Leading Media Companies Join as Founding Corporate Members of Startup Program SPROCKIT

  Leading Media Companies Join as Founding Corporate Members of Startup
  Program SPROCKIT

SPROCKIT Welcomes Several Top Companies and Industry Experts as Collaborators
                             at the 2014 NAB Show

2014 NAB Show

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WASHINGTON -- March 13, 2014

NAB Show today announced that AARP, Cox Media Group, Gannett Broadcasting and
Tribune Broadcasting have joined SPROCKIT 2014 as founding corporate and
nonprofit members. New to this year’s program, industry-leading organizational
members will further the SPROCKIT mission by working alongside participating
startups to collaboratively shape the future of media and entertainment.

SPROCKIT corporate members also include Univision and Hearst Television.
Companies will engage with startups in a week-long series of events at the
2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 5-10, and throughout the year in day-long
SPROCKIT Sync meetings. Executives from the organizations will work
side-by-side with SPROCKIT startups to address challenges and find solutions
to problems facing the industry today. They will meet with participating
startups to discuss the products, services and technologies that can improve
the media and entertainment industry. In addition, AARP’s role will be to
represent and advocate for the wants and needs of the 50+ consumer in the
marketplace.

NAB Show also today announced that Google and Monster Worldwide have joined
Convergent Wealth Advisors as sponsors of SPROCKIT at the 2014 NAB Show. This
year, the program has also introduced SPROCKIT Thought Leaders – experts who
will engage with partners, startups, nonprofit and corporate members onstage
at NAB Show and throughout the year, as well as act as mentors and advisors
for the 2014 SPROCKIT participants. SPROCKIT Thought Leaders include:

  *Thomas J. Connolly, global media and entertainment leader, Transaction
    Advisory Services of Ernst & Young
  *Seth Geiger, president and founder of SmithGeiger, LLC
  *Larry Irving, CEO of the Irving Group
  *John Rose, senior partner and managing director, Global Media and
    Entertainment and U.S. Private Equity Practices of The Boston Consulting
    Group
  *Lew Rose, senior advertising partner and former practice chair, managing
    partner, Washington, D.C., Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  *Kenneth Williams, executive director and CEO of Entertainment Technology
    Center at the University of Southern California

“It’s extraordinary to have such an amazing lineup of companies and industry
experts on board to support SPROCKIT,” said Harry Glazer, founder and CEO of
World Series of Start-Ups, LLC and the creator and co-producer of SPROCKIT.
“Through these relationships, we are able to further showcase how media and
entertainment companies and leaders are championing and advocating for
innovation that can advance and strengthen the industry.”

SPROCKIT is a year-round program that goes beyond showcasing market-ready
startups by making introductions to and fostering relationships with
influencers and decision-makers. Created in partnership with World Series of
Start-Ups, LLC and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), SPROCKIT is
supported by Springboard Enterprises, LLC and New Vantage Group. Additional
SPROCKIT collaborators include: Angel Capital Association, infoDev,
Interactive Television Alliance and the National Science Foundation.

For more information about SPROCKIT, please visit http://sprockitglory.com.

About NAB Show

NAB Show, held April 5-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest
electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development,
management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 93,000
attendees from 156 countries and 1,550+ 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. Complete details are available atwww.nabshow.com.

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About NAB

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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 atwww.nab.org.

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Lindsay Hyman, 202-223-9260
sprockit@allisonpr.com
 
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