PRN: Turner Broadcasting’s Media Camp Partners with MassChallenge to Spur Innovation in Media

Turner Broadcasting’s Media Camp Partners with MassChallenge to Spur Innovation in Media

Accelerators Collaborate to Provide Additional Resources to Startups

[14-May-2012]
SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — (http://www.myprgenie.com) — Turner Broadcasting’s Media Camp today announced a partnership with MassChallenge, the world’s largest global startup accelerator and competition. The relationship will enable both programs to extend their reach to entrepreneurs, and depth of experience, through mentorship and participation in each other’s programs.

“Turner will be a great resource to help expand our domain expertise with media startups,” said Scott Bailey, Director of Partnerships for MassChallenge. “In addition, Media Camp could be a great source of MassChallenge entrants and/or the next step for alumni looking to delve deeper in the media space.”

Media Camp is a new initiative of Turner Broadcasting to help kick-start entrepreneurs innovating in the media space. Selected companies will participate in a twelve-week program covering both startup and media-related topics, taught by industry experts from segments across Turner and in the broader community. The inaugural accelerator class starts this summer in San Francisco.

“We’re excited to work with MassChallenge as they have a great reputation for helping entrepreneurs get their businesses up and running,” said Arte Merritt, Senior Director of Mobile Strategy at Turner Broadcasting. “As a non-profit program with a broad industry focus, they’re truly doing something special in the startup community.”

MassChallenge is Media Camp’s first accelerator partner. Media Camp is also an affiliate of the Startup America Partnership.

About Media Camp

Media Camp, a Turner Broadcasting initiative, is a comprehensive accelerator program that educates entrepreneurs and enables them to build innovative media businesses. Key features of Media Camp include presentations and workshops focused on media technology, formal mentorship from media industry experts, community events and knowledge sharing, as well as direct investments including partnerships and vendor relationships. The inaugural twelve-week accelerator program for early-stage technology companies and entrepreneurs launches Summer 2012. For more information, visit www.mediacamp.com and follow us on twitter @themediacamp.

About Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

About MassChallenge

MassChallenge is the largest-ever startup accelerator and competition, and the first to support high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs with no strings attached. MassChallenge hosts a 3 month accelerator program open to all, with world-class mentorship and training, free office space, access to funding, media and more. President Obama honored MassChallenge in January of 2011 as one of the nation’s best organizations for supporting high-growth entrepreneurs, and MassChallenge was the youngest inaugural member of the Startup America Partnership.

Contact name: Amalia Miller

Contact email: amalia

Contact phone number: 4156235912

Contact name: Jodi-Tatiana Charles

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Contact phone number: 888-782-7820 ext 707

SOURCE Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

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