events

  • 2012 Disrupt Hackathon Morning

    Morning, Hackers! The 24-Hour Disrupt NYC Hackathon: Coding Ends, Judging Starts Soon

    It’s been a long, caffeine-fueled ride for the hundreds of hackers who have set up at our big Disrupt NY 2012 Hackathon, but the furious process of taking a wild idea and turning it into something real is finally winding down. Projects were being finalized, UIs were being tweaked, last minute Red Bulls were being downed — it was a quite a sight to see everyone buckling down for… Read More

  • Third Pivot’s The Charm? Events Site Ravn Becomes Flash Sales Site Touch Of Modern

    Third Pivot’s The Charm? Events Site Ravn Becomes Flash Sales Site Touch Of Modern

    No one ever called a limit on the number pivots a company can do, right? So here’s the latest at a company we’ve been watching for a while now. RAVN, an event planning and sharing app that itself was the product of a pivot from the developers behind “experiences marketplace” Skyara, has sent a letter out to its users telling them that the app is getting shut down at… Read More

  • Triptrotting Revamps Its Website, Adds Social Activities & Curated Events For Travelers

    Triptrotting Revamps Its Website, Adds Social Activities & Curated Events For Travelers

    Fresh on the heels of its $1 million Series A, Triptrotting, a startup that aims to connect travelers with hosts, is relaunching its website with a number of changes. In addition to improved design and functionality, the website also introduces new features which aim to better connect travelers with each other as well as with their local hosts. Read More

  • TicketLeap Introduces Seating Chart Design Tools For Ambitious Event Planners

    TicketLeap Introduces Seating Chart Design Tools For Ambitious Event Planners

    Sure there are services to sell tickets to arenas and event spaces (not to mention parties and the like) but thus far there hasn’t been a good way to allow customers to pick their seats. TicketLeap, a ticketing website, has solved that problem. Wedding planners don’t get too excited yet: the system is mostly for folks who run bigger event spaces like halls and arenas. You can lay… Read More

  • Reminder: The TC DC Mini-Meetup Is Tonight

    Reminder: The TC DC Mini-Meetup Is Tonight

    Just a reminder: today is the most important day of the year. It’s TC DC Mini Meet-up Night! We’re here in DC and we’re looking forward to meeting with you all at RFD (810 7th St NW) at 6pm for some networking, some fun, and some start-up talk. I’ve been doing these things in the US and Europe for a few years now and my style is very laid back and very organic. This is… Read More

  • Have Fear Of Missing Out? timeRAZOR Connects You With Nearby Events

    Have Fear Of Missing Out? timeRAZOR Connects You With Nearby Events

    timeRAZOR, the D.C.-area startup which raised $3.4 million pre-launch to build a better events finder, has arrived today on mobile. The new apps, available for both iOS and Android, work by using your phone’s geolocation features combined with a built-in recommendation engine to help suggest nearby events that you may have otherwise missed. It also integrates with your phone’s… Read More

  • GeeknRolla rocks into the London Web Summit, March 19

    Way back in 2009 there was no large event dedicated to technology startups in the UK. TechCrunch, under Mike Arrington, was busy trying to get its TechCrunch50/Disrupt programme going in the US, and outside of local meetups, the TC event juggernaut still had yet to arrive in Europe. My friend and colleague Robin Wauters was doing Plugg in Brussels, but there wasn’t a startup event in London. Read More

  • The Uphill Battle Of Social Event Sharing: A Post-Mortem for Plancast

    The Uphill Battle Of Social Event Sharing: A Post-Mortem for Plancast

    Nearly three years ago, I left my position at TechCrunch to start my own Internet business, with the idea of creating a web application that’d help people get together in real-life rather than simply helping them connect online as most social networking applications had done. Alas, our efforts began to stall after several months post-launch, and we were never able to scale beyond a… Read More

  • Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    The nominations have been tabulated and the votes are in. Over 300,000 nominations were calculated across 20 categories. Along with our partners GigaOm and VentureBeat, we are very proud to announce the finalists for 2011’s best in technology. Voting begins now. For 2011, we’ve added some new categories. Best Location App, Best Cloud Services and Biggest Social Impact join the… Read More

  • Facebook Launches Suggested Events Feature Based On Checkins

    Facebook Launches Suggested Events Feature Based On Checkins

    We’re creatures of habit. We go where we’ve already gone. That’s why Facebook’s new Suggested Events feature I just discovered is so powerful — it knows where we’ve been thanks to our checkins. Replacing the old Friends’ Events sub-tab of the home page’s Events bookmark, Suggested Events helps you discover things to do that take place at… Read More

  • Mark Your Calendars—In 2012, TechCrunch Will Bring The Crunchies, Disrupt, And More Events

    Mark Your Calendars—In 2012, TechCrunch Will Bring The Crunchies, Disrupt, And More Events

    We are gearing up for 2012 and getting ready to bring you some major events you will want to put on your calendars. Our dates are already locked in for the Crunchies, Disrupt NYC and SF, and our annual summer bash at August Capital. International events are also in the works. The Crunchies—January 31 TechCrunch will kick off 2012 with The Crunchies along with our partners GigaOm and… Read More

  • Save the date: TechCrunch Baltics event, Feb 9th in Riga

    We’ll we’ve run a lot of TechCrunch meetups all over Europe since 2007, getting to most of the major European cities. But there’s one place we haven’t got a chance to hit and that’s the tiger economies of the Baltic states: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The latter is of course where, famously, Skype was largely developed. So we’re putting that right with… Read More

  • Backed By Tandem, UpOut Launches A ‘Realtime Yelp’ For Spontaneous Local Event Discovery

    Backed By Tandem, UpOut Launches A ‘Realtime Yelp’ For Spontaneous Local Event Discovery

    This summer, Tandem Entrepreneurs raised a $40 million fund to continue investing in its incubator and capital fund, both focused exclusively on startups building solutions for the mobile space. One of the four companies (which includes JungleApps, GimmieWorld, and Flit) funded in Tandem’s most recent batch is coming out of private beta today to get young people off the couch and into… Read More

  • SeatGeek Unveils Columbus, A “Pandora For Live Events”

    SeatGeek Unveils Columbus, A “Pandora For Live Events”

    Sometimes you want to go out, but aren’t sure what’s going on in your city that would interest you. SeatGeek, the ticket search engine for live events, is launching an event discovery engine today called Columbus that helps you find concerts, sporting events, and live shows in your area. It is a “Pandora for live events” says SeatGeek co-founder Jack Groetzinger. You… Read More

  • The Europas Awards for European tech startups launches – enter now

    The Europas, the European Tech Startup Awards, were held for the second time December 2010, in London, supported by TechCrunch Europe. It was the culmination of a month of online voting by the European tech startup industry for the finalists, where some 33,126 votes were cast, judges deliberated over the results and over 350 people joined the cream of Europe’s startups, VCs and… Read More

  • Fampus Launches Social Events Site For Universities

    Fampus Launches Social Events Site For Universities

    Good startups often emerge from situations where the founder is attempting to solve a problem they themselves have. That was certainly the case with collegiate events site Fampus, created by 22-year old Brittany Brody, now a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a new arrival to the university in 2008, Brody wanted to get involved on campus, but was frustrated by the lack of a… Read More

  • More Tickets To Our 6th Annual Summer Party At August Capital Are On Sale Now

    More Tickets To Our 6th Annual Summer Party At August Capital Are On Sale Now

    Our 6th annual summer August Capital Party is almost here! Today we are releasing our next set of 100 tickets. The August Capital Party will be held on the beautiful and sunny Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park on July 29th from 5:30 – 10:00pm, following our Mobile First CrunchUp. You will see an amazing mix of startup demos, giveaways, drinks and much more. Tickets are $40 and sell out… Read More

  • Mobile First Speaker LineUp: Joe Hewitt, Omar Hamoui, Kevin Systrom, And More

    At the end of this month, we are putting on a Mobile First CrunchUp, which will focus on the increasingly popular strategy of creating a mobile product first, and a regular Web product second, if ever. Mobile is just a more interesting part of the Web right now for many reasons—iPhone/Android, tablets, location-aware apps, cell phone cameras, GPS. People are so interested in this topic… Read More

  • Tickets To Our 6th Annual Summer Party At August Capital Are On Sale Now

    Tickets To Our 6th Annual Summer Party At August Capital Are On Sale Now

    We only have a couple more weeks left until our 6th annual summer party at August Capital. Our first two batches of 100 tickets sold out in under an hour. Today we are releasing 100 more. The party will follow our Mobile First CrunchUp on July 29th and will be held in Menlo Park from 5:30 – 10:00pm. There will be a mix of startup demos, drinks, giveaways, networking and fun on one of… Read More

  • Our Next Batch Of Tickets To Our 6th Annual August Capital Party Are On Sale Now

    Summer is here and our 6th annual August Capital Party is just around the corner. Last week we released 100 tickets, all of which sold out in under an hour. Today we are releasing our next set of 100 tickets. The August Capital Party will be held on the gorgeous Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park on July 29th from 5:30 – 10:00pm, preceding our Mobile First CrunchUp. This party is a great way… Read More

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