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 prize of $50,000, the “Disrupt Cup” and accolades of the crowd? If you think so, make sure you apply.
Disrupt is the premiere startup launch competition where the most promising founders and entrepreneurs vie to launch their companies on technology’s biggest stage in front of all-star judges. We will have some of the most influential innovators, angels, and VCs judging in front of an audience of 2,000 investors, technologists, and press.
Applications will be open until midnight PT, tonight. Applications have been reviewed on a rolling basis, so please get yours in now. A video will be required as part of the application process. We will not accept any videos longer than 5 minutes and they should not exceed 50MB. In the video be sure to show us the product, its key features, and what makes it different. If selected, we may use segments of submitted videos during the Startup Battlefield competition at Disrupt SF. Applicants are also expected to attach a file with up to 5 power point slides summarizing and reinforcing the application. Don’t worry—all submissions are confidential.
In order to compete in the Startup Battlefield, preference will be given to stealth startups that will be launching for the first time to the public and press at Disrupt SF. All startups must be live for fewer than three months at the time of application submission. The competition will be taking place in San Francisco, but companies from all around the world are welcome to enter and we highly encourage them to do so. Companies that have already presented at other public launch events are not eligible.
Be sure to read through all of the rules and take a peek at the finalists from New York before submitting.
A huge thank you to all of our sponsors who made TechCrunch Disrupt NYC possible:
KAYWEB Angels: a New York City based angel investment group with a twist, providing development services and mentoring to web and mobile startups in exchange for equity.
Watchitoo: a collaboration platform that can be embedded on any site.
iSpeech: gives developers free access to human quality speech recognition and text to speech.
Ambrose : provides an outsourced human resources, payroll and benefits solutions.
Mashery: API management tools and strategic services help companies connect with customers and partners.
CreditLoan: provides financial articles, information graphics, calculators and online applications for bad credit consumers exploring personal loans, credit cards and debt consolidation services.
3Scale Networks: API Management solution enables API providers to open, control, manage and monetize the distribution of their data/content to multiple mobile or web applications.
Launch Pad Ignition: helps hustlers and hackers build great companies in a city where our impact matters, New Orleans.
Twilio: the cloud communications company, reinventing telecom with simple, powerful, pay-as-you-go APIs enabling developers to programmatically make and receive phone calls and text messages.
Shareplow: the first cost-effective PaaS that lets you envision and rapidly deploy integrated, data-centric, web and mobile applications for consumers and businesses.
FireHost: the leader in secure cloud hosting.
Metanga: offers enterprise-class online subscription billing and payments management.
Quixey: a functional search engine for apps that lets you find apps by describing what you want to do
Unison: gives businesspeople simple IM, calling with video and “walls” to share and comment on what’s new.
BrightIdea: the market leader in Cloud-Based Innovation Management Software.
ReImage: takes the sting out of PC Repair by automatically restoring your PC to factory settings while leaving your data intact! No technical knowledge needed.
Lark: Wake your potential. Not your partner. LARK’s Silent Un-Alarm Clock, Sleep Sensor and Coach works with your iPhone to wake only you and improve your sleep.
3taps: a platform for collecting and distributing exchange-related data.