News Feed Item

Final Schedule Announced for SPROCKIT at the 2014 NAB Show

NAB Show today announced the program schedule for the second annual SPROCKIT, a year-round startup program that will kick-off once again at the 2014 NAB Show, April 5-10, in Las Vegas. SPROCKIT gives up-and-coming startups the opportunity to present their solutions to and collaborate with dozens of decision-makers and influencers at leading media and entertainment companies.

The SPROCKIT Hub (booth #C2455) – a dedicated space on the show floor for participants – will feature lively panel sessions on the changing industry landscape and the innovative products and solutions that are powering the future of media and entertainment. On Monday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m., the Hub will feature a special live interview with Daymond John of "Shark Tank." NAB Show attendees can join Wall Street Journal reporter Lee Hawkins as he sits down with John to learn about the entrepreneur's latest pursuits and get his insights on the growth of the industry.

The 27 SPROCKIT startups will have multiple opportunities to showcase their offerings to industry executives and show attendees, but the most anticipated sessions are the SPROCKIT Startups Pitches. Each startup will be allotted 5 minutes to pitch their company and value proposition, followed by a brief Q&A session, in front of potential partners and customers. The Startup Pitches schedule for Monday, April 7 in the SPROCKIT Hub is:

  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Tomorrowish, Penthera, Eyeris
  • 12:15 - 1:05 p.m.: nfluence, Maz Digital, Wayin
  • 1:10 - 3:05 p.m.: Civolution, Audiair, clypd inc.
  • 3:10 - 4:05 p.m.: WebTuner Corp., theloop, Watchup
  • 4:10 - 4:45 p.m.: ExciteM, XYZ Stream Hosting

The Startup Pitches continue Tuesday, April 8, and the schedule is:

  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: iPowow, ShareRocket, Cognitive Networks, Net2TV
  • 12:05 - 2:05 p.m.: Shoelace Wireless, CloudFlare, Lingospot, SocialNewsDesk
  • 2:10 - 3:05 p.m.: Paladin Innovators, Discourse Analytics, SportXast
  • 3:10 - 3:45 p.m.: FEM Inc., Chute

Several of SPROCKIT's collaborators will host panel sessions in the SPROCKIT Hub, open to all NAB Show attendees. The companies will discuss their perspectives on the expanding broadcasting field and how organizations are transforming in the digital age. The panel schedule includes:

  • Disney/ABC Television Group: "Creating the Watch ABC Product" – Monday, April 7, 11 - 11:45 a.m.
  • Springboard Enterprises: "The Next Broadcast Revolution Starts Here" – Tuesday, April 8, 11 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Google and Hearst Television: "Digital Revenue Now – Broadcasting and Digital Advertising" – Tuesday, April 8, 12:45 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Cox Media Group: "Social Media Landscape & Engaging Viewers" – Wednesday, April 9, 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Angel Capital Association: "Living with Angels" – Wednesday, April 9, 10 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Hearst Television: "Can't We All Just Get Along?" – Wednesday, April 9, 11 - 11:45 a.m.
  • Univision: "Staying Ahead and Monetizing on Today's Ever-Changing Space: Content Consumption" – Wednesday, April 9, 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • Gannett: "Current Trends and Thoughts on Interactive TV" – Wednesday, April 9, 2 - 2:45 p.m.
  • AARP: "Longevity Economy and Media/Tech Preferences for the 50+" – Wednesday, April 9, 3 - 3:45 p.m.

"This year's SPROCKIT program has evolved to bring together even more startups, thought leaders and industry executives," said Harry M. Glazer, founder and CEO, World Series of Start-Ups, LLC and the creator and co-producer of SPROCKIT. "The programming on SPROCKIT Hub stage will give NAB Show attendees the opportunity to experience the innovative products and solutions that are expected to shake-up the industry, as well as to learn from seasoned professionals about the current and future landscape of media and entertainment."

Created in partnership with World Series of Start-Ups, LLC and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), SPROCKIT is supported by Springboard Enterprises and New Vantage Group. SPROCKIT collaborators include: AARP, Angel Capital Association, Boston Consulting Group, Comcast, Convergent Wealth Advisors, Cox Media Group, Disney/ABC Television Group, Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at the University of Southern California, Ernst & Young, Google, Hearst Television, infoDev, Interactive Television Alliance, Irving Group, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, mediaX at Stanford University, Monster Worldwide, National Science Foundation (NSF), SmithGeiger, Tribune Broadcasting and Univision.

MEDIA NOTE: For NAB Show registered media interested in attending any of the SPROCKIT sessions or meeting with specific companies, please contact Lindsay Hyman at [email protected].

About NAB Show

NAB Show, held April 5-10, 2014 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 93,000 attendees from 156 countries and 1,550+ 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.

Please click here to register as news media.

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.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"There's plenty of bandwidth out there but it's never in the right place. So what Cedexis does is uses data to work out the best pathways to get data from the origin to the person who wants to get it," explained Simon Jones, Evangelist and Head of Marketing at Cedexis, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities - ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups.
In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect at GE, and Ibrahim Gokcen, who leads GE's advanced IoT analytics, focused on the Internet of Things / Industrial Internet and how to make it operational for business end-users. Learn about the challenges posed by machine and sensor data and how to marry it with enterprise data. They also discussed the tips and tricks to provide the Industrial Internet as an end-user consumable service using Big Data Analytics and Industrial C...
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term.
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
With privacy often voiced as the primary concern when using cloud based services, SyncriBox was designed to ensure that the software remains completely under the customer's control. Having both the source and destination files remain under the user?s control, there are no privacy or security issues. Since files are synchronized using Syncrify Server, no third party ever sees these files.
Mobile device usage has increased exponentially during the past several years, as consumers rely on handhelds for everything from news and weather to banking and purchases. What can we expect in the next few years? The way in which we interact with our devices will fundamentally change, as businesses leverage Artificial Intelligence. We already see this taking shape as businesses leverage AI for cost savings and customer responsiveness. This trend will continue, as AI is used for more sophistica...
"We are an integrator of carrier ethernet and bandwidth to get people to connect to the cloud, to the SaaS providers, and the IaaS providers all on ethernet," explained Paul Mako, CEO & CTO of Massive Networks, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
I believe that this may finally be the year that the CIO role ‘crosses the Rubicon,' leaving behind its traditional, IT-focused orientation. But I don't believe that either of the previous predictions of this outcome — fading into oblivion or rising to a business executive level — is correct. Instead, I think this is the year that we will see the role of the CIO transformed into something altogether different.
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
"Calligo is a cloud service provider with data privacy at the heart of what we do. We are a typical Infrastructure as a Service cloud provider but it's been designed around data privacy," explained Julian Box, CEO and co-founder of Calligo, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"NetApp is known as a data management leader but we do a lot more than just data management on-prem with the data centers of our customers. We're also big in the hybrid cloud," explained Wes Talbert, Principal Architect at NetApp, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.