Want To Go To TechCrunch Disrupt Next Week For Free? Here's How #Crunch

TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco starts next Monday. The regular attendee ticket price is nearly $3,000. But there are a number of ways to get in free.

First, new presenting companies get in for free. And they are invited back in perpetuity to enjoy future events as well. We also get as many of those companies up on stage as possible. The 25 launching companies next week have now been selected, but for future events, think about the company you want to build and launch!

We are also having a HackDay this weekend before the main event. This is a much more informal event where developers are actually building stuff. The NY Disrupt Hack Day was a huge success with 300 or so attendees, and at least one project, GroupMe, has turned into a funded startup. This is free, and everyone who completes a project also gets into the main conference for free as well. Sign up here!

And here’s the easiest way of all. We’re giving away five tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt right now. The winners will be chosen at random from anyone who comments below or retweets this post. Just “like” the TechCrunch Facebook page (if you are a Facebook user) and then do one of two things: either retweet this post, and make sure to include the #crunch hashtag, or leave a comment below telling us why you simply must be at the event. The contest ends at noon California time tomorrow, Wednesday. Please only tweet the message once, anyone tweeting repeatedly will be disqualified. We’ll pick the winners tomorrow afternoon and contact you for more details. Anyone in the world is eligible, as long as you can make your way to the event by Monday.

This will be our biggest and best event to date. See you all there!

Update: We have chosen the winners and are contacting them with ticket info.