Exhibiting your early-stage startup at TechCrunch Disrupt this year appears to be like an entire lot totally different than any earlier 12 months, and it’s actually massive information. For the primary time ever, TechCrunch will invite a curated cohort of 200 early-stage startups — formally generally known as the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield 200 — to TC Disrupt.
The one method an early-stage startup can exhibit at Disrupt or — pay shut consideration, people — compete within the world-renowned Startup Battlefield, is to undergo the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield 200 software course of. The chosen 200 will obtain free exhibition house on the present flooring for all three days of Disrupt. You learn that proper. Say goodbye to pay-for-play.
Apply here no later than July 31. Acceptance notices will begin rolling out July 1 so you’ll be able to plan your October.
The creativity and high quality of early-stage startups and their founders by no means ceases to amaze us. However, traditionally talking, selecting simply 20 startups to compete in Startup Battlefield and exhibit free of charge meant that we needed to say no to many unimaginable, investment-worthy startups. This new, curated course of permits 200 excellent startups to take part and obtain advantages related to the Startup Battlefield program.
Nonetheless, that is no stroll within the park. TechCrunch editors — a extremely discerning bunch — will vet hundreds of purposes, and the competitors will likely be intense. When you make the lower, you’ll obtain a VIP expertise, together with full entry to the present, unique workshops and pitch coaching (along with the free exhibition house). All TC Startup Battlefield 200 founders get to flash-pitch in entrance of buyers and TechCrunch editors. That sort of publicity holds life-changing potential.
Out of the Startup Battlefield 200 cohort, TechCrunch editors will select 20 corporations to be the Startup Battlefield finalists — choosing 20 out of 200 continues to be a frightening problem. These founders will obtain personal pitch teaching, pitch stay on the Disrupt most important stage in entrance of all the TC viewers and have a shot at claiming the $100,000 prize together with huge investor curiosity, media publicity and well-deserved bragging rights.
Simply being chosen for the TechCrunch Battlefield 200 boosts credibility and serves as an ideal speaking level while you’re beginning conversations with potential buyers and clients.
Assume you’ve got what it takes to hitch the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield 200? For starters, your organization ought to:
- Be an early-stage startup.
- Have a minimally viable product.
- Characterize any vertical.
- Characterize any geography.
- Have step-function innovation in your vertical.
- Be bootstrapped or have pre-scale funding (variable by trade).
We’re accepting purposes on a rolling foundation, so don’t drag your ft; submit your application here ASAP. The deadline is July 31, and we’ll begin sending out acceptance notices on July 1.
TechCrunch Disrupt takes place in San Francisco on October 18-20, with an internet day on October 21. If you wish to exhibit free of charge at Disrupt, take pleasure in a VIP expertise and have a shot at successful $100,000 within the Startup Battlefield, apply to be a part of the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield 200 earlier than July 31. If you wish to come and meet this implausible 200, seize a Launch ticket beneath!