Startup Forum

Matching media investors and executives with digital startups and scaleups
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Creating Partnerships Between Media Companies and Startups

The Startup Forum was an exciting new addition to IBC this year, which connected investors and media houses seeking high quality, innovative solutions with the startups and scaleups who created them.

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

Key Elements from the September 2017 event 

  • Deal room – attendees will have access to a pre-show matchmaking 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 (by invite only) – 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

NEWS from the September 2017 event

His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn, Startup Envoy of the Netherlands who leads StartupDelta, will form part of the Startup Corporate Collaboration track where the Rules of Engagement will be discussed. 
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The winner of the Pitching Competition is...Jukedeck. Jukedeck have developed an artificially-intelligent music composer that can create original music from scratch. 
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A special mention to the runner up from the Pitching Competition, HECAS. Hecas provides ultra low-latency and inter-device synchronized mobile live streaming solution to Telcos, CDN providers and broadcasters.
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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 / partner with Media Tech startup companies? If yes, then you need to be part of the Startup Forum.

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 Programme from the 2017 event

Panels, keynotes, pitching competition, fireside chat.

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Matchmaking 2017 service

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

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Partners and Sponsorship Opportunities - September 2017

View our partner profiles and find out what sponsorship opportunities are available.

View the Association Partners

Contact Us

If you have any questions about Startup Forum 2017 that took place in September or looking forward to September 2018, please contact:

Janina Salo-Glasemann
T. +35 840 030 1350


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