A few weeks ago, we posted the five top reasons why anyone in the startup scene — from new entrants to seasoned founders and investors — would be glad they attended Disrupt SF next Wednesday through Friday at San Francisco’s Moscone West.
Among other great features, we mentioned the 107 interviews and Q&As on the stages at Disrupt, guided networking thanks to CrunchMatch, the peerless Startup Battlefield competition and deep, deep Startup Alley exhibit area.
And there is so much more…
The most-talked-about topics: Disrupt SF is showcasing the latest advancements and innovations in all of the hottest categories: AI, AR/VR, blockchain, biotech and healthcare, fintech, gaming and investor topics, justice and diversity, mobility, privacy and security, retail, robotics/hardware and IoT and space.
The show has a great line-up of speakers, workshops and exhibitors across all these tracks, plus much more, ranging from deep nerdom like 5G networks and quantum computing to Mike Judge, the creator of HBO’s Silicon Valley, to the social side, with Bumble’s Whitney Wolfe Herd.
Hot product launches: Product launches are all over the show, from Startup Alley to the Startup Battlefield competition to the stages, where startups and big brands, ranging from BMW to Mirror, Seismic, Clinc, Kairos and PlayVS will all make big reveals you won’t want to miss.
Fantastic female founder programs: Not only have we partnered with All Raise to offer a workshop and office hours for female founders with All Raise VCs, Disrupt will also host female-focused networking events and feature several remarkable women on our stage — Priscilla Chan, Aileen Lee, Arlan Hamilton, Bo Young Lee, Tina Sharkey, Anne Wojcicki, Jutta Steiner and Marillyn Hewson. All told, more than a third of our speakers and judges are women.
Wild Card drama. Startup Battlefield’s contestants have been training for weeks, but TechCrunch also chooses two wild cards from Startup Alley to compete at the last minute. And sometimes they do incredibly well. Just ask RecordGram, who was plucked from Startup Alley as the Wild Card and actually won the Startup Battlefield competition last year in New York!
Founders note: It’s not too late to get a spot in Startup Alley — there are a couple of tables left!
Price point for everyone: Just want to get a taste of Startup Alley, get a Basic Pass. Want the full Disrupt SF experience, get an Innovator Pass. Founder or investor? We have passes designed just for you. Want to get behind the scenes, email us about how you can get an Insider Pass.
Register today so you can join in all the action starting September 5!