Top emerging media and technology start-ups compete to be ‘Hot Company of the Year’

Google and Intel join judging panel for the Media Accelerator Programme at The Festival of Media Global 2013

19.03.13: C Squared, the organiser of The Festival of Media, is calling on emerging media and technology companies to compete for the title, ‘Hot Company of the Year’ in the Media Accelerator Programme (MAP) at The Festival of Media Global 2013. 

The scheme, run in partnership with DMR Partners puts emerging media talent and cutting-edge businesses in front of high profile figures and senior level decision makers from across the worlds of advertising, media and marketing. The companies that enter MAP will be assessed by a leading panel of global VCs and marketers at The Festival of Media Global, the only global event dedicated to the $500bn media industry and one that attracts an audience made up of 76% CEO/Director level delegates.

The MAP entries will be assessed by a judging panel made up of leading entrepreneurs, investors, advisors and strategists, including:

• Ben Barokas Meyers (General Manager Marketplace Development, Google)
• Johan Jervoe (VP Sales and Marketing Director, Partner Marketing at Intel Corporation)
• Russell Buckley (Partner, Ballpark Ventures)
• Tom Huseby (Managing Partner, SeaPoint Ventures)
• Gayle Meyers (Co-Founder DMR Partners)
• Anthony Risicato (General Manager, Videohub Platform)
• Chris Wade (Director, Venture Capital Unit UK Trade & Investment)
• Bernhard Glock (Partner, MediaLink)
• Yinglan Tan (Venture Partner, Sequoia Capital (India) Singapore)

All MAP entrants will be promoted across The Festival of Media Global web TV strand and across sister channels including M&M Global. In addition, entering companies will be given access to the breaking industry insights and unrivalled networking opportunities offered by The Festival itself, with complimentary tickets to the 3-day event.
VideoHub was named MAP ‘Hot Company of the Year’ at The Festival of Media Global 2012. Jason Krebs, Chief Media Officer, Tremor Video and creator of VideoHub says:

“Meeting the most successful marketers in the world at The Festival of Media was an incredible experience. And, having those same leaders name VideoHub ‘Hot Company of the Year’ was a spectacular recognition of our entire team that will resonate throughout the media world.”
Gayle Meyers, Co-Founder of DMR Partners says:

“Digital innovation drives progress in the media industry, so we’re excited to be working with M.A.P. Global to champion the emerging start-ups at the head of the latest game changing trends. We are looking forward to sharing our data and insights to promote continuous education as well as mutually-beneficial knowledge sharing in digital media.”

MAP is open to entering companies that are capitalised but at an early stage of development, offering products or services that are game-changing, breakthrough, innovative and unique.
The deadline for MAP entries is March 29. The five shortlisted entries, who will get to present their business on the main stage at The Festival of Media Global 2013 on April 30th in Montreux, Switzerland, will be announced on April 19.
Last year, shortlisted companies included Rocket Fuel, StrikeAd, Unified and Collective. You can watch all shortlisted MAP entries from The Festival of Media Global 2012 YouTube channel.
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Notes to the editor 


About DMR Partners:

Digital Media Roundtable (DMR Partners) is an exclusive, invitation-only consortium that brings together digital media thought leaders across the world. A select group of agency and brand executives along with venture capitalists are invited to participate to review and vote on innovative start-ups. As an objective review source our goal is to connect agencies and brands to curated global innovation that has been thoroughly evaluated and has received validation by this exclusive group of marketing leaders.
For more information about the Media Accelerator Programme:
Email Steven Scaffardi or call +44 (0) 20 7367 6981
For information on the awards:
Email Danielle Redwood or call +44 (0) 20 7367 6986
For information on delegate booking rates:
Email Rachel Barber or call +44 (0) 20 7367 6978
For information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities:
Email James Fleetham or call +44 (0) 20 7367 6977
For information on the agenda:
Email Martina Lacey or call +44 (0) 20 7367 6988