Category: TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2019

May 30, 2019 Off

CrunchMatch returns to simplify networking at Disrupt SF 2019

By Jill T Frey

Ready to squeeze every bit of opportunity out of TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2019? TechCrunch’s flagship event returns to the Moscone North Convention Center on October 2-4 and — with more than 10,000 attendees — the networking opportunities are infinite. Your time, however, is not. Don’t worry, though. We’ve got your back — with CrunchMatch.

Get strategic with your time at Disrupt with CrunchMatch, TC’s free business match-making service. Here’s how to zero in on the people and connections that matter most to your business.

Create a profile listing your specific criteria, goals and interests. CrunchMatch (powered by Brella) works a bit of algorithmic magic to find like-minded startuppers and will suggest matches and, subject to your approval, propose meeting times and send meeting requests.

Everyone attending Disrupt SF can use CrunchMatch — founders looking for developers, investors in search of hot prospects, technology service providers … Read the rest

May 28, 2019 Off

Mobility startups: apply for a free Startup Alley spot as a TC Top Pick

By Jill T Frey

We’re hunting for bold, boundary-breaking founders of early-stage mobility startups to apply to our TC Top Picks program at Disrupt San Francisco 2019. “Bold and boundary-breaking” pretty much describes the current tech revolution taking place in mobility and transportation — one that Henry Ford and the Wright brothers could never have imagined.

Top Pick designees receive a VIP Disrupt experience. It starts with a free Startup Alley Exhibition package which, among other things, includes a full day exhibiting in Startup Alley. Top Picks attract a lot of media and investor interest, and they also receive invitations to special events at Disrupt SF — like the investor reception.

One special perk lasts long after the show ends. Each Top Pick will be interviewed by one of our TechCrunch editors live on the Showcase Stage, and we promote that interview across all our social media platforms.

Here’s what one co-founder had … Read the rest

May 23, 2019 Off

Apply to TC Hackathon at Disrupt SF 2019 before the spots disappear

By Jill T Frey

Calling all code whisperers, rock-star programmers and code poets. If you want to compete in the TechCrunch Hackathon at Disrupt San Francisco 2019 on October 2-4, do not wait. We’re limiting the hackathon to only 800 participants, and half of those spots are already gone, baby, gone. Don’t miss your chance for glory, cash and prizes. Apply for the hackathon today.

An important reminder: Applying to, and participating in, the hackathon is free. Plus, all competitors receive Expo Only passes for days one and two and an Innovator pass for day three of Disrupt SF.

This hackathon will challenge you both mentally and physically. Teams consisting of 4-6 people will choose one of several sponsored hack challenges and use sponsored APIs, data sets and other tools to design and build a creative solution to a real-world problem — in roughly 24 hours. Don’t have a team? No problem, we’ll … Read the rest

May 20, 2019 Off

Apply for a free Startup Alley Exhibitor spot at Disrupt SF 2019

By Jill T Frey

Do you love the word “free?” Of course, you do — what early-stage startup founder doesn’t? Consider this your personal invitation for a chance to exhibit your pre-Series A startup for free in Startup Alley at Disrupt San Francisco 2019 on October 2-4.

We’re searching for exceptional startups to apply for our TC Top Picks program. Our cadre of Top Picks will receive the VIP treatment and invaluable exposure to potential customers, investors and media. Fill out the application today; it’s quick and easy and it doesn’t cost a thing.

Applying may be easy, but our selection process is competitive. TechCrunch editors vet each application, and they’ll choose up to five startups in these categories: AI/Machine Learning, Biotech/Healthtech, Blockchain, Fintech, Mobility, Privacy/Security, Retail/E-commerce, Robotics/IoT/Hardware, SaaS and Social Impact & Education.

If you’re selected, you’ll get a free Startup Alley Exhibition Package good for one full day of exhibiting in … Read the rest

May 9, 2019 Off

48-hour flash sale: save an extra $200 on Disrupt SF 2019

By Jill T Frey

Jumpin’ Jack Flash-sale, startup fans! If you love the idea of saving even more money on passes to the preeminent tech conference focused on early-stage startups (and hey, who wouldn’t?), this is your chance. We’re holding a 48-hour flash sale that shaves an extra $200 off the price of select passses to Disrupt San Francisco 2019.

The flash sale starts at the stroke of midnight (PT) on Thursday, May 9 and runs through 11:59 p.m. PT Friday, May 10. Imagine experiencing Disrupt SF for less than the super-early-bird price. Crikey, that’s a good deal (even if we do say so ourselves). Jump on this offer now and buy your pass before the clock runs out.

Disrupt events always feature the most fascinating, relevant speakers in tech and investment, and this year is no exception to the rule. Hear from experts like Chris Dixon, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z)Read the rest

May 8, 2019 Off

Is your startup TC Top Pick material? Apply today.

By Jill T Frey

We’re hunting for a cadre of exciting early-stage startups to attend and exhibit at Disrupt San Francisco 2019 as part of our TC Top Pick program — for free. Not only that, if your company makes the cut, you’ll get the VIP treatment and receive a ton of media and investor attention. Sounds great, right? You bet. Gotta be a catch, right? Wrong.

The only thing you need to do is apply to be a TC Top Pick.

The application is super quick and easy, but the selection process is very competitive. Highly discerning TechCrunch editors will review every application. They’ll select up to five startups to represent each of these categories: AI/Machine Learning, Biotech/Healthtech, Blockchain, Fintech, Mobility, Privacy/Security, Retail/E-commerce, Robotics/IoT/Hardware, SaaS and Social Impact & Education.

TC Top Pick designees receive a free Startup Alley Exhibition package that includes one full day of exhibiting alongside hundreds of startups … Read the rest

April 29, 2019 Off

Founders, apply today for our free startup programs at Disrupt SF

By Jill T Frey

As spring takes its sweet time rolling across the northern hemisphere, October may not be the first thing on the minds of early-stage startup founders. But it should be. The experience that is Disrupt San Francisco 2019 takes place October 2-4, and now is precisely the time to make a move that could change the trajectory of your business.

We’re searching the world over for an elite fleet of outstanding early-stage startups to participate in two of our most exciting programs — TC Top Picks and Startup Battlefield. We’ve made it easy for you — fill out one application to be considered for both opportunities.

If your startup is selected as a TC Top Pick company, buckle up for a wild ride at Disrupt. Highly discerning TechCrunch editors review every application and will ultimately select up to five early-stage startups to represent each of the following tech categories: Artificial … Read the rest