Testimonials

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“We participated in SPROCKIT events for the first time in 2017 and have already seen tangible results, connecting with innovative thought leaders and the next generation of amazing startups. We are... ”

- Mary Kay Evans
Chief Marketing Officer Verizon Digital Media Services
& SPROCKIT Corporate Member
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“It’s still paying off for us. ”

- Molly Cernicek
CEO Sportxast
SPROCKIT Company
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“We launched our company at SPROCKIT/NAB in 2014. Three years later, we have grown our business with SPROCKIT partners and have also received strategic financing from several of those same... ”

- Chris Kraft
CEO Share Rocket, Inc.
SPROCKIT Company
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“Google’s Channel Sales team is excited to join SPROCKIT to help us further our commitment to helping the Broadcast industry embrace digital. SPROCKIT is a new and dynamic vehicle to discuss and... ”

- Christine Merritt
CEO Head of Business Development & Partnerships Channel Sales North America Google
SPROCKIT Founding Member
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“TEGNA Media is partnering with numerous SPROCKIT startups and results are powerful! SPROCKIT has been a valuable partner to cultivate and curate companies who can offer a fresh perspective,... ”

TEGNA Media
SPROCKIT Corporate Member
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“Tribune Broadcasting is proud to be a founding corporate member of SPROCKIT which will allow us to engage with the top innovators and game-changers in the media and entertainment industry and to... ”

- Larry Wert
President Tribune Broadcasting
SPROCKIT Founding Member
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“Although people constantly talk about the “Golden Age of Television”, the Golden of Media Technology is still on the horizon. SPROCKIT is helping to identify the next generation of innovators... ”

- Larry Irving
president and CEO Irving Information Group
SPROCKIT Thought Leader
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“Fifteen years ago, I first attended NAB as founder of a tech start-up where I spent all my energy trying to get noticed; Now I spend lots of time in my corporate role sifting through hundreds of... ”

- Roger Keating
SVP Digital Media Hearst Television
SPROCKIT Founding Member
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“We were very happy to have joined SPROCKIT. It proved to be efficient and highly collaborative – an invaluable experience bridging a diverse group of media and entertainment executives. ”

- Michael Willner CEO of Penthera; CEO of Greatland Communications, Former chairman of the NCTA
SPROCKIT Company
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“SPROCKIT is well-known for identifying the hottest tech companies in media and entertainment and helped put the spotlight on Unruly during a very crowded NAB show. SPROCKIT’s Innovation Stage was... ”

- Scott Button
Unruly founder & co-CEO
SPROCKIT Company
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“We were delighted to be invited to participate in their SPROCKIT’s debut at NAB in 2013. Our participation not only opened the doors to one of our Series A investors and the NAB organization,... ”

- Christopher Thorpe
CEO Philo (previously Tivli)
SPROCKIT Company
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“We left SPROCKIT with a higher profile, greater momentum and a new set of friends of advisors that we’ve turned to repeatedly during a year of real growth. ”

- John West
CEO The Whistle
SPROCKIT Company
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“At Univision, driving innovation is one of our key priorities which is why we are proud to say that we are a founding member of SPROCKIT. ”

- Kevin Cuddihy
President Local Media, Univision Communications Inc.
SPROCKIT Founding Member
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“If we care about the NAB Show…if we care about this industry then we need to keep seeding it with the leaders of tomorrow and that’s you! We are so pleased to be associated with SPROCKIT. ”

- Gordon Smith
President & CEO National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
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“SPROCKIT provided a rocket lift-off for AudioAir at NAB Show. We were exposed to many companies and individuals that we would never have had the opportunity to meet without being a SPROCKIT... ”

- Doug Parmentier
VP of Business Development AudioAir
SPROCKIT Company
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“The best 10K I ever spent! ”

- Tom Morgan
Founder & CEO Net2TV
SPROCKIT Company
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“SPROCKIT did an amazing job being a magnet for us at NAB. Their efforts before and during NAB made such a difference in drawing attendees to our booth. We had a higher profile and greater... ”

- Tom Curran
Co-Founder & CEO Paladin
SPROCKIT Company
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“SPROCKIT has given us access, at a very reasonable price, to key targets in TV and other media. The program has been thought out carefully to maximize the benefit for all the parties. It has... ”

- Henry Lawson
CEO AutoGraph (previously nFluence)
SPROCKIT Company
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“The great opportunity through SPROCKIT came from the ability to shorten the business development and sales cycle by linking companies with industry leaders who knew exactly the problems they were... ”

- Lou Aronson
Founder & CEO Discourse Analytics
SPROCKIT Company
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“As regular media and entertainment related shows exhibitors, SPROCKIT has been our most productive event yet. We’ve held quality office hour meetings and made contact with major organizations and... ”

- JR Alaoui
Founder & CEO Eyeris
SPROCKIT Company
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“The SPROCKIT program afforded us a tremendous opportunity to get in front of the leaders of the media industry. We met with more than 10 companies at the top of our target list and had one-on-one... ”

- Nikos Iatropoulos
CEO & Co-Founder Lingospot
SPROCKIT Company
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“SPROCKIT was the ideal launchpad for Share Rocket. It was really a trade show within a trade show allowing us to create a deep dialogue with real strategic partners and and customers. SPROCKIT at... ”

- Chris Kraft
Founder & CEO ShareRocket
SPROCKIT Company
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“SPROCKIT gave us a strong platform to promote our company to decision makers at the NAB Show. ”

- Kim Wilson
Founder Social News Desk
SPROCKIT Company
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“SPROCKIT is a great way to bump shoulders with high level executives, the kind that are really hard to reach without an introduction. Sprockit puts your startup front and center with the right... ”

- Brett Kokinadis
COO SportXast
SPROCKIT Company
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“I truly believe that SPROCKIT can be a transformational hub for the industry. With so much clutter and noise in both the media and technology sectors, it is critical to have a unbiased central zone... ”

- Sue Fennessy
Founder & CEO Standard Media Index
SPROCKIT Company
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“I am delighted to be supporting the SPROCKIT Sync discussions on the opportunities to create value through new digital products and services ”

- John Rose
Senior Partner & Managing Director Global Media and Entertainment and US Private Equity Practices, The Boston Consulting Group
SPROCKIT Thought Leader
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“The NAB-SPROCKIT initiative has the promise to deliver fresh solutions and enduring partnerships to many of the intransigent challenges facing broadcasters today. In fact, many of the startups that... ”

- Seth Geiger
President & Founder SmithGeiger LLC
SPROCKIT Thought Leader
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“The speed of the evolution that content distribution is experiencing has been breathtaking on many levels. Emerging enterprises populated with forward looking thinkers pose challenges to all of us... ”

- Thomas J. Connolly
Global Media & Entertainment Leader Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
SPROCKIT Thought Leader
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“Having an organization like SPROCKIT to set up interviews, set-up media, set -up meetings, get you lists of people for you to talk to, have exposure on the stage, getting your pitches in front of... ”

- Heidi Messer
Co-Founder & Chairman Collective[i]
SPROCKIT Company
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“This is a big show. They’ve opened the doors to the start-ups…those with new technology, so we can get first look and potentially even invest. ”

- John May
Co-Founder & Chairman Angel Capital Association
SPROCKIT Supporter
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“Serving the special needs of entrepreneurs is one of the most rewarding aspects of our business. As such, we are delighted to be a supporter of SPROCKIT, which shares our passion for helping... ”

- Douglas Wolford
President & Chief Operating Officer Convergent Wealth Advisors
SPROCKIT Sponsor
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“This has been amazing. There is exposure on panels, on stage and the people we are running into are great contacts. Great conversations. It’s been super valuable, possibly leading to big deals. ”

- Raj Aggarwal
CEO Localytics
SPROCKIT Company
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“Our experience was fantastic. It’s an incredible platform. It has the amplification effect, which is fantastic. It’s a better ecosystem. ”

- Erika Trautman
Co-Founder & CEO Flixmaster
SPROCKIT Company
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“What SPROCKIT has done is amazing! I made some top connections that couldn’t have been made without SPROCKIT. We’ve been elevated with SPROCKIT. They’re doing PR and we don’t even have... ”

- Hilary DeCesare
Co-Founder & CEO Everloop
SPROCKIT Company
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“The best conversations that I’ve been a part of are when I put an entrepreneur in the room with someone who’s been in the industry for 25 years and you just watch them interact. You see how... ”

- Balaji Gopinath
Vice-President Turner Broadcasting
SPROCKIT Founding Member
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“Great opportunity for technology/media companies to meet the movers and shakers in the broadcast and media industries. ”

- Kay Koplovitz
Chairman, Springboard Enterprises & Founder USA Networks
SPROCKIT Supporter
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“SPROCKIT was a great home base for us at NAB Show. The physical space, the connections and visibility they helped create gave us a solid launching point to have a successful show. ”

- Mike Folgner
Co-Founder and CEO SnappyTV
SPROCKIT Company