It has been a wild week so far at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City. Rainstorms and traffic jams couldn’t stop nearly 2,000 people from making it to our big weekend hackathon, and our last two days of interviews, panels and startup presentations over at Pier 94 in Hell’s Kitchen.
Tomorrow is going to be the grand finale.
Following an announcement from the White House’s top tech officers, interviews with Brooklyn hardware makers, the appearance of an entrepreneurial movie star, and much more, we’re going to be hearing from the top final six companies from our Startup Battlefield.
The winner will be selected tomorrow afternoon by our panel of all-star tech judges: top New York entrepreneur Chris Dixon, Google executive Marissa Mayer, leading New York investor Fred Wilson, Kleiner Perkins partner Chi-Hua Chien, Sequoia Capital partner Roelof Botha, plus TechCrunch founder and CrunchFund investor Michael Arrington.
Here are the six finalists appearing on stage tomorrow, in alphabetical order:
Ark, the people search engine that was so popular with users on Monday that the carefully-prepared company got taken offline.
Babelverse, the human-powered translation service that won its way out of one hundred companies in Startup Alley.
Gtar, the iPhone-guitar hardware startup that has blown past its goal on Kickstarter after launching on stage.
Open Garden, the mobile app that lets you tether Internet connections across multiple devices.
Sunglass.io, which is bringing 3D modeling to the browser for designers everywhere.
Uberconference, the cross-platform service that makes conference calling easy for everyone.
See you all tomorrow!