Startup Spotlight Series

The Call for Startups is open!

Apply now!


The ad:tech Startup Spotlight Series is a competition that acknowledges and rewards the most innovative young companies in digital marketing today. 


ad:tech partners with some of the world’s best known brands to serve as judges while the startups compete to pique the interest of the brands in hopes to land a more formal meeting in-house.


There are 4 brands representing 4 separate categories. Each brand will select 4 startups to pitch them live at ad:tech New York, for a total of 16 finalists.


All 16 finalists will receive free exhibit space at the show as well as free coaching from Evol8tion, who specializes in connecting startups with brands. One winner from each category will win the ad:tech Innovation Award and the opportunity to take their pitch in-house to the brand's marketing team. 


Apply now through July 25th for your chance to pitch to billions of dollars in brand marketing power!


This year's brands include:



Fourth brand judge to be announced soon!



Finalist coaching provided by: