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Startups and Growth Companies

Startups and Growth Companies

Please note the 2017 launch event is now finished and will take place again in September 2018.

Are you an agile startup or scaleup with digital media or media business related services that are seeking improved and/or new revenue streams? Are you involved in VR/AR, Social Media, Ad Technology, eCommerce, eSports, Video Solutions, Robotics, Security, Search Engine Marketing, Conversion Optimisation, AI, Machine Learning, Apps, SEO? Do you want to meet media executives, VCs and investors?

Attend the IBC Startup Forum for an unrivalled opportunity to network and secure investment. 

You could also be a lucky finalist in the Pitching Competition which allows five startups to pitch to industry experts and receive direct feedback on the morning of the event. The five finalists will also pitch on the main stage in the afternoon programme. The winner receives a cash prize

Startup Criteria for September 2017

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)

Media Executives/VCs/ Investors at the September 2017 event

  • 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

Affordable Accommodation in Amsterdam

IBC attracts over 55,000 people to Amsterdam every year and hotels close to the RAI and Amsterdam city centre get booked up fast - Check back here for further information in due course.

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Confirmed Startups at the September 2017 event Included:

  • 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 2017 Startup Forum (now finished) or the September 2018 event, please contact:

Janina Salo-Glasemann
T. +35 840 030 1350