Announcing The Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt Europe

On October 26th, TechCrunch Disrupt hits Europe for the first time and we’re excited to announce the full agenda. The event spans four days, featuring industry titans, noted thought leaders and experienced entrepreneurs. There will be a hackathon, a hall full of young companies, and of course, Startup Battlefield where 15 startups will launch and compete for the vaunted Disrupt Cup and the grand prize of €40,000.

Founders like Alexander Ljung, Chamath Palihapitiya, and Nate Blecharczyk will speak alongside venture capitalists eager to fund European startups. Christophe Maire, Brent Hoberman and Reshma Sohoni will be onstage talking about how they make the European startup engine hum. ResearchGate founder Ijad Madisch will be joined by Benchmark Partner Matt Cohler, an early ResearchGate investor and board member, to speak about how to get funded in Europe. And that’s just the beginning.

Running alongside the conference, Startup Alley and Hardware Alley will house hundreds of young companies vying for attention.

General admission tickets are still available and there are also spots available for developers and designers looking to participate in the Hackathon. We’d love to see you there.

Have a hardware product? Join us in Hardware Alley on Tuesday. Email if you have any questions about Hardware Alley.

If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact our team.

As always, we want to hear from you. Tell us what you’re looking for and we’re happy to help. Questions? Comments? Email us at


Saturday, October 26th

Hackathon begins

Sunday, October 27th

Hackathon concludes

Monday, October 28th

10:00am -10:10am
Opening Remarks by TechCrunch

10:10am – 10:35am
Fireside chat with Marc Samwer (European Founders Fund)

10:35am – 11:00am
Fireside chat with Marco Boerries (NumberFour)

11:00am – 11:25am
Crossing the Enterprise Chasm: Andy McLoughlin (Huddle), Sebastian Siemiatkowski (Klarna), Mikkel Svane (Zendesk)

11:25am – 11:45am

11:45am – 12:10pm
A World of Play: Jens Begemann (Wooga), Misha Lyalin (Zeptolab), Rina Onur (Peak Games)

12:10pm – 12:35pm
Founders Stories with Nate Blecharczyk (Airbnb)

12:35pm – 1:00pm
Is Bitcoin the New Euro?: Michael Jackson (Mangrove Capital), Shakil Khan (Coindesk), Nejc Kodric (Bitstamp)

1:00pm – 1:30pm
Fireside Chat with Benchmark: Matt Cohler, Peter Fenton, Bill Gurley, Mitch Lasky

1:30pm – 3:00pm

3:00pm – 3:25pm
Fireside Chat with Tim Armstrong (AOL)

Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher
3:25pm – 3:30pm
How the Startup Battlefield Works

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Startup Battlefield Session One – Access

4:30pm – 4:40pm

4:40pm – 5:40pm
Startup Battlefield Session Two – Explore

5:40pm – 5:50pm

5:50pm – 6:50pm
Startup Battlefield Session Three – Track

After Party hosted by Webrazzi at Week End, Alexanderstraße 7, 10178 Berlin

Tuesday, October 29th

10:00am –10:05am
Opening Remarks by TechCrunch

10:05am – 10:30am
Founders Stories with Alex Ljung (Soundcloud)

10:30am – 10:40am
Hackathon Highlights

10:40am – 11:05am
Haute Commerce

11:05am – 11:30am
Building the European Ecosystem: Brent Hoberman (ProCapital, Founders Forum), Christophe Maire (Angel Investor), Edward Shenderovich (Kite Ventures)

11:30am – 11:45am

11:45am – 12:10pm
Fireside Chat with Matt Cohler (Benchmark) and Ijad Madisch (Research Gate)

Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher
12:10pm – 12:15pm
How the Startup Battlefield Works

12:15pm – 1:30pm
Startup Battlefield Finals

1:30pm – 3:00pm

3:00pm – 3:25pm
Fireside Chat with Slava Rubin (Indiegogo)

3:25pm – 3:50pm
Founders Stories with Patrick Collison (Stripe)

3:50pm – 4:05pm

4:05pm – 4:35pm
Mind the Funding Gap: Robert Bonanzinga (Balderton Capital), Sonali De Rycker (Accel Partners), Saul Klein (Index), Dave McClure (500 Startups), Ciaran O’Leary (Earlybird Ventures)

4:35pm – 5:00pm
Founders Stories with Sean Rad (Tinder)

5:00pm – 5:30pm
Fireside Chat with Aaron Levie (Box)

5:30pm – 6:00pm
Fireside Chat with Chamath Palihapitiya (Social+Capital)

6:00pm – 6:30pm
Closing Awards Ceremony

Closing Cocktail Reception

After Party At Watergate, Falckensteinstraße 49, 10997 Berlin