TechCrunch50 starts next Monday in San Francisco. We’re on track to sell out the 1,500 available tickets sometime in the next 48 hours. We’ll have a bunch of updates for attendees here and on the TC50 blog over the next few days.
Here are two updates now: We need more student volunteers, and we’re opening up the last five demopit spots to non-TC50 applicants.
Student Volunteers: Here’s the deal – work a day for us and enjoy the other two days free. Alternatively you can register for all three days for just $150 and skip the work. Frankly, volunteering for a day is actually fun, and you get to see the inner workings of a conference (ever hear about making sausage?). Either way, it’s great to have a lot of students at the event to round out the audience. Plus, everyone is trying to hire you. If you want to volunteer, email Tanya at TechCrunch dot com.
DemoPit: The TechCrunch DemoPit is a way for the 1000+ startups that applied to TechCrunch50 but didn’t make the final cut to participate. You get tickets for half the normal price and you also get to exhibit your company for one of the three days. Just like last year, you collect poker chips from attendees and whoever gets the most gets the last spot on stage at the end of the conference. We’ve sold most of these spots, but five are left and available to startups who want to pitch something new. Email Dan at TechCrunch dot com if you want to be considered, no later than Tuesday afternoon. After that we go to the printers for signage, and we need some time to review the requests.
More news soon. See you next Monday.