Startup Alley

Startup Alley is the heart of Disrupt SF where over 1,200 pre-series A startups and sponsors across all verticals will be showcasing their latest tech products, platforms and services.

There are two ways to participate in Startup Alley: either as a paid exhibitor in Startup Alley or if you are selected by our editorial team for a FREE Startup Alley exhibitor as a TC Top Pick in one of the highlighted categories (see below).

The deadline to apply to be considered for a TC Top Pick at Disrupt SF is June 29 and the deadline to buy your Disrupt SF Startup Alley Exhibitor Package is August 8.

We have some contests and giveaways for those who purchase a Startup Alley Exhibitor Package:

  • All startups who purchase a Startup Alley Exhibitor Package will be entered into a drawing to win 2 VIP Disrupt SF dinner tickets; a rare chance to mingle with TechCrunch editors, investors, and other tech enthusiasts
  • One startup from Startup Alley will be selected at random every week leading up to Disrupt to be featured on our website and an email as the ‘Startup Alley Spotlight of the Week’
  • 25 startups from Startup Alley will be selected at random every month leading up to Disrupt to have a 60-second flash pitch on the Showcase Stage (that’s 75 startups who get to pitch!)

Buy your Startup Alley Exhibitor Package Now

Apply For TC Top Picks Now

We accept startups from any category or industry into Startup Alley but to qualify for one of the FREE TC Top Picks spots, your company will need to be in one of these categories:

  • AI
  • AR/VR
  • Blockchain
  • BioTech
  • FinTech
  • Gaming
  • HealthTech
  • Privacy/Security
  • Retail
  • Space
  • Mobility
  • Robotics
  • Hardware + IoT

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