Samantha Stein

Samantha Stein

Director of Special Projects and Battlefield Editor

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Liquid Telecom goes long on Africa’s startups as future clients African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect Samantha Stein Contributor More posts by this contributor Only 48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 Announcing Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2018

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.

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African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Liquid Telecom goes long on Africa’s startups as futur

Only 48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield Africa 2018

It’s go-time people. As in go apply right now to compete in TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 — do it now because in 48 short hours, the application window slams shut for good. Think you

Announcing Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2018

Every year, TechCrunch chooses an elite cohort of startups to compete in Startup Battlefield — TechCrunch’s premier global startup launch competition. This year’s selection was the

One extra week to apply for Startup Battlefield Africa 2018

There’s no lack of creative innovators, makers and technical entrepreneurs throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, and that’s why we’re bringing Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 — our world-renowned sta

Only 24 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2018

What’s standing between you and a chance to launch your pre-Series A startup in front of Europe’s influential technorati? A mere 24 hours. That’s how much time you have left before we stop accep

48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2018

“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

One extra week to apply to Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2018

Begnadigung. That’s German for reprieve… well, close enough for us. And that’s what we’re giving all the lollygaggers, procrastinators and last-minute decision-makers. We extended the deadline

Only 48 hours left: Apply to Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin

The action you take within the next 48 hours could change your life. That’s how much time you have left to apply to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield, our world-renowned pitch competition, which takes

One week left: Apply to Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2018

Anyone with even a tangential relationship to the European tech startup scene knows that Startup Battlefield is one of the most effective launching pads for early-stage startups. All the pitch-competi

Submit your application to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018

If there’s one thing we learned hosting last year’s Startup Battlefield in Kenya, it’s that the tech startup scene across Africa is both impressive and growing rapidly. More than 300 tech hubs c

Apply to compete in Startup Battlefield Africa 2018

The tech startup community across Africa is developing rapidly, and we’re beyond happy to return a second time to host TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria on December 11. Mo

Don’t wait: Apply to Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2018

Whether by plane, train or autobahn, thousands of early-stage startup founders, investors, tech-heads and entrepreneurs will travel to Germany to attend TechCrunch’s Disrupt Berlin 2018 on November

Do you have what it takes to compete in Startup Battlefield Africa 2018?

We’re counting the days until we head to Lagos, Nigeria to host TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 on December 11. The region’s startup scene is taking off and, with more than 300 tech hu

Only 24 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield MENA 2018

Time is running out for the best entrepreneurial tech minds and makers across the Middle East and North Africa to compete in TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018, which takes place in Beirut, Leb

Don’t miss out: Apply to TC Startup Battlefield MENA 2018

We’re stoked about hosting our first Startup Battlefield in Beirut, where we’ll showcase 15 amazing early-stage startups across the Middle East and North Africa. There’s nothing we love more tha

Apply to compete in Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2018

Who’s ready to compete head-to-head with the best early-stage startups across Europe and beyond? If you think your startup has what it takes to win the day, we want to see you compete in Startup Bat

One extra week to apply to Startup Battlefield MENA 2018

If there’s one truth that applies to early-stage startup founders, it’s that there never seems to be enough time to get it all done. We feel your struggle. That’s why we’re extending the appli

Apply to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Latin America

The TechCrunch crew is practically giddy to be heading to São Paulo, Brazil to host the inaugural Startup Battlefield Latin America on November 8, 2018. This is the first time we’ve hosted an even

Only one week left to apply to Startup Battlefield MENA 2018

Procrastination is the mother of missed opportunities, and if you still haven’t submitted your early-stage startup to compete in TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018, then it’s time to get mov

Meet TechCrunch in Tunis, Cairo, Dubai and Beirut this month

TechCrunch just announced our first-ever Startup Battlefield MENA taking place in Beirut, Lebanon in October. We’re hitting the road to meet with regional early-stage startups, investors and entr
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