Author: Alexandra Ames

TechCrunch returns to Berkeley this April for TC Sessions: Robotics + AI

TECHCRUNCH Who doesn’t love robotics? And who doesn’t love robotics and AI together for the first time? Take it all in at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall on April 18, 2019. Get your tickets today at the Early Bird discount of $249 while they last. Students, we even have deeply discounted $45 tickets just for you! TC Sessions: Robotics at UC Berkeley last year and MIT the year prior were epic by any standard. The speakers were the titans in the field — including Helen Greiner (CyPhyWorks), Rodney Brooks (ReThink Robotics), Ken Goldberg (UC Berkeley),...

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Five (more) reasons why Disrupt SF is where you should be on Sept. 5-7

TECHCRUNCH A few weeks ago, we posted the five top reasons why anyone in the startup scene — from new entrants to seasoned founders and investors — would be glad they attended Disrupt SF next Wednesday through Friday at San Francisco’s Moscone West. Among other great features, we mentioned the 107 interviews and Q&As on the stages at Disrupt, guided networking thanks to CrunchMatch, the peerless Startup Battlefield competition and deep, deep Startup Alley exhibit area. And there is so much more… The most-talked-about topics: Disrupt SF is showcasing the latest advancements and innovations in all of the hottest...

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Students and mentors: Apply for the all-new TC Include program at Disrupt SF with #BUILTBYGIRLS

TECHCRUNCH We’re going all out for this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt SF (September 5-7), which means more fantastic content, more of the most influential startup and tech leaders and tons of networking. As such, we are expanding our TC Include program at Disrupt SF and partnering with #BUILTBYGIRLS to host an engaging day full of interactive programming for even more students who are interested in tech and entrepreneurship. In the past we’ve worked with organizations like BUILD.org, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), the Academy for Software Engineering, NYC Foundation for Computer Science Education, The Young Women’s Leadership Schools of the Bronx & Astoria, Red Hook Initiative, Mission Bit, The Urban Assembly Maker Academy and The Girls’ Network to bring small groups of students to Disrupt. This year we are inviting up to 200 young women ages 15-22 to participate in our day-long TC Include program at Disrupt SF on Friday, September 7. Just like in past programs, students will get to have a Q&A session with a Disrupt SF speaker, go on a tour of Startup Alley with a TechCrunch staffer and have some free time to check out all of the great talks, workshops and other content that will be happening throughout Moscone West. On top of that, #BUILTBYGIRLS is giving students an exclusive opportunity to meet and interact with several established leaders in tech through a small-scale version of WAVE, 1:1 matching platform. #BUILTBYGIRLS WAVE connects high school and...

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Meet the author of The Lean Startup at Disrupt SF

TECHCRUNCH One of the many new features at TechCrunch Disrupt SF (Sept. 5-7) is the addition of a second stage and programming track at the show, which we’re calling The Next Stage. The goal of The Next Stage is to deliver more insights and wisdom to Disrupt SF attendees, especially founders, to help them navigate the startup odyssey better and faster. The Next Stage is also where much of the programming for the 14 tracks of Disrupt will take place. Learn what’s next for The Lean Startup Eric Ries is the author of the 2011 best seller, The Lean...

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Announcing space speakers and startups featured at Disrupt SF

TECHCRUNCH At Disrupt SF (Sept. 5-7), TechCrunch is running two big stages and doubling the amount of programming compared to past years. The goal is to cover more of the ever expanding startup ecosystem, including those amazing founders aiming to get off planet earth and tap the vast domain of space (Yes, the final frontier!) Space startups will also have a dedicated section of Startup Alley. (Founder tip: TechCrunch is offering five free exhibition spots in the space section of Startup Alley as part of our Top Picks program. Apply here – applications are open until June 29. Or...

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Announcing All Raise roundtable workshop, AMA and office hours at Disrupt SF

TECHCRUNCH TechCrunch is building an epic Disrupt SF (Sept. 5-7) and we’re proud to announce another major building block for the show, this one in line with TechCrunch’s Include program and the Justice/Diversity track at Disrupt. The recently launched All Raise will run a three-part workshop for women founders over two days at Disrupt SF. In case you missed the news, All Raise launched in April thanks to the efforts of 36 women partners at venture firms committed to promoting diversity among “funders & founders.” “Our mission is simple — to accelerate the success of female funders and founders,” All Raise...

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Apply to TechCrunch’s startup programs for Disrupt and Startup Battlefield with a single application

TECHCRUNCH At TechCrunch’s flagship Disrupt events, there are three ways for startups to get in the limelight. One is to win a spot in the prestigious Startup Battlefield competition. Another is to be selected as one of the editor-selected TC Top Picks to exhibit in one of the featured tracks in Startup Alley. Both of those opportunities are 100%  free. And the last is to apply for a highly affordable single day exhibitor pass for Startup Alley itself. Easy, right? You might think so but truth is TechCrunch made it hard in the past because the application process was fragmented...

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Ticket applications now open for Startup Battlefield Africa

TECHCRUNCH Calling all startup fans in Sub-Saharan Africa: TechCrunch is heading your way. We will be in Nairobi on October 11 to  host Startup Battlefield in partnership with Facebook! Keep reading to see what we’ve been up to. Since we last posted, the TechCrunch team has been hard at work arranging what is going to be a fantastic event. We reviewed over 700 applications and we are down to final review of the 15 companies that will compete in the Battlefield. At the same time, our editors have been diligently programming a spectacular agenda. Here are a sampling of the...

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