European startups! TechCrunch Disrupt Europe, our stupendous conference, is coming to London in October. To tell you all more about it, we’re taking TechCrunch on the road this summer.
For starters, we’re having some big TechCrunch Meetups in London (these free grab tickets) this Friday at Shoreditch Works, July 11, and in Berlin (these free grab tickets) Thursday, July 17. In Berlin we are partnering with the excellent Tech Open Air Berlin and their Closing Party!
TechCrunch London Summer Meetup
The TechCrunch London Summer Meetup will be in a central London location on Friday July 11 at a venue to be announced soon. Please sign up here. This is an informal meetup to meet the TechCrunch writing team based in London and learn about what happens at Disrupt Europe. We’ll have free beer and wine 5pm-8pm.
If you’d like to pitch at the event in London, email mike butcher AT techCrunch.com, subject line “LondonCrunch” with this info:
• Startup Name
• Website URL
• Contact Email
• CrunchBase Profile URL
• Describe your startup in 75 words or fewer
• Founders’ bios in 75 words or fewer
• Have you launched?
• Got funding and from who?
Note, we’d like you to apply to Disrupt Europe to apply to this pitch-off.
The pitches will be 90 seconds with no slides. We’ll email you telling you who has been selected to pitch. (If you DON’T get a confirmation email that you’re pitching, then you’re not pitching.)
Anyone who wants to present at the event please bring a memory stick with ONE screenshot, informational page or PowerPoint slide. JUST ONE.
The winner gets a free table in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe in London and one runner-up gets two tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt Europe. Myself, Ingrid Lunden, Natasha Lomas and John Biggs will be in attendance so practice your elevator pitch. You do not have to be a London or UK startup to apply. ALL are welcome.
We are also looking for sponsors so please email me: mikebutcher at techcrunch dot com or joey at techrunch.com.
Disrupt Europe Startup Battlefield
We have extended the deadline to submit applications for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Europe. Both Europe and non-Europe based teams are eligible to apply. If you have already publicly launched, then apply for Startup Alley here. Disrupt Europe is on October 20-21 in London, plus there is a preceding free weekend hackathon, so put it in your diaries now! And you can buy tickets here.
Up for grabs is the £30,000 prize, the coveted “Disrupt Cup,” as well as feedback from the likes of SV Angel, Index Ventures, 500 Startups, TechStars, Angelpad and Seedcamp, among others. Plus, of course, masses of media attention and new user sign-ups.
Lastly, meet TechCrunch at the following locations over the summer!
Meet TechCrunch Editor-at-large Mike Butcher at Digital Venice
9 July – 11 July
Meet TechCrunch Editor-at-large Mike Butcher at Lisbon Challenge
Wednesday 23rd July
TechCrunch Meetup & BBQ with Aaltoes (please contact them for details)
Meet TechCrunch Editor-at-large Mike Butcher at Pirate Summit
Meet TechCrunch Editor-at-large Mike Butcher at Stockholm Tech Meetup
Meet TechCrunch Editor-at-large Mike Butcher at DLD Tel Aviv
Thu, 25 September
Meet TechCrunch Editor-at-large Mike Butcher at Webrazzi Summit Istanbul