Event Info & FAQs

TechCrunch Disrupt is a 3-day conference on October 28-30 in San Francisco 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 the Startup Battlefield 200 – two hundred hand-picked, early-stage startups exhibiting at this year’s event to showcase their latest developments and innovations, 20 of which will be selected as finalists to compete for a $100,000 grand prize on the Disrupt Stage. Throughout the event are activations, roundtables, and parties that drive networking and discovery within the tech ecosystem.

TechCrunch attendee profile

10K attendees might feel a bit overwhelming to navigate, but don’t worry, TechCrunch has got your back! We work hard to ensure that you’re connecting with the right people in the right setting. 

Deal Flow Cafe
For founders and investor pass holders only. This area is a great spot to grab a coffee, relax, and make new connections with other founders and investors.

Event App/Networking Zone:
We give your the power. Use The Event App matching and speed networking. Schedule meetings right in the Networking Zone.

Side Events
Join one of our partner’s side events: meetups, workshops, happy hours, and more. Many of the Side Events are specifically designed for industries and/or job function.

Invite-Only Receptions
Throughout the event, you may be invited to one of our partner’s exclusive, invite-only receptions. These are great opportunities to connect with attendees right at the conference and in smaller settings.

Women of Disrupt Breakfast
TechCrunch invite you to connect with other women of Disrupt over a delicious breakfast and great conversation. Arrive early to grab breakfast and a seat as this is always one of our most popular receptions at Disrupt. Moscone West.

TC Disrupt 2024 Investor Reception
For investor pass holders only, join your fellow investors for refreshments and networking at the Investor Reception.

StrictlyVC Session
StrictlyVC is coming to Disrupt. Exclusively for investor pass holders, join this fun and informal VC-led session by StrictlyVC featuring some of Silicon Valley’s top insiders. 

Expo+ Pass
Disrupt’s most limited access pass. Not currently on sale.

Attendee Pass
Open to anyone from tech newbies to seasoned veterans.
Includes Access To All 3 Days, Event App, All stage content, All Breakouts/Roundtables, Exhibition Floor, Networking Events & Parties, Session Recordings & Transcripts.

Investor Pass
Open to all current investors and investor team members (analysts, associates, etc.)
All Benefits Of Attendee Pass **PLUS** Access To StrictlyVC Session, Exclusive Investor & Founder Deal Flow Cafe, Investor-Only Receptions, Founder/Investor Opt-In List

Founder Pass
Open to all current founders from stealth mode to Series D founders and beyond.
All Benefits Of Attendee Pass **PLUS** Access To Exclusive Investor & Founder Deal Flow Cafe, Founder/Investor Opt-In List

Non-Profit Pass
Open to all current non-profit, military, and government employees.
All Benefits Of Attendee Pass

Student Pass
Open to all students from elementary to postgraduate and even recent college graduates.
All Benefits Of Attendee Pass

For pass benefits, access, pricing, and more please visit the Tickets page.

Coming soon!

We are securing discounted rates at a wide selection of hotels just for you! These hotels have the guaranteed lowest rate plus you’ll get concessions such as complementary wi-fi, waived facility fee and much more!

This year, we are proud to partner with Bizzabo as our event app partner. We will let you know in the coming months when the app’s event features are ready to use. In the meantime, feel free to down the Bizzabo App in the Apple Store or Google Play Store. You’ll need to register for the event first to access the app!

Bizzabo TechCrunch app

Just look for the yellow Bizzabo Ltd app in the store!

We share real-time notes, captioning and summaries of Disrupt panels and fireside chats from our main stages. Access to these transcripts and recordings is free to all pass holders.

Names on Tickets & Names on Badges
Please note that it is TechCrunch policy that the name on attendees’ printed badge should match the name on the person’s government photo issued ID. Nicknames or abbreviations are acceptable. 

How To Transfer A Ticket
Select tickets are eligible for transfer. You can only transfer your ticket to another person who is eligible for the same ticket type. All transfer requests must be made through the transfer request form located in your ticket registration email with the subject line “Your Ticket Is Here | TechCrunch Disrupt 2024”. Not all ticket types are eligible to transfer.

All transfer requests must be made through the form by October 18, 2024 at 11:59pm PT.

Please note, once you transfer a ticket to a new individual, we will cancel your original ticket and issue a brand new ticket link to your recipient. They will then need to register themselves for the event.

Once a badge is printed, we cannot transfer it to a new individual.

Update Information On Your Ticket
To update the information on your ticket click the “Manage Your Registration Details” link on your confirmation email with the subject line “Your Ticket Is Here | TechCrunch Disrupt 2024”. The information provided on your ticket will need to match your government-issued photo Identification Card and the information provided will be used on your badge during the event.

Please note, you are NOT able to update/change your email address through the “Manage Your Registration Details”. If you need to update your email, please contact us at events@techcrunch.com

Cancellations & Refunds
You can receive a 50% refund of the ticket purchase price when you email your cancellation to events@techcrunch.com by July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm PT. Amount will be refunded to the method of original purchase. After July 31, tickets are non-refundable for any reason. 

This policy DOES NOT apply to ScaleUp Startups Exhibitor Packages. If your application is approved, the fee is non-refundable, however, if you application is rejected, you will be fully refunded.

Locating Your Ticket:
If you’re having trouble locating your ticket, search for “Your Ticket Is Here | TechCrunch Disrupt 2024” in your inbox/spam/trash/promotions folder. If you’re still having trouble locating your ticket, please email events@techcrunch.com.

How to upgrade/exchange a ticket type:
You have the option to exchange the ticket type that you purchased only one (1) time.  If you elect to exchange your ticket to a more expensive ticket type, you will be responsible for paying the difference between what you originally paid and the current ticket price of the new ticket type before the change can be processed. However, if you decide to exchange your ticket to a less expensive type, you are not eligible for a refund on the price difference regardless of the date of purchase. Once an exchange occurs, we can no longer make additional ticket changes or revert back to the original ticket.  Certain ticket types have additional access and qualification restrictions; proof of qualification will be required before an exchange can occur.

All requests for an exchange must be sent to events@techcrunch.com

I saw a ticket price adjustment and/or promotion – Can I take advantage of it on an already purchased ticket?

If you receive a promotion or discount directly from Yahoo (e.g., through the TechCrunch website, newsletter, or a TechCrunch advertisement) on a pass type that you have already purchased, we will refund the total price difference, provided that:

You paid more than the current promotional offer rate;

The request is made within 7 days of your original purchase date by emailing events@techcrunch.com with proof of the promotion or offer (screenshot, email, etc.); and

The request is in conjunction with a current and live promotional offer that applies to your specific ticket type(s) purchased on TechCrunch.com.

Refunds will be made to the original form of payment.  Requests made after 7 days of the purchase date will not be considered or eligible.  In addition, these types of requests cannot be mixed with other promotional discounts or offers.  For clarity, we will not provide such refunds for offers made from third parties (e.g., Event partners or sponsors, Event speakers, or other Event attendees).

What group discounts can I get?

Groups of 4-9: 15% off the current, single, full-ticket price rate for that ticket type

Groups of 10+: 30% off the current, single, full-ticket price rate for that ticket type

In the event we offer a group discount in connection with the Event as indicated on the Event registration page, any such discount cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions (for instance 2-for-1 sales), and must be of 1 single ticket type for the whole group.  All registrants within the group/bundle pass must qualify for that pass type. You cannot mix-and-match ticket types to claim/accumulate a group discount.

You can book “bundle” passes of 4-9 people directly on the ticket website for Attendee Passes, Investor Passes, Non-Profit Passes, and Student Passes. We do not offer bundle/group rate for Founder and/or Expo+ Passes.  

Group passes must all be booked during one (1) single session under one (1) order in order to qualify for the discount – i.e. a group discount cannot be applied to multiple or accumulated registration sessions or to separate orders.

For groups of 10+ please book your passes through our 10+ group order from here

How does TechCrunch verify a founder, investor, non-profit, or student pass?

TechCrunch reviews registrations to verify that the person is who they say they are, and that they booked an appropriate pass type. You will be notified via email if we need further information to verify your eligibility for a specific badge type.

Do you offer single-day or partial-day ticket?
No.

I need an invoice. Can you send me one?

Once you’ve purchased your tickets, you’ll have an invoice in your confirmation email.

Can I pay by Wire/ACH?

If you need to pay by wire/ACH, please email events@techcrunch.com so we can help you with next steps.

Can I pay by check/cash?
No, we do not accept cash or check payments.

I applied to the ScaleUp Startups Exhibitor Program, will I be refunded if I am rejected?

If your application is rejected, you will be refunded the full $3500. However, if you are accepted, the $3500 is non-refundable – even if you decide to cancel/back out at a later date.

Tickets for people younger than 18
Minors:  Attendees who are minors (persons younger than 18 years old) must be accompanied at all times by an adult who is 18 years or older  who is legally authorized (e.g., the minor’s parent or legal guardian, or another adult who is authorized by such minor’s legal parent or guardian) to take legal responsibility for the minor.  For the avoidance of doubt, the ticket and badge policies apply to minors. Please note that some events and parties are only accessible to attendees who are 21 and over as indicated on the event registration page.  Some event content may contain mature themes (such as sex, violence, and drug use) that may not be suitable for minors. The minor’s parent or legal guardian is  responsible for managing and reviewing content and themes to see if it is suitable for the minor before, during, and/or after the Event(s).  If you are registering for the Event(s) on behalf of a minor, you warrant and represent that you are duly authorized to agree to these Terms & Conditions on behalf of such minor.

Names on Tickets & Names on Badges
Please note that it is TechCrunch policy that the name on attendees’ printed badge should match the name on the person’s government photo issued ID. Nicknames or abbreviations are acceptable. 

Once a badge is printed, we cannot change the name on the badge beyond fixing spelling errors or changing for a nickname.

Lost Badge Re-Print Fee
Lost name badges at the conference are subject to a $75 replacement fee. Make sure you keep track of your badge at all times as this policy is non-negotiable.

I lost my badge, what do I do!?
Please head to the help desk at Disrupt. Please note there is a $75 reprint fee is applied to all lost badges. 

Can I share my badge with someone else?
No, all badges are to be used by one single person and cannot be shared among multiple people or teams. IDs will be checked at the door to match names to name badges each day.

I want to change the name on my badge to someone else – can I do that?
Once a badge is printed and has been used you cannot change the name on the badge. 

Do you offer single-day or partial-day badges?
No.

A partner/exhibitor wants to “scan my badge.” What does that mean?

By providing your badge to a partner/exhibitor at a TechCrunch event to be scanned, you are expressly consenting to provide your registration data to that partner. From that point on, your shared personal data will be used in accordance with each individual partner’s Privacy Policy.

If you need a letter of invitation for your visa application to come to Disrupt, please email events@techcrunch.com as soon as possible to request your letter. Please plan as early as possible for your visa needs. Reminder, the deadline for a 50% refund on applicable tickets is July 31, 2024. After that, no refunds will be issued. This policy applies to people who aren’t able to secure proper visa/travel requirements regardless of reason.

Located in the urban heart of San Francisco’s SoMa district, The Moscone West Center is easily accessible by transit for Disrupt attendees.  

Moscone West
800 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103
at the corner of Fourth & Howard streets

Rideshare

We highly recommend attendees to take a rideshare service to Moscone West. Here’s some helpful information about getting around San Francisco.

Public Transit

BART offers fast, convenient regional service and MUNI Metro provides light rail service throughout the City. To reach Moscone North & South, take BART or MUNI to Montgomery station. To reach Moscone West, take BART or MUNI to Powell station.

Caltrain offers a frequent schedule into the nearby station at 4th & Townsend Streets. All of these stations are within a few minutes’ walk of The Moscone Center.

Ferries offer transport between San Francisco and cities located across the San Francisco Bay’s waters. The San Francisco Bay Ferry provides weekday, weekend, holiday, and seasonal services to nine terminal locations around the Bay including Alameda, Oakland, and Vallejo. From San Francisco’s Ferry Terminal riders can connect to surface and subway options taking them to The Moscone Center.

Parking around The Moscone Center

The Moscone Center does not have on-site parking. For information about parking around The Moscone Center, please click here.

Located in the first-floor lobby, coat check is available for all 3 days of the conference. We recommend you leave your luggage at your hotel whenever possible.

To access one of these rooms, please reach out to events@techcrunch.com or the help desk onsite.

TechCrunch’s full code of conduct can be found here. Violating the code of conduct will result in immediate expulsion from the event without refund.

For TechCrunch’s full event terms and conditions, please click here.

What Language is Disrupt In?
Disrupt is conducted in American English.

Do you provide language translation services?
No, Disrupt doesn’t provide language translation services.

Is there an online portion for Disrupt this year?
Disrupt 2024 is 100% in-person only. There is no online portion of the show.

Where can I find photos from the event?
Visit TechCrunch’s Flickr page for photos of the conference. Photos are uploaded 3-5 business days after the conference.

Is Disrupt ADA accessible?
Yes, the Moscone West Convention Center is fully ADA accessible. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. By no later than 2 weeks out of the show, to request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact

What are the TechCrunch Disrupt Social Tags?
#TCDisrupt2024 @techcrunch

Is there wifi at the conference?
Yes, there is wifi at the conference, free of charge. Wifi information will be located on the back of your badge.

Is the conference being live-streamed?
Select stage content will be live-streamed. No other content will be live-streamed.

Will you be serving food/beverages at Disrupt?
There are several commissaries located in the Moscone Center with food and drinks for purchase. There are also many restaurants within 2 blocks of Moscone.

Do you have any meeting rooms I can book?
No, we do not offer private or semi-private meetings rooms to general attendees.

Where can I find the attendee list?
Check the list of attendees in the Events App.

Will there be press at Disrupt?
Bloomberg. CNBC. Financial Times. Mashable. Disrupt hosts hundreds of accredited reporters, bloggers and correspondents from around the world. TechCrunch extends press credentials to qualified media outlets and industry journalists. This list will be provided to our partners and Startup exhibitors attending the event.

I want to be a speaker at Disrupt – how do I do that?
Applications for speakers open up 6-8 months before the conference. Please check techcrunch.com for announcements on our Disrupt 2024 speaker application.

I have further questions/complaints/suggestions – who do I contact?
Please email events@techcrunch.com