“Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr. threw down a heavy dose of truth with those wise words. It’s almost like he knew the opportunity to apply to Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2018 on November 29-30 will evaporate — in just about 48 hours — on August 27 at 9 p.m. PST. Don’t make an expensive mistake. Submit your application here, today.
What does opportunity look like as a Startup Battlefield competitor at Disrupt Berlin? Excellent question. It’s global exposure as you launch your company in front of the best and brightest investors, technologists, movers and shakers and media outlets across Europe and beyond. Investors like Sonali De Rycker of Accel and Saul Klein at LocalGlobe — and that’s just for starters.
In a tough vetting process, our experienced TechCrunch editors review every application — our acceptance rate is typically 3 percent. They’ll choose up to 15 startups to participate, and the founders of each team receive free pitch coaching from our expert Startup Battlefield team. You. Will. Be. Ready.
On the big day, teams get just six minutes each to present a live demo to an expert panel of investors and entrepreneurs. The judges follow each team pitch with an intense, six-minute Q& A — that pitch coaching will come in handy for sure.
Judges select five teams to move on to a semi-final round of pitching and more questions with a fresh set of judges. And then only one team walks away victorious, hoists the Disrupt Cup and takes home the $50,000 USD equity-free cash prize.
Even if you don’t win Startup Battlefield, you still benefit from the extensive media and investor exposure. The competition takes place in front of a live audience with thousands of people, including investors, journalists and influential technologists. Plus, we live-stream the entire Startup Battlefield competition to a global audience on TechCrunch.com, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter (and make it available later, on-demand). It’s unlike anything you’ve experienced to date, and it can be life changing.
Startup Battlefield takes place at Disrupt Berlin 2018 on November 29-30. The application window closes on August 27 at 9 p.m. PST. Take note — TechCrunch does not charge any fees or take any equity, and participating in Startup Battlefield is 100 percent free. Missing this opportunity truly would be expensive. Apply right now.