Samantha Stein

Samantha Stein

Director of Special Projects and Battlefield Editor

Samantha Stein is the Founder of Hacktivision, Director of Special Projects for TechCrunch, and a Curator and Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum. Samantha’s work spans civic and social activism through technology with a focus on inclusivity to trend prediction for early-stage ventures through TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Competition — the world’s premiere startup competition.

The Latest from Samantha Stein

Bag Week 2018: P.MAI’s women’s leather laptop bag is luxury packed with utility

Welcome to Bag Week 2018. Every year your faithful friends at TechCrunch spend an entire week looking at bags. Why? Because bags — often ignored but full of our important electronics — are the out

Startup Battlefield is coming to the Middle East and North Africa, apply today

TechCrunch is hosting its first startup competition for entrepreneurs across the Middle East and North Africa! We’ve wanted to bring TechCrunch to the region for a long time, and now thanks to our s

24 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF ’18

This is it, the absolute last chance for the professional-grade procrastinators out there. It’s do-or-die time. If you’re an early-stage founder who dreams of launching your business to the world,

Only two days left to apply to Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF ’18

“Time Is on My Side” may be true for the Rolling Stones (seriously, Mick and the boys have defied time), but we’re here to tell you that time is most definitely not on your side if you want to c

Startup Battlefield application deadline extended by one week

Here’s a heartfelt gift for all you procrastinating early-stage startup founders who haven’t gotten your act together to apply to compete in Startup Battlefield at Disrupt San Francisco 2018 on Se

Two days left to apply for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2018

Listen up, early-stage startup founders! Do you know the line that Marlon Brando made famous in the classic film, “On the Waterfront?” Well, if you don’t act within the next 48 hours and apply t

One week left: Apply for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF

One week, seven days or 10,080 minutes. No matter how you slice it, time is running short if you want to compete in Startup Battlefield — the premier startup-pitch competition taking place at Dis

Apply now: Startup Battlefield San Francisco ’18 applications end in less than 2 weeks

Less than two weeks.That’s all that stands between you and your chance to compete in Startup Battlefield at Disrupt San Francisco 2018 on September 5-7. If you think your pre-Series A company h

Announcing the 15 companies competing in Startup Battlefield Europe

TechCrunch scoured all of Europe to find the most innovative and disruptive early-stage startups to launch at TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Europe 2018 at VivaTech. And today starting at 9:05 am CET

Launch with TechCrunch in the Startup Battlefield competition at Disrupt SF 2018

This message goes out to all you early-stage startup founders with the drive and determination to take your company all the way to the land of the unicorns. Now’s the time to apply to TechCrunch&#82

Applications still open for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF ’18

Could your startup use $100,000? Then drop whatever you’re doing and apply to compete in Startup Battlefield while you still can. Applications are still open to qualifying companies — meaning you

Meet TechCrunch in Nigeria and Ghana this week!

Last October, TechCrunch launched Startup Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, where Lori Systems, SynCommerce & AgroCenta, were among the judges top picks. This week, TechCrunch is headed back t

Applications for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF are now open

Listen up startup fans — the moment you’ve all been waiting for has arrived. Applications to Startup Battlefield are finally open! Now, we told you that Disrupt San Francisco 2018 is going to be o

TechCrunch is back in Africa next week!

TechCrunch is headed back to Africa to find the next wave of early stage startups tackling big ideas! Last October, TechCrunch held Startup Battlefield in Nairobi, Kenya and featured 15 early stage st

Only 48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield Europe

Sacrê merde sur un bardeau! You have only 48 hours left to apply for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Europe. The Battlefield takes place at VivaTech at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles on May 24-25.

Startup Battlefield Europe deadline extended one week

Procrastinateurs se réjouissent! If you haven’t applied yet to compete in TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Europe at VivaTech in Paris on May 24-25, then rejoice indeed, because we have great news fo

Hashgraph wants to give you the benefits of blockchain without the limitations

The spotlight on the distributed ledger space to-date is primarily focused on blockchain . Yet, blockchains come with limitations by design. Consensus mechanisms using proof of work (POW) are by their

Startup Battlefield Europe applications close this week

Tick tock, tech lovers. Time is running out to apply for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Europe. We’re taking Startup Battlefield to Paris in conjunction with VivaTech on May 24-25. The application d

Launch at Startup Battlefield Europe: Applications Still Open

TechCrunch is proud to bring Startup Battlefield Europe to Paris in partnership with VivaTech, which takes place on May 24th – 25. Thousands of founders, business leaders, investors, academics, st

Apply for Startup Battlefield Europe Today

Ah, springtime in Paris — the City of Love. Couples strolling hand-in-hand down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. Early-stage tech startups converging on the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles… um, say
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