WASHINGTON, D.C. -- NAB Show organizers today announced the final 10 mobile, video, analytics and social media startups chosen to participate in SPROCKIT 2015. Thirty startups will participate in this year’s SPROCKIT program, which kicks-off at NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 11-16, 2015.
A committee of industry experts reviewed a strong pool of applicants and selected this year’s participants based on their potential to influence the media, entertainment and technology markets. The final 10 startups joining the 20 companies previously announced for SPROCKIT 2015 include:
“From reinventing content on emerging mobile devices to improving social engagement with traditional media platforms, each of these companies has a unique solution for some of the industry’s biggest challenges,” said Harry Glazer, founder and CEO of SPROCKIT. “The 30 SPROCKIT companies are innovating to further this industry as a whole, and I look forward to the progress and impact they will make in April.”
SPROCKIT will showcase industry-vetted emerging companies at NAB Show and convene throughout the year at SPROCKIT Sync, a series of private meetings where executives and entrepreneurs meet to collectively discuss and introduce new technologies that will advance the industry. Since its launch in 2013, dozens of emerging companies have participated in SPROCKIT and have experienced significant growth, including successful funding rounds, partnerships and acquisitions.
“PearlTV members operate nearly 200 local TV stations throughout the country, and our involvement with the startups working with SPROCKIT helps us anticipate viewing trends and develop new services for our advertising partners. Broadcasters are deeply involved with new technology, as we deploy new services to engage viewers,” said Anne Schelle, managing director of PearlTV, a corporate SPROCKIT member.
This year, NAB Show attendees can also vote for the most promising solutions presented by the SPROCKIT companies. NAB Show attendees will be able to cast their votes in the SPROCKIT Hub (booth N2530) and the top five startups with the most votes will be honored at an awards ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 in the SPROCKIT Hub.
SPROCKIT is created in partnership with World Series of Startups, LLC and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). In addition to the new companies mentioned above, SPROCKIT corporate members include: AARP, Comcast, Cox Media, Disney/ABC Television Group, E.W. Scripps Company, Gannett Broadcasting, Google, Graham Media Group, Hearst Television, Media General, Pearl TV, Raycom Media, Scripps and Univision Communications Inc. SPROCKIT supporters include: Angel Capital Association, Boston Consulting Group, Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at USC, Ernst & Young, Interactive Television Alliance, Irving Group, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, National Venture Capital Association, New Amsterdam Media, New Vantage Group, SmithGeiger and Springboard Enterprises.
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SPROCKIT is the media and entertainment alliance of corporate executives and industry-vetted emerging companies showcasing and collaborating on products, services and new revenue models. SPROCKIT spotlights industry innovations through two channels: a showcase at NAB Show, the world’s largest media and entertainment event; and SPROCKIT Sync, a series of private meetings where conversations continue in Silicon Valley, New York and Los Angeles. Together, media and entertainment executives and entrepreneurs are shaping the future of the industry by building relationships to tackle cross-sector challenges, forecast trends and bring solutions to market. Learn more at sprockitglory.com.
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