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Julia Hildebrand, Will Franklin

Is an open­source soft­ware plat­form for peo­ple-pow­ered media or peo­ple owned media.

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Julia Hilde­brand

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Key Facts

  • Found­ing date: April ‘22
  • Loca­tion: Berlin, Ger­many

Part of Poly Cri­sis Pro­gram #1

Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals (SDGs)


We want a Euro­pean media ecosys­tem that cre­ates an engaged soci­ety in which the weak feel safe, that trusts in argu­ments, insights and respon­si­bil­i­ty and that’s immune against dis­in­for­ma­tion. This chal­lenge keeps increas­ing, as the prob­lem of news deserts in Ger­many and Europe is on the rise.


With beabee we work towards our vision by equip­ping the next wave of pub­lic-inter­est peo­ple-pow­ered media in Europe (esp. local media) with the tools to build engaged com­mu­ni­ties every­where and sus­tain them­selves finan­cial­ly. We give them: 1) a head-start with a shared tech stack (CRM, Crowd­snews­room, Pay­ment, Sur­veys. Future Fea­tures: Newslet­ter, CMS, Mes­sen­ger, Events) and the trans­fer of strate­gies for suc­cess­ful com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment 2) dig­i­tal sov­er­eign­ty from the get-go.