U.S. San Francisco, Calif. – Three days to go to TechCrunch Disrupt, the world’s largest event for revolutionary startups in San Francisco Pier 48, California.
On Sep. 12, Disrupt will gather the brightest entrepreneurs, hackers, investors, venture capitalist and overall tech fans for an on-stage conference, interviews, competitions, exhibitions, and an all-around set up to debut as a startup.
On the main event – the Startup Battlefields – debuting companies and ventures have a real chance to get into the big leagues. To date, 76 participants in the startup competition have either gone public or joined a big enterprise, like last year’s winners who joined Snapchat and Microsoft.
Disrupt SF also counts with keynote speakers from all areas giving inside about current tech landscape. Some of them will be U.S Secretary of Defense Ash Carter; HBO’s Silicon Valley creator Mike Judge; Google Drive chief Diana Greene; and Pokémon Go CEO John Hanke.
Overall, the event will have over 5,000 attendees, most of them technologist, investors, entrepreneurs, and the media. Also, there will be more than 500 companies showcasing their products over the three days in the Startup Alley.
The Startup Battlefield is the world’s leading startup competition and is the heart of Disrupt SF
The Battlefield watches how startup founders expose their live investments in a big hall. Startup teams have under six minutes to explain their projects to a panel of judges and expect a definite answer in the form of funds and praise.
Participants of the contest had to apply beforehand and pass in a minimum of two pitch coaching sessions. These courses ensure that ventures are ready to communicate their visions to an audience.
2016 Disrupt will have 23 companies showcasing to a panel of judges made by investors. Previous winners of the challenge include Dropbox and Yammer.
The second main event is the Hackathon, where developers and engineers take part of a 24-hour test to create from scratch a new product and present it on stage.
How to assist to the event?
General Admission Ticket for the three-day event is $2,995 in the official page. The package grants full access to all the main events: the Startup Battlefield, the 24-hour Hackathon, the Hardware Alley Exhibition, and the after parties on Monday and Tuesday night.
College or university program can receive a reduced admission ($300) to Disrupt SF. To apply, students must send a copy of their enrollment status and copy of their university ID card to email@example.com.
Current full-time employees of government, federal or state institutions or active military receive an attendee ticket for $995. To get the discount, people must email firstname.lastname@example.org for a valid.gov email address with a copy of the government ID.
The CrunchMatch mobile app
Disrupt SF visitors can download the Disrupt app from the Google Play or the iTunes store, the Crunch Match. It contains information about the conference and an easy way to watch all the sessions on demand. There is also an inbuilt messaging app for attendees.
CrunchMath is also a network community for investors looking to set up meetings with startups of their interest. Hundreds of entrepreneurs are participating in the media.