MediaMatters and IBC2018 to Host Speed Dating Event for Startups

Event Africa Contributor 27/08/2018 Industry Events

IBC2018, the world’s most influential media, entertainment and technology show, has announced that it has partnered with MediaMatters, the Dutch-based platform that connects media companies with startups and scale-ups, to host an exclusive ‘Speed dating with startups at IBC’  business-event on the final day of IBC2018.

The half-day event invites a select group of 15-20 innovative startups and scale-ups to present a short 2-minute pitch to a large audience of media executives from global media organisations including broadcasters, content owners and publishers on how their innovative solutions solve real business challenges. Following the pitch stage, media companies have the opportunity to connect with the startups and scale-ups to network and discuss potential business partnerships.

“Media companies are looking for new and innovative ways to push their businesses forward and startups are looking for partners to enable them to grow,” said Bert Kok, co-founder at MediaMatters. “Bringing them together at such an established, global forum like IBC2018 enables startups and scale-ups to connect with the right contacts with the aim to establish fruitful partnerships and to work together on new products and services that improve existing processes.”

“IBC is the pre-eminent conference and exhibition for startups and scale-ups to gain exposure and build lasting connections in the media and entertainment industry,” said Steve Connolly, Director, IBC. “We’re delighted to be working with MediaMatters to host this event and enable a forum to foster business relationships.”

Formed in 2016, MediaMatters aims to match the business challenges of media companies with existing solutions developed by startups and scale-ups. The organisation constantly scouts later-stage startups and scale-ups that can bring added value to media companies.

Media companies that would like to attend ‘Speed dating with startups at IBC’, which takes place in the Topaz Lounge at the RAI on Tuesday 18 September, can order tickets here.

Startups and scale-ups wishing to participate can apply here.

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