disrupt sf

  • Tinder’s Sean Rad To Join Us At Disrupt SF 2014

    Tinder’s Sean Rad To Join Us At Disrupt SF 2014

    Sean Rad, the co-inventor of the hottest dating game in the land, will be joining us onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 to chat about the success of Tinder and its plans for monetization. Tinder is also currently the subject of a lawsuit served by its former VP of Marketing Whitney Wolfe, which we have covered here. The app in its present iteration has been around since 2012, but… Read More

  • SlideIdea Adds Interactivity, Polls & Feedback To Boring Presentations

    SlideIdea Adds Interactivity, Polls & Feedback To Boring Presentations

    A small, Shanghai-based startup called SlideIdea made its official debut at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Alley this past week, with a new take on presentation tools built for iPad first. Though this space is rife with competitors, including not only Apple’s own Keynote app, as well as Prezi, Haiku Deck, Flowboard, and others, what makes SlideIdea interesting is its “smart… Read More

  • And the Startup Battlefield Winner Is... LAYER!

    And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 Is… Layer!

    After three days and some truly incredible pitches from each of our 30 Battlefield competitors, the time has finally come to crown a Disrupt Battlefield champion. Competition among this year’s pack of six finalists — Dryft, Fates Forever, Layer, Soil IQ, Regalii, and Cota by Ossia — was as stiff as ever, but even with a batch as strong as this, only one startup can take home… Read More

  • Lessons Learned With Mark Zuckerberg

    Facebook’s Platform Mission: Help You Build, Grow, And Monetize

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, speaking on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 this afternoon, spoke of his vision for Facebook, explaining that when he thinks about the company’s mission in connecting people, it’s not to get everyone using Facebook. “Of course we do, but I don’t think that’s realistic,” he said. “I think what’s more likely… Read More

  • Take the Classroom Paperless With Braket

    Skaffl Launches To Help Teachers Get More Out Of Mobile Technology In The Classroom

    Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, a young, teacher-led education technology startup called Skaffl announced the impending launch of an iPad app that aims to help teachers make better use of technology in the classroom. Its first product, “Braket” allows teachers to plan lessons, manage document workflow in the classroom and streamline communication with students and… Read More

  • Rock Health’s Halle Tecco, Neurotrack, Cellscope And Bioinformatics Expert To Discuss The Future Of Diagnosis At Disrupt

    Rock Health’s Halle Tecco, Neurotrack, Cellscope And Bioinformatics Expert To Discuss The Future Of Diagnosis At Disrupt

    Over the last two years, the digital health space has been on fire. With the healthcare market bogged down by high costs, old technology and slow-moving giants, the space is rife with opportunity and health startups have begun to emerge by the dozens. Among the many opportunities in the healthcare market, the one that appears to have the biggest potential impact on the way we interact with… Read More

  • New Models In Venture: Betaworks, Y Combinator Share What Works At Disrupt

    New Models In Venture: Betaworks, Y Combinator Share What Works At Disrupt

    There are a number of forces that led to the disruption of traditional venture capital, including new models like Betaworks, and startup incubator Y Combinator. So who better to help lead the discussion on how the venture industry has been innovated upon than John Borthwick, CEO of Betaworks; and Harjeet Taggar, Partner at Y Combinator. And moderating this panel for TechCrunch is investor… Read More

  • Cities Under Siege by TC Disrupt Startups

    Disrupt Eats San Francisco

    Hugh MacLeod is joining us at Disrupt. And to celebrate this reunion, he made a little video about what we do at Disrupt. And if you’re still not sure what the hell we do at Disrupt, here’s a little description: We bring you the scrappy startups and the visionary leaders that are hear to bulldoze the old guard and build the future. A future where you can order pizza, beer, read… 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

  • 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

  • Disruptive Tendencies

    Disruptive Tendencies

    Early on Day One of Disrupt SF, Silicon Valley legends Peter Thiel and Max Levchin came out on stage with a grim message of doom: “Innovation in the world today is somewhere between dire straits and dead … outside of computers and the Internet, we’ve had forty years of stagnation.” Meanwhile, Startup Alley boasted a large number of trivial, me-too apps, all too… Read More

  • Disrupt SF Hackathon Registration Open! Plus Last Day for Early Bird Tickets

    Disrupt SF Hackathon Registration Open! Plus Last Day for Early Bird Tickets

    Registration is officially open for our fourth Hackathon, and we’d love to make it our biggest yet! We promise more pizza, more caffeine and more glory than ever. We had 700 registrants for the last event in New York — let’s top it! The format remains the same – a little less than 24 hours to create a hack on site and present a working demo to an audience of… Read More

  • Turntable.fm, Scott Cook, and Instagram Will Mix It Up At Disrupt SF

    Turntable.fm, Scott Cook, and Instagram Will Mix It Up At Disrupt SF

    We like to mix things up onstage at Disrupt SF, which is only a month away so get your early bird tickets now. One session I am really excited will be on lean startups with Eric Ries on the day he will release his book, The Lean Startup (you can watch a video I recently did with Ries on the topic). The Lean Startup movement is picking up steam, and not just among startups, so we decided to… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Tickets To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Tickets To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt

    We just announced a couple more speakers who will be joining us onstage at Disrupt SF, which is only one month away! You can follow along with the growing list of speakers here. Disrupt SF is going to be packed with all-star guests, speakers, insightful discussions, after parties and much more. It’s going to be held at the San Francisco Design Center Concourse, with after parties at Roe… Read More

  • Elon Musk, Dustin Moskovitz, And Eric Ries Are Ready To Shake Things Up At Disrupt SF

    Elon Musk, Dustin Moskovitz, And Eric Ries Are Ready To Shake Things Up At Disrupt SF

    As you know, Disrupt is coming to San Francisco this September and we have some amazing speakers and judges to announce. Tickets for Disrupt SF are on sale here. We have already announced a few of the key speakers: Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Marissa Mayer, Mike McCue, and Vinod Khosla. Who else is going to be there? Well, today we are announcing a few more key speakers. Not only will we have… Read More

  • Get Your Disrupt Startup Battlefield Applications In Now

    Get Your Disrupt Startup Battlefield Applications In Now

    It’s time to bring TechCrunch Disrupt back home to San Francisco. We are accepting applications for startups to launch at the Disrupt Startup Battlefield until midnight tonight. Applications for the Startup Battlefield can be submitted here. Does your startup have what it takes to be the next Getaround, Qwiki, or Soluto—and make it through the judges gauntlet to claim the top… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Two Free Tickets To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Two Free Tickets To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt

    TechCrunch Disrupt SF is going to be huge. We have already announced Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Marissa Mayer, Mike McCue, and Vinod Khosla as a few key speakers who will be joining us and that lineup is just the beginning. We have many more speakers and surprises to announce, which we will do every week as we get closer to the event. Disrupt SF is being held on September 12th – 14th… Read More

  • Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Marissa Mayer, Mike McCue, And Vinod Khosla Are Ready To Disrupt

    Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Marissa Mayer, Mike McCue, And Vinod Khosla Are Ready To Disrupt

    Disruption never stops, especially around here. This year we are holding three Disrupt conferences. We descended upon New York City in May (those are special memories). Next up is San Francisco in September (and then we are off to Beijing in October). Buy tickets here. Who will be there? I’m glad you asked. A few of the key speakers joining us will be Peter Thiel, Ron Conway… Read More

  • Let The Games Begin, TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield Applications Are Now Open!

    Let The Games Begin, TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield Applications Are Now Open!

    Now that we’ve finally caught our breath from Disrupt in New York City, it’s time to to bring Disrupt back home to San Francisco.  (We like to keep things moving around here).  To get things rolling, we are accepting applications for startups to launch at the Disrupt Startup Battlefield in San Francisco, September 12-14, 2011.  So what are you waiting for?  Applications for… Read More

  • GE' Beth Comstock and Intuit's Scott Cook on Cultures of Innovation

    Intuit, GE Executives Trade Notes On Innovation And Acquisitions

    Speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco today, Scott Cook, the founder and chairman of Intuit, and Beth Comstock, the chief of marketing and vice president of General Electric (GE) traded notes on innovation, investing and acquisitions. Intuit’s best-known products include Turbo Tax, Quickbooks and Quicken, software that helps consumers, the owners of small and medium sized… Read More