Are you TC Top Pick material? Apply to exhibit free at Disrupt Berlin

Calling all early-stage startup founders! Show of hands, please. Who among you wants to exhibit your outstanding technology — to thousands of influential tech leaders, founders and investors — at Disrupt Berlin 2018 on November 29-30?

Here’s terrific news. We’re looking for exceptional startups to designate as TC Top Picks — and we’ll give each of the chosen few a FREE Startup Alley Exhibitor Package. Interested? Then get moving and apply right here before the September 28 deadline.

We run a tight curation process over here at TechCrunch, and our discerning editors — in their search for exceptional founders — will vet every application thoroughly. And that alone provides value. Here’s what Luke Heron, CEO of, said about exhibiting in Startup Alley.

“TechCrunch uses a curation process regarding the companies it accepts,” he said. “So, exhibiting at Disrupt — among all these other fantastic startups — has a hugely positive impact when you’re fundraising.”

Your startup must fall into one of the tech categories below to qualify as a TC Top Pick, and we’ll choose up to five startups to represent each grouping:

  • AI/Machine Learning
  • Blockchain
  • CRM/Enterprise
  • E-commerce
  • Education
  • Fintech
  • Healthtech/Biotech
  • Hardware, Robotics, IoT
  • Mobility
  • Gaming

What exactly do you get with an Exhibitor Package? Happy to elaborate. It includes a one-day exhibit space, three Disrupt Berlin Founder Passes, access to CrunchMatch (our free investor-to-startup matching platform), full use of the Startup Alley Exhibitor lounge and access to the Disrupt press list.

Who knows, you might even be selected as one of the Startup Battlefield Wild Card winners and compete in our $50,000 startup-pitch competition. How cool is that?

Top Pick designees also receive lots of media attention, including a three-minute interview on the Showcase Stage with a TechCrunch editor, which we promote across our social media platforms. It’s the gift that keeps on giving long after Disrupt ends.

Disrupt Berlin 2018 takes place on November 29-30. You have an opportunity to showcase your startup to thousands of potential investors, founders, collaborators and customers in Startup Alley — for free. Apply here to be considered for a TC Top Pick. Your opportunity awaits — until it disappears on September 28.