Accelerator Pitch Program

Accelerator Pitch Call for Applicants

The News Media Alliance is now accepting entries for the fourth annual Accelerator Pitch program at mediaXchange 2017! 

The Accelerator Pitch program provides the opportunity for media startups to pitch their businesses to the largest annual gathering of news media industry executives and their colleagues in North America.

The program is open to startup companies that have been founded within the last three years whose product or service helps meet newspaper and online news media companies’ print, digital or advertising needs.

The Alliance will select the most relevant qualified startup companies from the submissions it receives to pitch their product or service to key media, newspapers and advertising executives in interactive presentations during mediaXchange 2017.

To enter, qualified companies should fill out the online entry form on or before 5:00 pm EST on Friday, December 30, 2016.

Entries will be judged on usefulness to news media companies, innovation and creativity. The winners will be notified by Friday, February 10, 2017.

Enter now

2016 Accelerator Pitch Winners

AdCellerantAdCellerant-Logo

@adcellerant

AdCellerant is an Ad Technology and Digital Marketing Services company that specializes in executing small business programmatic display, mobile, tablet, video, native, email, and search marketing campaigns on behalf of local media companies. AdCellerant integrates with its partner media companies to help train their sales team, sell creative marketing campaigns to their clients, and execute/report on what has been sold to create a dynamic, compounding digital revenue stream.

 

BrandXMobileBrand X Mobile

@mobilution_io

Brand X Mobile is a mobile first marketing, strategy and technology firm. We focus on building Awesome Mobile Experiences! In addition we design, manage and support an organization’s web, social and marketing efforts. Many small companies and business owners just don’t have the time or skills to create their own mobile site. mobilution.io© is user friendly and comes with a non tech dashboard that allows anyone to build, manage and create mobile sites with simple drop and drag tools. The right mobile strategy partnered with the right tools build long term relationships with your mobile audience!

 

dimples-logoDimples

@getdimples

Dimples helps organizations and individuals to conserve ink/toner when printing documents. Dimples was born out of an appreciation for the printed word and the desire to save money while reducing the harmful effects that inks and toners have on the environment. Dimples’ patented method produces unique perforation overlays (or ‘dimples’) for fonts that curb the use of expensive printer ink/toner while causing the printed text to appear whole to the human eye.

 

Keywee-logo-150x43Keywee

@gokeywee

Keywee offers publishers a new approach to content distribution and performance measurement, helping find the audiences most likely to meet specific business goals for their content — from audience development and signups to subscriptions and branded content. Its revolutionary platform employs advanced text-mining technology and a vast database of historical content performance. With more than 100 publishers as customers, Keywee is backed by leading investors including Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Marker LLC, as well as The New York Times Company.

 

NewsPix

An Experimental News Engagement Platform

@kanarinka and @MattAtMIT

NewsPix is a suite of apps that drive engagement in local news through pictures and visualizations. Our first app is a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that delivers breaking news to the new tab window of a desktop user’s browser. Our first pilot partner is the Boston Herald.

 


Stringr
STRINGR_LOGO

@stringrpro

Custom video of anything-anywhere under tight deadlines. Stringr is a marketplacethat allows media organizations to buy video from both amateur and professional videographers. The media organizations can preview all footage. If they like what they see, they can immediately download the HD version. Stringr also brings work to the videographer. Videographers can download our app and enable push notifications, and Stringr will let them know when media outlets want something filmed.

 

TicketSauceTicketSauce

@TicketSauce

TicketSauce is a private label “SaaS” that provides event management and ticketing software to media organizations.  These organizations have the ability to grow transaction based revenue, increase data for readership and provide a robust event software solution to their clients.  All of this occurs under the brand of the media organization.  With event ticketing service fees being a 7 billion dollar business in the United States, the opportunity is ripe to transform and disrupt this business in the local marketplace.

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