SPROCKIT Announces First Round of Startups Participating at the 2019 NAB Show

— Companies, selected based on their potential to revolutionize the
industry, will be featured alongside select SPROCKIT alumni on the NAB
Show Floor —

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SPROCKIT,
the global marketplace connecting the world’s top market-proven emerging
companies in media, entertainment and technology, announces the first
round of companies that will participate in the program at the 2019 NAB
Show
, held April 6-11 in Las Vegas.

The emerging companies will exhibit alongside select alumni in the new Innovation
Pipeline
, located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention
Center. The companies will showcase their technologies in the Innovation
Pipeline Theater
. Also, companies will participate in SPROCKIT Sync
events, a series of private forums throughout the year where industry
executives and entrepreneurs meet to collectively discuss new
technologies and ways they can collaborate together to advance the
industry. Among the attendees are SPROCKIT corporate innovator members,
including Comcast, FOX Networks Group, Google, Hearst Television, Public
Media Venture Group, Samsung NEXT, TEGNA, Univision and Verizon.

“SPROCKIT’s elite network of emerging companies have raised nearly $1
billion since 2013, a true testament of their market-proven ability to
solve industry pain-points,” said Harry M. Glazer, founder and CEO,
SPROCKIT. “Witnessing both our emerging and corporate members
successfully collaborate to move the industry and their businesses
forward is a truly rewarding experience.”

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

  • 6Connex –
    Provides global cloud-based software and services for enterprise
    online events.
  • Applicaster –
    Allows users to quickly develop high-quality media apps at scale
    through an innovative SaaS platform.
  • Anzu.io –
    Integrates ads into gameplay in an intuitive manner to connect brands
    and people.
  • Centriply –
    Combines digital audience data and location-based linear TV analytics,
    allowing for maximum KPI value when planning and selling ad time.
  • Cerebri
    AI
     – Analyzes consumer experience and quantifies brand commitment,
    allowing companies to propose next best actions for revenue growth.
  • Countable –
    Provides a platform for audience engagement and retention, bringing
    Facebook-like features and functionality directly to properties and
    audience while maintaining brand control.
  • Crystal –
    Makes all ad inventory addressable by communicating frame-accurate
    timing signals and content metadata from a TV network to select cable,
    satellite and OTT operators.
  • Cut2It –
    Helps content owners acquire new multi-generation subscribers using
    patented synchronized engagement with virtually selected clips of
    media.
  • FLOWICS –
    Provides an audience participation platform for broadcasters and media
    professionals to attract, retain and monetize audiences on all digital
    environments.
  • Mira
    Technology Inc.
     – Enables businesses to display, update and manage
    content and applications across multiple screens from the cloud with a
    simple and secure HDMI stick.
  • Moonlighting –
    Provides an on-demand marketplace for freelancers, entrepreneurs and
    recruiters to efficiently find talent.
  • NGD
    Systems
     – Solves the issue of managing data growth, analytics and
    content delivery by creating an innovative Computational Storage
    solution.
  • Pickaxe –
    Automates data science and AI-powered data analytics from various
    leading sources and provides clear business insights.
  • SSIMWAVE
    Inc.
     – Provides real-time monitoring of the end-to-end quality of
    every video stream, over any type of network.
  • Tru
    Optik
     – Provides a platform that allows customers the ability to
    monetize and engage target audiences across OTT in a privacy compliant
    manner.

The deadline to apply and participate at NAB Show is March 6, 2019. To
be considered for the SPROCKIT program, companies can email [email protected] for
additional information.

FREE NAB Show press registration is available here.

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-proven startups to bring innovative
products, services and revenue models to market. Since its launch in
2013, more than 150 emerging companies have participated in SPROCKIT,
raising nearly $1 billion USD and experiencing partnerships and
acquisitions. For more information, visit www.sprockitglory.com.

About NAB Show

NAB Show, held April 6 – 11, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV, USA, is the world’s
largest and most comprehensive convention encompassing the convergence
of media, entertainment and technology. With nearly 100,000 attendees
from 165 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate
marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and
fuel the digital storytelling economy. 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

Ann
Marie Cumming

202-429-5350

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