TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year. Join us at this iconic startup and thought leadership event in San Francisco September 21-23. Tickets will be available for purchase shortly.
What happens at Disrupt? We start each day with panels and one-on-one chats featuring TechCrunch writers and editors, special guest speakers, leading venture capitalists and fascinating entrepreneurs addressing the most important topics facing today’s tech landscape. Each afternoon, we host the Startup Battlefield competition which culminates in six finalists taking the stage at the end of the event for a shot at winning the Disrupt Cup.
Hackathon. We kick the conference off with our incredibly popular weekend Hackathon. The Hackathon will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20, bringing together hackers and developers from all over the world. Teams join forces to create a product within 24-hours. During the Hackathon energy drinks flow, TechCrunch writers scribble interview notes, Nerf gun attacks break out and much, much more. Once the hacking ends, every team presents their hack to a panel of expert judges and audience members. Plus, Hackathon winners get the chance to present their product on the Disrupt stage. At past Hackathons, we’ve seen everything from useful services to hilarious products. And, if you’re lucky you might just end up as big as these guys.
Startup Battlefield. Startup Battlefield is the very heart of TechCrunch Disrupt. 15 companies, chosen from hundreds of applicants, pitch their products live on the Disrupt stage in front of a panel of expert judges, press, live audience of thousands and an online audience of millions. After demos, pitches and tough rounds of questions, TechCrunch’s editors and the expert judges panel (which includes VCs, seasoned entrepreneurs and product experts) select six companies for a final, drama-filled round on the final day of Disrupt. One Battlefield contender will take home a $50,000 check and the coveted Disrupt Cup. Why should you apply? This is a must read.
Sponsors We have several opportunities to align your brand with TechCrunch. Disrupt presents a unique way to get your product in front of early adopters, offer your service to high growth companies, develop relationships with talented developers, and form strategic partnerships with early stage technology firms. We offer custom programs including hosted dinners that will help you get in touch with critical investors, fellow entrepreneurs, and members of the press. And at the Hackathon we also offer hosted workshops as well as contests designed to help you introduce your technology to our innovative and influential audience. For Sponsorship information and all inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.