Demo-booth at DiG Startup Village

30 startups will have a booth where they can generate contacts and leads for your business.

Pitch on stage

6 finalist startups will present a video pitch no longer than 2 minutes in front of 120+ publishers.

Showcase your innovation with a practical customer case.

Showcase your innovation in a workshop

It is an opportunity to book meetings with venture capitalists and angel investors. 

Who will select startups ?

The jury will be composed of publishers and AdTech industry experts. 

The aim of DiG Publishing is to "dig-up" innovations and new revenue streams for publishers. 

What will be the criteria ?

What about accommodation and transportation?

DiG cover travel and accommodation for 2 nights (September 29 and 30), meals and breakfasts. The plane ticket  will be refund a maximum of 250 euros.

For any inquiries regarding the contest and DiG Publishing, send your questions to

Win your pass and showcase your solution to leading European publishers


We are looking for Ad-Tech & Mar-Tech innovations. 

This contest is opened to all young startups (<4 years old) which should demonstrate clear alignment with publishers market. Startups must offer distinctive and innovative solutions away from leading Ad-Tech and Mar-Tech companies. 

So, we are offering the opportunity to win a full package (transportation, accommodation, demo-booth, expert workshop, roundtables...) to Dig Publishing 2017 event. 

30 selected startups will showcase their technological innovations to 120+ leading European publishers. 10 finalist startups will compete for an award of innovation or monetization. 

It is a chance to meet premium publishers and build partnerships with them.

February 6th

March 31st

Contest opening

Contest application deadline

Contest winners announcement

May 15th

DiG Publishing - Startups Village

September 29th

DiG Publishing - Expert Workshops

DiG Publishing - Competition

September 30th

30 startups win a pass to DiG Publishing

6 startups will be announced to compete for finals

Each finalist video pitch (2 minutes) will be displayed to publishers. 
Publishers and industry experts vote and reward :
Monetization award 2017
Innovation award 2017

Each startup has a booth and can showcase their solution

Each startup participate to a workshop and present their technological innovations supported by practical cases

September 30th

We are looking for the 30 most disruptive startups, with the aim of connecting them with the leading European publishers.

Join the contest and get an access to DiG.

Your startup can demonstrate clear alignment with publishers market, with distinctive solutions and innovations from leading Ad-Tech and Mar-Tech companies.

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About DiG Publishing

From september 28th to october 1st, DiG will gather 120+ senior executives of leading European digital publishers and 70 startups in Lisbon (Portugal). 

Publishers must operate within a complex environment (adblocking, platformization, data-driven, video and voice content, business model, etc.). They should monitor and identify innovations : new ad formats, new monetizing solutions, new leading technologies...

While attending DiG Publishing Lisbon, publishers leverage to scout AdTech & MarTech startups in order to build partnerships. Then, they will develop their audience, improve user experience and increase revenues.

DiG Publishing focuses on building relationships between publishers and startups. Publishers can gauge emerging technology trends by attending to workshops, one-to-one meetings, roundtables and startup pitching.

Startup contest

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