Info For Attendees

Disrupt is a 3-day conference focused on breaking technology news and developments with big-name thought leaders who are making waves in the industry. At the heart of Disrupt lies Startup Alley, the startup exhibition hall, where hundreds of early-stage startups showcase their latest developments. Driving the pulse of the conference is Startup Battlefield, where 15-20 early-stage companies battle-it-out for a $100,000 grand prize. Throughout the event are activations, workshops, and parties that drive networking and discovery within the tech ecosystem.

Pick up your badge at Moscone West on Tuesday, September 4 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and avoid the lines on Wednesday. Please have your ticket printed or on your mobile phone along with a government issued photo ID.

WeWork will be hosting a welcome reception from 5:30pm – 7:30pm on Tuesday, September 4 at their WeWork Montgomery station. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP for the welcome reception here.

At registration, please have your attendee ticket printed/on your mobile phone along with a government-issued photo ID. Attendee Registration is open at Moscone West during the following times:

  • Tuesday, September 4
    12pm – 4pm (Moscone West)
  • 5:30pm – 7:30pm (WeWork Welcome Reception – RSVP required)
  • Wednesday, September 5
    7:30 am – 5pm
    (7AM for Wednesday Startup Alley exhibitors only)
  • Thursday, September 6
    7:30 am – 5pm
    (7AM for Thursday Startup Alley exhibitors only)
  • Friday, September 7
    7:30 am – 4:30pm
    (7AM for Friday Startup Alley exhibitors only)

Moscone Center West
800 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94107


Disrupt runs from September 5 -7 at Moscone West. The agenda can be filtered into 4 main components per day:

  • Main Stage:
    1:1 Interviews, in-depth panel discussions, Startup Battlefield, demos, and more
  • Next Stage:
    1:1 Interviews, in-depth panel discussions, demos, and more
  • Showcase Stage (located in Startup Alley):
    Startup Alley demos
  • Workshops:
    deep-dive on topics that interest you
  • Q&A Sessions:
    Intimate, interactive discussions with speakers on topics taken from the audience (these sessions will not be recorded)
  • Networking:
    TC After Party, receptions, partner parties, engaging activities

Food and beverage is available for purchase through Moscone’s on-site food kiosks. Additionally, Moscone West is surrounded by some of the best restaurants in the city. You can see a list here of nearby restaurants to plan your meal schedule and enjoy the local cuisine of San Francisco.

Fuel with sweetgreen during Disrupt Week 2018*

Take a break from the action with $10 app credit to use at sweetgreen. Redeem your app credit at our SoMa location (171 2nd St.)—only a 5-minute walk away. Grab a (new) friend and come by for lunch or dinner.

Download the sweetgreen app for iOS or Android. Here’s the link to redeem your $10 credit: Limited quantities available, so claim your credit before it’s gone!

  • open to sweetgreen app holders only


The Disrupt mobile app is now available to download in US-based Apple iTunes and the Google Play store.

Use the mobile app during Disrupt to:

  • View the agenda and set up reminders
  • Get important event notifications
  • Message other registered attendees
  • Watch videos of conference content

As a registered attendee, you can log-in to the app to communicate with other attendees and get access to all of the content – have your Universe registration ticket ID or Universe account log-in. Basic pass holders have limited app access that does not include videos or messaging other attendees. Email or stop by the help desk at the event to upgrade your pass for full access.

For app technical help, visit us at the help desk at the event or email

Where hundred of startups and sponsors showcase their most exciting technologies to the masses. Learn more about Startup Alley here.

Open to Founder, Startup Alley, and Investor Passes only, CrunchMatch is TechCrunch’s investor-to-startup matching program where startups/investors can meet right at Disrupt based on shared interests/goals.

Click here to learn more about CrunchMatch.

Disrupt attendees can book a semi-private meeting space at Disrupt to hold meetings (up to 4 people) or catch up on work. Meeting rooms can only be booked in increments of 55 minutes starting on the hour between 9:00am – 5:00pm with the last meeting start time at 4:00pm.

Investor Pass holders are eligible for up to 2 hours of free meeting space.
Insider Pass holders are eligible for up to 4 hours of free meeting space.

Book your rooms here.

$40/55 minute meeting.

Questions? email

Get your networking on at one of TechCrunch’s or our partner’s parties:

  • Official TechCrunch After Party
    Thursday, September 6, 8:00pm -11:00pm
    The Midway
    900 Marin St.
    San Francisco, CA 94124Join TechCrunch for our 90s theme after party with drinks, live entertainment, and food (for purchase). For registered Disrupt SF attendees (excluding Basic Pass holders). Disrupt SF badge and government-issued photo ID required for entry. 21+ only. Basic pass holders can email to upgrade their pass for access.

    The password for the Top Secret Lounge brought to you by Universe at the After Party is “ticketing”

See More Parties Here

Startup Battlefield brings the world’s top early-stage startups together on the Disrupt Main Stage to compete for the coveted Disrupt Cup, a $100,000 prize, and the attention of media and investors. Since appearing on the TechCrunch Disrupt stage, Startup Battlefield alumni have collectively raised over $8 billion and seen over 100 exits. Check out the Startup Battlefield sessions, located on the Main Stage. Disrupt SF 2018 Startup Battlefield contestants will be announced at 9AM on September 5.

Learn more about Startup Battlefield

Sponsored by

Check out the attendee list here. Attendees are added on a rolling basis.

  • Startup Alley Exhibitor Lounge
    Open to startups exhibiting in Startup Alley with a Startup Alley Pass only, this is a great place to relax and take a break from the craziness of Startup Alley on the day you are exhibiting. Only available to Startup Alley Pass holders on the day you are exhibiting. Badge required for entry. Located on the 1st floor at the back of the exhibit hall.
  • Investor Lounge
    Open to Investor Pass holders only, catchup on work or take a call in the Investor Lounge. Badge required for entry. Located on the 3rd floor.

Transfer A Ticket/Pass

You can transfer your ticket/pass by following these instructions.

Refund A Ticket/Pass

The last day to request Ticket/Pass refunds is July 25, 2018. All cancellation requests made after July 25 will not be refunded for any reason. You must email on or before July 25 to request a refund.

Errors On Ticket/Pass

You can update the information on your ticket/pass by following these directions.

I Am Having Trouble Finding My Ticket/Pass In My Inbox

  1. Make sure that the ticket/pass was booked under the email address you’re searching (did your admin book your pass?)
  2. Search your inbox, trash, promotions, spam folders for “Universe” or “Disrupt” or “TechCrunch”
  3. Still can’t find it? Email us at with your information.

I Want To Upgrade My Basic Pass

Please email us at and we will be more than happy upgrade your Basic Pass at the current rate of whichever pass type you’re interested in. The Basic Pass is the most limited-access pass and does not get your entry into any main/next stage, after party, or full Disrupt App access.

Attendees are required to comply with the following policies at all TechCrunch events. Failure to comply with these policies may subject you to expulsion from the event without refund.

  • Anti-Harassment Policy
  • TechCrunch Event Policy
  • Liability Waiver
  • Photo/Video Policy
    By registering for this event and entering the event area, you expressly give your consent to Oath and its affiliates, including TechCrunch Inc,, Oath Holdings Inc. and, Oath (Americas) Inc.  the perpetual right and permission to copyright and use recordings (including live streaming) and photographic portraits or pictures of you, without compensation, wholly intact or in part, through any and all media now or hereafter known or invented, for illustration, art, promotion, advertising, trade, or any other purpose and you release Oath Inc. its affiliates, successors, assigns and licensees from any liability whatsoever of any nature in regard thereto. 
  • Ticket & Badge Policy
    By registering for this event, you agree that each pass is applicable to the single person registered for that pass and that a $75 badge reprinting fee will be assessed for any lost/stolen badges. 
  • Refund Policy
    The last day to request Ticket/Pass refunds is July 25, 2018. All cancellation requests made on or before July  25 2018 are subject to a $250 cancellation handling fee. You must email on or before July 25 to request a refund.

Online booking is now closed. San Francisco Marriott Union Square still has room availability, and we recommend you call +1 (415) 398-8900 and request in-house reservation department to reserve your room for Disrupt SF 2018.

Need help booking a group or have more questions? Email us at

Have more questions?

Check out of in-depth FAQs page for more commonly asked questions about the event.


Feel free to email us at