Big media organisations look to start-ups for innovation: startup showcase applications open
New York/London, February 2012: DCM East and Oppenheimer announce applications open for DCM East Startup Showcase 2012
Unrestricted by process or ‘big business’ limitations, startups are perfectly positioned to make a huge impact on the way media is consumed. Recent partnerships between Zynga and Hasbro, Foursquare and Time Out and Facebook and Warner Bros are clear examples of how established media giants are turning to innovators for a fresh route to market.
****With this in mind, DCM East will host the 2nd annual Startup Showcase this June 20*****
“It was a thrill and a boost to our company to win the Start-up Showcase, plus the entire DCM conference was a big benefit to me ” said Rodney Gibbs, Founder of Ricochet Labs and winner of the 2011 Start-up Showcase “I learned a lot and met many potential customers.”
The event gives 4 tech startups the chance to pitch to a panel of expert judges and a roomful of senior digital executives, then to receive live feedback on their pitch, concept and goals.
High profile judges from 2011 included Chris Fralic from First Round Capital, Jon Soberg from Blumberg Capital and Daniel Ciporin, Partner at Canaan Partners, and the 2012 panel will be announced in April.
“The Start-up Showcase spotlights the most promising early stage companies, from around the globe, at the premier convocation of digital media companies and executives .” Says Todd Simon, Head of Digital Media, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., co-organisers of the Showcase. “ For start-ups, the Showcase is a once in a lifetime opportunity to connect with potential strategic partners and mentors, and to pitch an elite group of venture capital investors.”
Applications for the 4 startup places open on February 22 at http://www.dcm-
For media enquiries, accreditation and speaker interviews contact:
Marketing Manager: Charlotte Walkling
Phone: +44 0207 384 7919 (direct)
Dates: 19-21 June 2012