Startup Battlefield

  • Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Viva Technology conference

    Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Viva Technology conference

    Third time is a charm. Viva Technology (or “VivaTech” for short) hosted its kick-off press conference to present this year’s event. And this year is going to be quite special for TechCrunch as well because we’re hosting a Startup Battlefield Europe at VivaTech and a Hackathon. Hosted at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the press conference started off with Foreign… Read More

  • Registration is now open for Disrupt SF 2018

    Registration is now open for Disrupt SF 2018

    Hey startup world, get ready for the biggest, most ambitious TechCrunch Disrupt event ever. Disrupt, the world’s top technology and startup event, will take place in San Francisco on September 5-7, 2018, and it’s about to level-up in a big way. This is the one tech event you do not want to miss, and tickets are on sale now. For starters, as we mentioned late last year… Read More

  • Fleet raises $10M Series A to make international logistics speedier and more transparent

    Fleet raises $10M Series A to make international logistics speedier and more transparent

    Fleet, a startup focused on making international logistics less onerous for small companies, announced that it has raised a Series A of $10 million. The round was led by Lufthansa Cargo, the German airline’s air cargo subsidiary, with participation from new and returning investors Hunt Technology, UPS, UP2398 and 1517 Fund. Read More

  • Only 48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield Dubai

    Only 48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield Dubai

    Update: The event will now take place in January 2019, the following post has been updated with postponement information. The clock is running out on your chance to compete in the very first TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Dubai hosted by Area 2071 in January 2019. The application window closes on January 25th, 2018 at 9 p.m. PST. That means you have just 48 hours left to get the job… Read More

  • A new date for Startup Battlefield Dubai

    A new date for Startup Battlefield Dubai

    We’re thrilled to be heading to Dubai, but as it turns out, it will be a little later than expected. Because of scheduling changes, Startup Battlefield Dubai, originally slated for April 2018, will now take place in January 2019. This will give us even more time to make this an incredible event in a truly exciting region for tech and startups. Read More

  • Apply today for TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Dubai

    Apply today for TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Dubai

    Technology innovation and entrepreneurial genius exists across the globe. That’s why in 2017 TechCrunch took the Startup Battlefield to Africa,  Australia, Europe and San Francisco. In 2018, we’re heading to Dubai and joining forces with the UAE’s new innovation hub, Area 2071. We’re looking for 15 of the world’s best early-stage startups to join us there in April. Read More

  • TechCrunch to host Startup Battlefield in Dubai with Area 2071

    TechCrunch to host Startup Battlefield in Dubai with Area 2071

    TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is headed to Dubai on its continuing quest to find and feature the best early-stage startups around the world. Slated for April 2018, Startup Battlefield Dubai will feature global startups with a focus on three categories: governance, logistics and distribution. Startups from all over the world are invited to apply to compete. Read More

  • Meet the five finalists at the Disrupt Berlin Startup Battlefield

    Meet the five finalists at the Disrupt Berlin Startup Battlefield

    Disrupt is back in Berlin, where 15 teams have just taken the stage as part of the Startup Battlefield. Each startup demonstrated their product and answered questions from our expert judges. Afterwards, we narrowed it down to five companies that will be competing tomorrow to take home €42,000 and the Battlefield Cup. Tune in tomorrow at 3:10pm Berlin time to watch the finals. Read More

  • ftcash helps Indian businesses accept cashless payments and loans them money

    ftcash helps Indian businesses accept cashless payments and loans them money

    A Mumbai-based startup called ftcash is helping small businesses in India move beyond cash. In some cases, it’s also providing loans to fund their operations. Co-founder Vaibhav Lodha, who demonstrated ftcash on-stage today at TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield, said he first got the idea from his newspaper vendor, who complained that none of his customers seemed to have the cash at… Read More

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