Education, gaming, toy companies to pitch for seed funding at ShowStoppers® during Sandbox Summit @ MIT

Apr 01, 2013, 10:04 ET from ShowStoppers

WESTPORT, Conn. and AUSTIN, Texas, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Entrepreneurs launching education, toy and gaming companies will take the stage to raise startup funds during the fourth-annual Sandbox Summit @ MIT,, a two-day conference for educators, researchers, game and toy designers, developers of education software, app developers, and pioneers in media and entertainment technologies, that explores how technology is changing the way kids play, learn and connect.

ShowStoppers® and Sandbox Summit® today announced they are partnering with LearnLaunch, and the New York Angels to add a ShowStoppers pitch event for startups and investors to the second day of the two-day conference, which takes place 15-16 Apr. 2013 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.

For more information and to apply for one of the presentation slots, visit LearnLaunch at

The presenters are also eligible to exhibit at ShowStoppers @ Sandbox Summit, a two-hour event on the first day of the conference that organizes hands-on product introductions, previews and demonstrations by select companies for conference attendees and journalists.

Applications will be screened by LearnLaunch, a non-profit organization based in Boston, MA., that is expanding the education innovation ecosystem in New England by driving the growth of learning and education technology companies.

A panel of experienced angel investors and venture capitalists organized by LearnLaunch and the New York Angels will select the finalists. One of the largest and oldest angel groups, New York Angels,, is a member-led organization committed to finding, funding and mentoring great young companies from pitch through a successful exit.

The pitch event is powered by, a startup based in New York City. is a self-publishing event news and social engagement platform that "leaves no new product, service or idea behind." The platform gives companies built-in social networking tools to engage directly with media and consumers around the world. ShowStoppers works with to power a ShowStoppers-branded news service that is socially engaged to better connect startups and industry leaders with consumers and journalists.

About Sandbox Summit

Sandbox Summit is an idea forum focused on the intersection of play, learning, and technology. Founded by Claire Green and Wendy Smolen, the goal of Sandbox Summit is to ensure that the next generation of players becomes active innovators rather than passive consumers of technology. Through high-energy panels, innovative demonstrations, original research, and thought-provoking discussions with industry leaders, analysts, journalists, educators and parents, each Summit strategically intermingles disciplines and viewpoints to bring fresh ideas to every event and never talk to a room full of nodding heads.

About ShowStoppers

Now in its 20th year, ShowStoppers,, is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the US, Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to help generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand, and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces events at CES, CTIA and Mobile World Congress, among others, the official press events at IFA, NAB and Sandbox Summit, and partners with the CEA LineShow.

To exhibit at ShowStoppers events, contact Dave Leon, director of sales,, +1-845-638-3527.

Steve Leon 
Partner, ShowStoppers 

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