Help Us Kickstart The Big Apple: Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield Applications Are Due Monday

Startup Battlefield is the heart and soul of Disrupt. It’s one of the best platforms in the world to launch your startup, and we’re looking for the very best startups to feature at Disrupt NY this April. But applications are due this Monday. They have to be submitted and completed by February 25th at 11:59 PST. You need to get cracking.

Apply here. We’re already reviewing applications but there is still time.

How can you make it into the Battlefield? Make us remember your startup. Wow us. Include as much media as possible in your application. Videos, PowerPoint slides, screenshots — give us as much as you can. Everything submitted is confidential unless you state otherwise on your application and we will give each application multiple chances to win. No business is too small – or too disruptive.

Last year, UberConference was the breakout star of the New York Battlefield companies and walked away with $50,000, the coveted Disrupt Cup, and, just two months later, a $15 Series B from Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures.

If you’re not quite ready to launch, you can purchase tickets here; or, if you don’t mind missing sleep, you can get a free ticket by taking part in our pre-event 24-hour Hackathon (tickets for that event aren’t open yet, but it’s equally amazing). In short, we want NYC to show up and kick ass.

Disrupt NY will take place on April 29th through May 1st at our new venue, the Manhattan Center.
Apply now for the Disrupt Startup Battlefield. Applications are open until 11:59 p.m. PDT, Monday night, February 25, 2013.


To compete in the Startup Battlefield, at time of application submission startups must be live for less than three months.

In selecting final contestants, we will give heavy preference to companies that launch for the first time to the public and press at TechCrunch Disrupt. We consider new products from existing companies to be significant. Due to the limited number of competition slots on stage, companies launching new feature sets do not qualify as launch companies. The competition will take place in New York, but companies from around the globe are welcome to submit their startups for consideration.

Companies that have presented at other public launch events are not eligible for Startup Battlefield. If you’re choosing between launch platforms and need an early decision, please apply and email us at and we’ll priority review your application.

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