SPROCKIT’s Virtually Everywhere This Week – Join Us!

SPROCKIT has a virtually busy week.


Today through Wednesday, SPROCKIT is partnering with the Angel Capital Association for their Virtual Summit of Angel Investing. SPROCKIT CEO and founder Harry Glazer will be the master of ceremonies. Four SPROCKIT companies, including AlertMe, nēdl, Omni Arsenal and ZenSports, are among 30 selected to participate in the invitation-only Innovation Showcase, where they will present innovative services, products and tools to the ACA’s diverse investor groups. 


Overlapping the Summit is the inaugural NAB Show Express, a new digital experience that will take place tomorrow and Thursday. NAB Show Express will offer free access to premium content for the global media and entertainment community. SPROCKIT startups will “exhibit,” showcasing the latest in media and entertainment. 


Additionally, NAB Express is featuring a SPROCKIT channel. SPROCKIT has programmed ten sessions ranging from key remote workflow tools to adapting to the changing consumer behavior, new means of monetization and data’s impact on going digital. There will also be special case studies on how startups are helping broadcasters during these challenging times. More information about each of the sessions are below. All sessions will be available to view on demand for free at bit.ly/nabshowexpress


“Startups by nature are agile to meet the changing needs of the industry through innovative activations. Never has that been more important than now, and NAB Show Express is the perfect platform to showcase their solutions,” said Glazer. “During NAB Show Express, our startups will demonstrate why they are at the forefront of innovation and partnering with some of the biggest names in media, entertainment and technology.”


Learn more about the NAB Show Express sessions below. We hope to “see” you later this week!


SPROCKIT Session Summaries


Production: Going Virtual / Remote Workflow Tools

As digital transformation accelerates, tools that enable media companies to produce content quickly and remotely become even more important. Hear from some of the companies providing solutions to these critical production pathways.



Scott Davies, CEO, Never.no

Matt Loreille, CMO, Wildmoka

Thomas Jelonek, Founder, Envision

Sherry Brennan, President, Brennan Media


Engagement: Adapting to New Consumer Behavior

As consumer engagement and consumption of information has been dramatically altered by COVID-19, businesses have been forced to adapt to new trends in consumer behavior.. Hear from some of the companies providing alternative solutions to this shift and regain audience attention.



Jill Nicholson, Senior Director, Customer Education, Chartbeat

Dennis Roche, Co-Founder, Burbio

Kineret Muller, Head of Marketing, TetaVi

Tom  Flanagan, Managing Director, Litton TV, a Hearst company


Case Studies in Digital Transformation: How has the startup community helped broadcasters during COVID-19?

New challenges have arisen in the broadcast industry on every level as COVID-19 forces the workforce to go virtual, production processes to go remote and increases viewership of local news. These challenges have presented opportunities to companies able to quickly pivot with the industry’s needs. Hear from a select few who have stepped up to provide answers to some of these difficulties. 



Kim Wilson, Founder and President, Social News Desk

Mark Young, Senior Advisor, NTENT

Frank Mungeam, Knight Professor of Practice, TV News Innovation, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University


Monetization – Subscriptions & Commerce

Many broadcasters and media companies are exploring subscription based services or looking at how to integrate commerce.  Here from startups who are on the leading edge in creating innovative monetization opportunities.



Matthew Moody, Founder and CEO, Bellwethr

Kyle Johnson, Founder and CEO, Bixy

Tim Hanlon, Founder and CEO, The Vertere Group


Monetization – New Money in Sports Betting

New regulations, new currencies and new TV standards are opening the opportunity for new monetization. Learn more about how to participate in this new opportunity.



Mark Thomas, Founder and CEO, ZenSports

Richard Glosser, Head of Business Development, Verance

Emily Olsen, Sports Journalist/Producer, SiriusXM


Data’s Impact on Digital

Data’s impact on digital is well documented.  Understand how these companies are taking different approaches to data and providing unique solutions to help media companies.



Pierre Roulph, CEO, ignifai

Andrew Grosso, Founder and CEO, Pickaxe

Michael Beach, Founder and CEO, Cross Screen Media

Allison Dollar, CEO, ITV Alliance


2020 Vision: Customer Success in the COVID Era

COVID-19 changed the television industry overnight. Megaphone TV delves into how their partners, including TEGNA and Bravo, successfully pivoted to seamlessly engage with their audiences in their new environment and mindset. 



Dan Albritton, Founder and CEO, Megaphone TV

Ian Hill, Manager, Strategic Content Partnerships, TEGNA

John Meier, Production Manager, Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live”

Pat Pattison, Founder, Incentive Sales Rewards


The (Local) News Resurgence & Accelerated Transformation

The local news industry is facing a series of unprecedented challenges and opportunities. How should local news and media outlets adapt their technology and business strategies? At this session we will be telling the story behind the story – with insights from industry experts.



Jonathan Beard, Director, Product Development, Graham Media Group

Seth Geiger, Founder, SmithGeiger LLC

Josh Kleinbaum, Vice President Digital News, NBC Owned Television Stations

John Van Wagner, Chief Commercial Officer, Wildmoka


Delivery: Solutions to Go Digital

Discover how Webinar.net is helping companies go virtual and and how Nedl held creators broadcast searchable audio live and on demand.



Ayinde Alakoye, Founder, nēdl

Mike Henry, Co-Founder, Webinar.net

Harry Glazer, Founder and CEO, SPROCKIT


Increasing Efficiency: Operations and Advertising

OMNI Technologies shares how to securely streamline development operations and Advocado discusses increasing the effectiveness of TV advertising.



Jay Roy, Founder, Omni Arsenal

Brian Handrigan, Founder, Advocado

Stephanie Bauer Marshall, Managing Director, SPROCKIT