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Diversity is central to TechCrunch’s mission.  

We believe everyone, regardless of background, should have access to the immense possibilities of the tech world, and, at the same time, we are confident that more diverse workforces will only strengthen technology businesses.


We will be have several programs available at Disrupt SF focused on this mission. You can also read here about how we implement Include’s guiding principles into editorial, events, media and more.

All Raise, a company dedicated to diversity in founders and funders, is hosting a series of workshops for women founders at Disrupt SF. This program falls perfectly in line with Include (TechCrunch’s diversity initiative) and Disrupt’s Justice/Diversity track.


  • For 90 minutes, women founders have the opportunity to participate in a roundtable workshop, discussing major challenges from fundraising to recruiting strategies. These workshops will be led by richly experienced mentors, including Aileen Lee (Cowboy Ventures) and Susan Lyne (BBG Ventures).
  • Directly following the roundtable workshops, there will be an “Ask Me Anything” with select All Raise leadership. You have a unique opportunity ask the top women in venture questions about whatever is top of mind.


  •  All Raise will host Female Founder Office Hours from 1-4pm on Friday, September 7 at Disrupt with several All Raise VC and founder mentors. All female founders at Disrupt may apply for a 30-minute session here.

Just purchase a Disrupt SF pass and you’re good to go. All pass type holders who identify as female will have access to the All Raise workshop and office hours, but a Founder pass also provides access to CrunchMatch and other female-focused activities to make the most of Disrupt SF.

Need help getting a pass? All Raise has 50 to distribute. Apply here.