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–NAB Show Attendees Will Vote for Five Most Promising Startups in Best of SPROCKIT Awards–

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NAB Show and World Series of Startups today announced the final five market-ready startups chosen to participate in SPROCKIT, a showcase of industry-vetted emerging companies at NAB Show, held April 16 – 21 as the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The program will continue to identify and select companies throughout the year and convene at SPROCKIT Sync, a series of private meetings where executives and entrepreneurs collectively discuss and introduce new technologies that will advance the industry. Since its launch in 2013, dozens of emerging companies have participated in SPROCKIT and have experienced significant growth, including successful funding rounds, partnerships and acquisitions.

Reviewed by industry experts and selected based on their potential to influence the media, entertainment and technology markets, the five startups joining the 20 companies previously announced for SPROCKIT 2016 include:

Brightspot is a management platform for building websites, mobile applications and other content.

EasyBroadcast reduces streaming bandwidth via a hybrid P2P model.

Ever engages customers and increases video monetization.

Ringr is a free mobile app that allows users to record quality audio interviews with persons of interest.

VideoBlocks is a subscription-based video and audio stock that provides unlimited download access to its users for royalty-free content.

“The 25 SPROCKIT companies are innovating to further this industry as a whole, and I look forward to the progress and impact they will make in April and beyond,” said Harry Glazer, founder and CEO of SPROCKIT.

This year, NAB Show attendees can also vote for the most promising startups presented by SPROCKIT. NAB Show attendees will be able to cast their votes in the SPROCKIT Hub (booth N8635), and the top five startups with the most votes will be honored at an awards ceremony scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, April 18 in the SPROCKIT Hub.

SPROCKIT is created in partnership with World Series of Startups, LLC and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). SPROCKIT corporate members include: Cox Media, Fox Networks Group, Hearst Television, Samsung, Tegna, Univision and others. SPROCKIT supporters include: Angel Capital Association, Boston Consulting Group, Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at USC, Interactive Television Alliance, Irving Group, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, National Venture Capital Association, New Amsterdam Media, New Vantage Group, SmithGeiger and Springboard Enterprises.

For more information about SPROCKIT, please visit sprockitglory.com.

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About SPROCKIT
SPROCKIT is the media and entertainment alliance of corporate executives and industry-vetted emerging companies showcasing and collaborating on products, services and new revenue models. SPROCKIT spotlights industry innovations through two channels: a showcase at NAB Show, the world’s largest media and entertainment event; and SPROCKIT Sync, a series of private meetings where conversations continue in Silicon Valley, New York and Los Angeles. Together, media and entertainment executives and entrepreneurs are shaping the future of the industry by building relationships to tackle cross-sector challenges, forecast trends and bring solutions to market. Learn more at sprockitglory.com.

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 16-21, 2016 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With 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.

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.

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