Core Program

Open to all registered attendees and exhibitors.

Pitch Prize Schedule

Wednesday, October 17 | 3 - 6 p.m.

Stage 3

The Jacob K. Javits Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

PILOT Pitch Prize

Produced in Partnership with

Get ready to be impressed with this culmination event. After a rigorous vetting process, cheer on five early-stage startups as they compete on-stage during a live pitch to a panel of judges consisting of broadcasting and digital media leaders. 

Three lucky winners will receive a Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE) contract including $50,000, brand recognition, the opportunity to participate at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas.  

Full contest rules and online application are available here. For additional information, contact pitch@nabpilot.org.

PILOT Pitch Finalists

Airwavz.tv

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.

Pitch Presenter

Bonnie Lee Beeman

Bonnie Lee Beeman

CEO and Founder, Airwavz.tv

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nēdl

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.

Pitch Presenter

Ayinde Alakoye

Ayinde Alakoye

Co-Founder and CEO, nēdl

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our.news

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.

Pitch Presenter

Richard Zack

Richard Zack

Founder and CEO, Our.News

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PolyPort

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.

Pitch Presenter

Chloe Kettel

Chloe Kettell

CEO and Co-Founder, PolyPort

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Teamium

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. 

Pitch Presenter

Ashok Sharma

Ashok Sharma

Co-Founder and COO, Teamium

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