TechCrunch is rolling into Texas, Washington, California and Massachusetts this year for our patented Meetup+Pitch Off events, parties dedicated to exposing the coolest startups in your home town. We want you to attend. Here’s what’s up:
Austin is happening on May 30 at Stage on Sixth, 508 East 6th St.. Seattle is happening on July 18 at a location that will be announced shortly. The San Diego location is also TBD but the event will be held on August 22. Up next we will have Boston in November.
What do you need to do? First, mark your calendars. We will be selling $5 tickets to these events to help cover the cost of beers. 21 and older only, please.
Second, apply to the pitch-off. Registration for Austin is currently open with others coming soon. We will pick 20 companies in each city and these winners will get 1-on-1 time with the TechCrunch folks in attendance. Please also give us the name of the most important, coolest, or funniest person in your startup ecosystem. It could be your boss, a VC, or hardware hacker you know. We’re going to need judges and we want to pick some great people from each city.
We will have 3-5 judges, including TechCrunch writers and local VCs, who will decide on the winners of the Pitch-off. First place will receive a table in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Second Place will receive 2 tickets to the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt. Third Place will receive 1 ticket to the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt.
These events are usually a blast and we love meeting all of you in real life. Startups are the TechCrunch’s lifeblood and these events are great ways to meet the folks working on the ground floor to make a cool new future. See you soon!