FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2017
Ann Marie Cumming
WASHINGTON, D.C. — SPROCKIT and NAB Show are now accepting applications from startups to participate in SPROCKIT at the 2017 NAB Show and the year-long SPROCKIT Sync program. Interested companies must have market validation and prove the potential to significantly impact the media and entertainment industry. Applications may be submitted online here by February 15.
Now in its fifth year, SPROCKIT will showcase up to 30 emerging companies, hand-selected by industry leaders, at the 2017 NAB Show – held April 22-27 in Las Vegas – and convene throughout the year at SPROCKIT Sync, a series of private forums where industry executives and entrepreneurs meet to collectively discuss new technologies that will advance the industry. Since its launch in 2013, nearly 100 emerging companies have participated in SPROCKIT, many of which have experienced successful funding rounds, partnerships and acquisitions.
SPROCKIT is created in collaboration with World Series of Startups, LLC and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). SPROCKIT corporate partners include: Cox Media Group, Fox Networks Group, HCL Technologies, Hearst Television, Samsung Global Innovation Center, TEGNA Inc., Univision Communications Inc., and Verizon Digital Media Services.
For more information about SPROCKIT, please visit sprockitglory.com.
SPROCKIT is the media, entertainment and technology alliance of corporate executives and industry-vetted emerging companies showcasing and collaborating on products, services and new revenue models. SPROCKIT, in collaboration with and support from the NAB Show, shines the spotlight on the industry’s most promising market-ready start-ups from around the world. SPROCKIT start-ups have proven products, customers, and are ready to scale. Learn more at sprockitglory.com.
About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 22-27, 2017 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With more than 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ 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. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com.
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.
Article Courtesy NAB