Watch: The Daily Gets The Lowdown On What It's Like To Be A Startup At Disrupt NYC

There were a lot of stellar startups at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC last week, and unfortunately, there could only be one set of finalists and one winner. Of course, that doesn’t mean that those companies that didn’t make the final heat aren’t worthy of some love.

The Daily followed the entrepreneurs behind three Disrupt NYC battlefield competitors, SpotOn, Spenz, and Madbrook Publishing through their unique experiences at Disrupt. They came by plane, train, and automobile, fought some nerves, endured some ups and downs, but in the end were exposed to a host of eyeballs and launched successfully.

While judges were tough on some of the companies, the entrepreneurs gained some valuable feedback, and will no doubt use that advice to achieve future fame and glory. From butt art on the iPad to location discovery and spending tracking, these three companies proved that you don’t have to take home the Disrupt Cup just to be noticed.

Check out TechCrunch’s coverage of the three startups live from Disrupt NYC below:

How Do You Get Kids To Learn? Have Them Draw Butts On The iPad

Spenz Wants To Help You Track Spending Habits And Stick To A Budget

SpotOn Shows What You Should Do And Who You Should Do It With