Exclusive Program Connects Leading Freelance Platform to Fortune 500
Moonlighting, a leading marketplace for freelancers and entrepreneurs, has been selected to participate in SPROCKIT® starting in July 2018. SPROCKIT is an exclusive global market development community that curates, connects and fosters collaboration between top market-tested startups and the leading media, entertainment and technology companies to drive innovation and bring new products, services and revenue models to market.
In collaboration with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), SPROCKIT spotlights industry game-changers through multiple channels. These include:
- NAB Show®, the world’s largest and most important media and entertainment event. Moonlighting will be featured in the SPROCKIT Hub in the Innovation Pipeline at the 2019 NAB Show.
- SPROCKIT® Sync meetings, private, exclusive day long forums for SPROCKIT startup and corporate community members, including FOX Networks Group, Google, Hearst Television, Samsung NEXT, TEGNA, Univision and Verizon Digital Media Services. Moonlighting will meet with other members to discuss key industry issues and how they can best partner and collaborate.
Moonlighting was vetted and selected based on their potential to offer real solutions to challenges in today’s evolving market that many established media and entertainment companies face. A maximum of 30 companies are selected each year.
“SPROCKIT has built a reputation of unearthing industry game-changers in the media, entertainment and technology space,” said Harry Glazer, founder and CEO, SPROCKIT. “Moonlighting’s platform is a wonderful convergence of mobile commerce, content and now blockchain technology and a great fit to partner with our corporate members to drive innovation globally.”
Founded in 2014, Moonlighting has quickly emerged as a leading on-demand marketplace for freelancers, entrepreneurs and recruiters to find talent quickly. Backed by the largest news media companies in the US (Gannett, McClatchy and tronc), Moonlighting has grown to over 650,000 users nationwide and recently announced in June its plan to add blockchain technology and tokenize its platform to support international expansion.
“We’re very excited and honored to participate in the SPROCKIT program,” shared Jeff Tennery CEO of Moonlighting. “We have a track record of successful collaboration with large media companies and look forward to working with this all-star group to leverage our platform and drive more revenue.”
Other current and alumni SPROCKIT companies can be found here.
Moonlighting is the first mobile, on-demand solution empowering people to earn extra money and hire talented professionals quickly. Moonlighting creates a virtual marketplace for freelancers and small businesses to hire or be hired directly from mobile devices. With a blockchain supported platform and its own token, Moonlighting intends to provide a full turnkey solution with a suite of tools to empower millions of independent workers worldwide. Moonlighting is a privately held, Charlottesville, VA-based company built from the ground up for the gig economy. For more information, please visit https://www.moonlighting.com/.
SPROCKIT is a global market development program that curates, connects and fosters collaboration among leading media, entertainment and technology companies and world’s top market-tested startups to bring innovative products, services and revenue models to market. Since its launch in 2013, more than 125 emerging companies have participated in SPROCKIT, experiencing numerous successful funding rounds, partnerships and acquisitions. The 2017 cohort raised more than $250 million in funding, including more than $125 million after joining SPROCKIT. For more information, visit http://sprockitglory.com/.