We’re huge believers in 2nd opportunities here at TechCrunch, which’s fantastic news for early-stage founders who didn’t use to contend in the Start-up Battleground during Disrupt 2020 (September 14-18). Your second possibility can be found in the type of two Wild Card entries to the world’s most legendary startup competition.
Want a shot to head-to-head with a few of the very best brand-new start-ups from all over the world? Go buy a Digital Startup Street Package and show your standout startup to countless Disrupt 2020 guests. TechCrunch editors will designate two impressive early-stage start-ups from Digital Start-up Alley as Wild Card entries.
You’ll have just a couple of days to prepare before you join the other Start-up Battleground rivals and deliver a six-minute pitch and demonstration to a panel of judges– top-name VCs and technologists. You’ll likewise answer a Q&A after your pitch. If you make it through to round two, you’ll do it all again to a fresh set of experts.
The prize? Huge direct exposure to media and investors (whether you win or not), magnificence in the form of the Disrupt Cup and $100,000 in sweet, equity-free money.
Pro suggestion: Display in Digital Start-up Alley and you’re eligible for a Wild Card slot– even if you applied to Startup Battlefield Didn’t make it into the last associate. You came so close– do not pass up your 2nd chance!
Exhibiting in Digital Startup Alley by itself is a win-win proposal. Present your tech and skill to thousands of people worldwide, expand your network, construct collaborations, attract investors, construct your client base and increase your brand name acknowledgment.
“I met many industry experts– makers, online marketers, engineers– I even satisfied people thinking about investing in my company. Promoting these relationships over the long term will assist my business scale and assist me grow as an innovator.”– Felicia Jackson, innovator and founder of CPRWrap.
Buy a Digital Startup Street Plan, hang your shingle in Startup Street and prepare to get in touch with the prominent people who can assist you construct your company. Think in second opportunities– you just might earn a Wild Card entry to Start-up Battleground and take a page out of RecordGram‘s playbook. They rode the Wild Card to amount to success as Battlefield champs. Go for it!
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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.