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Jun 24th 2013

TechCrunch Disrupt 2013

TechCrunch Disrupt SF is fast approaching! Be sure to register for our seventh annual conference to witness the launch of a new group of remarkable startups and hear fresh insights from innovative entrepreneurs within the technology world.

Disrupt is widely known for its influential speaking lineup, and this year is no different. Our first set of confirmed speakers includes:
Disrupt will kick off with the ever-popular Hackathon, an international hackers and developers event that hacks a product within 24 hours. Selected winners have the opportunity to present their product on the Disrupt stage (don't forget your energy drinks and nerf guns).

At the core of the Disrupt conference is Startup Battlefield, where select companies launch live before a panel of expert judges. Six companies advance to the final round, hoping to travel home with an extra $50,000 in their pockets as well as the highly prized Disrupt Cup.

With previous years' winners and finalists including Mint.com, Yammer and Dropbox, Battlefield candidates have high-profile competitions waiting for them in store. Don't wait any longer, jump into the battle and apply now!

Interested in participating in other ways at Disrupt? Check out Startup Alley, where early-stage companies show off their groundbreaking talent and technology. Attendees select an "Audience Choice Winner" to compete on stage as part of Battlefield. E-mail startupalley@techcrunch.com with any questions.

We hope to see you there! Stay tuned for more updates.

Jul 10th 2012

TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Names Marquee Speakers


Get ready for TechCrunch Disrupt SF, our sixth annual conference that brings together early stage startups and notable influencers in the technology community. We're expecting a great turn out and already have confirmed our first set of notable speakers that will share their insights and expertise during the show:

  • Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, Salesforce.com
  • Ben Horowitz, co-founder and partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Joel Klein, executive vice president and CEO, News Corp education division

The conference has also extended the deadline for applications to its Startup Battlefield, giving more entrepreneurs the opportunity to compete for the top spot. TechCrunch selects 30 un-launched startups to debut at the show, exposing them to an audience of innovators, angels, venture capitalists, media and industry experts. Former competitors to have launched on the Battlefield include Yammer, Mint.com and Dropbox.

To apply, eligible companies should have a product they will launch on stage for the first time, or have a product that has not been widely exposed and has not been public for more than three months. Applications must be received before July 13 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Learn more about our speakers here and conference details are available here. Hope to see you there!

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