Reminder: The New York Disrupt Pitch-Off Is Next Week And We Need You (And Sponsors)

It’s been a few months since our last NYC meet-up and, in an effort to find some of the best startups in New York for Disrupt this year, we’re planning a 60-second pitch-off competition. The winner will get free tickets and a spot in Startup Alley at the event. One runner-up gets two free tickets to the event. Disrupt NY is being held on April 27 – May 1, 2013 in Manhattan at Santos Party House.

Don’t want to pitch in public? Then hang out, drink some brews, and let’s talk. This is your chance to sit down with TechCrunch folks like myself, Jordan, Matt Burns, and Chris Velazco in a cool spot in Manhattan.

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 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 Santos Party House 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 minute each to pitch their idea to a panel of judges – and the audience. The judges will choose a winner and a runner-up.

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

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 as well as a link and images in the event posts, please email

Looking forward to another amazing evening in New York!