Final Schedule Announced for SPROCKIT at the 2014 NAB Show

  Final Schedule Announced for SPROCKIT at the 2014 NAB Show

- Daymond John of "Shark Tank" to Speak in the SPROCKIT Hub; 27 Game-Changing
            Startups Present their Ideas to Prospective Partners -

2014 NAB Show

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- April 2, 2014

NAB Show today announced the program schedule for the second annual SPROCKIT,
a year-round startup program that will kick-off once again at the 2014 NAB
Show, April 5-10, in Las Vegas. SPROCKIT gives up-and-coming startups the
opportunity to present their solutions to and collaborate with dozens of
decision-makers and influencers at leading media and entertainment companies.

The SPROCKIT Hub (booth #C2455) – a dedicated space on the show floor for
participants – will feature lively panel sessions on the changing industry
landscape and the innovative products and solutions that are powering the
future of media and entertainment. On Monday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m., the Hub
will feature a special live interview with Daymond John of "Shark Tank." NAB
Show attendees can join Wall Street Journal reporter Lee Hawkins as he sits
down with John to learn about the entrepreneur's latest pursuits and get his
insights on the growth of the industry.

The 27 SPROCKIT startups will have multiple opportunities to showcase their
offerings to industry executives and show attendees, but the most anticipated
sessions are the SPROCKIT Startups Pitches. Each startup will be allotted 5
minutes to pitch their company and value proposition, followed by a brief Q&A
session, in front of potential partners and customers. The Startup Pitches
schedule for Monday, April 7 in the SPROCKIT Hub is:

  *10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Tomorrowish, Penthera, Eyeris
  *12:15 - 1:05 p.m.: nfluence, Maz Digital, Wayin
  *1:10 - 3:05 p.m.: Civolution, Audiair, clypd inc.
  *3:10 - 4:05 p.m.: WebTuner Corp., theloop, Watchup
  *4:10 - 4:45 p.m.: ExciteM, XYZ Stream Hosting

The Startup Pitches continue Tuesday, April 8, and the schedule is:

  *10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: iPowow, ShareRocket, Cognitive Networks, Net2TV
  *12:05 - 2:05 p.m.: Shoelace Wireless, CloudFlare, Lingospot,
  *2:10 - 3:05 p.m.: Paladin Innovators, Discourse Analytics, SportXast
  *3:10 - 3:45 p.m.: FEM Inc., Chute

Several of SPROCKIT's collaborators will host panel sessions in the SPROCKIT
Hub, open to all NAB Show attendees. The companies will discuss their
perspectives on the expanding broadcasting field and how organizations are
transforming in the digital age. The panel schedule includes:

  *Disney/ABC Television Group: "Creating the Watch ABC Product" – Monday,
    April 7, 11 - 11:45 a.m.
  *Springboard Enterprises: "The Next Broadcast Revolution Starts Here" –
    Tuesday, April 8, 11 - 11:30 a.m.
  *Google and Hearst Television: "Digital Revenue Now – Broadcasting and
    Digital Advertising" – Tuesday, April 8, 12:45 - 1:30 p.m.
  *Cox Media Group: "Social Media Landscape & Engaging Viewers" – Wednesday,
    April 9, 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.
  *Angel Capital Association: "Living with Angels" – Wednesday, April 9, 10 -
    10:30 a.m.
  *Hearst Television: "Can't We All Just Get Along?" – Wednesday, April 9, 11
    - 11:45 a.m.
  *Univision: "Staying Ahead and Monetizing on Today's Ever-Changing Space:
    Content Consumption" – Wednesday, April 9, 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  *Gannett: "Current Trends and Thoughts on Interactive TV" – Wednesday,
    April 9, 2 - 2:45 p.m.
  *AARP: "Longevity Economy and Media/Tech Preferences for the 50+" –
    Wednesday, April 9, 3 - 3:45 p.m.

"This year's SPROCKIT program has evolved to bring together even more
startups, thought leaders and industry executives," said Harry M. Glazer,
founder and CEO, World Series of Start-Ups, LLC and the creator and
co-producer of SPROCKIT. "The programming on SPROCKIT Hub stage will give NAB
Show attendees the opportunity to experience the innovative products and
solutions that are expected to shake-up the industry, as well as to learn from
seasoned professionals about the current and future landscape of media and

Created in partnership with World Series of Start-Ups, LLC and the National
Association of Broadcasters (NAB), SPROCKIT is supported by Springboard
Enterprises and New Vantage Group. SPROCKIT collaborators include: AARP, Angel
Capital Association, Boston Consulting Group, Comcast, Convergent Wealth
Advisors, Cox Media Group, Disney/ABC Television Group, Entertainment
Technology Center (ETC) at the University of Southern California, Ernst &
Young, Google, Hearst Television, infoDev, Interactive Television Alliance,
Irving Group, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, mediaX at Stanford University, Monster
Worldwide, National Science Foundation (NSF), SmithGeiger, Tribune
Broadcasting and Univision.

MEDIA NOTE: For NAB Show registered media interested in attending any of the
SPROCKIT sessions or meeting with specific companies, please contact Lindsay
Hyman at

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For SPROCKIT Media Inquiries:
National Association of Broadcasters
Lindsay Hyman, 202-223-9260
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