Demo-booth at DiG Startup Village

80 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 150+ 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 (October 3 and 4), 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 AdTech, MarTech & MediaTech 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 AdTech, MarTech and MediaTech companies. 

So, we are offering the opportunity to win a full package (transportation, accommodation, demo-booth, expert workshop, roundtables...) to DiG Publishing 2018 event. 

30 selected startups will showcase their technological innovations to 150+ 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 5th

March 31st

Contest opening

Contest application deadline

Contest winners announcement

May 15th

DiG Publishing - Startups Village

October 3th

DiG Publishing - Expert Workshops

DiG Publishing - Competition

October 4th

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 2018
Innovation award 2018

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

October 4th

We are looking for the 80 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 AdTech, MarTech and MediaTech companies.

Startup contest


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About DiG Publishing

From 3 to 6 October 2018, DiG will gather 150+ senior executives of leading European digital publishers and 80 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 and MediaTech 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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