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Start-up challenge 10 Companies to Watch (10C2W) returns to ADE Tech

11-04-2018

  • Start-up challenge 10 Companies to Watch (10C2W) returns to ADE Tech

Submit your idea via ten-to-watch@amsterdam-dance-event.nl by August 15.

Following up on recent announcements about the return of the best practice sessions and ADE Health we continue with more updates the 2018 activities in the DeLaMar theater, ADE's main conference venue. 

For the third year in a row we want to celebrate the very best new ideas relating to the music industry. Does your company innovate on the cutting edge of music/live and technology? 10C2W invites all early stage, young, mature and even well-known powerhouse organizations to compete for a spot in the finals on the main-stage of the DeLaMarTheater during the ADE Tech conference.  

Ten companies will be invited to present their ideas during a first round selection in Paradiso on August 22nd. Then three winners will go through to the finals on the main stage of the DeLaMar Theater during the ADE Tech conference on Thursday, October 18th. The winner of the final will be monitored, supported and promoted for an entire year up until ADE 2019, we will be following every steps of the way and also sharing the winner's story with electronic music fans and music professionals around the world. 
 
ADE is looking for projects in the fields of technology, data, hardware and software that the developers believe can make a genuine difference to the future of the music and entertainment industries. The initial pitch should be no longer than 200 words, giving a clear outline of the project and what it is intended to achieve. New business models are also eligible to enter, but must have demonstrable relevance to an existing industry sector. 

Is your company really into something great where music and/or live meet innovative TECH? If so, please inform us at ten-to-watch@amsterdam-dance-event.nl and we will let you know if you can join the first round at Paradiso the 22nd of August this year. Only 3 finalists will take the stage at ADE Tech two months later.

Shawn Wilson, CEO of last year’s 10C2W winner Muzooka, commented:
“ADE 2017 was amazing for Muzooka. We launched our DJ Setlist Reporter with Buma Stemra, and powered artist assets on the ADE website. We had quite a few meetings set prior to ADE, and after we took first place in the 10 Companies to Watch competition, suddenly our calendar was full. Muzooka came to our first ADE feeling strong, and left it feeling stronger!”

ADE Tech, once again hosted by Paylogic, with the co-operation of Paradiso brings ADE delegates face to face with the very latest and most relevant new technology. This year the emphasis across the whole of Tech Thursday is on inspired and inspiring keynote speakers, alongside interactive experiences aimed at offering delegates the chance to judge the value of the featured technologies for themselves. More program updates will be announced soon.

Tickets
ADE Tech takes place at DeLaMar on Thursday October 18, tickets will be available through the ADE site from June 1st onwards. The event is also accessible for ADE Pass & ADE Conference Pass holders, available here. Register here for updates about ADE's extensive conference program.

Photo credits: Joris Raaijman

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