ad:tech New York Announces New Startup Competition and Judging Panel

Judges from Thomson Reuters, L’Occitane, Battery Ventures, to Hear Pitches from Twelve Up-and-Coming Startup Companies to Select a Winner

DALLAS – ad:tech New York 2015, the event for modern marketing and media, today announced N3 – NOW. NEW. NEXT., the live pitch competition during the two-day event featuring 12 innovative startups and an esteemed judging panel from M&C Saatchi Mobile, Thomson Reuters, L’Occitane, Battery Ventures, Foundation Capital and more. N3 is a “Shark Tank” style competition with three distinct tracks – agency, brand and venture capitalist – where finalists will go head-to-head pitching their companies and the event will culminate in the ultimate winner being selected by the audience who will text their votes for their favorite finalists on Thursday, November 5.

The new startup competition at #adtechNY is a must-see! N3 will feature live pitches from the most innovative startups in the space. @adtech

“We are thrilled to be rolling out the inaugural N3 startup competition at ad:tech New York this year,” said Kimberly Dunn, marketing director at ad:tech. “These 12 selected startups represent the innovation that’s driving what’s next in advertising and marketing technology and will point to the future of the industry.”

The N3 startup competition features innovations ranging from micro-location based interactive ads to new ways to target millennials via social channels. The startups are given five minutes to present and five minutes to answer questions from the judging panel. The agency competition will include pitches from Thinaire, StatSocial, Zooppa, tapCLIQ and judges from Vizeum, M&C Saatchi Mobile and Giant Spoon. The brand competition will feature Mish Guru, Yavli, OptiMine, and Outleads with judges from Mellow Mushroom, Thomson Reuters and L’Occitane. The venture capitalist competition will include Mezzobit, AdHawk, Resolution Foundry and Ideally with judges from Battery Ventures and Foundation Capital.

In addition to bragging rights, the winner has an opportunity to partner with one of the judging companies to get valuable feedback on their product and potentially build a proof of concept.

ad:tech New York will take place from November 4-5, 2015, and will feature industry-leading keynote speakers, an expo floor showcasing more than 200 of the latest solution providers and sponsors, and a packed conference agenda led by world-renowned marketers from top brands and agencies.

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