SPROCKIT Reveals First Round of Startups Participating at the 2018 NAB Show

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WASHINGTON--()--SPROCKIT, the global community that curates, connects and fosters collaboration between market-ready startups and media, entertainment and technology companies, today announced the first round of startups selected to participate at the 2018 NAB Show. NAB Show is held April 7-12 in Las Vegas.

“SPROCKIT startups continue to distinguish themselves as elite change-makers in media, entertainment and technology”

The startups will demonstrate their technologies alongside select alumni in the Innovation Pipeline in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center and will be featured in the new Destination NXT Theater. The companies will also participate in SPROCKIT Sync, a series of private forums throughout the year where industry executives and entrepreneurs meet to collectively discuss new technologies that will advance the industry. Additionally, the participating startups will have the opportunity to connect with SPROCKIT corporate members, including FOX Networks Group, Google, Hearst Television, Samsung NEXT, TEGNA, Univision and Verizon Digital Media Services.

“SPROCKIT startups continue to distinguish themselves as elite change-makers in media, entertainment and technology,” said SPROCKIT Founder and CEO Harry Glazer. “Our corporate partners understand and appreciate that SPROCKIT startups are highly vetted and market ready with the potential to collaborate immediately to infuse innovation. In fact, many of them are already working with some of the biggest names in the industry.”

The full list of startups will be announced in late March. The first round of participating startups includes:

  • **Mobile help brands boost mobile engagement through strategic use of an omni-channel platform.
  • AlertMe uses artificial intelligence to drive audience and revenue growth for publications while reducing dependency on Facebook.
  • AppTek makes dark data more discoverable, usable and valuable for technology companies.
  • Apptimize accelerates data-driven mobile growth through A/B testing and release management.
  • Data+Math is an attribution platform that helps marketers connect business outcomes to advertising impressions.
  • Graphika turns network relationships into dynamic maps of social influence, enabling precise targeting and results.
  • LiftIgniter is a machine learning interface that helps improve click-through rates, engagement and conversion.
  • Limbik is a data studio that uses predictive analytics to make content recommendations for publishers, brands and agencies.
  • Seek is a network that allows a user to discover, share, and experience augmented reality in one social platform.
  • Skreens uses a cloud platform to deliver personalized content and videos to realize new revenue and retention possibilities.
  • SocialFlow powers social distribution and revenue solutions for top publishers and media companies.
  • SpherePlay offers a customizable virtual reality media player that is easy to integrate in 8K quality.
  • SpokenLayer is a leader in voice content on Amazon Alexa, Google Home/Assistant, and soon, Apple’s Siri.
  • SureWaves develops media convergence solutions that interweave television, digital displays, mobile and internet platforms.
  • Trint combines a text editor and audio/video player to quickly generate accurate and searchable transcripts of interviews and speeches.
  • VideoAmp is an integrated TV operating system for the convergence of the linear TV and digital video advertising ecosystems.
  • Vizbee creates mobile and TV continuity that addresses the distribution, marketing and advertising challenges of over-the-top video.
  • Wibbitz enables publishers and brands to produce videos for any platform quickly.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with accepted startups invited to participate in future SPROCKIT Sync meetings at corporate member offices, as well as the SPROCKIT Hubs at other industry events. Interested companies can email success@sprockitglory.com for additional information.

About SPROCKIT

SPROCKIT is a global marketplace that curates, connects and fosters collaboration among leading media, entertainment and technology companies and world’s top market-ready startups to bring innovative products, services and revenue models to market. Since its launch in 2013, more than 125 emerging companies have participated in SPROCKIT, experiencing numerous successful funding rounds, partnerships and acquisitions. The 2017 cohort raised more than $237 million in funding, including more than $100 million after joining SPROCKIT. For more information, visit www.sprockitglory.com.

About NAB Show

NAB Show, held April 7-12, 2018 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest convention encompassing The M.E.T. Effect, the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With 103,000 attendees from 161 countries and 1,800+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com.

About NAB

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.

Contacts

For SPROCKIT Inquiries
Elyssa Rae, 804-338-3102
or
For NAB Inquiries
Meghan Nodell, 202-775-2154

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SPROCKIT today announced the first round of startups selected to participate at the 2018 NAB Show.

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