TechCrunch International City events are 1-2 day meetups hosted by TechCrunch in coordination with partners. Coming up this December will be TechCrunch Moscow.
Since the first TechCrunch Moscow in 2010, the event has gained a great reputation, creating a major splash in the up-and-coming Russian venture industry.
It will feature some of the world’s leading technology entrepreneurs. I will be moderating the conference once again, with participation of Ned Desmond, the GM of AOL Tech Media.
The theme of this year’s conference is Innovation Detox. We shall focus on the prime purpose of innovation – addressing fundamental human needs more efficiently to increase the quality of life. From quantified self to healthy lifestyle, from smart choices in personal finance to educated entertainment. We shall discuss global trends, new heroes and spectacular failures, toxic investments and viral startups.
As always, the conference will be accompanied by the Startup Alley and pitches competition, featuring more than 50 up-and-coming Russian startups. We are currently open for applications from startups.
TechCrunch’s International City event partners follow a careful set of guidelines to develop the speaker agenda, a startup pitch competition, a startup exhibit area, and in some cases a hackathon. A TechCrunch editor presides over the event. In 2013 we have International City Events scheduled in Rome (September 26-27), Tokyo (November 11-12), Bangalore (November 14-15), Shanghai (November 19-20) and Moscow (December 8-9).
If you are interested in sponsoring this event or more than one International City Event, please contact TechCrunch at sponsors@TechCrunch.com. Potential sponsors may also discuss sponsorships directly with our partners.