TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year. This September 7-11, TechCrunch will be bringing Disrupt back to San Francisco to reveal an all new slate of outstanding startups, influential speakers, guests and more to the stage. If you’d like a quick overview, check out the video below.
The Hackathon kicks everything off, followed by our main event, which starts every morning with panels of special speakers and guests, one-on-one chats featuring TechCrunch writers and editors, special guest speakers and judges, leading venture capitalists and fascinating entrepreneurs addressing the most important topics facing today’s tech landscape. In the afternoons, the Startup Battlefield presentations begin, with the final presentations held on the last day of Disrupt. Please note: we will publish our agenda featuring panels, speakers, special guests and judges as we get closer to the event.
- HACKATHON. We kick the excitement off with our incredibly popular Hackathon. The Hackathon is held before the main event and brings together hackers and developers from all over the world, where they join teams to hack a product within a 24-hour time slot. During the Hackathon, energy drinks are flowing, photographers are capturing, TechCrunch writers are furiously scribbling interview notes, Nerf gun attacks are happening and much, much more. Once the Hackathon ends, every team presents their hack to a panel of expert judges and audience members. The winners go on to present their product on the Disrupt stage. Hackers make everything from useful services to hilarious products. You might just end up as big as these guys.
- STARTUP BATTLEFIELD. Startup Battlefield is the very heart of TechCrunch Disrupt. Some 30 companies, chosen from hundreds of applicants, launch their products on the Disrupt stage before a live and online audience, including a panel of expert judges. After demos, pitches and tough rounds of questions, TechCrunch’s editors, working with the VCs, seasoned entrepreneurs and product experts, select six companies for a final, drama-filled round on the third and final day of Disrupt. Only one Battlefield contender takes home a $50,000 check and the coveted Disrupt Cup. Why should you apply? This is a must read. Applications will be open until Monday, June 24 at 11:59pm PT. APPLY NOW for the 2013 Startup Battlefield Competition in San Francisco.
- STARTUP ALLEY. Startup Alley is jam-packed with early stage companies showing off their talent and technology to attendees. Browsing through Startup Alley introduces a range of exciting companies to the marketplace, many of which are launching at Disrupt for the first time. Around 75 startups demo on Monday and a whole new set demo on Tuesday. Each day an ‘Audience Choice Winner’ from Startup Alley will be chosen to present onstage in Startup Battlefield for the chance to win the $50,000 grand prize and the Disrupt Cup. Limited Startup Alley spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Startups wanting to participate in Startup Alley must be less than 2 years old, with less than $2.5 million in funding. For more information on Startup Alley email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- SPONSORS. Sponsors can also be a part of Disrupt. Interested sponsors may purchase an Exhibitor Sponsor Table. When purchased, you will get a table space for the full 3 days of the conference, opening at registration and concluding at the end of the conference. Exhibit space includes: table linens, power, Ethernet Internet connection and table-top sign. Exhibitors may bring additional or replacement booth/graphics pre-approved by TechCrunch. This package also includes exhibitor-level branding on TechCrunch’s Disrupt event site and in our printed program guide given out to press and all audience members. This will include logo, link to our event site on TechCrunch.com and a 25-word product description. A press list is also available. For Sponsorship information and all inquiries, please email us at email@example.com. If interested, tickets are on sale now here.
TechCrunch Disrupt is one event not to miss. For all general questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a look back on last year’s Disrupt in SF, go here. And please keep your eye out all summer for special announcements, the full agenda and ticket giveaways.
Hope to see you all there!