NEW YORK CITY (September 13, 2017) – Advertising Week, the world’s largest gathering of industry leaders across advertising, technology, business, entertainment, marketing, media and social good, today announced the launch of their Startup Summit powered by VentureFuel in NY on September 25.

The event will be held at the Nasdaq MarketSite and will give VCs, entrepreneurs and the marketing community an opportunity to come together for a half-day of education, innovation and for a glimpse into what is next.  VentureFuel, which fuels the growth of emerging media and new tech companies through partnerships with Fortune 500 advertisers, is powering the experience. The experience will include a key note from Ben Tatta of 605, a panel featuring leading VCs and successful startup founders discussing how they pitched for investment and the finalists of the Advertising Week Pitch competition featuring startup founders in AI, data, adtech, and experiential categories like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).

Participating VCs and members of the investment community include:

  • Sarah Fay, Managing Director, Partner, Glasswing Ventures
  • Jonathan Fine, VP, Business Development, REVTECH
  • Natalie Fratto VP, Early Stage Tech Silicon Valley Bank
  • Rohit Gupta, Partner, Sterling VC
  • Matt Hartman, Partner, Betaworks Ventures
  • Sallie Jian, Vice President, SeedInvest.
  • Charlie O’Donnell, Founder & Partner, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures
  • Chris Young, Partner, Revel

“As innovation and the pace of change continues to accelerate, advertisers, agencies and publishers are always looking for new opportunities to better connect with their consumers,” said Elizabeth Petra, Director of Programming of Advertising Week. “We wanted to create a forum for the next generation of media and tech companies to meet with the leaders in advertising and are thrilled to tap into VentureFuel’s Global Innovation Network to find the best of what’s next and the investors and founders that are shaping the future.”

“Advertising Week is the ultimate destination for the advertising community, so what better stage for tomorrow’s great tech and emerging media companies to burst onto the scene?” noted Fred Schonenberg, founder & CEO, VentureFuel, Inc. “The elite members of the investment community, advertisers plus up-and-coming and already established founders have an opportunity to come together to facilitate deals to drive future growth.”

The complete calendar of events is available at:

To read more about the Summit, please visit:

To apply for the startup competition, please visit:

About Advertising Week:

Since its creation in 2004, Advertising Week has drawn more than 2.5 million participants from around the world to New York City, London and Tokyo for a weeklong hybrid of thought leadership seminars and unique evening events. 2017 marks the 14th edition of Advertising Week in New York City. In 2013, Advertising Week global organizer Stillwell Partners launched Advertising Week Europe and in 2016 launched Advertising Week Asia in Tokyo. Beyond education, engagement, enlightenment and entertainment, the global mission of The Week is to inspire young people to join the craft, to focus on the social impacts of advertising, assemble the world’s best and brightest to foster dialogue on the most pressing and interesting issues facing the industry, and to shine a light on the business and economic influence of the advertising, media and marketing industries.

About VentureFuel:

VentureFuel, Inc. enables brands and agencies to connect with consumers in new ways through new technology and emerging media opportunities curated from their Global Innovation Network of founders, investors, research labs and incubators. VentureFuel fuels the growth of these new ventures by facilitating partnerships with Fortune 500 advertisers. Learn more at

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