Are you ready to disrupt? Apply for the startup battlefield

Posted on May 29 2014 - 12:44pm by Eric Tompkins



Aside from launching on the most visible stage in tech, a cash prize of $50,000 and our Disrupt Cup, our Battlefield teams get a lot more behind the scenes to be pumped about. For starters, companies receive coaching from TechCrunch staff and some of the best minds in the industry (Sequoia, EarlyBird Capital and the VegasTechFund to name a few) to ensure their pitches knock the socks off our judges.

At Disrupt, they’ll receive a free booth in the Battlefield section of startup alley to network their way to glory and the opportunity to rub elbows with our speakers and judges at VIP events.

Participating teams can also look forward to future perks like tickets to Disrupt conferences, VIP access at our meet-ups and of course TechCrunch swag.

Sooo is it worth it?

We think so! Outside of building a relationship and getting coverage from with TechCrunch , you’ll get great coaching on your pitch, feedback from top tier judges, access to investors, exposure to new partners and with over 200 press outlets attending Disrupt, potential coverage far beyond the guaranteed TechCrunch post and video.

Our Battlefield alumni have gone on to raise $2.4B and are an objectively a pretty impressive group.

And hey, even if you aren’t selected for the Battlefield, definitely sign up to attend Startup Alley. A previous attendee quantified their experience on slideshare for your enjoyment.

Where are they now? View Past winners of disrupt here

About the Author

Eric Tompkins is an Experienced Web Developer and Digital Media Professional. As well as a Professional Photographer and Technical Instructor. You can follow on Twitter @_codemics.