Who’s ready to party, ya’ll?
That’s right. It’s finally happening. The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off series is officially underway, starting with the beautiful, historical and sometimes rowdy city of Austin. We want to see who has the chops to represent the great state of Texas in our 60-second pitch-off competition.
Even if you don’t have a startup to launch in the pitch-off, come on over and have a beer, talk tech with myself and John Biggs, East Coast Editor and Matt Burns, Senior editor and watch entrepreneurs fight against the clock to impress the likes of us and some local tech big wigs and VCs.
But perhaps this is the big break you’ve been waiting for? Entrepreneurs, dreamers, visionaries, and founders, we beseech thee. Apply to present in the pitch-off, wow us with your wares, and maybe take home one of our amazing prizes. First place will receive a table in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013. Second Place will receive two tickets to the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt, and Third Place will receive one ticket to TechCrunch Disrupt SF.
Plus, all those startups who are selected to pitch at the meetup will get 15-minute one-on-one meetings with TechCrunch writers and editors to discuss your pitch, product, and get feedback.
More mature startups who wish to present their wares to the attendees rather than be judged by us TechCrunch folk can also purchase a demo table here.
Our past meetups have been a huge success, and when we added in a 60-second pitch-off competition, where entrepreneurs have one minute to pitch the judges with just words and mic, the TechCrunch meetup series really found its stride. The New York Pitch-Off led to a few startups getting into the Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt, and the pitch-off winner found itself launching on-stage in the Disrupt Battlefield.
Austin, you’re up next. So make this Texas girl proud, and show the world how the stars at night are big and bright (clap, clap, clap, clap) deep in the heart of Texas.
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