TechCrunch Is Invading Austin And Seattle In June, Pitch-Off Applications Are Open Now!

Fresh on the heels of TechCrunch Disrupt NY, we’re already thinking about our next events.

Austin and Seattle, are you ready to get down with TechCrunch? Our tour will take place the week of June 10, but we want to open up applications to the Pitch-Off as soon as possible. What is the pitch-off, you ask?

It’s only the best way to get the word out about your budding startup, make connections with investors, and potentially win the chance to go to Disrupt SF in September, all in one night. Founders have 60 seconds to present their product on stage in front of hundreds of people, including a panel of expert judges from local VC firms and TechCrunch editorial staff.

Entrepreneurs with products in stealth or private beta are encouraged to apply (here for Austin and here for Seattle.

First place will receive a table in Startup Alley at the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt. Second Place will receive 2 tickets to the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt. Third Place will receive 1 ticket to the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt.

But even if you aren’t presenting, we want you to come out and support the companies who are and make connections. It’s a great opportunity to recruit, or get hired, or simply make new friends who love tech and solving problems.

Tickets start at $10 (Austin and Seattle), and will go up during the week of the event, so make sure to get out ahead of this.

The Austin meetup is on June 10, at Palm Door, and will go from 6pm to 10pm. The Seattle Meetup is on June 12, at Neumos, and will also go from 6pm to 10pm.

Here is the agenda for both:

6pm – Doors Open
7pm – Pitch-Off
8pm – Winners Announced
8:15pm – Networking
10pm – Goodnight

Local startups and larger tech companies alike are invited to become a sponsor or exhibitor. For more information on how to sponsor these events, email