Paris, Wednesday 11 January 2012 – MIPCube, the two-day high-level networking and live learning experience for the business and creative architects driving the future of TV is about to get disruptive, with the launch of MIPCube Lab.
This second edition of the TV start-up competition will see innovative companies from around the world pitch their business plans and prototypes to a judging panel of television executives, successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the hope of being named “2012 most promising disruptive TV start-up.” MIPCube Lab will take place during MIPCube in Cannes on Friday 30 March, just ahead of the 2012 edition of MIPTV (1-4 April).
“During MIPCube Lab, we are looking to unearth game-changing innovations that will significantly contribute to altering the face of TV in all its forms,” enthused Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Television Division. “MIPCube attendees will be immersed in a unique, limited-participant highly networked cutting edge environment, before joining the thousands of executives who attend the biggest professional market in the TV industry: MIPTV.”
MIPCube Lab is the only start-up competition to be tightly integrated into the TV industry and its future. It provides a global platform for start-ups to get feedback from the most powerful and innovative decision makers in the TV business and obtain funding from the finance community. Applicants have until Monday 20 February to submit applications for the competition. Finalists will be mentored by jury members at the show to review and rehearse their presentations. Dharmash Mistry, partner at leading UK-based venture capital investors, Balderton Capital, will act as jury leader.
Submissions to the MIPCube Lab competition are free of charge. In parallel, there is also a special rate offered to start-ups to participate in MIPCube.
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MIPCube is a two-day high-level networking and live learning experience exploring the game-changing innovations affecting the TV industry. MIPCube will open in Cannes on Friday 30 March, just ahead of the 2012 edition of MIPTV (1-4 April).
Building on the 2011 success of Connected Creativity at MIPTV, MIPCube will bring together the architects of the future of TV: influential players in the television business, key innovators in the digital and social media space and forward-thinking producers to shape the evolving world of TV, in all its forms.