EIGHT THAT INNOVATE is a unique opportunity for suppliers to demonstrate how their company is using novel ideas to drive value.

Eight finalists have been recognized as the TOP Eight Innovators and now have the chance to showcase their offering to our judges on the main stage – in front of all conference attendees and receive live feedback!

A great idea is only half of the formula – you must also showcase your engaging presentation skills to inspire the judges.

Deadline to submit is closed.

WATCH 2023 TOP 8 VIDEOS

PRIZES

The DA4S Innovator of the Year will be awarded a
VIP meeting with a
Multi-National Pharmaceutical Company

An opportunity to present to the
HELIX Supplier Diversity Forum

HOW TO APPLY

 Applications for 2024 are now closed. 

    1. Complete the written submission form via Survey Monkey link.
    2. Create a professional video no longer than two minutes, that showcases your passion for your innovation and highlights your ability to captivate an audience with your presentation skills.
    3. Videos submitted in a vertical format will not be accepted. If using your mobile device to record, please film in a horizontal mode.
    4. Sound on your video is very important. Please make sure your video has good sound quality.
    5. Follow directions below on how to Submit your Video.
    6. Email us to confirm submission of video has been received.

You must submit both the written form and a video to be considered!

TO UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO

Submit your video (under two-minutes) via WeTransfer
 
  1. Hit the [+] button up to upload your video file
  2. E-mail to field: [email protected]
  3. Enter your e-mail address
  4. Hit “Transfer”

THE TOP EIGHT- 2024

  1. The Top 8 applicants will be notified by April 1st. If selected you must agree to attend our East Coast Event in New Jersey. You must also be available to attend a rehearsal on April 30th at 11am ET.
  2. Your final two (2) minute video will be presented to our panel of judges and conference attendees live on the main stage. You will also be required to attend a walk thru on stage (April 30). Please do not submit an application if you are unable to commit to attending the event.
  3. Each of the Top 8 companies showcase their groundbreaking work via their final video submission.
  4. Our panel of judges will ask the Top 8 questions live on-stage then announce the Top 3 Innovators.
  5. The Top 8 applicants must create a high resolution video  presenting their innovative idea – this is an awesome opportunity to showcase your innovation to the DA4S community.
  6. Claim your TITLE! The winner will be awarded a personal, VIP one-on-one meeting with a corporation, where they’ll have the opportunity to pitch their innovation to procurement professionals, AND be invited to present their company to the HELIX Supplier Diversity Forum comprised of 28 leading corporations. This is priceless!
  7. You never know what other surprises are in store on stage for all the winners! 
Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your company!
 

SPONSORED BY

HOSTS

Andrea Arce

ANDREA ARCE

RAUL SUAREZ-RODRIGUEZ

JUDGES

BARRY KULL AstraZeneca

Kristina Gulish

KRISTINA GULISH

Patty Leuchten

2023 ETI WINNER
PATTY LEUCHTEN

Erin Timmerman

ERIN TIMMERMAN

JAMIE SAMUELS

GREGORY KING