What We Are Looking for

Velocidad will work with emerging Latin American digital media outlets which have strong leadership potential and are highly motivated to develop the necessary commercial, technical, and editorial strategies to lay the foundations for an independent and sustainable organization.
We are looking for candidates that have the potential to grow and benefit from the investment, and that are ready to take advantage of the consulting support that will be provided during the acceleration process. The selection committee will carefully verify that all applicants meet the established criteria.

We invite media outlets to apply that meet the following criteria:

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Digital native media* or media that have a digital-centric growth strategy.

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Aspire to economic independence, regardless of their ideological position. Editorial policy and economic viability should not depend entirely on a single corporation, government or political party.
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Cover topics of public interest and foster the relationship between citizens and the press.

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Whose audiences are primarily based in Latin America.

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Produce/create original content in Spanish or Portuguese

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Have been publishing for more than 6 months prior to their application.

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Digital native media* or media that have a digital-centric growth strategy.

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Aspire to economic independence, regardless of their ideological position. Editorial policy and economic viability should not depend entirely on a single corporation, government or political party.
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Cover topics of public interest and foster the relationship between citizens and the press.

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Whose audiences are primarily based in Latin America.

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Have been publishing for more than 6 months prior to their application.

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Produce/create original content in Spanish or Portuguese

*”Digital native media” are projects that were primarily developed and designed for a an online digital audience. Digital native media applicants may include websites, podcasts, social media profiles, and blogs that produce original reporting.

Velocidad will accept applications from:

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For-profit or non-profit projects (must be formed as a legal organization with a bank account)

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Media outlets that have already received funds from the Latin American Alliance for Civic Technology (ALTEC), as long as they have finished their working period for that program, may apply.

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For-profit or non-profit projects (must be formed as a legal organization with a bank account)

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Media outlets that have already received funds from the Latin American Alliance for Civic Technology (ALTEC), as long as they have finished their working period for that program, may apply.

Media that have previously received investment from Luminate may not apply.
In the final round, an independent evaluation team will conduct reviews of the 25 finalists. Applicants must facilitate access to financial reports, analyses and other performance indicators, and must agree to a series of interviews with the entire management team as part of the review process.