1st Annual ad:tech NY “The Next Big Thing Startup Competition”

Finalists Announced! 

The Next Big Thing Startup Competition will shine the spotlight on some of the most valuable new and up-and-coming companies in the advertising, marketing and digital media space.  A group of panalists have narrowed down the finalists to five promising technologies and/or services startups to be featured at ad:tech 2017!  The program foucus is to introduce these newcomers to the ad:tech audience and to bring their companies to the next level. 
Each featured company is in the early stages of their funding, and provide a technology or service that could potentially bring new value to our advertising and marketing audience. These finalists represent the best and brightest in a variety of emerging technology platforms.


Instreamatic is an AI-powered platform for voice-activated advertising.

Netra Inc. helps enterprise make sense of imagery by enriching photos & videos to understand what consumers value & aspire to for insights & targeting.

Captiv8 identifies influencers for brands through personality archetypes, brand affinity & 30+ data points to predict virality.

Vyrill Inc. helps consumer brands drive 78% higher product activation with user generated brand safe video content.

Clinch is a Dynamic Video Creative company that powers personalized video ads on desktop, mobile, social, and OTT to drive branding, sales, and loyalty.

The Next Big Thing presentations will take place on day 2 of ad:tech NY, Thursday Nov 2 in the Keynote Hall at the Metropolitan Pavillion.   The judges will be selecting one winner while the audience will be responsible for the Audience Choice Award.  

Finalists will receive:

  • Complimentary passes to ad:tech NY 2017
  • Present a 3-minute pitch on the main stage at ad:tech NY 2017 in front of VC’s, innovation and marketing leaders.
  • Be a part of the ad:tech expo floor to showcase their cutting edge technology to all attendees throughout the conference.
  • Editorial coverage on iMediaconnection.com, and visibility to the greater Comexposium community of over 150,000 marketers, media technology and digital marketing solution providers.

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