Only two weeks left to grab a spot in Startup Alley at Disrupt SF 2018

Fourteen days. That’s what stands between you and the opportunity to showcase your early-stage startup at Disrupt San Francisco 2018, which takes place September 5-7. With more than 10,000 attendees expected to descend on Moscone Center West, can you afford to miss out on that kind of exposure? We think not. There are only two […]

Fourteen days. That’s what stands between you and the opportunity to showcase your early-stage startup at Disrupt San Francisco 2018, which takes place September 5-7. With more than 10,000 attendees expected to descend on Moscone Center West, can you afford to miss out on that kind of exposure?

We think not. There are only two weeks left to secure your spot in Startup Alley — the very heart and soul of every Disrupt. Don’t wait, buy your Startup Alley Exhibitor Package now.

More than 400 media outlets will be among the attendees coursing through the Alley, perusing more than 1,200 early-stage startups and sponsors exhibiting a dazzling array of the latest — and future-forward — tech products, platforms and services. It’s an atmosphere of opportunity, and that’s not just us bragging. Here’s what Vlad Larin, co-founder of Zeroqode, said about his Startup Alley experience.

“Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt was a massively positive experience. It gave us the chance to show our technology to the world and have meaningful conversations with investors, accelerators, incubators, solo founders and developers.”

Here’s what you get with a Startup Alley Exhibitor Package.

  • Two founder passes for all three days of Disrupt SF 2018
  • A one-day exhibit space
  • Use of CrunchMatch — our curated investor-to-startup matching platform
  • Access to Main Stage, The Next Stage, Q&A Stage, Showcase Stage
  • All workshops
  • Access to the attendee list; ability to message attendees within the Disrupt App
  • Admittance to the TC After Party

Disrupt San Francisco takes place September 5-7. If you want to place your early-stage startup in front of thousands of influential technologists, investors, entrepreneurs and potential customers, Startup Alley is where you need to be. You have just two weeks left to get ‘er done. Buy your Startup Alley Exhibitor Package today.

Apply now to be a TC Top Pick at Disrupt Berlin 2018

Disrupt Berlin 2018, which takes place November 29-30, practically oozes with opportunity. And there’s no better way to take advantage of all that opportunity than to exhibit your early-stage startup in Startup Alley. It’s where hundreds of Europe’s most innovative pre-Series A companies showcase to the world their tech products, platforms and services. Oh, wait, […]

Disrupt Berlin 2018, which takes place November 29-30, practically oozes with opportunity. And there’s no better way to take advantage of all that opportunity than to exhibit your early-stage startup in Startup Alley. It’s where hundreds of Europe’s most innovative pre-Series A companies showcase to the world their tech products, platforms and services.

Oh, wait, there is a better way. You can apply to be a TechCrunch Top Pick. If you earn that rarified designation, you score a FREE Startup Alley Exhibitor Package. That lets you place your company in front of thousands of influential technologists, investors and potential collaborators and customers. Yup, free is always better. The application window closes on September 28. Don’t miss out — apply here today.

Our TechCrunch editors are mighty particular about choosing Top Picks. We’re looking for founders of exceptional startups, and we’ll vet each application carefully. This year, we’ll choose up to five startups to represent each of the following tech categories:

  • AI/Machine Learning
  • Blockchain
  • CRM/Enterprise
  • E-commerce
  • Education
  • Fintech
  • Healthtech/Biotech
  • Hardware, Robotics, IoT
  • Mobility
  • Gaming

Each TechCrunch Top Pick designee wins one Startup Alley Exhibitor Package, which includes a one-day exhibit space, three Disrupt Berlin Founder Passes, access to CrunchMatch (our free investor-to-startup matching platform), full use of the Startup Alley Exhibitor lounge, access to the Disrupt press list and a chance to be selected as one of the Startup Battlefield Wildcard Companies (and compete in our $50,000 startup-pitch competition).

You’ll also receive serious media attention, including a three-minute interview on the Showcase Stage with a TechCrunch editor, which we promote across our social media platforms. That kind of media exposure is the gift that keeps on giving — long after the conference ends.

Luke Heron, the CEO of TestCard.com, came to this conclusion about his experience in Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin 2017. “If you’re a startup founder or an entrepreneur, exhibiting at Disrupt is a no-brainer.”

Now, imagine being able to exhibit there for free. Disrupt Berlin 2018 takes place November 29-30, and your deadline to apply to be a TC Top Pick is September 28. Come on — we can’t wait to see you in Berlin!

Apply now to be a TC Top Pick at Disrupt Berlin 2018

Disrupt Berlin 2018, which takes place November 29-30, practically oozes with opportunity. And there’s no better way to take advantage of all that opportunity than to exhibit your early-stage startup in Startup Alley. It’s where hundreds of Europe’s most innovative pre-Series A companies showcase to the world their tech products, platforms and services. Oh, wait, […]

Disrupt Berlin 2018, which takes place November 29-30, practically oozes with opportunity. And there’s no better way to take advantage of all that opportunity than to exhibit your early-stage startup in Startup Alley. It’s where hundreds of Europe’s most innovative pre-Series A companies showcase to the world their tech products, platforms and services.

Oh, wait, there is a better way. You can apply to be a TechCrunch Top Pick. If you earn that rarified designation, you score a FREE Startup Alley Exhibitor Package. That lets you place your company in front of thousands of influential technologists, investors and potential collaborators and customers. Yup, free is always better. The application window closes on September 28. Don’t miss out — apply here today.

Our TechCrunch editors are mighty particular about choosing Top Picks. We’re looking for founders of exceptional startups, and we’ll vet each application carefully. This year, we’ll choose up to five startups to represent each of the following tech categories:

  • AI/Machine Learning
  • Blockchain
  • CRM/Enterprise
  • E-commerce
  • Education
  • Fintech
  • Healthtech/Biotech
  • Hardware, Robotics, IoT
  • Mobility
  • Gaming

Each TechCrunch Top Pick designee wins one Startup Alley Exhibitor Package, which includes a one-day exhibit space, three Disrupt Berlin Founder Passes, access to CrunchMatch (our free investor-to-startup matching platform), full use of the Startup Alley Exhibitor lounge, access to the Disrupt press list and a chance to be selected as one of the Startup Battlefield Wildcard Companies (and compete in our $50,000 startup-pitch competition).

You’ll also receive serious media attention, including a three-minute interview on the Showcase Stage with a TechCrunch editor, which we promote across our social media platforms. That kind of media exposure is the gift that keeps on giving — long after the conference ends.

Luke Heron, the CEO of TestCard.com, came to this conclusion about his experience in Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin 2017. “If you’re a startup founder or an entrepreneur, exhibiting at Disrupt is a no-brainer.”

Now, imagine being able to exhibit there for free. Disrupt Berlin 2018 takes place November 29-30, and your deadline to apply to be a TC Top Pick is September 28. Come on — we can’t wait to see you in Berlin!

Don’t miss the interactive workshops at Disrupt SF 2018

Techcrunch’s super-sized Disrupt San Francisco 2018 — the only Disrupt event in North America this year — takes place September 5-7. We’re not kidding when we say brace yourself for three unprecedented, program-packed days. In addition to Startup Battlefield — with a special $100,000 prize — the Virtual Hackathon, Startup Alley and a battalion of headlining speakers, we’ve […]

Techcrunch’s super-sized Disrupt San Francisco 2018 — the only Disrupt event in North America this year — takes place September 5-7. We’re not kidding when we say brace yourself for three unprecedented, program-packed days. In addition to Startup Battlefield — with a special $100,000 prize — the Virtual HackathonStartup Alley and a battalion of headlining speakers, we’ve recruited leading tech and investment movers and shakers to share their wisdom in the form of interactive workshops.

You won’t want to miss out, so be sure to save time in what will no doubt be a very busy and rewarding Disrupt schedule. Here’s just a taste of our workshop offerings from organizations like NASA, All Raise, Red Bull, SONM, TomTom, Constellation Labs and more:

  • Bleeding-Edge IT Trends Explained: Igor Lebedev, industry expert and CTO of SONM, explains what’s behind the concepts of blockchain, distributing computing and other hot IT trends.
  • Beyond the ICO — New approaches to fundraising and VC’s role in crypto: After emerging from an extraordinary period of fundraising and subsequent growth, Constellation Lab’s COO Ben Jorgensen and his team will share their experiences in an interactive session that explores the complex and ever-changing fundraising models available and how venture capital approaches cryptocurrency.
  • Hacking Human Performance: Join Dr. David Putrino, Red Bull’s High-Performance Center consultant and Mt. Sinai director of rehabilitation innovation, as he explores the use of evidence-based technologies to maximize high performance and human potential.
  • All Raise Roundtables & AMA: Join All Raise and women founders in interactive discussions on major challenges that female founders face — such as fundraising, recruiting strategies, company culture, sales and marketing strategies, board/investor management, M&A and more. Afterward, at the AMA, participants will have a chance to ask the top women in venture questions about whatever is top of mind. Open to all women founders.
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Location-Aware Applications: Gregory De Jans, head of Developer Relations at TomTom, offers a deep dive into the use of TomTom Maps APIs for developers looking to leverage the power of location insights. Learn about APIs for map display, search, routing, traffic and map SDKs.
  • Bringing NASA Technology Down to Earth: Whether you want to start a company, improve your existing products or develop new ones, NASA may be the source of your technology solutions. Join Dan Lockney, the agency’s technology transfer program executive, as he explains how NASA works with companies to develop new products and services.
  • More Just Music: Bose has been innovating in audio for 50 years, from creating tiny speakers with room-filling sound to noise-canceling headphones. Come hear about the latest innovations in audio and their new venture fund from members of the Bose team.
  • The Current State of Location Services: What progress has been made in the pursuit of an autonomous world? How have recent changes to provider price plans impacted the industry? Why is this the optimal time for developers to embrace location services? Discover why the question of ‘where’ is more relevant than ever before. HERE Technologies chats geocoding, routing, and positioning to build location-aware features.

Disrupt San Francisco 2018 takes place September 5-7. Whether you want to learn, network, compete, exhibit or launch your startup to the world, Disrupt SF 2018 is where it all happens. Still need tickets? Buy your passes right here. We can’t wait to see you there!

Nonprofits and NGOs — apply to exhibit at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco

TechCrunch invites NGO’s and nonprofit organizations to exhibit at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco on September 7th. Organizations can apply here. Founded in 2014, the TechCrunch Include Program aims to facilitate opportunities in tech for underserved and underrepresented communities. The TC Nonprofit Program is one initiative of this program. Through an application, TechCrunch will select 10 […]

TechCrunch invites NGO’s and nonprofit organizations to exhibit at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco on September 7th. Organizations can apply here.

Founded in 2014, the TechCrunch Include Program aims to facilitate opportunities in tech for underserved and underrepresented communities. The TC Nonprofit Program is one initiative of this program.

Through an application, TechCrunch will select 10 nonprofit and/or NGOs to showcase on the Startup Alley show floor at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco. This year’s Disrupt SF will be three times as large, giving these organizations three times as much exposure and access to investors, press and international startups.

Nonprofits and NGOs must be a registered 501c3 (or similar status for at least two years) and serve an underrepresented or underserved community in tech. Preference is given to local organizations. Apply here. Organizations will exhibit in Startup Alley on September 7th and receive two full conference passes, one exhibit space, inclusion in the printed program and online program guide, Wi-Fi and a branded tabletop sign.

Applications are open from now till August 13th. Groups will be notified of their participation status on August 15th and be expected to register within 24 hours. If you have additional questions, please email neesha@techcrunch.com

Don’t wait: Apply to Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2018

Whether by plane, train or autobahn, thousands of early-stage startup founders, investors, tech-heads and entrepreneurs will travel to Germany to attend TechCrunch’s Disrupt Berlin 2018 on November 29-30. But here’s a question specifically for the founders of pre-Series A startups: Why just attend when you can compete — in Startup Battlefield? You can apply right […]

Whether by plane, train or autobahn, thousands of early-stage startup founders, investors, tech-heads and entrepreneurs will travel to Germany to attend TechCrunch’s Disrupt Berlin 2018 on November 29-30. But here’s a question specifically for the founders of pre-Series A startups: Why just attend when you can compete — in Startup Battlefield? You can apply right here.

It won’t cost you a thing to apply or participate in our premier pitch competition, but the selection process is highly competitive. Our TechCrunch editors have been choosing early-stage startups for Startup Battlefield since 2007, and they’ve developed an uncanny knack for spotting hot prospects.

They’ll review all applications and select approximately 15 startups to compete. The skilled TechCrunch bunch provides free pitch coaching to the founders of each team, and Battlefield teams will be ready to handle the pressure when they step onto the Main Stage at Disrupt Berlin.

Teams have just six minutes to demo their product and dazzle a panel of judges, which consists of well-known investors and entrepreneurs. Following each pitch, the judges have six minutes to conduct a rigorous Q&A.

Only five teams make the cut and move on to the final round of pitches and questions in front of a new set of judges. And only one will emerge the victor, winning the Disrupt Cup and a $50,000 non-equity cash prize — that’s a nice chunk of change. Possibly even more valuable than cash: a metric ton (give or take) of media coverage and investor interest.

The entire pitch-off takes place in front of a huge, enthusiastic audience consisting of those media outlets and investors we mentioned, along with influential technologists and potential customers. Plus, we live-stream the whole shebang around the world on TechCrunch.com, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter (it’s also available later on demand).

That Startup Battlefield exposure can be a life-changing experience for all the competitors — not just the winner. All participating founders become part of our Battlefield alumni community. We’re talking more than 750 companies that have gone on to collectively raise $8 billion in funding and generate 102 exits. You might recognize some of the names like Vurb, TripIt, Dropbox, Mint, Yammer and more. That’s a rich mine for networking.

Do you love details? Read the Startup Battlefield FAQ.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by competing in the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2018 on November 29-30. Join us for a chance to launch your startup to a global audience. Apply today.

Only a few hours left to buy super early-bird passes to Disrupt Berlin 2018

We dedicate this post to all the wafflers, the procrastinators, the vacillators and the chronically undecided. You have less than 24 hours to save money on your tickets to Disrupt Berlin 2018 on November 29-30. How much money? Up to €700. The door slams shut on super early-bird savings on Wednesday August 1 at 11:59 p.m. CEST. […]

We dedicate this post to all the wafflers, the procrastinators, the vacillators and the chronically undecided. You have less than 24 hours to save money on your tickets to Disrupt Berlin 2018 on November 29-30. How much money? Up to €700. The door slams shut on super early-bird savings on Wednesday August 1 at 11:59 p.m. CEST. It’s do or don’t save, folks. Shake the inertia and buy your super early-bird passes now.

Honestly, Disrupt Berlin 2018 is the must-go destination for anyone interested in the European and international startup scene. How international? Last year’s Disrupt Berlin drew people from more than 50 countries, including all the European Union members, Israel, Turkey, Russia, Egypt, India, China and South Korea, to name a few. It’s the EPCOT of the startup world — with better tech.

We expect to host thousands of attendees and present hundreds of exhibitors in Startup Alley, where you’ll see the latest and greatest tech innovation on display. It’s the place to be for high-quality networking of every stripe. And both founders and investors can make the most efficient use of their time by using CrunchMatch, our free, business match-making service that connects founders and investors based on their similar business goals. It’s networking simplified.

Luke Heron, the CEO of TestCard, exhibited in Startup Alley last year and had this to say about his Disrupt Berlin experience.

“We used the CrunchMatch platform to schedule meetings with six or seven VCs on the second day. By and large, they were very positive meetings. If you’re a startup or an entrepreneur, attending Disrupt is a no-brainer.”

And don’t forget Startup Battlefield, our premier startup pitch competition. Since the first Battlefield back in 2007, more than 750 companies have competed and gone on to collectively raise $800 billion in funding — and 100 of them have either gone public or been acquired. Names like Box, Mint, Yammer, Vurb — and many others — might ring a bell.

Last year at Disrupt Berlin 2017, Lia Diagnostics won Startup Battlefield, the Disrupt Cup and the $50,000 grand prize. Could this be your year to win? Why not submit your application and compete?

There’s so much more to experience at Disrupt Berlin: speakers, Q&A sessions, workshops, swag and after parties. The possibilities and opportunities are limitless, but your chance to save money on passes is not.

You have less than 24 hours to take advantage of our super early-bird savings. The price hike goes into effect on Wednesday August 1 at 11:59 p.m. CEST. Don’t waste any more time. Purchase your tickets right now.

48 hours left to score early-bird tickets to Disrupt Berlin 2018

Chaucer wrote that “time and tide wait for no man.” With apologies to the “father” of English literature, we say that time and money wait for no entrepreneur. The deadline for saving big money on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2018, which takes place on November 29-30, comes to an abrupt halt on Wednesday August 1 […]

Chaucer wrote that “time and tide wait for no man.” With apologies to the “father” of English literature, we say that time and money wait for no entrepreneur. The deadline for saving big money on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2018, which takes place on November 29-30, comes to an abrupt halt on Wednesday August 1 at 11:59 p.m. CEST — in just 48 hours.

Right now, early-bird pricing tiers start at €595 including VAT. That’s a sweet deal because, depending on the tier you choose, early-bird pricing can save you up to €700. When time runs out, you pay more money. Don’t get sucked out with the tide. Buy your passes today.

Disrupt Berlin 2018 offers two program- and value-packed days for startup founders, investors, marketers, tech-heads, designers and innovators. We’re busy lining up an incredible group of speakers — including founders, VCs, tech titans and rising stars — who will step onto the Disrupt stage and hold forth on the most pressing and interesting tech and investment issues of the day. Here are just a few exciting examples from our lineup:

  • Anne Boden, the founder and CEO of Starling Bank
  • The four partners from VC firm Accel — Philippe Botteri, Sonali De Rycker, Luciana Lixandru and Harry Nelis
  • Aline Sara, founder of NaTakallam

We’re still accepting speaker nominations. If you have a fantastic candidate, by all means, send us your recommendation.

What incredible early-stage startup pitch competition helped launch more than 750 companies that have gone on to collectively raise $8 billion and produce 100 exits? Yeah, OK so it’s an easy answer. Startup Battlefield — with $50,000 cash and the chance for massive global media and investment exposure — is one of the most exciting elements of every Disrupt. Don’t just come and watch. Sign up to compete!

Our Disrupt Berlin exhibition hall — Startup Alley — always features hundreds of the best early-stage startups, and this year is no exception. Exhibiting in the Alley is a magnificent way to place your startup in front of media outlets, investors, accelerators, incubators, solo founders and developers. It’s prime networking territory.

Whether you’re a founder or an investor, you want to be as efficient about that networking as possible in your two days at Disrupt. CrunchMatch, our free, business match-making service, simplifies networking and saves you time. Last year, CrunchMatch generated a total of 888 meetings — and 97 percent of participants said they’d use the service again.

Disrupt Berlin 2018 takes place on November 29-30, and your chance to buy early-bird passes — and save up to €700 in the process — ends on Wednesday August 1 at 11:59 pm. CEST. Don’t make us quote Chaucer again. Buy your tickets now.

Early-bird prices for Disrupt SF 2018 end in just four days

We extended our deadline for early-bird passes to Disrupt San Francisco 2018, which takes place on September 5-7, but your chance to save up to $1,200 is rapidly slipping away. In four days — that’s August 1 at midnight PST — the early bird heads north, and so do the ticket prices. Don’t miss out on the best […]

We extended our deadline for early-bird passes to Disrupt San Francisco 2018, which takes place on September 5-7, but your chance to save up to $1,200 is rapidly slipping away. In four days — that’s August 1 at midnight PST — the early bird heads north, and so do the ticket prices. Don’t miss out on the best pricing — buy your tickets today.

Disrupt San Francisco always packs tremendous value into three short days. What can you expect? You’ll always find world-class speakers at Disrupt, and this year that includes Clark Valberg, CEO of InVision, a company on its way to becoming the Salesforce of the design world. We’re also thrilled to have Brian Brackeen, CEO and founder of Kairos, an innovator in facial recognition. The Wall Street Journal named his company one of the top 25 startups in the country. And that’s just a taste. Check out the full agenda here.

Incomparable networking opportunities await the more than 10,000 attendees, and CrunchMatch — our free business match-making service that connects early-stage startup founders and investors who share similar business interests and profiles — cuts through the clutter, reduces unproductive conversations and saves a lot of shoe leather in the process.

Don’t miss more networking opportunities in Startup Alley. Our exhibition floor is the very heart of Disrupt SF, and it will feature more than 1,200 amazing early-stage startups and exhibitors showcasing a startling range of technological innovation, with a particular emphasis on these buzzing categories: AI, AR/VR, Blockchain, Biotech/Healthtech, Fintech, Gaming, Privacy/Security, Space, Mobility, Retail or Robotics/IoT.

We decided to do something special with our traditional Hackathon this year, and by that we mean we took it global. The Virtual Hackathon includes literally thousands of the world’s best tech-heads, coders, designers and programmers working feverishly to create incredible products. The best hack wins $10,000 and, thanks to our generous sponsors, we also have a bunch of very cool hack contests that offer thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.

Of course, no Disrupt is complete without the wild ride that we call Startup Battlefield. Our premier startup-pitch competition is the star of the show, and this year we doubled the stakes. An audience of thousands will watch as the best early-stage startups compete for $100,000 in non-equity cash and a potentially life-altering experience. This Startup Battlefield will be epic.

Opportunity, excitement, camaraderie and fun. It all goes down at Disrupt San Francisco 2018 on September 5-7. Don’t miss your chance to experience it at the lowest possible price. Depending on which type of pass you choose, you can save up to $1,200. Early-bird prices disappear in just four days on August 1 at midnight PST. Buy your tickets today.

Kiss Disrupt Berlin super early-bird prices goodbye next week

Here’s a timely reminder for all the European startup fans around the world. TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2018 takes place on November 29-30 — that’s just four short months away. But our super early-bird ticket pricing won’t last nearly that long. Right now, the pricing tiers start at €595 + VAT, but next week the prices go up. […]

Here’s a timely reminder for all the European startup fans around the world. TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2018 takes place on November 29-30 — that’s just four short months away. But our super early-bird ticket pricing won’t last nearly that long. Right now, the pricing tiers start at €595 + VAT, but next week the prices go up. “That’s OK, I love spending money unnecessarily” — said no one ever. Save some euros and buy your pass here today.

Disrupt events always offer outstanding content, which includes interviews with top founders, VCs, tech titans and rising stars — and Disrupt Berlin 2018 won’t be the exception to that rule. Interested in European fintech? Of course, you are. We’re thrilled to count Anne Boden, the founder and CEO of Starling Bank, among our many excellent speakers.

If you’re interested in investors (and what early-startup founder isn’t), you won’t want to miss it when four partners from VC firm Accel — Philippe Botteri, Sonali De Rycker, Luciana Lixandru and Harry Nelis — conduct a partner meeting on our stage. Well not literally, but you can bet they’ll have a lot to say about the current state of startup investments.

We’re finalizing our speaker lineup, which means we’re still accepting nominations. If you have someone in mind, hit us up with your submission right here.

Disrupt isn’t a proper Disrupt without a Startup Battlefield. We’ve been holding these startup-pitch competitions for 12 years now, and our alumni community of more than 750 companies has gone on to collectively raise $8 billion in funding and produce 100 exits. Think your early-stage startup has the right stuff? We want to hear from you, so submit your application here and take a shot at winning $50,000 in non-equity cash along with intense love from investors and the media. Your business may just be the next unicorn, and it won’t cost you anything to participate in this potentially life-changing competition.

Disrupt Berlin offers plenty of ways to get your startup in front of investors, media, potential customers and future collaborators. One of the best ways to do that is to demo alongside hundreds of other amazing pre-Series A companies in Startup Alley, our exhibition floor — a breeding ground for opportunity. Don’t just take our word for it. Vlad Larin, a co-founder of Zeroqode, had this to say about his experience.

“Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt was a massively positive experience. It gave us the chance to show our technology to the world and have meaningful conversations with investors, accelerators, incubators, solo founders and developers.”

World-class speakers, a raucous pitch competition, awesome exhibitors and full-tilt networking. That’s just some of what you’ll experience at Disrupt Berlin 2018 on November 29-30 at the Arena Berlin. Do yourself a favor and experience it at the best possible price. Super early-bird tickets disappear next week. Buy your passes today.