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Wed, Jan 10 |  4:30p – 7:30p

Invitation only

Guest Speakers 

5:30 PM

Fireside with

Andrew Nusca Digital Editor, Fortune

Michal Lev Ram Senior Writer, Fortune

In partnership with



We’ve selected an amazing group of start-ups and otherwise innovative companies that we love to work with.
This is an excellent opportunity to meet with dynamic technologies that can help accelerate your business forward.

Super Deluxe

Super Deluxe is a premium, multi-platform entertainment company with the largest and fastest-growing channels targeted at creative youth. Known for developing culturally-relevant characters and story formats that resonate with loyal fan bases, 


Tanvas is redefining touch by enabling you to feel what you see on any touchscreen. Tanvas Touch can be built into any touch-enabled product using surface haptics to add a new dimension of interaction that goes beyond the buzz of vibration and brings unlimited textures and feelings to flat, physical surfaces.

The Foundry @ Time Inc

The Foundry @ Time Inc.

Fueled by creativity and ideas, we are the connective tissue between your brand and our audience.

We ingest billions of data points collected via search, social, purchasing, and more. We analyze information to glean real time insights—and to craft content that’s guaranteed to resonate. We weave narratives that honor Time Inc.’s legacy of informing, entertaining, and educating its audience. And leveraging Time Inc.’s iconic brands, we reach 7 of 10 Americans, across all channels and platforms.

Fan Guru

Fan Guru

is the new hub for millions of fans who attend thousands of conventions each year. Our mobile platform replaces hundreds of event guides and mobile apps with a central home connecting fans, cons, advertisers & merchants across multiple events for the first time. Now advertisers can target fans via specific fandoms, genres, and interests to reach the right fans at the right moments. Our rich user profiles provide unprecedented data insights for research and fine-tuning of messages.


Ying is a new mobile app that enables users to earn valuable and tangible currency for any exchange. Whether a user wants to volunteer at their favorite charity, participate in a group activity, or help their friend move? That time is worth Time Credits™. Members bank time helping each other and then can spend the earned credits with others in the community for business resources, help at home, companionship, or any other service someone may need.


RecordGram is an iOS mobile-based music and video recording studio that allows its users to collaborate songs between amateur artists. It offers an affordable marketplace for leasing original instrumentals, and a user friendly multi track platform to record and share creations instantly across social networks. The functions of the application are music tab, user creations, the stage, vocal monitoring, and a notepad. It allows its users to select beats, write their own lyrics, record new tracks, and shoot videos.


ObEN is an artificial intelligence company that creates complete virtual identities for consumers and celebrities in the emerging digital world. ObEN’s full-stack solution provides a Personal AI that simulates a person’s voice, face and personality, enabling never before possible social and virtual interactions..


Viant is a technology company focused on driving growth for marketers.

A premier people-based advertising technology company, we enable marketers to plan, execute, and measure their digital media investments through a cloud-based platform. Built on a foundation of people instead of cookies, the Viant Advertising Cloud™ provides marketers with access to over 1.2 billion registered users, one of the largest registered user databases in the world, infusing accuracy, reach, and accountability into cross device advertising.


Weav is an adaptive music technology platform that recomposes music in real-time, constantly changing to complement user generated biometric feedback utilizing a two-part software architecture—Weav Mixer and Weav Player. The creative combination of adaptive music tracks and fitness technology led to the creation of the consumer facing app, Weav Run. The app offers an augmented and personalized musical running experience that makes running more enjoyable and effective by boosting mental energy.

Escher Reality

Escher Reality provides cross-platform, multi-user, multi-session AR experiences. Escher’s technology uses the latest advances in computer vision and 3-D mapping for an entirely markerless AR experience. The advanced API connects any mobile device to the cloud for easy shared and persistent experiences.


Cosmunity is the first and only network to bring together and virtual convention experiences, event discovery, social connections and photo/video sharing solely to the unique universe of geek culture fans. Now cosplayers, gamers, and anime fans can connect, share, and do business in a central, friendly place designed specifically for them. Cosmunity’s business model is centered around the idea of emotional e-commerce, bringing users the opportunities to share, discover, engage, and transact..

Life VR


An extension of the iconic LIFE brand, LIFE VR is a virtual reality platform offering immersive experiences from some of today’s most beloved Time Inc. brands, including TIME, People, Sports Illustrated, Real Simple, Essence, Southern Living, and InStyle.
LIFE VR elevates Time Inc.’s acclaimed storytelling capabilities to new levels through 360° video and interactive virtual reality experiences to engage every passion, including news, entertainment, sports, fashion, history, food, and travel.




Pledgeling is the world’s first charitable giving and social impact platform that helps build stronger relationships between organizations and people. We provide tools and expertise to easily collect charitable donations and demonstrate the positive effect of your giving program. Since 2015, we’ve empowered thousands of people and organizations to do good and raise money for over 1,000 nonprofits.