This one heads out to all the early-stage startup founders. Whether you’re overwhelmed by the state of the world, overworked– or procrastination is merely an intrinsic part of your DNA– it matters not. Here’s reason to smile. We’re giving you an additional week to use to compete in Start-up Battleground throughout Interrupt 2020.
Fill out your application prior to the brand-new deadline ends on June 26 at 11:59 pm (PT). This is your moment to get a double fistful of opportunity and enter a worldwide spotlight. The virtual Disrupt 2020 represents our biggest seeing audience and our most significant launch platform ever– more investors, more media and more, well, everything. If you’re picked to complete in our premier pitch-off, you’ll take on a few of the very best early-stage startups worldwide.
Here’s what’s at stake: Massive exposure that can– whether you win the fight or not– alter the trajectory of your startup, a launch article on TC.com, a 6 week mini-training program with TC editorial, all the benefits of a Digital Disrupt Digital Pro pass( and after that some)and a chance at $100,000, the Disrupt cup and all the bragging rights.
You’re eligible to apply if your company is early phase, has an MVP with a tech component (platform, hardware or software) and hasn’t gotten much, if any, significant media protection. Keep in mind: TechCrunch does not charge any application or involvement fees or take any equity. We accept founders from all markets, backgrounds and geographies.
Veteran TechCrunch Battleground editors (such a choosy lot) review every application and choose startups that satisfy their discerning requirements for innovation and growth potential. The virtual competition takes place during Disrupt 2020, which ranges from Sept. 14– 18.
Feel that flop sweat developing? Don’t stress. All competing creators get weeks of complimentary specialist coaching from TechCrunch. Your business, pitch and demo model will shine like never previously on game day.
Start-up Battlefield consists of 2 rounds. Each group has six minutes to pitch and demonstration to our panel of TC editors, specialist VCs and leading business owners. Each team also deals with a six-minute Q&A. Out of the initial accomplice, a handful of teams will move to the finals– on the last day of Disrupt– and pitch again to a new set of judges. They’ll select one group to take home the title, the cup and the $100,000 reward.
Let’s take a peek at what other opportunities Battlefield competitors enjoy.
- Display in Digital Start-up Alley and demo your product to hundreds of individuals
- Network with CrunchMatch, our AI-powered platform. Use it to set up virtual 1:1 meetings with investors, media, prospective customers or any other start-up influencers
- Special access to Leading Voices Webinars: Hear top market minds share their strategies for adapting and growing throughout and after the pandemic
- A launch short article including your start-up on TechCrunch.com
- A YouTube video promoted on TechCrunch.com
- Free subscription to Additional Crunch
- Free passes to future TechCrunch occasions
You’ll also sign up with the similarity Vurb, Dropbox, GetAround, Mint, Yammer, Fitbit and other members of the Startup Battlefield Alumni community. This impressive group, made up (up until now) of 902 companies, has actually collectively raised $9 billion and generated 115 exits.
Rejoice, you have one extra week to use to contend in Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2020. The brand-new deadline expires on June 26 at 11:59 pm (PT). Don’t wait another minute. Maximize this prolonged chance.
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Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.