Startup Program Application

Promote your solution to premium publishers

 

Startup Contest 

 

Apply, join us and pitch to win innovation and monetisation awards. 


All diggers will vote using our DiG app once they watch your pitch video. 


Premium publishers dig up new solutions and revenue streams!

Investors Breakfast

 

 

Welcome to Investors Breakfast. It is an exclusive event designed to gather only startups and investors attending DiG Publishing. 

Investors and startups can pre-book meetings that will take place in a dedicated venue. 

Open Mic Pitching 

During the Open Mic sessions, early-stage startups will pitch to investors in a dedicated corner of the Startup Village. 

Every startup will have the chance to practice their pitch for 5 minutes on an assigned stage.

A unique event for media and publishing companies

Increase your sales to publishers

 

 

2 days of the packed program to meet qualified leads who have demonstrated intent and budget to invest in new platforms, tools and solutions.

Startup Contest

Gain more visibility 

 

 

Investors Breakfast

Meet European investors 

 

 

 

Open Mic Pitching

Pitch to your future investors 

DiG Publishing takes place in one of the hottest startup cities in Europe, Lisbon, from 3 to 6 October 2018.

DiG Publishing gathers leading European publishers and top startups with solutions for publishers in the most exciting startup scene in Europe that is also a home to the Web Summit. During two days DiG Publishing creates opportunities for startups looking to meet new investors and vice versa.

Who will participate?

  • 110+ selected startups with scalable solutions for digital publishers 
  • 150+ senior executives of leading European publishers (medias & vertical sites with large audiences)
  • 40+ investors in AdTech and MediaTech startups 
  • 30 leading technology suppliers with solutions dedicated to AdTech and MarTech

Startup Village

 


The startup village is the meeting point for premium publishers to discover new solutions. 

In a tradeshow format, young and promising startups will demonstrate their innovations.

During one full day, you have an opportunity to reach publishers and showcase your solution. 

 

Startup Village

Showcase your innovations

 

 

With publishers & investors

Investors breakfast

Startup Schedule

 

Welcome

09:00

Day 1 : Thursday 4 October

Pause

10:30

10:50

Buffet

13:00

Expert workshops 
One-on-One meetings
& Startup village

14:00

With startups

With publishers & investors

Lisbon Experience

Cocktail
 & Lisbon evening

Day 2 : Friday 5 October

09:00

Pause

10:50

One-on-One meetings
& Startup village

With publishers & investors

10:30

Buffet

13:00

14:00

Expert workshops 
One-on-One meetings
& Startup village

With publishers & investors

Cocktail
& Closing dinner

Masterclasses

Roundtables
& startup contest final

Vote for the innovation Award 2018

    

16:30

19:00

23:30

19:30

01:00

A unique event for media and publishing companie

These publishers participated in DiG Publishing 2017

 

DIG guests are publishers selected based on their projects. Guests at DiG Publishing are decision makers, experts in the sector and are typically CEO, Chief Digital Officer, Chief Revenue Officer, Chief Data Officer, Head of video, Head of platforms, ...

DIG Publishing has limited space to attend it as this event is designed around the small group concept. In order to attend, publishers must be pre-qualified upon specific criteria.

All publishers are fully hosted and are committed to participating in full throughout the event, including expert workshops, pre-scheduled 1-on-1 meetings, roundtables and all networking events.

All potential publishers are invited to apply to participate via a questionnaire.

Publisher guest profile

 

All attendees dig up new solutions and revenue streams.

Early-Stage Startups

Technology suppliers

In 2017, 40 startups created as of 2014 came from 15 countries. In 2018, we expect 80+ early-stage startups.
They have innovative technologies for publishers concerning Engagement, Audio, Video editing, Payment, AdFraud, Analytics, Streaming/live streaming, Visual search, Email Monetization, Mobile advertising, Ad Recovery, Native advertising, Blockchain content, Retargeting, Gamification, VR advertising... 

Some startups have been hosted by media incubators/accelerators such as Axel Springer Plug&play Accelerator, BBC Worldwide Labs, ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator, Next Media Accelerator, TF1, Ouest France, Dutch journalism fund and Media Lab Bavaria.

One-on-One meetings
& Startup village

Vote for the monetisation Award 2018   

Connecting startups & 
leading European publishers

 

 

Publishers dig up new solutions and revenue streams

Startup Program Application

17:15

With all attendees

With all attendees

With all attendees

Welcome

08:00

08:00