Author: Emma Comeau

Announcing the TC Top Picks for Disrupt SF 2018

TECHCRUNCH When we put out the call for early-stage startups to apply to be a TC Top Pick at Disrupt San Francisco 2018, which takes place September 5-7, we knew we were in for something good. But crikey! The competition was fierce, and narrowing the field to a cohort of 60 startups was no easy task. Fortunately, we love a challenge, and our work here is done. Read on to find the list of winners and what they receive. TC Top Picks is our latest way to shine a spotlight on amazing pre-Series A startup founders. We carefully reviewed...

Read More

Catch the next wave of tickets to the TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital

TECHCRUNCH Our 13th annual TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital takes place on July 27, and we’re happy to announce we’ve just released a fourth batch of tickets to this fun Silicon Valley tradition. These tickets have been moving at a brisk pace, so if you’d like to join us in Menlo Park, be sure to buy your ticket today. Come and spend a relaxing evening of cocktails and conversation with your peers. Celebrate your shared entrepreneurial spirit in a beautiful setting (gotta love that deck) at August Capital. Meet and greet new, interesting and influential people — who...

Read More

New Disrupt SF Virtual Hackathon prizes announced from United Airlines and Sony

TECHCRUNCH TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2018 is bringing the world together, one hack at a time. With our flagship conference doubling in size this year, we decided to expand our Hackathon, too. Our first-ever Disrupt Virtual Hackathon is for developers, designers, hackers and marketers worldwide to show off their skills with a chance of getting a free pass to Disrupt SF, as well as several other great prizes. There’s about a month left to submit projects, so sign up today and start building! So how does it work? First you’ve got to sign up here and submit your hack by August 2. Then, we’ve gathered some great hackathon judges from Pinterest, Slack and more who will score all of the hacks submitted virtually. They’ll assign a rating from 1 to 5 based on the quality of the idea, technical implementation of the idea and the product’s potential impact. Teams with scores in the top 100 will receive up to 5 Innovator Passes to Disrupt SF for each of the members of their team. The top 30 of that group will move on to the semi-finals and be able to demo their creations at Disrupt SF. Then, 10 of the semi-finalists will take their team to The Next Stage to demo their product to the world. The “Best in Show” team will win a grand prize of $10,000 and be...

Read More

Win cash and prizes in the Virtual Hackathon at Disrupt SF 2018

TECHCRUNCH Our Startup Battlefield pitch competition may be legendary, but it’s not the only throw-down going on at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 on September 5-7. This year, in honor of the largest Disrupt event ever, we’ve launched the Virtual Hackathon. Thousands of the best developers, coders and hackers will compete — from anywhere in the world — to build tech products that address and solve a range of challenges. And we have even more contests, cash and prizes to share with you — more on that in a minute. Right now, you better sign up and get moving, because the deadline to submit your hacks is August 2. Our team of judges will review every eligible project and assign each submission a score between 1-5. Score criteria include the idea quality, technical implementation and potential market impact. The 100 highest-scoring teams will receive up to five Innovator Passes to attend TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018. They can enjoy everything the show has to offer, including (for starters) Startup Alley, incredible speakers from four unique stages, Startup Battlefield, Q&A sessions and the TC After Party — the perfect place to network in a fun atmosphere. The teams who make the top 30 will move on to compete in the semifinals at Disrupt SF, where they will demo their creation to a team of judges. Those judges will then select 10 teams to go on to...

Read More

Snag your ticket to the TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital

TECHCRUNCH Great news for all you Silicon Valley startup fans who have yet to score your ticket to the TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital on July 27: We’re releasing our third round of tickets today. Tickets are available on a strictly first-come, first-served basis, and the first two batches of tickets disappeared pretty darned quick. Don’t miss out on the party, people — buy your ticket today. We truly love this event, which explains why we’ve been holding this party for 13 consecutive years. August Capital, located in Menlo Park, provides a beautiful location, spacious grounds and a lovely deck...

Read More

Sign up for the Disrupt SF Virtual Hackathon today

TECHCRUNCH Developers and creators, this is your shot to flex your technical building skills for a chance to win free passes to Disrupt SF 2018 — and maybe even $10,000! Sign up today to participate in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 virtual hackathon! Here’s how the virtual Disrupt SF Hackathon works. Our expert judges will review, evaluate and score every eligible submitted hack. The 70 highest-scoring teams will each receive 5 Innovator passes to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, where they’ll get to check out hundreds of early-stage startups in Startup and Hardware Alley, hear from several entrepreneurs, investors and innovators in a series of interviews and fireside chats and...

Read More

Meet founders and investors at Disrupt SF 2018 with CrunchMatch

TECHCRUNCH In only a few short months — on September 5-7 — TechCrunch will play host to more than 10,000 members of the tech startup community at Disrupt San Francisco 2018. Our flagship event draws the best and brightest early-stage founders looking to launch, and investors to fund, their companies. Making the right connections in just three program-packed days can be a challenge, which is why we created CrunchMatch, a curated business match-making service that helps connect the founders with investors who share similar business goals. Here’s how CrunchMatch works. When founders register for Disrupt SF, they’ll get access...

Read More

One day left to apply for a FREE Startup Alley Exhibition Package at Disrupt SF 2018

TECHCRUNCH All good things, as the saying goes, must come to an end. And to which good thing do we refer? Your chance to exhibit for FREE as a TC Top Pick at Disrupt San Francisco 2018 on September 5-7. The application window slams shut tomorrow, June 29 at 5 p.m. (PST). Don’t miss out on your chance to showcase your early-stage startup to all the right people at a price anyone can afford: free. Apply right here, right now. Granted, not just any pre-Series A startup can qualify to be a TC Top Pick. For starters, your company must...

Read More

Right Now in Politics