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NAB Show Adds Program to Promote Notable Startups

Sprockit invites 10 companies to present on stage at the 2013 NAB Show

The 2013 NAB Show will feature Sprockit, a new program intended to shine the spotlight on 10 market-ready startup companies. During the invitation-only event, startups will present to decision makers, industry visionaries, global media and potential funders in Las Vegas, according to a release.

In partnership with World Series of Start-Ups LLC and Springboard Enterprises, the Sprockit program — “Gearing Startups for Glory”— will launch Sunday, April 7 and run through April 11. The program is sponsored by Convergent Wealth.

“We know that front and center visibility and facilitated connections are invaluable for early-stage innovators,” said Kay Koplovitz, chairman, Springboard Enterprises. “Sprockit and NAB Show are providing these entrepreneurs with unmatched access to key decision-makers in media and broadcasting to accelerate their startup innovations.”

“It is our collective goal to make Sprockit the premier launching pad for emerging industry entrepreneurs where partnerships are forged between tomorrow’s pioneers and today’s iconic media, broadcast and entertainment companies,” said Harry M. Glazer, founder and CEO, World Series of Start-Ups.

Sprockit startup leaders will meet one-on-one with experienced entrepreneurs and experts, and startups are currently being evaluated and will be selected by Angel Capital Association, Dell Founders Club, NAB Show, National Venture Capital Association, Startup America Partnership, The Paley Center and Springboard Enterprises. Decisions will be announced in March.

“Through the Sprockit program, we will enhance our attendees’ experience by presenting some of the most exciting up-and-coming companies in the business today, while Sprockit participants receive maximum exposure at the world’s largest event for media, entertainment and technology,” said Gordon Smith, president and CEO, NAB.