Startup Forum

Matching media investors and executives with digital startups and scaleups

17 September RAI, Amsterdam

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Creating Partnerships Between Media Companies and Startups

An exciting new addition to IBC this year, the Startup Forum will connect investors and media houses seeking high quality, innovative solutions with the startups and scaleups who create them.

Working in association with Media Honeypot we will pre-screen all startups and growth companies, facilitate meetings in our Deal Room and present a top quality seminar programme that will inspire and inform.

The startup event will happen on Sunday 17 September at IBC2017. It will be made up of four key elements:

·Deal room – attendees will have access to a pre-show matching making tool where they can find relevant companies and schedule meetings. Onsite facilitated meetings will be scheduled every 20-minutes in a speed-meeting style

·Networking – a multipurpose area for informal meetings and networking, with all-day refreshments and an evening reception

·Theatre – a full day of content including keynote speakers, partner and sponsor sessions and pitches

·Executive Dinner – a dinner the night before focused on bringing together high-level attendees, including partners and sponsors, in an informal setting to network before the main event

You can use the information boxes below to navigate the site and find further details dedicated to the certain sections of the Startup Forum. These sections include: getting involved as a startup company / investor and further details on programme and speakers. 

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Startup Forum Speakers

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Are you an agile startup or scaleup with digital media or media business related services? Find out how you could get involved.

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Media Executives & Investors

Are you looking to invest in Media Tech startup companies? If yes, then you need to be part of the Startup Forum.

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Panels, keynotes, pitching competition, reverse pitching, fireside chat

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Set up meetings in the Deal Room in advance of the Forum. 

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View our partner profiles and find out who you will meet

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Ticket Types

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Is your business keen to demonstrate its credentials as a supporter of innovation in the media, entertainment and technology sectors? Find out about our sponsorship packages.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Startup Forum please contact:

Janina Salo-Glasemann
T: +358400301350 (EET)