Join Us For Our First TechCrunch Pitch-Off Party On February 12 In New York

Young (kind of), NY-based TechCrunch team seeking approximately 800 tech-enthused attendees for the next TechCrunch meetup, where entrepreneurs will participate in a 60-second pitch-off competition, vying for a spot in our Disrupt NY conference.

If that sounds like you (and I know it does), get ready for a night of booze, tech talk, pitches, and some good old-fashioned fun. We’ve been doing these meetups for a little over a year, traveling the country to bring together tech communities in various cities across America, but we’re bringing it back home with our second NY-based meetup.

Last year, we had over 1,200 attendees come to the meetup, so we know the Big Apple’s tech community is hungry for more social opportunities. We aim to please.

But we also aim to discover the very best that New York’s tech community has to offer. Disrupt NY is in late April, and we want the most innovative, interesting, and disruptive products launching on our stage for the Battlefield, as well as our showroom floor as a part of Startup Alley.

This is why we’re holding a pitch-off. Our TechCrunch staff, as well as the enthusiasm of the audience, will determine whether or not you fine entrepreneurs will head on to Disrupt to launch in front of thousands of investors, media, and members of the tech community in April.

But whether you’re an investor, entrepreneur, dreamer, or tech enthusiast, we want to see you at the event so we can give you free beer and hear your thoughts. Come one, come all. It’s sure to be a night to remember.

But before we get too excited, a few details:

The event will be held at a TBD location in Manhattan on February 12, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.

If you’d like to attend the event, please register on Plancast here.

If you’d like to participate in the pitch-off, please fill out this lightweight version of the Battlefield application below. You must also register on Plancast here to attend. We’ll pick 20 participants who will have a few minutes each to pitch their idea to a panel of judges – and the audience.


Remember, to participate in Disrupt you must have an unlaunched product (either in stealth or private beta) and you must be ready to launch in late April.

We’ll be holding Office Hours on that day, with signup information to follow.

We’re looking for sponsors for our event, so if you’d like to purchase a sponsorship and be featured on all of our signage at the event, please email