with:
#seacreators @iflix @next10ventures

I have a question about the application, who do I contact?

Send your question to us at creators@next10ventures.com.