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Startup Media Executives & Investors

Media Executives & Investors

Media Executives & Investors

The Startup Forum is a networking hub where media houses, VCs and investors can meet with startups and scaleups to explore partnerships around innovation, inspired by a day-long programme of insightful keynotes, showcases and panel sessions.

Companies on the floor looking for investment include startups specialising in:

Ad technology | Social Media Monetisation | VR & AR | Streaming | 360 | Video | Machine Learning | Artificial Intelligence | Analytics | Data | Entertainment | Security

Key Elements

  • Exclusive event for those looking to make a breakthrough in the world of media, broadcasting, entertainment and technology
  • All startup / scaleups are pre-qualified 
  • Use our matchmaking tool to set up meetings at Startup Forum in advance of the event
  • Get involved in the Startup Forum Competition and see the five lucky finalist battle it out on stage in front of our industry experts
  • Network with like-minded professionals, including 75+ Startups, innovators, speakers and entrepreneurs
  • Investment opportunities with local and international companies
  • Networking Dinner & Drinks Reception the night before focused on bringing together high-level attendees in an informal setting
  • Discover which media tech products are hot property and what the next big thing is
  • Access to the rest of the IBC Exhibition
  • The Deal Room attendees are involved in facilitated meetings which will be scheduled every 20-minutes in a 'speed-meeting' style
  • Full day of content including keynote speakers, partner and sponsor sessions

Profile for Media Executives

Company profile: broadcaster, publisher, pure digital players, companies that address their clients digitally and are transforming towards pure digital players. This also includes retail, financial sector, telecommunication, co-operations and partnerships with external expertise to improve operations and speed up innovation.

Target job titles include:

● C-Level, including: Chief Digital Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Operations Officer

● Managing Director

● Head of Innovation, Strategy, Communications, Business Development, Startup & Growth Customer etc.

● SVP or VP: Marketing, Sales, Operations, Digital, Mobile, Product Development

● Director, TV Business or Business Director, TV

● Director Consumer Sales Specialists: Digital Media, Content Creation, Technical, Implementation.

Profile for Investors

Company profile: investors, venture capitalists looking to network, make connections and invest into media tech, including into the following: eCommerce, SaaS, mobile, big data, analytics, machine learning, blockchain, AI, VR, AR, video/360, software and more.

With portfolio companies seeking business clients within the media industry with the job titles of Partner, Founder, Owner, Managing Director and CEO.

Startup Criteria

Our bespoke application process enables us to screen startups and identify those that are of most interest to media investors to ensure that you meet people who are interested in your business. A jury of industry experts will hand pick 75 startups and the successful applicants will be able to purchase discounted tickets. The criteria for all startup/scale up companies is as follows:

  • Startup, Scale up, Growth Company
  • Media Tech Startups - Ad Technology, Social Media Monetisation, VR & AR, Streaming, 360, Video, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, Data, Entertainment, Security
  • Company has at least a minimum viable product
  • Revenue potential of 20 million Euros
  • Ambitions to grow in other than current markets (int. growth strategy)


You'll be in the company of big-name media companies

Here is just a sneak peak at some of the companies that are coming along, looking to meet startup/scaleup companies:

  • Sky
  • MTV Oy
  • Cisco Systems
  • VRT
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Commerce GmbH
  • The Venture Reality Fund
  • Alphonso Inc
  • MTM London
  • HTC
  • PBS
  • Channel 4
  • ...and many more

Confirmed Startups Include:

  • AdBlock Plus / Eyeo Gmbh
  • ALSpotter
  • Beyond Seen Screen
  • Bibblio
  • Cadami
  • Camerize BV
  • Camment
  • Choicely
  • Cifrasoft Ltd.
  • Collabrik
  • Consent IO
  • CueCuetter
  • Digit Arena
  • Easel TV
  • Eat and the City
  • ezyinsights
  • Fan Area
  • Filmstro
  • Finwe Ltd
  • Flamefy
  • Futurecode/Dibidogs
  • Giraffic
  • glomex GmbH
  • Good TV Inc,
  • Hecas
  • Jukedeck
  • i-mmersive
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Contact Us

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

Janina Salo-Glasemann
T. +35 840 030 1350