Any entrepreneur who wants to amplify their brand should apply. The application includes submitting a video that gives our team a sense of who you are, who are your customers, and what makes your offering unique. Our panel of judges—including three advertising industry veterans—will review the applications and video submissions and narrow down to four finalists. These four finalists will pitch during Startup Week for our judges and the audience to learn more about themselves, their company, their product/services. One winner will be selected to receive a full creative and production package to produce their ad.
Consulting with Humanaut on ad concept and creative
Ad production package from Pathfinder Films
Hands-on guidance from The Sasha Group on how to drive the best results for their ad
Humanaut is a new kind of project-based creative agency designed for emerging and challenger brands trying to figure out how to level up and mainstream their message. The company has worked with a number of nationally known good-for-people-and-the-planet brands like Organic Valley, West Elm, Suja Juice, and Hello Toothpaste. Humanaut has received national ad awards including an appearance in Ad Age’s A-List Top 10, Ad Age Small Agency of the Year, as well as numerous features in Ad Week and other industry publications.
Pathfinder helps ad agencies produce top-notch video for their clients, offering casting, production, and post-production services. The company has produced ads for Cantu, Honda, U.S. Navy, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, and more.
The Sasha Group is a consultancy and agency whose aim is to ally with ambitious leaders looking to create businesses that last. The company is part of VaynerX, a parent communications company founded by Gary Vaynerchuk that has collectively received a number of accolades including Silver and Bronze Lions at Cannes, and much more. The Sasha Group has worked with a number of emerging SMBs including Young Nails, Jetson, and Certara