MIPCube Lab, the B2B international start-up competition for tech companies offering television and online video solutions, has opened its call for entries for the 2014 edition against a backdrop of double 2012 winner, Jiliion, being acquired by Dailymotion.
Tech companies from around the world have until February 15 to submit their pitches to be selected as one of the five MIPCube Lab finalists who will compete in a public pitch session to an international jury on April 7, during MIPTV in Cannes.
In the past, MIPCube Lab has provided an international platform for tech companies looking for international recognition and backing.
In 2012, Swiss developers Jilion won MIPCube Lab’s Most Promising Disruptive TV Start-Up and Vivendi’s Coup de Coeur prizes, for their SublimeVideo platform which distributes web videos with customised features. In December 2013, Jilion was acquired by Dailymotion.
“MIPCube Lab was the perfect launch pad for Jilion,” recalls company co-founder Mehdi Jacques Aminian.“It allowed us to get industry recognition, meet potential investors and gain international visibility within the TV and online video ecosystem.”
“There are some truly extraordinary startups focusing on the entertainment business,” commented Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Television Division.“MIPCube Lab provides an international platform for these companies to showcase their expertise to investors and the industry. In 2012 we had a Swiss winner and last year Israeli company Stevie won, which underlines the international appeal of the competition.”