Austin, I wish I knew how to quit you. It’s only been a few months since TC ventured down south to check out SXSW, but it wasn’t enough. We’re returning on May 30 with the legendary TC Meetup + Pitch-off, and tickets are selling out fast so pay attention and get ‘er done.
The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off is an event wherein tech fanboys, entrepreneurs, readers, and even a few chicks can join us for some booze, conversation, and a generally merry time. Plus, entrepreneurs looking to show off their stuff can apply to be in the 60-second pitch-off competition. The startups will have one minute to wow a panel of judges, including TC staffers and local VCs, using only their words. No demos. No PowerPoint presentations. Just pure entrepreneurial energy.
The Austin Meetup + Pitch-Off will be held atThe Stage On Sixth promptly at 6pm on May 30, and will come to a close around 10pm. We’ll have plenty of booze, live entertainment in the form of that 60-second pitch-off contest and there will even be some prizes and a fireside chat with a local Austin luminary, Bijoy Goswami.
First place in the pitch-off 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. And that’s just the start of it.
Our NY Meetup + Pitch-Off yielded some excellent Disrupt companies. PaddleYou was spotted in Hardware Alley after coming in third at the Pitch-Off, while runners up Talkz and winner 3DLT both made it into the Disrupt Battlefield.
The only condition is that these products must currently be in beta. Go ahead and apply here. Hurry up because we’re in the process of selecting companies and will announce the finalists next Wednesday.
Of course, what’s a stage without an audience? And how will the judges know how to feel but if not for the difference between a dead-eyed mass of heads bowed to smartphones and a group of people excitedly tweeting their favorite picks and pics about the badass event. Cause let’s face it, ya’ll are going to be on your phones the whole time. (So will I.)
This is why you should head on over here and buy tickets. The ticket is only $5 and includes drinks. 21 and older only, please.
We want to see you in Austin and we want you in our pitch-off. Let’s make this happen.
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