Disrupt

  • The Disrupt Hackathon Is Powering Up!

    The Disrupt Hackathon Is Powering Up!

    It’s nearly noon and the Disrupt Hackaton Hackers are converging on the Design Center like zombies hunting only one thing: caffeine. We’ll bring you posts from the floor as the festivities start but we thought it would be nice to see the building in its pristine state before countless cups of coffee, pizza rinds, and soda pop cans litter the landscape like the detritus from… Read More

  • Applications For Paul Graham’s Office Hours Close Today. Get Your Applications In Now.

    Applications For Paul Graham’s Office Hours Close Today. Get Your Applications In Now.

    One of the most popular Disrupt sessions is Paul Graham’s Office Hours. (See video below). We are bringing it back to Disrupt SF on Monday, September 12th. If you are attending Disrupt and would like to be considered, be sure you fill out the form below and fill it out soon. Applications are going to close this Saturday, September 10th, at midnight PDT. Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: 4 Free Tickets To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt

    TechCrunch Giveaway: 4 Free Tickets To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt

    Disrupt SF is literally right around the corner. We are kicking things off this weekend with the incredibly popular Hackathon, where we have more contests and prizes than ever before. Disrupt starts on Monday, September 12th, with Reid Hoffman, Tom Conrad, Peter Thiel and Paul Graham kicking things off. This is one event you do not want to miss. Be sure to check out the full agenda. Ticket… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon Details!

    TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon Details!

    The fourth annual TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon is just around the corner! Spend an intense 24 hours hacking, learning and presenting with the Bay Area’s finest developers.On Sunday morning, you’ll have a chance to demo your hack in front of hundreds of audience members. Our group of select judges will choose several teams to present their hacks on Wednesday in the Hackathon… Read More

  • Disrupt SF 2011: The Full Agenda

    Disrupt SF 2011: The Full Agenda

    In addition to everything else going on at TechCrunch this week, we are also gearing up for Disrupt SF, which starts this weekend with the Hackathon followed by the main three-day event Sept 12-14.  And it’s going to be a doozy.  Right now we expect more than 2,000 attendees (there are still a few tickets left).  We’ll be launching 30 new startups onstage in the Startup… Read More

  • Paul Graham Will Bring Office Hours Back To Disrupt SF, Sign Up Now

    Paul Graham Will Bring Office Hours Back To Disrupt SF, Sign Up Now

    One of the most popular sessions from our last Disrupt conference was Paul Graham’s Office Hours (watch the video below). And next week at Disrupt SF, he will be back giving startups advice onstage. Graham and his partners at Y Combinator are famous for their office hours, where startup founders can ask questions about anything from product design to company strategy. Graham will… 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

  • DISRUPT Comes to Beijing This Fall. Buy Your Tickets Now!

    DISRUPT Comes to Beijing This Fall. Buy Your Tickets Now!

    We’ve teased you with this news over and over again, but today it becomes official: TechCrunch is coming to China. In late-October we are hosting our first international Disrupt conference ever, and the obvious location was Beijing, the hub of China’s surging entrepreneurial ecosystem. And we’re not stopping there. 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

  • Favorite Moments From Disrupt NYC Day Three

    Our last day of Disrupt NYC was bittersweet, but we all got to ride a Tesla. Make sure to check out our favorite moments from Day One, Day Two, pictures of the whole event (including the Hackathon, Startup Alley, backstage, and our after parties), and all of the videos we shot while in New York. Looking back, here are some of our favorite moments from our last day of Disrupt in New York City. Read More

  • Favorite Moments From Disrupt NYC Day Two

    Day One of Disrupt NYC was packed with all-star speakers and Day Two was just as memorable. All of the photos and videos can be found here and here, but here is a quick breakdown of our favorite moments from Day Two. The second day kicked off with a bang. With Charlie Rose scheduled to interview Paul Graham and Ashton Kutcher, people from all over were watching in anticipation, quickly waiting… Read More

  • Favorite Moments From Disrupt NYC Day One

    Day One of Disrupt in New York City was packed with all-star speakers and interviews. All of the videos from Disrupt can be found here and pictures here, but we wanted to do a quick breakdown of videos and pictures of our favorite moments from Day One. When Erick Schonfeld sat down with Fred Wilson, we weren’t really ready for what was about to be said. When asked about the Twitter… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Motorola Xoom And Free Ticket To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt

    Sadly, Disrupt NYC is over. However, we saw amazing new startups and had the time of our lives in New York City. You can find all of the pictures from Disrupt NYC here and take a peek at all of the videos we captured, including backstage footage here. The ultimate guide for Disrupt NYC can be found here, and we will also be breaking down some of our personal favorite moments in the days to come. Read More

  • A Look Back At Our Favorite Moments From This Year's Disrupt NYC Hackathon And Startup Alley

    Disrupt NYC has wrapped and tickets are already on sale for our next Disrupt, which we are incredibly excited to be bringing back to San Francisco this September. However, before we start revealing what we have in store for this fall, we wanted to recap everything that went down in New York one last time. There were too many good things that happened, many of which we know some of you have… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt Is Coming To San Francisco. Tickets Available Now!

    TechCrunch Disrupt Is Coming To San Francisco. Tickets Available Now!

    We saw brilliant hackers, met determined entrepreneurs, revealed new companies and products, witnessed a surprise proposal, threw incredible after parties, chatted with inspirational guest speakers, witnessed our first ever “Office Hours” onstage, and gave away spontaneous prizes, all while hosting an amazing event in New York City. Disrupt NYC was a huge hit and we are still… Read More

  • A TechCrunch Disrupt Proposal

    Ah, true love. Everyone was surprised — even Michael Arrington was left speechless and said he was “discombobulated” — after Julia Hu was proposed to onstage during her special product announcement at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City. Hu, CEO and founder of LARK, was near the end of her presentation when someone called out that she had one more slide left to go over. Read More

  • Venture Crapital Lets You Play The Tech Bubble As An HTML5 Game

    Whether you’re on Team Andreessen, who held that we weren’t in a tech bubble at the AllThingsD conference, or the now revised Team Arrington (“All signs point to a real bubble, probably starting later this year when a lot more companies start to go public.”), there’s no denying post Groupon S-1 drop that we’re in a bubble of people talking about whether or… Read More

  • Watch: The Daily Gets The Lowdown On What It's Like To Be A Startup At Disrupt NYC

    There were a lot of stellar startups at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC last week, and unfortunately, there could only be one set of finalists and one winner. Of course, that doesn’t mean that those companies that didn’t make the final heat aren’t worthy of some love. The Daily followed the entrepreneurs behind three Disrupt NYC battlefield competitors, SpotOn, Spenz, and Madbrook… Read More

  • Steve Jang and Alexander Ljung on Social Music

    Disrupt Backstage Pass: So What, Exactly, Is Social Music? (TCTV)

    One of the most interesting panels at last week’s Disrupt featured a discussion about social music between Steve Jang the co-founder and CEO of Schematic Labs and Alexander Ljung the founder and CEO of SoundCloud. Jang and Ljung are both developing apps and services that enable us to share music, sounds and our musical taste. Jang’s product is Soundtracking, an iPhone app that… Read More

  • Google VP Marissa Mayer on Google Maps on Mobile Devices

    Disrupt Backstage Pass: Google's Marissa Mayer Talks Serendipity (And Dodges The Apple Question)

    Last week at TechCrunch Disrupt, Google VP of Location and Local Services Marissa Mayer took the stage for an interview with our own Michael Arrington, where they discussed everything from Google’s mobile growth to Mayer’s investment strategy. A few minutes after the interview, I had the chance to ask her a few more questions about Google’s approach to mobile and local. Read More