The 2018 PILOT Pitch Prize finalists are early stage startups with game-changing technologies and solutions which help broadcasters innovate and better serve their communities. The finalists will showcase their companies at NAB Show New York at the Jacob K. Javits Center on October 17 from 3 – 6pm. The event will include an interactive executive keynote from Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz.
Airwavz.TV™ is delivering fresh, fast and free TV all over the world. Airwavz.tv is the first and only company to design and patent Quarterback®, the world’s first digital TV antenna and receiver that enables anyone with a smartphone to get live television broadcast programming straight from TV towers – even if there’s no cell, internet, Wi-Fi or satellite service. Quarterback® satisfies consumers pent-up demand to get free Over-The-Air High-Definition TV on mobiles, with instant access to premium grade TV channels 2 thru 51. Plus, Airwavz.tv is pioneering NextGen TV deployment in the United States with the commercial launch of RedZone Receiver™ the world’s first professional NextGen TV toolkit designed to help broadcasters roll out ATSC 3.0/NextGen TV, which is poised to replace the current US digital TV standard beginning in 2019.
nēdl (as in, the haystack) allows radio listeners to search live audio as easily as they search the web (by keyword) and also start their own live broadcasts to add their speech to the real-time search results. Because nēdl is live on Amazon Alexa, it means that users who start an instant nēdlcast through the app can be heard live immediately in over 39M Alexa-enabled homes and cars (BMW, Mini, Toyota, Lexus, Ford and VW) within the U.S. alone. nēdl is a B2B2C focused on bringing unbelievable value to radio broadcasters in the form of increased audiences and advertising dollars.
Our.News makes it easy for anyone to fact check and rate the news, by arming the public with all the tools and information needed to make a quick determination between real and junk news. The platform is non-partisan and transparent, providing both validated background information on news publishers, and leveraging the wisdom of the crowd to determine the public’s view of the veracity of news articles, publishers, and journalists.
PolyPort offers complete digital asset management, tracking, and IP protection for owners and creators. PolyPort’s solution, employing security and encryption algorithms, enable content owners to control, monitor, and manage access to digital content to remote users and collaborators in real time as well as set time limits on assets for self-destruct. PolyPort gives you true control over your intellectual property wherever it may travel.
Teamium is a cloud-based media production management platform that provides distributed teams with all the digital collaboration tools they need to coordinate production work. Teamium’s visual collaboration tools that work on all devices combined with consumer-grade user experience that requires no training radically transform the way production teams communicate and get things done. Designed with the latest digital technologies, Teamium unifies production resource planning and management with user defined business processes eliminating spreadsheets and never-ending email chains.
$50,000 SAFE Contract
(Simple Agreement for Future Equity)
- $50,000 with no interest and no expiration date
- Valuation cap of $6 million at the time of conversion to equity
- No discount if the money is converted into equity within six months of winning PILOT Pitch Prize
- 80 percent discount rate if the money is converted after six months
As a member of NAB’s Portfolio
- Announcement of the winners at NAB Show New York
- Highlighted placement in NAB’s marketing channels
- Opportunity to present to senior level executives from NAB member companies.
- Exhibit space at NAB Show in Las Vegas (April 2019)