CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DEW 2017 FINALISTS
Music Core Rights
NPREX (National Performing Rights Exchange)
Grey Jean Technologies
WELCOME TO THE 2017 DEW STARTUP COMPETITION
Over the past 3 years, DEW has awarded over $900,000 in cash and prizes to startups throughout the world. These prizes are awarded through a highly competitive process where startups are screened and vetted by a panel of A-list investors who review hundreds of applications online and select the best of the best to compete on stage at DEW before DEW attendees from the leading entertainment, media and tech companies in the world to be eligible for the grand prize. Here are important about announcements about submissions, the selection process, deadlines and other details for the 2017 Pitch & Competition.
Important Dates and Deadlines:
- All startup entries must be submitted online by January 1, 2017.
- The 12 Finalists selected to compete at DEW 2017 will be announced on January 18, 2017.
- The 2017 DEW Startup Pitch & Competition will be held at the Marriott Marina Del Rey in Los Angeles on February 2, 2017.
Eligibility Requirements: Eligible startups must have a demonstrable product or service in the market (or in beta) and can not have raised more than $5 million (USD) in external financing. In addition, all startups selected must be prepared to talk about their products and services in public, while agreeing to have it recorded for public broadcast. All entries for consideration must be submitted online by January 1, 2017. Purpose and Other
Criteria: The DEW Startup Pitch and Competition recognizes innovation in digital media and eligible startups have technologies or services contributing to the digital media ecosystem. The 12 selected startups will make live pitch presentations during the conference to judging panels of leading investors and VCs looking for creativity, innovation, need in the marketplace, strength of team and presentation, as well as future success of profitability.
Prize Package: All 12 Finalists will receive two (2) all-access registrations to 2017 DEW ($2,590 value), an exhibit booth next to the Innovation Stage ($3,500 value) and $1,000 per month in free hosting service for 12 months on Rackspace ($12,000 value). The winner of the 2017 prize package will also receive a year of free premium hosting service on Rackspace ($24,000 value), an invitation to the San Francisco office of IDG Ventures for a two-hour consultation with senior partners of the firm, and legal and business consulting services valued at $25,000 from the law firm of Gerard Fox Law, PC.
Vendedy, the winner of the 2015 DEW Startup Competition, is a great example of kind of company that encapsulates the power of “digital” through a global borderless platform that demonstrates the impact of compelling visuals/images, the power of micro-transactions in our new digital “share economy” world, and the concept of social impact. We wish you the best of luck with the competition. If you have questions, please contact DEW Advisory Chair, Ned Sherman.