This year we want to make it very, very obvious that TechCrunch events are open to all. In the past we’ve had startups appear from everywhere from Tokyo to Russia to Ghana, Africa. And this year we want to see a great turn-out from Europe, so we’re specifically inviting European startups to Disrupt NYC held on April 29-May 1. After-all, there’s a growing European startup scene in New York, so this is very much the right time. You can apply for the upcoming Battlefield competition at Disrupt New York and also apply to be part of the ‘pavilions’ in Startup Alley, our demo area for newly launched startups. Please apply to be part of the Startup Alley here. Apply for the Battlefield here. Get a taster for the Alley in the above video.
It’s important to note that the deadline for applications to the Battlefield is this coming Friday, February 22nd. For startups that want to be in the Startup Alley they need to be less than two years old and have less than $2.5 million. And not only will we have “country” pavilions but also “category” based pavilions (e.g mobile, healthcare, education, etc.).
Accelerators, VCs and industry/government associations who would like to partner with us and bring a group of startups to Disrupt NYC please email Jamie Quiocho.
We would love to have a Pavilion from every country in Europe. We look for between 10-20 companies to create a country pavilion. If the minimum of 10 companies is not reached we can include those startups into our category pavilions.
What is Startup Alley?
On Monday and Tuesday during the Disrupt conference, the audience votes for one startup to be their “Audience Choice Winner” who will be given a spot on-stage to compete in the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield with the chance to win the $50,000 grand prize and coveted Disrupt Cup.
Disrupt New York is being held at the The Manhattan Center at 303 West 30th Street NY, from April 29-May 1.
There will already be pavilions specifically dedicated to Indian, Brazilian and Israeli startups. We were joined in September at Disrupt SF 2012 by Brazilian, Mexican, Chilean, Argentinian and Korean startups.
So remember, apply to be part of the Startup Alley here.