Betaworks’ John Borthwick To Join Us For Disrupt NY

We’re pleased to announce that John Borthwick will be back for another TechCrunch Disrupt. As the founder and CEO of betaworks, Borthwick has a unique vantage point on the New York City startup scene. There’s likely no one better to give us a solid understanding of the tech city that never sleeps.

This isn’t Borthwick’s first time on the Disrupt stage. He joined us last May where he told us that the NYC VC scene was just as vibrant as, but less overheated than, San Francisco’s. Borthwick and betaworks have been pretty busy themselves since then, working on several new products including famously acquiring and quickly relaunching Digg. Hopefully Borthwick will reveal some details about Digg’s Google Reader replacement.

Starting on April 27, our 24-hour Hackathon precedes Disrupt NY. The conference officially kicks off at the Manhattan Center on April 29 with a schedule filled with speakers, product demos and of course, happening each afternoon, Startup Battlefield where 30 startups compete for the Disrupt Cup and a giant $50,000 check.

Early-bird, general-admission tickets are available until April 11. Or sign up for the Hackathon for a chance for the same ticket for free.

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