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Applications are now open for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt NY! That’s right, TechCrunch’s premier startup competition is headed back to the Big Apple. We’re looking for the best up-and-coming companies to launch on the most visible stage in tech and compete for a cash prize of $50,000 and the illustrious Disrupt Cup.

Why apply? Aside from stage time and feedback from judges like Roelof Botha of Sequoia Capital and Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, our Startup Battlefield teams have a lot more behind the scenes to be pumped about.

For starters, companies receive pitch coaching from TechCrunch to ensure their pitches knock the socks off our judges. Teams will also receive a free booth in the Battlefield section of Startup Alley to network their way to glory, as well as the opportunity to rub elbows with our speakers and judges at our VIP events.

Disrupt NY will take place May 9-11 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Brooklyn. Apply now to launch on the same stage as 2014’s hottest startup, Zenefits, Google’s latest challenger, Vurb and our favorite way to GetAround.

The Battlefield is open to startups in any vertical, hardware or software, consumer or enterprise, bootstrapped or seed- or Series A-funded. In selecting participants, we give heavy preference to companies that launch for the first time to the public on our stage. Full eligibility rules can be found here.

Teams around the globe are welcome to submit their startups for consideration. Applications are only open until February 22 at 9 p.m. PST and it’s in your best interest to submit early. Apply now!

Our sponsors help make Disrupt happen. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team at sponsors@beta.techcrunch.com.

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