WASHINGTON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NAB Show today announced the 10 up-and-coming companies invited to participate in a new NAB Show program, SPROCKIT. Featuring game-changing, market-ready startups, SPROCKIT will provide a platform for emerging companies to connect with and present before media and entertainment influencers at the 2013 NAB Show, scheduled for April 6-11, 2013 in Las Vegas.
Recruited for their innovative mobile, video, analytics and social technologies, and their high potential to have a considerable impact on the media and entertainment industry, the SPROCKIT companies offer a window into the future of content creation, management and delivery. The 2013 SPROCKIT startups are the following:
Content creation-focused companies:
Content management-focused companies:
Content delivery-focused companies:
SPROCKIT companies will have broad exposure at NAB Show to present their insights and innovations to industry decision makers, thought leaders and investors. The SPROCKIT program includes a live presentation stage, panel discussions with NAB Show's industry leaders and opportunities to meet with C-level executives. SPROCKIT companies will also be featured within NAB Show sessions like Turner Broadcasting's Start-Ups: Powering the Media Metamorphosis session on Monday, April 8.
"Technology is changing the media landscape faster and more profoundly than ever before and that is why we at Turner launched the industry's first media focused accelerator program, Media Camp, in 2012," said Balaji Gopinath, vice president of emerging technology, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. "We are excited to see others in the media industry adopt and embrace this strategy and look forward to participating in SPROCKIT at the NAB Show to help contribute to the innovation occurring within the startup ecosystem."
"Through SPROCKIT, we're gearing startups for glory by spotlighting them on the industry's biggest stage," added Harry M. Glazer, founder and CEO of World Series of Start-Ups, LLC and the creator, director and co-producer of SPROCKIT. "Products and services from SPROCKIT companies are not just concepts, but industry-changing innovations that are positioned to disrupt the way we operate in this industry. SPROCKIT is hosted at NAB Show to give these companies access to industry decision-makers to forge partnerships that will shape the future of media and entertainment."
SPROCKIT is an invitation-only program, created in partnership with World Series of Start-Ups, LLC and Springboard Enterprises. Startups were evaluated and selected by Angel Capital Association, Dell Founders Club, NAB Show, National Venture Capital Association, Startup America Partnership, The Paley Center and Springboard Enterprises. SPROCKIT is sponsored by Convergent Wealth.
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NAB Show, held April 6-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 90,000 attendees from 151 countries and 1,600+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com.
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