ΗΕΜΙ Incubator Grant 2022 winners revealed!

We are thrilled to announce the 6 selected projects  & ideas for the HEMI Incubator grant support 2022.

After 6 productive months of training and networking, our grants committee has voted the 3 projects of the acceleration programme & and the 3 projects of the incubation programme with the highest potential of development within the music industry.

The winning projects enjoyed access to one-on-one mentoring and coaching sessions from top European music industry professionals, as well as online and offline workshops and optimised their ideas with new knowledge and entrepreneurial skills.

18 HEMI Incubator experts and mentors supported the beneficiaries in the development of their innovative ideas, services and products.

The 6 winning ideas  and projects of HEMI Incubator cover a great variety of topics faced within the music sector, providing innovative solutions to foster social change, diversity, sustainability and creativity in an evolving industry where art, science, and business converge.

Meet the 6 winners and find out more about their groundbreaking projects and ideas!

3 winners of the HEMI Acceleration stream:

Representative: Christopher Hocking

Representative: Merylin Poks

Μood: Music of our desire
Representative: Dimitris Komninos

3 winners of the HEMI  Incubation stream:

Fairmus Technologies
Representative: Reigo Ahven

Come Together 
Representative: Stathis Mitskas

Tier Music Publishing
Representative: Thea Zaitsev

Meet the winners here

Music Professionals, experts and startups from HEMI Incubator join Linecheck festival 2022.

Linecheck – Music Meeting and Festival is back in it’s 8th edition. The landmark event for all the people involved in the music and cultural creative industries, happens 22-26 November in its Milan headquarter BASE, cultural and creative centre in the heart of Milan’s Tortona area.

This year, the music-tech and startup area Linecheck X will be redesigned to welcome young and promising start ups to be presented to all delegates, among them, you will spot HEMI music  projects & mentors participating in matchmaking sessions,  one-to-one meetings with record labels, booking agents, live promoters, publishers and other professionals working in the sector.

More specifically, at this year’s Linecheck you will spot HEMI acceleratees & incubatees  like BaBash GateMeCometogetherPLX VRSpoudaia Events, Stageball, Tier Music PublishingFairmus TechnologiesBETAFESTIndiyArt-Synergy, Mood: Music of our desireStage Rider & Suburbia  together with more 15 HEMI experts

About Linecheck

Acting as a catalyst for change in the music ecosystem, at its eighth edition, the Milan based event has grown to become one of Europe’s best new music economy conferences. The music meeting and festival is a celebration of talent, creativity and new ideas. Offering three packed days, with a program that showcases international diversity across over 60 events, including panels, workshops the day, with over 250 industry speakers and with a genre-blurring mix of over 30 artists from different countries showcasing throughout the night. Linecheck is the ultimate meeting place between professionals and enthusiasts of not just the music sector, but an incubator for dialogues between music, creative, technology and cultural industries, bridging the gaps between Italy, other European countries, the UK and the rest of the world.

The main theme of this eighth edition of the music conference will be #INEXILE, chosen to explore territorial absence, the detachment from metropolitan or local spaces, but also the inability to exercise freedom of movement towards new homelands. For music artists and the overall music ecosystem, exploration is a necessity. Physical spaces are important because they are important sites of cultural production. One doesn’t need to be physically removed from the homeland in order to be exiled. Exile can take place in different cultural spaces, especially through processes like colonisation and modernization.

#INEXILE will resonate across the music meetings, and Linecheck’s conference main topics: the main theme Beyond Boundaries will explore territorial borders and Europeanisation, as well as cross-sectoriality, proposing innovation as a way to overcome territorial, mental and technological boundaries. Creators’ Rights will focus on creators’ rights in all its forms, from Sync in advertising, film and tv, metaverse and web3 to creators’ economies, brand activations, metadata done right and the rise of online radio and podcasts. Shared Experiences will explore sustainable events and Green Deal, innovative ways of festivals and tour promotion, NFT and Blockchain in the events industry, Music Cities. Back will also be Linecheck’s Matchmaking Sessions, which will connect international delegates to Italian industry experts covering different sectors of the industry through sessions such as Meet The Managers, Meet Label, Distribution & PR and Meet Promoters, Clubs and Festivals.

Linecheck is produced by Music Innovation Hub, the first social enterprise in Italy dedicated to music,
and is being co-funded by the Italian Ministry of Culture as a platform for generational renewal of
the Italian music industry.


The ReConnect conference returns to Brno!

Next week, the ReConnect conference returns to Brno’s Fléda, bringing together music managers, booking agents and club representatives for three days. The event, financially supported by the city of Brno and HEMI, will offer discussion panels, workshops, as well as the opportunity to share know-how with music professionals from abroad. 

In-between the diverse actions, HEMI Incubator Sessions will take place, initiating discussions and providing tips on music promotion and sustainable practices to participants of the HEMI network.

The main part of the conference will take place on Friday 30 September at Fléda. This time SoundCzech has invited many music professionals from abroad to the conference. For example, they will present the European club scene on a panel. A large number of foreign guests will also take part in speedmeetings. On the other hand, one of the topics will be the status of the artist and the National Recovery Plan program. The detailed themes in focus follow:

  • 1000Cams – When your fans could be your video makers
  • Trick the ear – New approaches to augmenting music both in virtual and physical spaces
  • Futurobi – How to make healthy music environment

Workshops on TikTok or for emerging artists

Friday’s program will  offer workshops, such as how to use TikTok to promote your own music project, led by Miloš Blaháček from Digiton Agency. 

“But there will be more on the programme, we will also have an interactive workshop for aspiring managers and bands. We will discuss when it makes sense to start going abroad, but also how to actually define the amount of your fee,” explains Radek Pavlovič on behalf of SoundCzech. “The full programme can be found at www.reconnectbrno.com,” adds Pavlovič.

Club night part of the conference

The first ever club night in Brno called Batch will be part of the ReConnect conference. The unique project will connect thirteen Brno clubs for two days, with more than 60 concerts by Czech and international artists. Details can be found at https://bach.events/. 

The ReConnect conference is jointly organised by the SoundCzech music agency, the Music Managers Forum Czech Republic and BACH (Brno Association of Club Music). The event is financially supported by the City of Brno and the HEMI Project.



  1. 9 – 1. 10. 2022

Fléda – BRNO, CZ


HEMI Incubator kick off event at Athens Music Week!

HEMI Incubator, the first music business incubation and acceleration programme in the region, joins AMW 2022 Conference for it’s kickoff event.

A delegation of music entrepreneurs from 9 European countries representing 30 exceptional startups and music related projects, will have the opportunity to meet their mentors and music experts.

Including a great variety of topics faced within the music sector, the 30 companies and projects are providing innovative solutions to foster social change, diversity, sustainability and creativity in an evolving industry where art, science, and business converge.

Meet the music entrepreneurs in the AMW Pro Area and contact them to explore new possibilities for your music business!

Attendance by invitation only.

Watch HEMI Incubator panel-discussion!

Tune in on our panel-discussion and find out all the inside info for HEMI Incubator, a new program that aims to offer tools, guidance and the network to high potential startups/SMEs and entrepreneurs who have a business idea / project related to the Music Industry.
Panel speakers:
➤ Jaanika Lillemaa (HEMI Partner / Head of international projects at Music Estonia)
➤ Dorina Stamou (Research & Innovation Programmes Strategist at
➤ Liis Linn (Communications Manager at Startup Wise Guys)
Dino Lupelli (General Manager at Music Innovation Hub)
ΗΕΜΙ Incubator Associate Partners:
Found.Ation (GR), Impala – Independent Music Companies Association (EU), Music Tech Europe (EU), Music Innovation Hub (IT), Startup Wise Guys (EE)

HEMI Incubator is on!

For some time now HEMI is working behind the scenes to present to you the first #musicbusiness incubation & acceleration program in Central & Southeastern Europe. We could never imagine in our last innovation meeting the dark times we are experiencing these days. We stand in solidarity with Ukraine and with our fellows who oppose the war, trying to find ways to support them from our own position.

Music has the power to unite!

HEMI Incubator offers the tools, guidance, expertise and the network to enhance music business professionals and entrepreneurs, in Central & Southeastern Europe (CSEE), develop their products, services and ideas. You will gain a deeper understanding of the ever-changing international music sector, the opportunity to connect with key industry players as well as support grants for 6 projects/companies!

HEMI Incubator is a new hybrid training scheme that is divided in 2 streams: 

  1. The 3-month Acceleration Programme addressed to 20 entrepreneurs who have a business idea / project and need support to transform it into tangible products or services related to the Music Industry.
  2. The 6-month Incubation Programme addressed to 10 high potential startups/SMEs that offer sustainable solutions to the music sector and need to foster their growth. 

Meet HEMI Incubator top industry experts & mentors here!

 Find out more & apply here!

🔵 ΗΕΜΙ Incubator Associate Partners:
Found.Ation (GR), IMPALA Independent Music Companies Association (EU), Music Tech Europe (EU), Music Innovation Hub (IT), Startup Wise Guys (EE)

🔵 HEMI partners:
Technopolis City of Athens | SoundCzech | Music Estonia | Tallinn Music Week | Athens Music Week | Majdnem Híres Rocksuli – Almost Famous Music Business School | Password Production | Taksirat Festival | KBF | Wianki w Krakowie | Tak Brzmi Miasto | Mastering the Music Business | Exit Festival | Sigic | MENT Ljubljana | Budapest Showcase Hub