IBC Show 2017 will include a brand new initiative aimed at bringing together digital media startups, media houses and investors.
The Startup Forum, which takes place on September 17th, will be a day of keynote presentations, panel sessions, pitching and networking.
IBC is inviting startups and growing businesses with "innovative digital media or media business related services such as VR/AR, Social Media, Ad Technology, AI, eCommerce, eSports, Apps or Security, Search Engine Marketing, Conversion Optimisation, AI, Machine Learning, Apps or SEO" to apply to take part in the event.
IBC and The Media Honeypot will then chose 75 companies which they feel are of the most interest to media investors.
The seminar programme features key speakers including Marco DeMiroz, co-founder and general partner, The Virtual Reality Fund; Steffen Keidel, chief financial officer, Adblock Germany; and Michael Jaschke, CEO, Glomex/ ProSiebenSat1.
IBC CEO Michael Crimp said, "For 50 years, IBC has been established as the world’s leading media technology event. In 2017, the media and entertainment business is being transformed by innovative and entrepreneurial Startups. For this reason, established media houses and investors are actively seeking out the new technologies that will lead the next wave of growth.
"IBC2017 is embracing this opportunity by launching the IBC Startup Forum. IBC’s industry knowledge, combined with Media Honeypot’s matchmaking expertise, ensures that the IBC Startup Forum is a must-attend event.”