SeedStart Media 2011 Launches Summer Startup Program for Digital Media Entrepreneurs

SeedStart Media 2011, a summer program for the most innovative startup companies in digital content, e-commerce, ad infrastructure and mobile technology announced that it will begin accepting applications today. The Program will link entrepreneurs with largest media, advertising and technology companies in New York City.

SeedStart Media 2011, a summer program for the most innovative startup companies in digital content, e-commerce, ad infrastructure and mobile technology announced that it will begin accepting applications today. The purpose of the program is to grow the entrepreneurial sector of New York City by providing promising entrepreneurs with funding and a network of mentors, investors, and leading industry experts to advise them. Participating in the program are some of the world’s largest media, advertising and technology companies including AOL Ventures, Comcast, Hearst, MTV Networks, News Corporation, Time Warner, Vivendi and others to be announced shortly. The program is also supported by NY Tech Meetup, Silicon Valley Bank, New York University and well known New York-based law and accounting firms.

Up to ten promising startups will be invited to come to New York City to participate in the 12 week program, starting in mid June. Each team will receive $20,000 to support the development and launch of their company.

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“This summer we decided to concentrate on one particular vertical, digital media and e-commerce”, said Owen Davis, Managing Director of NYC Seed, a firm that provides seed funding to New York City based software companies. [Polytechnic Institute of NYU is an NYC Seed partner.] “This is a key vertical for New York City and with a growing need for innovation we have gathered an outstanding group of media, advertising, technology and early stage investment professionals to offer guidance and marketplace feedback to ensure the long-term success of companies.”

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