The AppShow and CONNECT Present: The Funding, Discovery and Monetization Conference for Digital Media

The single most effective event for digital media companies and application developers to meet funding partners and discover business development opportunities

Jul 17, 2013, 10:47 ET from Coastal Communications, Inc.

SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 12 and 13, 2013 The AppShow together with CONNECT will present two full days of networking, business development, sessions, speed meetings, receptions and events at the San Diego Convention Center.

This event marks the first time that CONNECT, a foundational organization for investors and entrepreneurs, and The AppShow come together in order to provide real solutions for paramount obstacles facing digital media and investment priorities. The partnership between The AppShow and CONNECT will ensure participants receive well-rounded, valuable business development opportunities.

"We are very excited to present this one-of-a-kind conference in the digital media space," says Coastal Communications, Inc. President, Andrea Downs. "This space is booming, and while our events attract every type of company from application developers, mobile providers, enterprises as well as start-ups and funds, with CONNECT we offer more qualified investors and business professionals. The Funding, Discovery and Monetization Conference and The AppShow are absolutely must-attend events!" She further comments on the promising partnership, saying that, "It is an honor to present The Funding, Discovery and Monetization Conference as well as The AppShow with CONNECT."

Ruprecht von Buttlar, CONNECT Vice President of Business Creation and Development and Director of CONNECT's renowned Springboard program, comments further on the extreme relevance of this event in today's world, saying that, "More than 50 percent of the companies applying to the Springboard Capital Competitions are falling into the Digital Media space," and, "Collaborating with Coastal will accelerate the exposure of qualified companies in this space to qualified investors, resulting in funding opportunities and the creation of more viable companies."

Presenting at this conference are leaders from the digital media community, angel and venture funds as well as investment firms looking for opportunities in the social media, applications, platforms and mobile digital market. More specifically, sessions include keynote addresses by industry experts in monetization strategies ranging from traditional to out-of-the-box solutions. These industry leaders are actively funding the digital media space and aim to connect funders with digital media companies that are looking for investment.

Ms. Downs reflects this goal, saying that, "We are here to help and support both the applications developers and the investment community connect."

She says that, "While the digital media industry is booming – the rocket-speed growth demands of this community need to be connected with resources for success. Our event is an opportunity for businesses to get discovered, companies to find funding, learn new strategies for optimal monetization and pursue real business development."

One of the most exciting aspects of this event is the expansive nature of the attendees and issues—enterprises that are attending and presenting come from massive vertical markets. There is therefore a great deal of business potentiation because they are in significant need of applications development.  The demand for new innovation and technology continues to grow while so too does the need to fuel existing projects. This presents exciting opportunities for the investment community, business consultants and digital media firms alike.

The AppShow is providing a special discounted rate for incubators/hatcheries and start-up companies as a way to support their entrepreneurial efforts. For more information, please visit

About Coastal Communications:

Coastal Communications, Inc. operates as an International full service media company providing face-to-face, multi-functional networking events and tradeshows. By developing high-level events, publications and online community development, Coastal Communications, Inc. is the primary resource in our core markets. Our dynamic and entrepreneurial networking events include The AppShow – quickly becoming the largest Applications show worldwide, AppShow and CONNECT – The Funding, Discovery and Monetization Conference, Investor Speed Meetings and a number of other shows and publications including Our goal is to connect all relevant entities: companies, application publishers, services, product developers, capital markets, and investors, entrepreneurs, incubator businesses, growing enterprises, applications, ad networks and service companies, platforms, and large technology/wireless infrastructure providers. We accomplish this mission through our tradeshows, networking events and our online communities – "This is where you connect with the digital media ecosystem." You can find more information about Coastal Communications and the AppShow at


CONNECT is a regional program that catalyzes the creation of innovative technology and life sciences products in San Diego County by creating an environment in which inventors and entrepreneurs have access to the resources they need for success. Since 1985, CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of more than 3,000 companies and is now widely regarded as one of the world's most successful organizations linking inventors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need for commercialization of innovative products. As a result, the program has been modeled in more than 50 regions around the world – most recently in New York City, Bogota, Colombia and Saudi Arabia. To learn more about CONNECT, please visit our website at or call 858.964.1300.

Event Contact:

Andrea Downs, Event Director
Coastal Communications, Inc.

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