Announcing The Full Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014

TechCrunch Disrupt hits San Francisco September 6-10 at its new home at Pier 48, and we’re excited to announce the full agenda. The event will span five days and feature industry titans, noted thought leaders and experienced entrepreneurs. General admission tickets are still available.

Luminaries like Peter Thiel, Vinod Khosla and Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen will speak. Unicorn club members Brian Chesky, Elizabeth Holmes and Scott Dietzen will share their insights on making big waves in formerly stagnant industries.

Legendary tech figure and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will also join us onstage. And, of course,’s Marc Benioff will sit down with Michael Arrington for their annual not to be missed conversation. Quicken Loans founder and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert will share with us how he’s rebuilding Detroit through technology and startups.

We’ll also hear from founders Max Levchin, Daphne Koller and Julia and Kevin Hartz. Ev Williams and Walter Isaacson will share their grand experiment in the brave new world of publishing. Sean Rad will swipe right with us and we’ll geek out about gaming and Twitch with Emmett Shear and Kevin Lin. Some exciting health startups will give us a chance to peek into the future of digital medicine, and Liam Casey will tell us what it takes to make hardware plans come to fruition. And there are a few more surprises to come!

Disrupt SF will kick off with die-hard developers and designers participating in the Hackathon. The 24-hour event starts on Saturday, September 6, and runs through the night until the teams take the Disrupt stage on Sunday to present their creations.

During the conference, Startup Alley and Hardware Alley will host hundreds of startups. Each day our exhibition hall transforms with new companies to explore. Have a hardware product? We have just a handful of spots left. Join us in the Hardware Alley on Wednesday, and email if you have any questions.

And finally, Disrupt SF will conclude with one Startup Battlefield company being awarded the famed Disrupt Cup and the $50,000 prize.

We also encourage students to be a part of Disrupt SF. There are 300 student tickets available, so be sure to grab yours quickly. Early-bird tickets are available until September 1 after which the price jumps $1,000. While free tickets for the Hackathon are “sold out,” free tickets to see the Hackathon presentations became available today. Grab them while you can.

If you’re interested in future sponsorship opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team here. As always, we want to hear from you. Questions? Comments? Email us at

See you at Pier 48!

Monday, September 8, 2014

9:00am – 9:05am
Opening Remarks by TechCrunch

9:05am – 9:25am

Fireside Chat with Travis Kalanick (Uber), Moderated by Michael Arrington

9:25am – 9:45am

Founder Stories with Max Levchin (Affirm, HVF), Moderated by Alex Wilhelm

9:45am – 10:05am

In Conversation with Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks), Moderated by Matt Burns

10:05am – 10:30am

What To Fund: Omar Hamoui (Sequoia Capital), Aileen Lee (Cowboy Ventures), James Slavet (Greylock Partners), Danny Rimer (Index Ventures) Moderated by: Matthew Panzarino

10:30am – 10:50am

Fireside Chat with Elizabeth Holmes (Theranos) Moderated by Jon Shieber

10:50pm – 11:00am

Special Announcement

11:00am – 11:15am


11:15am – 11:25am

In Conversation with Bill Ready (Braintree/Paypal)

11:25am – 11:45am

Fireside Chat with Liam Casey (PCH International) Moderated by John Biggs

11:45am – 12:05pm

Founder Stories with Emmett Shear and Kevin Lin (Twitch) Moderated by Kyle Russell

12:05pm – 12:30pm

Fireside Chat with Ev Williams (Medium) and Walter Isaacson (Aspen Institute) Moderated by Matthew Panzarino

12:30pm – 1:40pm


1:40pm – 2:00pm

In Conversation with Bill Hambrecht (WR Hambrecht + Co) and Clayton Christensen (Harvard Business School) Moderated by Jon Shieber

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Zero to One: Peter Thiel (Founders Fund) Moderated by Alexia Tsotsis

Startup Battlefield with Jason Kincaid

2:30pm – 2:35pm

How the Startup Battlefield Works

2:35pm – 3:35pm

Startup Battlefield Session One – Automate

Judges: Josh Felser (Freestyle), Brady Forrest (Highway1), Bindi Karia (Silicon Valley Bank), Stephen Messer (Collective[i])

3:35pm – 3:45pm


3:45pm – 4:45pm

Startup Battlefield Session Two – Accelerate

Judges: Adam Cahan (Yahoo), Tony Conrad (True Ventures), Sarah Leary (Nextdoor), David Prager (The Assembly)

4:45pm – 5:00pm


5:00pm – 6:00pm

Startup Battlefield Session Three – Activate

Judges: Cyan Banister (Banister Capital), Cyril Ebersweiler (HAXLR8R), Ryan Sweeney (Accel Partners), David Tisch (Box Group)

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Startup Alley Crawl hosted by UPS CONNECT

9:00pm – midnight

After Party hosted by New Relic at Mighty

119 Utah Street (between Alameda St & 15th St), San Francisco

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

9:00am – 9:10am

Opening Remarks by TechCrunch

9:10am – 9:30am

Fireside Chat with Dan Gilbert (Detroit Venture Partners) Moderated by Matt Burns

9:30am – 9:50am

Founder Stories with Julia and Kevin Hartz (Eventbrite) Moderated by Mike Butcher

9:50am – 10:15am

San Francisco’s Tech Culture Clash Moderated by Kim-Mai Cutler

10:15am – 10:35am

In Conversation with Scott Dietzen (Pure Storage) and Mike Speiser (Sutter Hill Ventures) Moderated by Ron Miller

10:35pm – 10:50am


10:50am – 11:00am

Special Product Announcement

11:00am – 11:25am

Fireside Chat with Marc Benioff ( Moderated by: Michael Arrington

11:25am – 11:45am

In Conversation with Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen (Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation) Moderated by: Alexia Tsotsis

11:45am – 12:10pm

Fireside Chat with Vinod Khosla (Khosla Ventures) Moderated by: Michael Arrington

12:10pm – 12:30pm

Founder Stories with Ryan Hoover (Product Hunt) Moderated by: Josh Constine

12:30pm – 2:00pm


2:00pm – 2:25pm

Fireside Chat with Brian Chesky (Airbnb) Moderated by Ryan Lawler

Startup Battlefield with Jason Kincaid

2:25pm – 2:30pm

How the Startup Battlefield Works

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Startup Battlefield Session Four – Streamline

Judges: Tracy Chou (Pinterest), Josh Elman (Greylock Partners), Markus Spiering (EyeEm), Hunter Walk (Homebrew)

3:30pm – 3:45pm


3:45pm – 4:45pm

Startup Battlefield Session Five – Transform

Judges: Robert Brunner (Ammunition), Jessica Livingston (Y Combinator), Matthew Prince (Cloudflare), Steven Sinofsky (Harvard Business School)

4:45pm – 5:00pm


5:00pm – 6:00pm

Startup Battlefield Session Six – Extend

Judges: Gina Bianchini (Mightybell),  Daniel Burka (Google Ventures), Neil Sequeira (General Catalyst), Tomasz Tunguz (Redpoint)

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Startup Alley Crawl hosted by UPS CONNECT

9:00pm – midnight

After Party at Public Works

161 Erie Street (at Mission St), San Francisco

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

9:30am – 9:40am

Opening Remarks by TechCrunch

9:40am – 10:00am

In Conversation with Daphne Koller (Coursera) Moderated by Frederic Lardinois

10:00am – 10:20am

Fireside Chat with Sean Rad (Tinder) Moderated by Jordan Crook

10:20am – 10:40am

In Conversation with Shervin Pishevar and Scott Stanford (Sherpa Ventures/SherpaFoundry), Tina Sharkey (Sherpa Foundry) Moderated by Ryan Lawler

10:40am – 11:00am

Game of Drones Moderated by Darrell Etherington

11:00am – 11:10am

Special Product Announcement

11:10am – 11:20am


11:20am – 11:25am

Hackathon Highlights with Jeffrey Bennett and Sam O’Keefe

11:25am – 11:45am

Fireside Chat with Dave Morin (Path) Moderated by: Matthew Panzarino

11:45am – 12:10pm

Digital Medicine is the New Rx: Matthew Cooper (Carmenta Bioscience), Peter Hames (Big Health), Glen Tullman (7wire Ventures) Moderated by Sarah Buhr

12:10pm – 12:35pm

The Convenience Economy: Matt Salzberg (Blue Apron), Rob Spiro (Good Eggs), Tony Xu (DoorDash) Moderated by Anthony Ha

12:35pm – 2:00pm


2:00pm – 2:25pm

Fireside Chat with Gil Penchina (Fastly) and Naval Ravikant (AngelList) Moderated by Michael Arrington

2:25pm – 2:40pm

Startup Battlefield Alumni

2:40pm – 2:45pm

Passing the Disrupt Cup

2:45pm – 2:55pm


Startup Battlefield with Jason Kincaid

2:55pm – 3:00pm

How the Startup Battlefield Works

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Startup Battlefield Finals

Judges: Roelof Botha (Sequoia Capital), David Lee (SV Angel), John Lilly (Greylock Partners), Marissa Mayer (Yahoo), Keith Rabois (Khosla Ventures), Kevin Rose (North, Google Ventures)

5:00pm – 5:30pm

Cocktail Reception hosted by Live Journal

5:30pm – 6:00pm

Closing Awards Ceremony

9:00pm – midnight

After Party at Mezzanine

444 Jessie Street (between Mint St & 6th St), San Francisco