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CC Ventures Competition Now Opens for Startups Entries
Jan 18, 2011 (04:01 PM EST)

Selected innovative startups to pitch investors and media & entertainment executives at new MIPTV event

PARIS, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's most innovative startups in connected entertainment will gather for the inaugural CC Ventures competition, taking place in Cannes on April 5-7.

As part of the new Connected Creativity Forum event at MIPTV, CC Ventures is a unique opportunity to pitch and to engage with leading venture capital investors, media funds and entertainment executives looking for opportunities in the digital and mobile space.

Starting today, innovative startups can apply online and check entry conditions at to have the chance of becoming a CC Ventures finalist. CC Ventures contestants will be drawn from companies operating in the mobile apps, as well as industry and consumer digital services sectors.

Deadline for entries is February 22 with the finalists being announced in March.

Finalists will present their projects to the CC Ventures jury and Connected Creativity Forum participants, on April 6 in Cannes. Winners will be announced at the CC Ventures Awards ceremony on the following day.

"Connected Creativity is the first event of its kind to bring together the entertainment, technology and mobile media sectors," says Reed MIDEM's Entertainment Division Director Anne de Kerckhove. "In the digital entertainment arena, there is a vast array of dynamic young companies that are introducing new mobile content, apps and technological solutions to meet consumer demands. These companies need clients, but they also need financing. CC Ventures will provide these companies with unique access to media corporate investors and venture capitalists."

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Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is a leading organiser of professional, international tradeshows. Reed MIDEM events have established themselves as key dates in professional diaries. The company hosts MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia, MIPIM HORIZONS and MAPIC for the property and retail real estate sectors.

Reed MIDEM is a division of Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading events organiser, with over 440 events in 36 countries. In 2009 Reed brought together over six million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organised by 35 fully staffed offices.

Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 440 events serves 44 industry sectors, including:

Aerospace & aviation, automobiles, beauty & cosmetics, broadcasting, building & construction, electronics, energy, oil & gas, engineering & manufacturing, food service & hospitality, gifts, healthcare, interior design, IT & telecoms, jewellery, life science & pharmaceuticals, machinery, marketing, business services & training, medical education, printing & graphics, security & safety, sports & recreation, travel.

Working closely with professional bodies, trade associations and government departments Reed ensures that each and every event is targeted and relevant to industry needs. As a result, many Reed events are market leaders in their field.