TechCrunch Disrupt SF is still in the planning stages, but so far it is shaping out to be one of our biggest shows yet. We have announced incredible speakers that so far include: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Jessica Alba, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, super angel Ron Conway, Path CEO Dave Morin, Marc Benioff, Vinod Khosla and many others. Exciting, we know. We are still a month off, so be sure to be on the lookout for even more speaker announcements to come each week. Tickets are on sale here.
We are ecstatic about something new we’re doing this year. There will be a strong global presence at Disrupt. Many of you may be familiar with our Israeli Pavilion we have done for three years now, but this year we are bringing even more countries into the mix. So far, we have a total of 66 startups from these countries, with 52 being from Latin America, from countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Mexico.
We don’t want to reveal too much, but you’ll also be seeing companies from Africa, Europe and Asia both on the Battlefield stage and in Startup Alley.
One of the key trends we are seeing at Disrupt this year is the greater internationalisation of the entire technology economy, as tech companies open up to new markets, and many head towards the Valley while still retaining significant operations in their home countries. We’re all getting just that little bit more globalised, especially as VCs look for value outside of their home markets.
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We can’t wait until Disrupt. And you shouldn’t want to either. It is going to be an amazing show. Come and be a part of it with us! Tickets are on sale here.
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Expect many more pavilions like the one below this year!