SOURCE: Digital Media Wire

Digital Media Wire

September 24, 2015 10:56 ET

Steve Case Among 200+ Media Leaders to Speak at New York Media Festival, Oct. 6-9

3,000+ Registered Attendees, Including Startup Founders and Media Executives, Converging in Lower Manhattan for Major Media Festival

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 24, 2015) - New York Media Festival (NYME), the annual four-day event, produced by Digital Media Wire and Empiricly, featuring conferences on games, music, video, innovation and start-ups as well as city-wide open houses, receptions and parties, today announces appearance by media pioneer and investor, Steve Case, on the Innovation Stage at the event on Oct. 8. The conferences and Innovation Summit take place at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park, Oct. 7-Oct. 9. Additionally, business leaders and other influencers will mix with startup founders and tech innovators in conference tracks, breakout sessions and lightning talks focused on the newest innovations in cutting edge media technology.

As Chairman and CEO of Revolution, a Washington, D.C.-based investment firm, Case partners with visionary entrepreneurs to launch significant “built to last” businesses. Revolution has backed more than 30 companies, including: sweetgreen, Zipcar, Revolution Foods, LivingSocial, Bigcommerce and Optoro. Case’s entrepreneurial career began in 1985 when he co-founded America Online (AOL) and later he managed the largest merger in media history with Time Warner. Since then, he was named the founding chair of the Startup America Partnership -- an effort launched at the White House to accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation. He also served as founding co-chair of the National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and a member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, where he chaired the subcommittee on entrepreneurship. In 2014, Steve was named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship.

"We’re thrilled to host Steve Case at the inaugural New York Media Festival," said Ned Sherman, CEO of Digital Media Wire and co-creator/chair of NYME. "As one of the most recognized and successful entrepreneurs, investors, and businessmen of our times, Steve’s relentless focus on social change and the start-up economy are in line with our belief that innovation is needed to address the challenges facing the media industry today and will shape consumer experiences and businesses of the future."

In addition to the many keynotes, talks and panels featuring Case and other leading media executives, NYME has selected a group of innovative media technology startups to present on-stage during the three-day Innovation Summit.

"After a selective application process, we’re happy to announce our selection of start-ups companies that will have the opportunity to pitch their business models to peers and investors at the Innovation Summit," said Michael Gold, CEO of Empiricly and co-creator/chair of the Innovation Summit at NYME. "This is a great group of companies that are identifying opportunities where innovation is needed to address an urgent challenge for the media industry."

Among the technology start-ups scheduled to pitch at the Innovation Summit at New York Media Festival include: Alley NYC; Artsy.net; Audiam; Clone.tv; Deckbound; Disruptive Multimedia; EquityArcade; Groovidi; Jukebox.io; Jun Group; Kahoot!; Leap Motion; LISNR; Loudr; MoviePass; Muvi; NUE Agency; Realeyes; Red Media Africa; Reelio; Rock My World; Shark Punch; Shimmeo; So Stereo; Sulon Technologies; Sympler; VideoAmp; Virtual Worlds IP; WIREWAX; and Wistia.

To see the complete event schedule, visit: www.mefest.com/agenda

NYME Sponsors

Support for the 2015 New York Media Festival is provided by Arkadium; Border City Media; CalReply; CityRealty; Comcast Wholesale; Condé Nast Entertainment, CrunchBase; DCIA; Dots; Events for Gamers; Fusicology; Hypebot; IGDA; iHeartRadio; Kyle Arnett; Loeb & Loeb LLP; Magisto; Manatt; Manhattan Chamber of Commerce; Marketwired; Music Reports; Mr. Finn; NYWIFT; NY Tech Meetup; New York-Tokyo; Parks Associates; PGA; PocketGamer; Rights Management Holdings; SAG-AFTRA; SoftLayer; Steel Media; Supersonic; Tapjoy; The National Arts Club; The New Filmmakers; The Orchard; Veloxity; and Vindicia.

About NYME
The New York Media Festival (NYME) is an event designed to bring together experienced influencers and leaders to learn more about their respective fields and to network across New York City. The four day event includes an opening party, industry leadership dinners, conferences, summits and open houses for the gaming, video and music industries. NYME’s founding team includes seasoned conference and event producers Ned Sherman, Tinzar Sherman and Michael Gold. Over the past 15 years, the team has produced more than 250 events including some of the biggest and most impactful entertainment, tech and digital industry conferences, mega music festivals, concerts, launch parties, intimate VIP dinners and networking events. Visit www.mefest.com for more information.

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