Business Wire

IBC’s Inaugural Startup Forum Attracts Big-Name Media Companies Looking for New Business Opportunities

Jaa

IBC’s inaugural Startup Forum looks set to create some exciting new partnerships, with big-name organisations attending to find start-up or growth companies from countries around the world with the next big idea. The Startup Forum, held on Sunday 17 September, is run in association with Media Honeypot, organisers of the eponymous international conference that helps startups and growing companies to identify new business opportunities, growth strategies and potential partnerships.

Over 75 startups and growing businesses have been selected from 22 countries, across areas including VR/AR, sports, micro-payments, marketing, streaming video and publishing. Each company has been pre-qualified, ensuring they have at least a minimum viable product, revenue potential of 20 million Euros, and ambitions to expand in different markets with a developed growth strategy.

Some of the startups include:

  • Oovvuu (Australia) - uses artificial intelligence to match broadcasters' videos and publishers' articles on a global scale, changing the way video is watched, distributed and monetised
  • Tiledmedia (Netherlands) - a VR streaming company that enables high quality VR360 streaming at realistic bitrates
  • LiveWeatherViews (Australia) - developing a timelapse camera system to help TV networks capture great weather vision with full automation over IP
  • Choicely (Finland) - developing a fan engagement platform to help publishers and advertisers to engage their audiences better using their highly developed interactive formats
  • SatoshiPay (Germany) - processes nanopayment transactions usually in the form of bitcoins. The company is developing a two-way payment platform that will allow content providers to charge consumers a small fee to read, watch or listen to content
  • Giraffic (US/Israel/Hong Kong) - a market leader in client-side multimedia software acceleration, helping device manufacturers and OTT content providers overcome internet congestion challenges in order to provide their customers with an enjoyable, engaging user experience.

Heikki Rotko, Founder and Chairman, Media Honeypot, said, “I am astonished by the level of media innovation that happens outside of media companies. The selected startups represent such a huge amount of knowledge and innovation that every media house should be interested in.”

Media companies attending with a view to partner with these organisations include Sky, MTV Oy, Cisco Systems, VRT, ProSiebenSat.1 Commerce GmbH, The Venture Reality Fund and HTC.

As well as networking opportunities, the seminar programme features key speakers including Joost Brakel, Director, Digital Operations, Sanoma NL; Jakob Wais, Head of New Platforms & Video, Content Strategy, BILD; Sara Lisa Vogl, Co-Founder, VR Base; and Teresa Potocka, CEO and Founder of The Potocki Communications Company, who will share invaluable insights into the latest developments in media technology and how they can be harnessed into successful business opportunities.

IBC is also delighted to welcome HRH Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau who leads StartupDelta, the accelerator for the startup ecosystem in the Netherlands, and advises companies and the European Commission on their digital innovation strategies. He is a regular speaker at national and international tech conferences and holds a number of positions in both the public and private sector. His Royal Highness will take part in the Startup Corporate Collaboration track where the Rules of Engagement will be discussed.

In addition, five startups will be selected to take part in a Pitching Competition, pitching their business ideas to industry experts and receiving direct feedback from an expert panel. The winning company will also receive a cash prize.

## ENDS ##

About IBC

IBC is the world’s leading media, entertainment and technology show. It attracts 55,000+ attendees from more than 170 countries and combines a highly respected and peer-reviewed conference with an exhibition that showcases more than 1,700 leading suppliers of state of the art electronic media and entertainment technology.

IBC2017 Dates

Conference: 14 – 18 September 2017

Exhibition: 15 – 19 September 2017

For more information about IBC2017 visit: https://show.ibc.org/

Contact information

For IBC
Louise Wells, Bubble Communications
E: louisew@bubbleagency.com
T: +44 7718 985 252

Tietoja julkaisijasta

For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Tilaa tiedotteet sähköpostiisi

Haluatko tietää asioista jo ennen kuin ne uutisoidaan? Kun tilaat tiedotteemme tältä julkaisijalta, saat ne sähköpostiisi yhtä aikaa suomalaisen median kanssa. Tilauksen voit halutessasi perua milloin tahansa.

Lue lisää julkaisijalta Business Wire

California Sports Surfaces Announces New Senior Leadership22.9.2017 23:21Tiedote

The California Sports Surfaces (CSS) brand, as part of ICP Construction (ICP), today announces the appointments of Steve Lock as global vice president; John Graham as leader, strategic accounts and global relationships; and Malcolm Parkes as managing director, Australia California Sports Surfaces. CSS is the leading supplier of such prestigious sports surfacing solutions as DecoTurf, Plexicushion Prestige, Rebound Ace, Premier Sports Coatings, Premier Court and Plexitrac. These world-renowned product lines supply the US Open, the Australian Open and other distinguished sporting events. Steve Lock has assumed the role of global vice president, responsible for managing the US and global sales and marketing teams for California Sport Surfaces. He was previously the leader for California Sports Surfaces in Australia and the Asia/Pacific region, and will be relocating to ICP global headquar

CORRECTING and REPLACING Smiths Detection Wins Biggest Ever Single Order for Next-Generation Hold Baggage Scanner for Frankfurt Airport22.9.2017 19:02Tiedote

Please replace the release with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions to the headline, subhead and body of the release. The corrected release reads: SMITHS DETECTION WINS BIGGEST EVER SINGLE ORDER FOR NEXT-GENERATION HOLD BAGGAGE SCANNER FOR FRANKFURT AIRPORT Advanced HI-SCAN 10080 XCT hold baggage scanners offer flexible, sophisticated detection capabilities Smiths Detection has won its largest single order ever for its advanced HI-SCAN 10080 XCT hold baggage scanners, with an associated eight-year service agreement. The contract covers 35 of our HI-SCAN 10080 XCT next-generation scanners to support the upgrade to the ECAC Standard 3 explosives detection systems. The solution will deliver increased security and operational efficiency, and can easily be upgraded to mee

California Sports Surfaces’ Rebound Ace Portable Court to be Used at Inaugural Laver Cup22.9.2017 17:37Tiedote

California Sports Surfaces (CSS), a brand under ICP Construction (ICP), is pleased to announce its innovative Rebound Ace Portable sport surfacing system is being used in the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, Sept. 22-24, 2017. CSS’s Rebound Ace system was selected to provide comfort, consistency and playability to the Laver Cup participants, who represent the best tennis players in the world. For this event, organizers worked with California Sports Surfaces to create a stunning black surface that would keep spectators focused on the game play. Rebound Ace Portable is an interlocking, temporary court system that provides premium cushion and comfort to maximize players’ performance. It has been chosen for use for several high-profile events, including the Fed Cup, Davis Cup, and the Singapore-based WTA Finals, for which it was specifically created. Laver Cup is modeled afte

Mobile RPG ‘King’s Raid’ Set to Launch in European Markets22.9.2017 14:00Tiedote

Mobile RPG “King’s Raid” which was launched in February in Korea, North America and SEA, is officially launching in European Markets (Google Play and Apple App Store) this month. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170922005006/en/ Mobile RPG King’s Raid is officially launching in European Markets (Google Play and Apple App Store). It is a Character Collection mobile RPG game full of charming characters and high-end graphics. It includes real-time PvP and large scale Raid content. King’s Raid was launched in February in Korea, North America, and SEA. King’s Raid developed by Vespa Interactive went viral and became a hot Mobile RPG even with limited marketing and lack of brand recognition. As it slowly made the charts in Popularity and Grossing Sales in both markets, it succeeded in reaching the Top 5 in both major App markets in Korea within a month

Smiths Detection is Supplying the Latest Technology for ECAC Standard 3 EDS Upgrade at Frankfurt Airport22.9.2017 14:00Tiedote

Smiths Detection is providing the latest hold baggage scanning technology to support the upgrade to ECAC Standard 3 explosives detection systems at Frankfurt Airport. Awarded by the Procurement Office of the Federal Ministry of the Interior in Germany, the contract includes 35 x HI-SCAN 10080 XCT next generation scanners which will not only detect the explosive threats specified by the new standard, but can also easily be upgraded to meet future requirements to identify evolving threats, such as homemade explosives. Frankfurt is Europe’s second largest airport in terms of cargo and fourth in passenger numbers (over 60 million in 2016) and these figures are expected to continue growing. The new technology will deliver the security and operational efficiencies required by such a busy airport both now and into the future. For deployment ahead of the upcoming ECAC deadline of 20

IBC2017 Reports Record Visitor Numbers in Its 50th Year22.9.2017 12:32Tiedote

In its 50th anniversary, IBC2017 has confirmed a year-on-year increase in visitor numbers, marking a record attendance of 57,669 across the six day event. Visitors from across the expanding media ecosystem had the opportunity to learn about the opportunities offered by technologies - including social media TV, OTT, VR, AR, Cloud, IP, Bots and 5G - and to meet the most intelligent robots. Visitors to the 15 exhibition halls witnessed many exciting new launches; Launch Pad grew year-on-year with a record number of exhibitors; the Future Reality Theatre and Content Everywhere Hub free programmes were packed with diverse and new exciting content, embracing the transformation. Conference delegates packed the Forum to hear from leading experts from Facebook, Google, CNN, HTC Viveport, Dolby, C4 and ITV to discuss and debate the hot topics challenging the industry with a focus on m

Uutishuoneessa voit lukea tiedotteitamme ja muuta julkaisemaamme materiaalia. Löydät sieltä niin yhteyshenkilöidemme tiedot kuin vapaasti julkaistavissa olevia kuvia ja videoita. Uutishuoneessa voit nähdä myös sosiaalisen median sisältöjä. Kaikki STT Infossa julkaistu materiaali on vapaasti median käytettävissä.

Tutustu uutishuoneeseemme