SPROCKIT is accepting new startups and corporate partners on a rolling basis. Apply by September 13 to be part of our upcoming SPROCKIT Sync NYC and NAB Show New York.
We are the global community that curates, connects and fosters collaboration between market-ready startups and media, entertainment and tech companies to drive innovation.
Why be part of SPROCKIT?
We’re selective. Throughout the year, a maximum of 30 established startups join our year-long program, based on the startup’s ability to solve an industry pain point. Corporate partners recognize the value of being selected to participate in the program.
We’re well connected. SPROCKIT hosts a variety of well-attended events throughout the year to foster communication and collaboration among our corporate partners and participating startups.
These include quarterly day-long Syncs – including our next one in New York City on October 17. Click here to check out highlights from our most recent SPROCKIT Sync Silicon Valley.
We also have a very special relationship with NAB show, the premiere organization for media, entertainment and tech companies. SPROCKITeers receive lots of perks at the NAB Shows in Las Vegas and New York, including demo space, private rooms, complimentary admission and more.
We’re results-oriented. Nearly all of our corporate members have made deals with participating startups, and SPROCKIT startups have collectively raised $100s of millions in funding from industry leaders.
At SPROCKIT, our mission is to connect leading media, entertainment and technology companies with market ready startups to bring new products, services and revenue models to market. We truly believe when one member succeeds, everyone does. Our community gets stronger and our mission is further validated.
With that in mind, we want to highlight a few SPROCKITeers – both current and alumni startups – who have been making moves in the industry recently.
Verizon Ventures, one of our corporate partners, and R/GA recently unveiled its first lineup of startups that will participate in the Verizon Media Tech Venture Studios program. Two of the eight startups – 25%! – were SPROCKITeers! Congratulations to ScoreStream and Streamroot, who will each receive $100,000 in funding, space to operate in Verizon’s new Alley co-working space in New York City, access to teams at Oath for mentoring and partnership purposes and the opportunity to participate in a Demo Day in November.
“We’re so pleased to be part of Verizon and R/GA’s inaugural class of startups. The connections SPROCKIT provided, from just being selected for the program to meeting corporate partners at the NAB Show and SPROCKIT Sync events, helped us accelerate discussions and get noticed faster in Verizon’s worldwide search,” said Pierre-Louis Théron, co-founder and CEO at Streamroot.
It didn’t stop there for ScoreStream, whoalso partnered with the Associated Press andiHeartMedia to report high school sports scores on its media wire. In reporting the news, which will fast-track AP’s and iHeartRadio’s ability to report outcomes, Jim Kennedy, senior vice president for strategy and enterprise development at AP, noted, “We think ScoreStream’s crowdsourced solution for high-school sports scores is unmatched and we can break new ground together for the benefit of AP’s member news organizations and customers across the U.S.”
Congrats to ScoreStream and Streamroot for making big moves in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Last month, SPROCKIT hosted our annual Technology Sync in Silicon Valley. SPROCKITeers representing both corporate and startup businesses convened at Google’s iconic Mountain View headquarters for a full day of collaboration, networking and discussions on new technologies advancing the media, technology and entertainment industries.
Check out the video from the event, as well as some of our favorite quotes!
“The energy in the room was incredible. I was blown away by the quality of the conversations among the community. With the media, technology and entertainment industries changing at the speed of light, it’s imperative that the key change makers are all in a room together, which is exactly what happened at SPROCKIT Sync” -Harry Glazer, founder and CEO of SPROCKIT
“SPROCKIT Syncs are always special because they bring together a lot of new companies and new entrepreneurs who have refreshing, revolutionary ideas. Young companies can come here and not just be exposed to the big companies, but really look at the young up and comers with compelling solutions. It really helps the competitive edge for companies like Verse to be able to look and see what would be the best solution for us. That’s one of the big values for SPROCKIT Sync” -Antonio Bolfo, co-founder and CEO of Verse
“I left with more than dozen valuable introduction and connections on both the corporate and startup sides. This was my first time participating at SPROCKIT Sync, and I’m already looking forward to the next one in October” -Chrissy Towle, manager, Global Partnerships for Google.
Interested in joining SPROCKIT and participating in the next SPROCKIT Sync, being held October 17 in New York City? We’re now accepting both startups and corporate partners on a rolling basis. Click here to learn more.