On December 11-12, TechCrunch will feature the top early-stage startups from around the world in the most renowned onstage pitch competition in the world — Startup Battlefield. Companies are battling for $50,000 in equity-free prize money, the infamous Disrupt Cup and the attention of press and investors from around the world.
You’ll join a group of highly successful Startup Battlefield alumni, including N26, JukeDeck, Dropbox, Getaround, Mint.com and more. Altogether, the 857 companies that have launched with Startup Battlefield have raised over $8.9 billion in funding, with 113 successful exits (IPOs and acquisitions).
It’s simple. Startups from any part of the world and any industry can apply. Companies must be early-stage, pre-major publicity and have a minimally viable product to demo live on stage. TechCrunch editors review the applications and select the top 3-5% of companies that apply — more competitive than college!
After being selected, founders will go through a mini-accelerator with the Startup Battlefield team, where we will train you on your pitch, go-to-market strategy and onstage talent, and set you up for the biggest, most public launch on the largest tech stage in the world. Teams pitch for six minutes, including a live demo, followed by a six-minute Q&A with our esteemed judges — VCs, angels and heads of major companies.
If you make it to the final round, you simply pitch onstage again with the same pitch in front of a brand new set of judges. These judges debate and decide the final winner of the competition and the startup that gets to bring home $50,000 and the Disrupt Cup.
Participating in Startup Battlefield gets you a whole suite of perks. We’re talking free exhibition space in Startup Alley for both days of Disrupt, invitations to private events, backstage access, CrunchMatch — our free business-matching platform — free subscriptions to Extra Crunch and a ticket to all future TechCrunch events. That’s some major value right there.
There’s nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Stop procrastinating — apply to Startup Battlefield today. We want to see you in Berlin!