Side Events

Hosting a Disrupt Side Event is your chance to become a part of TechCrunch Disrupt 2024 and engage with over 10,000 Disrupt attendees, your networks, and the Bay Area tech community. The Disrupt Side Event is an initiative where you can host an in-person, tech-community-focused event in San Francisco from October 26 – November 1 in affiliation with TechCrunch Disrupt 2024 (October 28- October 30).

You can host a variety of activities like industry meetups, VC office hours, workshops, fun runs and happy hours, and more! Let your imagination run wild.

As the host, you are responsible for managing your event’s registration/registration page, promotions, creative, operations, insurance, costs, etc. However, there is no cost/fee to be a part of TechCrunch Disrupt Side Event lineup.  Full T&Cs here.

Are there specific dates & times to be featured for Side Events?

For Disrupt Side Event, we are prioritizing the following dates October 26 – November 1, 2024

Are there age restrictions for Side Events?

  • Yes, all Side Events must be 18+ and 21+ if alcohol is served
  • It is the responsibility of the event host to ensure age restrictions are enforced and attendees are screened before admittance to their event

As a Disrupt Side Event host, do I get tickets to Disrupt 2024?

As a benefit to your networks, we will provide you with a discount promo code on passes that you can share with your networks and for your team.

Can I host more than one event?

We are prioritizing single events per host.

Can I host a virtual event?

At this time, we are only accepting in-person/live events in San Francisco. 

Is there a specific location limitations for where I can host?

Yes, all events must be in San Francisco.

If I host an event, what am I responsible for?

As the event host, you are responsible for developing your event idea, executing it, paying for all costs associated with the event, promoting it, managing registrations, managing your event landing page/registration form, managing event communications, and any other operations or legal issues surrounding your event.

How will TechCrunch promote my side event?

Promotion of Side Events by TechCrunch may include any of the following, at TechCrunch’s sole direction:

  • Listing on the Disrupt 2024 Side event page
  • Listing on the Disrupt 2024 Agenda
  • Listing on the Disrupt 2024 Mobile App Agenda
  • Listing in shared Disrupt 2024 attendee emails
  • Listing in shared Disrupt 2024 articles

I saw there are “paid” sponsor events, what are those?

  • Paid sponsor events can take place at any time during Disrupt or during Disrupt Side Event
  • Paid sponsored events get additional and guaranteed promotional benefits
  • To learn more about sponsored opportunities, fill out this form

Do you have an Side Events Guide?

Yes, please check out the guide here.

I have more questions, who should I contact?