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, who also partnered with the Associated Press and iHeartMedia 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.
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