Student Pitch Competition

Time to throw your hat into the ring! If you want a chance to attend TechCrunch Disrupt for free, score invaluable exposure and a three-night stay in San Francisco, get moving and apply to the TechCrunch Student Pitch Competition by September 9. Show us your pitch!


Make sure you submit your 60 second pitch video via a Youtube link.

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TechCrunch wants to lower the barrier of entry into our events for students. We are partnering with universities around the world to raise awareness of TechCrunch offerings to students, university clubs and student-led startups. So far, over 100 university staff members have signed up for our university ambassador program. These campus ambassadors receive a bi-weekly email from TechCrunch that includes branding kits and promo codes to be shared with students via college social media accounts and university-deployed newsletters. In exchange for  promoting TechCrunch events, university ambassadors receive a mix of free and discounted tickets to distribute to students.

If you are a university staff member and interested in joining our ambassador program, click the link to the form below

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TechCrunch partnered with Blackstone LaunchPad, a gatekeeper to student-led startups and entrepreneurs.The Blackstone LaunchPad network makes entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills accessible and relevant for all college students to help them build thriving companies and careers. They work with higher-ed institutions to deliver proven startup resources, facilitate access to a global network of mentors and advisors, and offer unique virtual and physical convening opportunities so thousands of diverse college students can go further, faster. Students learn by doing, gaining knowledge and critical skills to help them succeed as a founder or contributor to the innovation economy. LaunchPad’s ever-expanding network encompasses campuses with predominantly underrepresented populations. 

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