disrupt 2012

  • Mayor Booker Wants To Hack Government, Make It Performance-Based

    Mayor Booker Wants To Hack Government, Make It Performance-Based

    “It’s all about what you can measure in the private sector, and it should be in the public sector, as well,” says Newark Mayor Cory Booker, in a candid discussion about how the government must adopt performance-based standards that define success in the marketplace. “We’ve got to find a way to drive towards real, true accountability.” Read More

  • Hackathon SF 2012 Morning

    Rise And Shine! Scenes From Morning At The Disrupt SF Hackathon [TCTV]

    It was a long and trying night here at the San Francisco Design Center Concourse, but after it all, the sun did rise in San Francisco this morning, bringing in a new day for the scores of programmers at the Disrupt SF 2012 Hackathon. Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Sleep

    The Hackathon Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Sleep

    The Hackathon never sleeps, and neither do the hackers. Just like the Disrupt NY 2012 Hackathon, and the San Francisco Hackathon before it, this year’s bunch of coders are up and at ‘em, ready to disrupt… well, anything. Surveying the San Francisco Design Center, you’ll find a lot of empty red bull cans, beer bottles, and bags of chips. It’s not necessarily the… Read More

  • Disrupt Startup Alley & Pavilions: Sold Out!

    Disrupt Startup Alley & Pavilions: Sold Out!

    TechCrunch Disrupt is now one week away. We are excited to say that Startup Alley is now SOLD OUT. We have over 200 early stage companies joining us over two days on Monday and Tuesday. Thirty five percent of these companies are joining us from outside of the U.S. On Monday and Tuesday, the audience votes for their “Audience Choice Winner” among all of the Startup Alley… Read More

  • Who Wants To Be George Zachary’s Apprentice?

    Who Wants To Be George Zachary’s Apprentice?

    I was recently at on offsite with my fellow partners at Charles River Ventures, and the idea came up that I should find someone who could be the next George Zachary. I’ve done really well in my 17-year career as a venture capitalist, returning more than $1 billion of investor gains through successes like Yammer, Millennial Media, Shutterfly and Twitter. My partners want to keep that going. Read More

  • Hardware Startups: Join Us At TechCrunch Disrupt In San Francisco

    Hardware Startups: Join Us At TechCrunch Disrupt In San Francisco

    Disrupt has long been the birthplace of software startups – but that’s changing. With the launch of Hardware Alley at Disrupt NY, we’ve inaugurated a very cool opportunity for hardware startups to grab a little Disrupt floor space and we’re doing it again in San Francisco. Hardware Alley happens on the last day of Disrupt and lets you get into the event at a discounted… Read More