The Made in NY Media Center by IFP will hold its third
“Demo Day” program today, Wednesday, May 6 from 4-6pm. The event will provide six startup teams the chance to present their
projects to a select group of panelists in media and technology including Jed
Weinthrob, VP/Head of Production at Condé Nast Entertainment, and Liz Wald, VP
of Technology and Design at Indiegogo. The presentations will be moderated by
Marc Schiller, founder and CEO of BOND Strategy and Influence.
Four of the startup teams are Media Center incubator projects, while two guest teams are outside projects who have been invited to pitch along side them. Each team prepared for their “Demo Day” presentations by
utilizing a training program offered by the Media Center, wherein teams are
paired with entrepreneurial mentors as well as an “Art of the Pitch”
expert for three months leading up to the presentation. Mentor pairs assist in
helping to develop optimal business strategies, market positioning, and brand
“Demo Day” presentations are offered to an invite-only
audience, but all Media Center members are encouraged to attend the
“Marketplace,” a trade show where participant teams will have the
opportunity to mingle with potential collaborators and investors.
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Check out the list of companies and projects being pitched
below, and go to their website for a full list of “Demo Day” events. Project descriptions are taken
from the official press release.
Made In NY Media Center Incubator Projects
Surf Labs, Inc. – Vince Koh & Karan Bhatia
LiNK is a better way of in-person
networking for professionals. Whether you’re at a networking event, co-working
space, or group meeting, LiNK helps you uncrowd your space, meet the right
people, and build your network – In-Person – by leveraging iBeacon / BLE and
the public information on your LinkedIn profile to discover and connect with
others around you.
Automatic Solutions – Che Chisholm
Automatic Studios Movie Arts Programs
gives young filmmakers ages 8-14 the opportunity to be part of a creative team
and experience working on a real movie set! Our students learn all aspects of
making a movie by collaborating and producing an original short film. We offer
camps, workshops, & birthday parties.
kMusicBox – Matt Watkajtys
kMusicBox is a discovery venture for
truly talented, unsigned musicians. It is an experience venture as well,
bringing music back to the physical world by bundling digital album downloads
with stellar artwork and a 12″ vinyl compilation.
Pionear – Sam Baumel
Pionear lets anyone record audio and tag
it to a location for others to find, follow and repost. It’s an instrument for
creating custom audio tours, site-specific stories and geographically triggered
music albums. Pionear is a hands free, heads up experience that will change how
we hear the world.
Storied Myth – Kabir Seth
Storied Myth is a subscription service
that utilizes immersive augmented reality experiences to seamlessly connect
e-books with real world “puzzles” subscribers receive in the mail.
Storied Myth’s ongoing digital adventure story is accompanied by offline
puzzles and activities that are delivered to the reader’s home monthly.
Film Analytics – René Bastian & Dev K
New York based company developing an
on-line platform, which provides the film industry with a system of data driven