After the amazing success of our New York Pitch-Off in February, we thought it would be fun to bring the energy and excitement of a mini-Disrupt to more cities across the country. We’re pleased to announced the 2013 Meetups + Pitch-Offs will begin in Austin on May 30 at Stage On Sixth in downtown Austin.
Then, throughout the year, we’re holding meetups with pitch-offs in Seattle, San Diego, and Boston.
Each meetup is traditionally a crowded mishmash of networking, hustling and, well, drinking. 21 and older only, please. This year, after the roaring success of our first pitch-off, each meetup will feature a rapid fire pitch-off.
The pitch-off is a way to get your startup in front of TC judges as well as a few local judges from the area. Our goal is to pick three winners. Third place gets one ticket to Disrupt SF, second place gets two tickets, and the winner gets a spot in Startup Alley. Everyone who pitches will be considered for the Startup Battlefield as well.
Participants interested in competing in the pitch-off will have 60 seconds to explain why their startup is awesome. PowerPoint presentations are not allowed. These products must currently be in stealth or private beta, and they must be ready to launch at Disrupt in in September. Registration will be open in May.
We will post the RSVP link shortly but until then, we need some things from you. First, please recommend some judges. They can be folks from the startup scene you trust and would love to see on stage. Second, we’d love to meet with the major movers and shakers in your area. Please add the names of folks we should meet in your submission form. Are you a mover or shaker or know one? Simply email email@example.com with your recommendation.
This series should be a blast and we’ll be heading to Seattle on July 18, San Diego on August 22, and Boston on November 13. Look for more surprises coming up and we’re looking forward to seeing you in Austin.
Our sponsors help make meetups happen. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team here firstname.lastname@example.org.
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