We’re gearing up for Disrupt Europe this October in Berlin October 26-29 — the very first time that our flagship event is coming to this part of the world. And we want all the startups out there in Euroland to throw their hats into the ring to be a part of it, by applying for a place in the Battlefield — our on-stage competition to find the most promising startups, showering them with attention, and then awarding the best of the best a $50,000 prize. The deadline for the Battlefield is in one week, Friday the 28th of June.
Part of the magic of Disrupt is that it is a celebration of the very best of the tech world: you get to hear from founders and investors at their very pinnacle of success; and at the same time you get to see launches of the hottest new tech startups.
The meeting of two is like an electrical charge. Sparks happen.
Disrupt Europe will bring a uniquely European flavour to the event (ahem, flavor for those of you in the U.S.). Just as our speaker lineup will span tech leaders from around the world, Battlefield judges will include investors and founders from both sides of the pond: this means unparalleled exposure for the small, new, talented startups over here to give their new products the attention they deserve.
Are you ready to apply to be a part of the action?
Since this is the first time we’re running a Battlefield in Europe, here are a few tips we like to give startup hopefuls:
- We are going to select 30 companies out of all the startups that apply. These 30 will go on stage, in front of the Disrupt audience and our panel of judges, to present their companies and products.
- We review applications on a rolling basis, so it’s to your advantage to submit as soon as you can.
- Due to strong demand, we are unable to review applications more than once, so please don’t submit a draft application before you are ready.
- All submissions are confidential unless otherwise permitted by applicants on the application form.
- PowerPoint slides and video demos are optional but highly encouraged — Show, don’t tell. We reserve the right not to review applications without video demos based on application volume.
We are looking forward to seeing your applications — and seeing you in Berlin.
À bientôt et bisous,
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