Clubhouse is inviting influencers to apply for a ‘accelerator program’

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In this photo illustration the Clubhouse logo seen displayed on a smartphone screen.

Buzzy audio chat app Clubhouse announced on Sunday that it is opening applications for an influencer accelerator program.

Gizmodo reported on the new program first. Clubhouse later confirmed it on Twitter alongside other developments from the weekend’s “Town Hall” – weekly public forums where the company announces weekly updates – like invite-by-phone-number functionality.

“Clubhouse Creator First,” will give 20 creators “resources they need to bring their ideas and creativity to life.” Influencers can apply through March 31 of this year.

The application asks prospective Clubhouse influencers which platforms they’re currently active on, from Substack to TikTok. The form also asks them to identify which services Clubhouse would be helpful to provide, from advice on monetization to help with booking guests.

You don’t have to be an influencer to join Clubhouse, which is currently in “private beta mode.” But you do either have to know someone already on the app or get on the waitlist. Here’s Insider’s complete guide to how to sign up.

Other social media apps have partnered with influencers in the past. As TechCrunch reported in 2018, Snapchat launched a program called “Snapchat Storytellers” to pair up brands with the app’s most popular creators.

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