Susan Hobbs

Susan Hobbs

Susan works as the Conference Program Chair at TechCrunch where she focuses on the programming and speakers for the TechCrunch events. She started her career as a teacher in Southern California and returned to her Silicon Valley roots to join the startup scene in 2004. Susan was the first non-engineering hire at both Codian (acquired by Tandberg in 2007, then by Cisco Systems in 2008) and at CoTweet (acquired by ExactTarget in 2010, then by Salesforce.com in 2013). Her focus was in Product, Business Development and Marketing. She has taken her experience and her passion for startups to the leading technology media property of TechCrunch. You can reach her directly at susan@techcrunch.com or on Twitter @slh.

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  • Announcing The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards

    Announcing The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards

    It’s that time of year again. One of Thanksgiving and … nominations for the 8th Annual Crunchies Awards. Once again TechCrunch, GigaOm and VentureBeat writers will step away from their keyboards to celebrate the best of technology. Read More

  • Announcing The Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt Europe In London

    Announcing The Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt Europe In London

    TechCrunch Disrupt lands in London October 18 – 21, and we’re excited to announce the full agenda. The event will span four days and feature noted thought leaders, experienced entrepreneurs and some of tech’s most promising up-and-comers. There will be a hackathon, a hall full of innovative companies and, of course, Startup Battlefield where 15 startups will launch and… Read More

  • Announcing The Full Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014

    Announcing The Full Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014

    TechCrunch Disrupt hits San Francisco September 6-10 at its new home at Pier 48, and we’re excited to announce the full agenda. The event will span five days and feature industry titans, noted thought leaders and experienced entrepreneurs. General admission tickets are still available. Luminaries like Peter Thiel, Vinod Khosla and Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen will speak. Unicorn club… Read More

  • Announcing The Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2014

    Announcing The Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2014

    TechCrunch Disrupt hits New York City May 3-7, and we’re excited to announce the full agenda. The event will span five days and feature industry titans, noted thought leaders and experienced entrepreneurs. Read More

  • Announcing The Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013

    Announcing The Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013

    It’s Disrupt SF time again and we’re looking forward to hearing from some of tech’s most exciting leaders on our stage at The Concourse at San Francisco Design Center. Attendees will see such luminaries as Marissa Mayer, Dick Costolo, Marc Benioff and Jeff Weiner, as well as Sir Michael Moritz who will keynote our first day. Noted investors John Doerr, Doug Leone and… Read More

  • Announcing The Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013

    Announcing The Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013

    A big city needs a big tech event, which is why I’m pleased to announce the massive TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2013 agenda. It’s a schedule chock-full of amazing speakers, great panels, and all the excitement of our Startup Battlefield – in which 30 amazing startups will compete for the Disrupt Cup and a $50,000 prize – all played out on the backdrop of the most vibrant… Read More

  • Startup Battlefield Applications Are Open For TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013

    Startup Battlefield Applications Are Open For TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013

    It’s time! Startup Battlefield Applications are now open for TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013. Disrupt NY will take place on April 29th through May 1st at our new venue, the Manhattan Center. Last year, UberConference was the breakout star of the New York Battlefield companies and walked away with $50,000, the coveted Disrupt Cup, and more press and headlines than they could have ever imagined. Read More

  • Now With More Genius: GZA Will Join Us Onstage At The Crunchies

    Now With More Genius: GZA Will Join Us Onstage At The Crunchies

    The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards promises to be the best yet. We’ve announced the finalists who are all excited to don their most formal hoodies and join us for tech’s big night. The Daily Show’s John Oliver will be our evening’s host and this fine Monday morning we’d like to announce that GZA will be in the house. GZA/The Genius, a founding member of the seminal… Read More

  • Announcing The 2012 Crunchies Finalists, Buy Your Tickets Now

    Announcing The 2012 Crunchies Finalists, Buy Your Tickets Now

    So we’ve tabulated the nominations and the votes are in for the 2012 Crunchies. More than 600,000 nominations were calculated across 20 categories, and, along with our partners GigaOm and VentureBeat, we are very proud to announce the finalists for 2012′s best in technology. Voting begins now. We’ve also updated our categories this year. For the first time, we’ll… Read More

  • Crunchies Tickets On Sale Now

    Crunchies Tickets On Sale Now

    It’s time! The first batch of tickets for the 6th Annual Crunchies Awards are available now. Tickets will be released in batches for the annual event honoring the best achievements in tech brought to you by GIgaOm, VentureBeat and Techcrunch for general admission purchase. The Crunchies will return, with all its geek royalty glory, to… Read More

  • Nominations Are Open For The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards

    Nominations Are Open For The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards

    It’s that time of year again when we start taking nominations for the sixth annual Crunchies Awards, the Oscars of startups and technology. Once again we are co-hosting the awards with GigaOm and VentureBeat and we will return to the beautiful Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. Read More

  • Announcing The Full TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Agenda

    Announcing The Full TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Agenda

    Disrupt SF is right around the corner and is shaping up to be the biggest event of the year. We’re looking forward to hearing from Mark Zuckerberg for his first post-IPO interview. Jack Dorsey will share his vision in a keynote address. Ben Horowitz and Bill Campbell will bring their wisdom to the stage as will Vinod Khosla, Jim Goetz and Marc Benioff. Biz Stone and Ev Williams will tell… Read More

  • Announcing The TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Agenda

    Announcing The TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Agenda

    The third Annual TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco (September 10-12, 2012) is going to be the most awesome Disrupt yet. There were a record number of applications for our Startup Battlefield, which will feature 30 amazing startups competing for the Disrupt Cup and $50,000 prize in front of the sharpest minds in Silicon Valley, including Roelof Botha, Marissa Mayer, Mike Arrington. Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt SF Is Back! Battlefield Applications Open And Tickets On Sale Now

    TechCrunch Disrupt SF Is Back! Battlefield Applications Open And Tickets On Sale Now

    TechCrunch Disrupt New York was a huge success this past May, but we’re not resting on our laurels. We’re planning a few great surprises for our San Francisco event in September — but first, the Startup Battlefield applications are now open. You saw some of the finalists in action on stage last month. Gtar, the iPhone guitar, has become a cultural sensation and blown… Read More

  • Announcing John Borthwick, John Frankel, Katia Beauchamp, Neil Blumenthal, Jennifer Hyman, Alexis Maybank And Cyrus Massoumi For Disrupt NY

    Announcing John Borthwick, John Frankel, Katia Beauchamp, Neil Blumenthal, Jennifer Hyman, Alexis Maybank And Cyrus Massoumi For Disrupt NY

    It’s speaker announcement time again for TechCrunch Disrupt NY! Each week we’re sharing more of our all star cast of speakers — here’s the latest peek into our program. Even more of New York’s own will represent at the Pier in May including John Borthwick, the founder and CEO of Betaworks. John Frankel will bring his wisdom from years spent in the heart of the… Read More

  • Mike Abbott, John Lilly, Marissa Mayer And Chamath Palihapitiya To Take The Stage At New York Disrupt

    Mike Abbott, John Lilly, Marissa Mayer And Chamath Palihapitiya To Take The Stage At New York Disrupt

    Another week on the countdown to the big event at the Pier, another chance to share more of our star-studded lineup for TechCrunch Disrupt NY!  As our awesome cast of speakers continues to grow; here’s this week’s peek into our program. Former Facebook executive and unconventional venture capitalist, Chamath Palihapitiya will be on the Disrupt stage as well as John Lilly… Read More

  • Get Ready for the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt New York

    Get Ready for the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt New York

    As TechCrunch Disrupt New York fast approaches, Startup Battlefield applications are open and running. For the past few weeks, hopeful entrepreneurs have been submitting their new, unseen startup companies for the opportunity to launch on technology’s biggest stage in front of an all-star panel. The Startup Battlefield judging panels consist of the biggest innovators, angels, VCs and… Read More

  • Chris Dixon, Jason Goldberg, Jeff Jordan and David Lawee Will Mix It Up At Disrupt New York

    Chris Dixon, Jason Goldberg, Jeff Jordan and David Lawee Will Mix It Up At Disrupt New York

    Last week we announced some pretty impressive TechCrunch Disrupt New York veterans who will be back on the stage this year. Today we’re revealing more of our stellar lineup for May’s big event. Joining our all star cast will be co-founder of Founder Collective and CEO of recently acquired Hunch, Chris Dixon, as well as Fab founder and CEO, Jason Goldberg. Andreessen Horowitz… Read More

  • CoderDojo Partners with GitHub to Create a New Generation of Hackers

    CoderDojo Partners with GitHub to Create a New Generation of Hackers

    On Saturday afternoon a group of 30 pint size wannabe hackers gathered at the GitHub offices in San Francisco for the first CoderDojo in the United States. Irish teen sensation, James Whelton had traveled to San Francisco to take his highly successful social hacking education platform to the United States. CoderDojo began in Whelton’s final year of high school when he convinced the… Read More

  • Second Batch of Crunchies Tickets on Sale Now

    Second Batch of Crunchies Tickets on Sale Now

    I know that all of you have been waiting on pins and needles… refreshing the TechCrunch web page multiple times each day to see when the next batch of Crunchies tickets will be on sale. Well, today is the day! The second batch of tickets for the 5th Annual Crunchies Awards are available now. 200 tickets have been released for the annual event honoring the best achievements in tech brought… Read More