Applications still open for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF ’18 – TechCrunch

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Might your startup use $100,000? Then drop no matter you’re doing and apply to compete in Startup Battlefield when you nonetheless can. Purposes are nonetheless open to qualifying corporations — which means you haven’t but launched to the general public and have obtained little to no press protection. Startup Battlefield takes place at Disrupt San Francisco 2018 on September 5-7. Don’t miss out in your likelihood to introduce your organization from the world’s largest startup stage. Apply right now.

That is no “atypical” Disrupt SF. That is our largest, most bold Disrupt ever and, this yr, it’s the one Disrupt going down in North America. That’s why we supersized the Startup Battlefield grand prize to $100,000 money. And right here’s extra excellent news. TechCrunch doesn’t take any charges or fairness from Battlefield startups, and it doesn’t price something to use or to take part within the competitors.

Right here’s a fast have a look at how Startup Battlefield works. Seasoned TechCrunch editors overview every utility and choose roughly 20-30 corporations in a extremely aggressive vetting course of. TechCrunch selects contestants primarily based on their staff, product and market potential, and the acceptance price is roughly three to 6 p.c.

Every staff receives free pitch teaching from the seasoned TechCrunch staff and will probably be well-prepared to step onto the Disrupt Fundamental Stage. Within the preliminary spherical, groups get six minutes to pitch and demo their merchandise to a panel of judges composed of TechCrunch editors, prime VCs, technologists and entrepreneurs. After every pitch, judges observe up with a Q & A.

The judges then choose six corporations to maneuver ahead to a remaining pitch-off in entrance of a contemporary set of judges — and a second set of follow-up questions. From the six comes one startup to say the title of champion, win the vaunted Disrupt Cup and take dwelling the most important grand prize within the historical past of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield.

The whole Battlefield takes place in entrance of a dwell viewers of a number of thousand startup fans — together with influential VCs, buyers and media retailers (representing greater than 400 retailers). We additionally live-stream the entire shebang all over the world on, YouTube, Fb and Twitter (and make it accessible afterward demand).

Each Startup Battlefield contestant, whatever the final result, joins the ranks of the Startup Battlefield Alumni neighborhood. We’re speaking nearly 800 corporations — together with notables like Mint, Dropbox, Yammer, Fitbit, Getaround and Cloudflare. These alumni corporations have collectively raised greater than $eight billion in funding and produced greater than 100 exits.

And in a basic “however wait, there’s extra” second, TechCrunch additionally offers free exhibit house in Startup Alley for all three days of Disrupt SF to all Battlefield contestants. Between the Battlefield competitors publicity and exhibit time in Startup Alley, the networking potentialities are virtually limitless.

Startup Battlefield takes place at Disrupt San Francisco 2018 on September 5-7. Purposes to Startup Battlefield received’t be open for much longer, so apply right now. We will’t wait to see you there!

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