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What is SPROCKIT?

SPROCKIT showcases today’s media and entertainment pioneers to the industry’s iconic companies. Together, they form the industry’s exclusive platform, bringing the most innovative products, services, and revenue models to market.

In partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the World Series of Startups, SPROCKIT is a year-round program that showcases industry game-changers through two channels: the NAB Show, the world’s largest and most important media and entertainment event with 103,000 attendees, and SPROCKIT Sync, a series of meetings where decision-makers and SPROCKIT startups meet three times a year for day-long meetings in the technology (Silicon Valley), media (New York City) and entertainment (Los Angeles) hubs.

Each year, this community of leading innovators will grow more robust, adding the next generation of SPROCKIT entrepreneurs to the mix.

What is the benefit for Startup participants?

  • Participating companies are showcased at the world’s largest media and entertainment show (NAB Show) and gain access to decision-makers and executives year round through SPROCKIT Sync.

How are early-stage companies selected?

To be accepted, companies must submit an application. Companies will be invited on a rolling basis, so applying early is strongly encouraged. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview with the SPROCKIT screening committee. Up to thirty (30) selected companies will be admitted for participation at NAB Show and SPROCKIT Sync meetings.

Application Criteria:

A company must have market validation and the ability to significantly impact the media and entertainment industry. SPROCKIT companies will address at least one of the elements of the content lifecycle:

  • Creation
  • Management/Curation
  • Commerce
  • Distribution & Delivery
  • Consumption

How do I get invited to be a part of SPROCKIT?

All interested companies are asked to submit an application which is followed by a rigorous screening process. Select companies will then be invited to participate.

What happens in my 1st year of membership?

  • After Selection – Your company will be featured on the NAB Show and SPROCKIT websites, NAB Show Press Releases and in social media. Each company will received targeted presentation preparation for the on-stage presentation at the NAB Show.
  • NAB Show – At the NAB Show your company will be showcased live on stage in the SPROCKIT Hub. You will have intimate access to decision-makers and industry leaders, access to private corner-office suites in the SPROCKIT Hub for one-on-one meetings, recognition at the SPROCKIT Awards Ceremony and VIP Reception (invited will be all 350 NAB Show speakers, NAB board members, SPROCKIT Partners and Press) and special VIP access to NAB Show related events.
  • SPROCKIT Sync– After the show, SPROCKIT morphs into SPROCKIT Sync, where industry pioneers and icons work side-by-side, helping one another navigate their changing worlds through sharing of ideas and relationship-building. SPROCKIT Sync, the exclusive community of media and entertainment decision-makers that meets three times a year for day-long meetings in the technology (Silicon Valley), media (New York City) and entertainment (Los Angeles) Hubs.

What were the companies that participated in SPROCKIT 2015?

Click here to see the 2015 participants

What is NAB Show?

NAB Show is the world’s largest event covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, the NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways.

NAB Show boasts over 103,000 attendees from 150+ countries, including 1700+ press, 1500+ exhibitors, representing over $20 billion in purchasing power. This is the forum where key industry visionaries, media executives, award-winning filmmakers and technical experts go to see and experience the evolution of the industry.

Who attends?

NAB Show boasts over 103,000 attendees from 150+ countries, including 1700+ press, 1500+ exhibitors, representing over $20 billion in purchasing power. This is the forum where key industry visionaries, media executives, award-winning filmmakers and technical experts go to see and experience the evolution of the industry.

When is the application due?

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

*Please note: Companies will be invited on a rolling basis, so applying early is strongly encouraged

 

Is there an application fee to apply?

No.

What are the benefits?

Prior to the Show

  • Recognition as a leading entrepreneurial pioneer in the media and entertainment industry
  • Featured in SPROCKIT and NAB Show press and social media releases
  • Links to your company on NAB Show website and SPROCKIT website
  • Pre-show onstage presentation prep to target and capture the NAB Show audience
  • Membership in the exclusive SPROCKIT Sync community
  • A list of NAB Show speakers and SPROCKIT participants to set up meetings

At the NAB Show

  • Showcased as one of the leading innovators at the world’s largest media and entertainment event, the NAB Show, with over 103,000 attendees from 150+ countries, including 1700+ press, 1500+ exhibitors, representing over $20 billion in purchasing power (South Hall – Las Vegas Convention Center)
  • SPROCKIT Hub – your home-base on the show floor for presentations, meetings, and networking
  • 10-minute on-stage presentation and Q&A; video provided after the show
  • Use of private, office suites for one-on-one meetings with corporate executives in the SPROCKIT Hub
  • Tickets for you and your team to the SPROCKIT Awards Ceremony and VIP Reception –  invited guest list includes 350+ NAB Show speakers, NAB board members, industry executives, and press.
  • Hotel accommodations for one (1) standard room for four (4) nights
  • Taping of SPROCKIT programs to be shown on NAB Show and SPROCKIT websites
  • Access to other VIP events related to NAB Show
  • Additional Opportunities for Select Companies:
    • participate in on-stage panel discussions with executives in the Hub
    • share stage with key executives at NAB Show sessions and panel discussions outside of the Hub

SPROCKIT Sync – A Year of Engagement

  • Membership in the SPROCKIT Sync community
  • Attend day- long meetings with industry executives in the entertainment, media and technology hubs
  • Invitation to pitch directly to key industry leaders at SPROCKIT Sync meetings
  • Ongoing media coverage

 

For more information for on Startup fees and participation, contact us.

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