Washington, D.C. - NAB Show organizers today unveiled the remaining 17 companies that will participate in SPROCKIT 2014. A year-round program that spotlights disruptive startups in media and entertainment, SPROCKIT will kick off in Las Vegas April 5-10 at NAB Show, the world's leading convention for professionals who create, manage and distribute entertainment across all media platforms.
Now in its second year, SPROCKIT will bring together 27 startups with dozens of decision-makers and influencers at leading media and entertainment companies, including AARP, Cox Media Group, Gannett Broadcasting, Google, Hearst Television, Tribune Broadcasting and Univision. Through on-stage presentations and facilitated meetings with industry leaders, SPROCKIT provides participants with a platform to stand above the crowded startup space and work alongside influencers who can help their companies flourish.
Selected by a committee of industry experts because of their standout solutions and business models, the remaining 17 startups of the SPROCKIT 2014 class are:
"Unlike an accelerator program, SPROCKIT gives entrepreneurs greater exposure and a direct line of communication to decision-makers in the industry," said Harry Glazer, creator and co-producer of SPROCKIT and founder and CEO of World Series of Start-Ups, LLC. "SPROCKIT is about finding solutions through collaboration, and we're excited to facilitate these conversations between leading industry influencers and the next generation of leaders in an effort to spur innovation in media and entertainment."
The previously announced SPROCKIT 2014 companies include: AudioAir, Cognitive, ExciteM, MAZ, Penthera, ShareRocket, theLoop, Tomorrowish, Wayin and WebTuner. Following NAB Show, startups will continue in the year-long program through SPROCKIT Sync - frequent day-long meetings and a virtual network where startups and industry leaders will convene and collaborate on how to bring the most innovative products, services and revenue models to market.
Created in partnership with World Series of Startups, LLC and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), SPROCKIT is supported by Springboard Enterprises and New Vantage Group. Additional SPROCKIT collaborators include: Angel Capital Association, Boston Consulting Group, Convergent Wealth Advisors, Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at USC, Ernst & Young, infoDev, Interactive Television Alliance, Irving Group, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, mediaX at Stanford University, Monster Worldwide, National Science Foundation (NSF) and SmithGeiger.
For more information about SPROCKI, please visit http://sprockitglory.com.
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