Sponsor Info

Thinking of sponsoring TechCrunch Disrupt or the Hackathon and wondering what to expect? Here’s a look at our sponsorship opportunities, past experiences and offerings.

Why Sponsor Disrupt?

Aligning your brand with Disrupt will help you increase your reach, expand your user base and also provides an opportunity to infuse your culture with Disruptive ideas and partnerships. Disrupt presents a unique opportunity to get your product in front of early adopters, offer your services to high growth companies, develop relationships with talented developers, and form strategic partnerships with early stage technology firms. We offer custom programs like hosted dinners that will help you get in touch with critical investors, fellow entrepreneurs, and members of the press. And at the Hackathon we also offer hosted workshops and contests designed to help you introduce your technology to our innovative and influential audience.

Who You’ll Reach

The conference is a highly participatory, single track program that attracts a diverse group of attendees, including CXOs, industry influencers, VCs, startup innovators, corporate professionals and top media. We also live-stream the conference to millions of online viewers.

A few examples of past sponsor activations at Disrupt include:

  • A Food delivery startup hosted the afternoon session breaks.
  • A smaller division within an established enterprise company launched at Disrupt, and hosted an After Party.
  • An international incubator hosted eight of their startups in an International Pavilion to gain exposure.
  • A leading automotive company hosted a lounge area at the conference for attendees to obtain valuable feedback on unreleased products.

Sponsors are also invited to exhibit products and services in our integrated demonstration area which is strategically located in key conference networking spots.


There are three tiers of sponsorship packages that can be customized to meet specific marketing objectives:

Partner Sponsors
Along with top-level positioning on all online and printed sponsor materials, our Partner Sponsors may choose from a variety of Disrupt programs exclusively tailored to fit their company. Our Partners have hosted official Disrupt after-parties (promoted on our agenda), special awards for Startup Battlefield contestants, networking receptions and Hackathon mini-events. Partners have also integrated their products with critical conference functions, such as voting technology, real-time conference back-channels, live content streaming and more! Partners receive 2 tickets to our VIP dinner as well as a block of 8 full conference passes.

Product Sponsors
Lauded as one of the best places to network and gain industry recognition, we help companies leverage the TechCrunch Disrupt platform to connect with key conference participants and press. Along with special representation in our demonstration area, we will help showcase products in custom conference programs and create online and on-site product campaigns. Product Sponsors receive 1 ticket to our VIP dinner as well as a block of 6 full conference passes.

Exhibitor Sponsors
TechCrunch Disrupt is about integrating companies with the event experience — instead of creating stand-alone exhibition space, we incorporate demo areas in with the main traffic flow of the conference which is accessible to all attendees. We provide the tables, signage, power and Internet connectivity; Exhibitors only need bring a sizzling product and unbridled enthusiasm! Sponsors may also use the space as a meet and greet area. Exhibitors receive a block of 4 full conference passes. To qualify, startups must be under 5 years old and with less than $5M in funding.

How To Become A Sponsor

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