Category: Events

June 10, 2019 Off

Get your tickets to the TechCrunch 14th Annual Summer Party

By Jill T Frey

Hey startuppers, it’s time to save the date and get your ticket to the best Silicon Valley soiree of the season. This year marks the 14th return of the TechCrunch Summer Party — a time to relax, connect and imbibe with your startup siblings.

We’re excited to announce that we’re hosting more than 1,000 guests at the beautiful Park Chalet, San Francisco’s coastal beer garden. Come out, kick back, grab a drink and enjoy a variety of tasty bites, while enjoying the park views. We’re also excited to announce our VC firm partners for the event: August Capital, Battery Ventures, Data Collective, and Uncork Capital.

Tickets to this popular event will go fast, which means get them while you can! Tickets are available on a rolling basis, so if you miss out on this batch, don’t despair. Simply sign up here and we’ll let … Read the rest

June 8, 2019 Off

48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF and win $100,000

By Jill T Frey

What’s on your to-do list in the next 48 hours? Move “launch my awesome early-stage startup to the world” to the top of the list and apply to compete in the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt San Francisco 2019 on October 2-4 in front of 10,000 live attendees and tens of thousands online.

Your opportunity to compete head-to-head against a handpicked cadre of the best early-stage startups expires in just 48 hours. It won’t cost you a dime to apply or to compete. Compare that to the price of a missed opportunity.

Judging by applications we’ve received so far, the Startup Battlefield at DSF ’19 promises to be an epic showdown. One winner will claim the storied Disrupt Cup and the $100,000 equity-free cash prize — but all participants benefit from a huge amount of potentially life-changing media and investor attention.

Case in point: All Startup Battlefield teams receive private pitch … Read the rest

June 6, 2019 Off

Zoox co-founder Jesse Levinson is coming to TC Sessions: Mobility

By Jill T Frey

Autonomous vehicle startup Zoox has a history of keeping its progressive plans to itself. But that’s starting to change.

The venture-backed company that is creating ground-up fully autonomous electric vehicles is ready to share a bit more about its tech, strategy and plans. And who better to talk to than co-founder and CTO Jesse Levinson, the person who oversees the company’s software, artificial intelligence, computing and sensing platforms.

We’re excited to announce that Levinson will join us onstage at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10 in San Jose. TechCrunch will discuss with Levinson the tech that is driving the company’s autonomous vehicles, recent changes at Zoox — including its new CEO Aicha Evans, challenges facing the company and its deployment plans.

Levinson is among a group of insiders who participated in early government-backed competitions aimed at pushing the development of autonomous vehicles. While completing a computer science PhD … Read the rest

June 6, 2019 Off

Here’s why you should exhibit in Startup Alley at Disrupt SF 2019

By Jill T Frey

Don’t miss your chance to navigate your early-stage startup through an ocean of opportunity at Disrupt San Francisco 2019, our flagship event that takes place October 2-4. We’re talking about exhibiting in Startup Alley, the entrepreneurial heart and soul of every Disrupt.

Exhibiting in the Alley places your business in the path of more than 10,000 attendees and 400 media outlets. Cash, media coverage and customers are essential elements for early startup success and, whether you’re looking for investors, a profile by an accredited tech journalist or to build relationships with prospective customers, you’ll increase your odds significantly when you show your stuff in Startup Alley.

Last year, exhibitors using CrunchMatch — our attendee networking platform — scheduled more than 1,300 meetings and collectively raised $31 million in the months following Disrupt SF 2018. Not too shabby, right?

You have two ways to score an exhibitor table in … Read the rest

June 5, 2019 Off

What to expect from E3 2019

By Jill T Frey

E3 2019 is shaping up to be a bit of an in-between year. Nintendo Switch sales have finally started slowing, but the company’s a ways off from its next-generation console. Microsoft and Sony will be offering info on theirs soon, but we likely won’t be seeing much — especially from the latter, which has opted to sit out this show altogether.

Still, there will be plenty to see next week in Los Angeles. Here’s what we expect so far.

Microsoft: Google, of all companies, made the biggest splash at GDC back in March, announcing Stadia, its live-streaming gaming service. Look for Microsoft to hit back this week, with a lot more information surrounding its competitor, Project xCloud. We have even fewer details about Microsoft’s offering, though the company has compared it to music streaming services like Spotify.

We could get a glimpse of some next-generation hardware at the event, … Read the rest

June 4, 2019 Off

Time is running out on the biggest Disrupt SF 2019 savings

By Jill T Frey

Here’s an important reminder to all the shoe-string startups, frugal founders, budget-minded makers and, well, anyone else who loves to save a buck. You have two weeks left to reap the biggest savings on passes to Disrupt San Francisco 2019.

We offer passes to suit every budget and, depending on the type of pass you buy, the super early-bird pricing can save you up to $1,800. But that opportunity to save big disappears on June 21 at precisely 11:59 p.m. (PT). Procrastination is not your friend. Be a super early bird, buy your pass today and save yourself some serious dough. Plus, you can lock in this super-low price but spread your payments for the event over time by selecting the payment plan option during checkout.

Now get ready to experience all the opportunity, innovation and inspiration that TechCrunch’s flagship Disrupt event offers. We expect more than 10,000 attendees … Read the rest

June 4, 2019 Off

Aurora’s head of product is coming to TC Sessions: Mobility

By Jill T Frey

Self-driving car startup Aurora might be as buzzy as they come. The company raised more than $530 million just a few months ago in a round led by Sequoia Capital, and with “significant investment” from Amazon and T. Rowe Price Associates. We’ve learned Aurora isn’t shy about using that capital, with two acquisitions in the books.

But how, when and where will Aurora’s autonomous vehicle technology end up? Lia Theodosiou-Pisanelli, who leads product development and program management for all of Aurora’s partnerships, will join us onstage at TC Sessions: Mobility to give us the scoop.

Theodosiou-Pisanelli has had an up-close view of the autonomous vehicle industry. Prior to joining Aurora this spring, she was director of business development for Lyft’s self-driving technology business, Level 5.

Her background in global government relations at Square, as well as a U.S. Trade Representative at the White House, gives Theodosiou-Pisanelli insight into how … Read the rest

June 3, 2019 Off

Is your event strategy paying off? How to calculate your event ROI

By Jill T Frey

Events have increasingly become an important channel in the marketing mix, despite how notoriously “impossible” it is to measure the ROI, or return on investment. When people show up to your event, they are willingly giving you their attention for hours on end – not trying to avoid attention-grabbing ads.

A well produced experience provides a great way to reach outside of your existing networks, build a pipeline of new customers, transform existing customers into superfans, and position your brand as a thought leader. In 2017, only 7% of marketers … Read the rest

June 3, 2019 Off

Flash Sale! Buy a mobility startup package, get one for free at Disrupt SF

By Jill T Frey

Check your calendars, mobility startup fans. It’s only five short weeks until TC Sessions: Mobility 2019 goes down in San Jose. Get ready to dive into the current state of mobility, challenge assumptions, put hyperbole in its place and help shape the future of these rapidly evolving technologies.

And if you want to expose your early-stage mobility startups to mobility’s brightest, most influential founders, technologists and investors, take advantage of this limited-time flash sale. When you buy a demo table at TC Sessions: Mobility you’ll get a free Startup Alley Exhibitor Package at Disrupt San Francisco 2019*. And guess what — in addition to a demo space, both events’ startup packages come with three attendee tickets!

This double-demo opportunity comes to a grinding halt on Friday, June 7 at 11:59 pm (PT) and is exclusively for early-stage mobility startups. Don’t miss your chance to showcase your company to thousands of … Read the rest

June 3, 2019 Off

Registration for Disrupt Berlin 2019 is now open

By Jill T Frey

A big shout out to all you savvy startuppers — the day you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. Yup, registration for Disrupt Berlin 2019 is officially open for business. We’re kicking things off with a super early-bird special, and that means only one thing — serious savings. Buy your passes now, and you can save up to €600. Das ist wunderbar!

Our premier tech conference takes place on 11-12 December, and it draws an international startup community from more than 50 countries. There’s no better place to discuss, learn about and showcase the game-changing technologies that promise to shape the future.

You’ll experience two full days of intense programming. That includes world-class speakers and panelists — founders, investors and icons — who share their experiences, advice and insight. Last year, we had the pleasure of hearing Frank Salzgeber (European Space Agency), Lizzie Chapman (ZestMoney) and Rafal Modrzewski (ICEYE) … Read the rest