|[February 26, 2013]
NAB Show Launches SPROCKIT to Shine Spotlight on Startups
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--
NAB Show today announced it is launching SPROCKIT, a new program which
will give 10 market-ready startup companies the opportunity to present
their product or service directly to influencers in media and
entertainment. During the custom-curated, invitation-only experience,
startups will present their offerings live to decision makers, industry
visionaries, global media and potential funders at the 2013 NAB Show,
the world's largest media and entertainment event with more than 90,000
attendees to be held April 6-11, 2013 in Las Vegas.
SPROCKIT gives emerging entrepreneurs and their innovations broad
exposure through NAB Show. The 10 selected participants will have
pre-scheduled meetings with C-level corporate executives and media
outlets, and deliver on-stage presentations alongside some of the
biggest names in the industry. Created in partnership with World Series
of Start-Ups, LLC and Springboard Enterprises, the SPROCKIT program,
under the tagline "Gearing Startups for Glory," will launch on Sunday,
April 7 and run through Thursday, April 11.
"We know that front and center visibility and facilitated connections
are invaluable for early-stage innovators," said Kay Koplovitz,
chairman, Springboard Enterprises. "SPROCKIT and NAB Show are providing
these entrepreneurs with unmatched access to key decision-makers in
media and broadcasting to accelerate their startup innovations."
"We are delighted to launch SPROCKIT in partnership with NAB Show to
showcase game-changing startups that will shape the future of content
creation, management and delivery," said Harry M. Glazer, founder and
CEO, World Series of Start-Ups, LLC. It is our collective goal to make
SPROCKIT the premier launching pad for emerging industry entrepreneurs
where partnerships are forged between tomorrow's pioneers and today's
iconic media, broadcast and entertainment companies."
Throughout the program, startup leaders will meet one-on-one with
seasoned entrepreneurs and industry experts for individualized support.
Participating startups are currently being evaluated and will be
selected by Angel Capital Association, Dell (News - Alert) Founders Club, NAB Show,
National Venture Capital Association, Startup America Partnership, The
Paley Center and Springboard Enterprises. Startup companies chosen to
participate will be announced in March. SPROCKIT is sponsored by
"SPROCKIT benefits both the participating companies and NAB Show
attendees," said Gordon Smith, president and CEO, NAB. "Through the
SPROCKIT program, we will enhance our attendees' experience by
presenting some of the most exciting up-and-coming companies in the
business today, while SPROCKIT participants receive maximum exposure at
the world's largest event for media, entertainment and technology."
About NAB Show
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.
to register as news media.
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy
association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and
television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs.
Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to
best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new
opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.
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