Disrupt San Francisco 2020, the top floor of the startup tech conference, will take place in Moscone West from September 14-16. It's an event you don't want to miss, and we're here to give early founders one of the best ways to get the most out of the disrupt experience. Apply to the Battlefield startup for the coveted Disrupt Cup and the even more coveted $ 100,000 prize.
Let us pause here to get important news. We know that COVID-19 has brought many challenges, but Disrupt SF is still on schedule (keep an eye on our updates here). Like founders of startups everywhere, we quickly learn where, when and how to pan. Check out our new Disrupt Digital Pass option.
This epic pitch competition is the stuff of Silicon Valley legend. Cloudflare, Mint.com, Dropbox, Vurb, Get Around – these are just a few of the many companies that participated in the startup Battlefield. This is how everything works
The important things first. Application, training and competition are 100 percent free. theinformationsuperhighway does not charge fees or raise equity. Who can apply to participate in the Battlefield startup? Excellent question. You can apply – regardless of location or industry – if your startup deletes these lower bars.
- Your start must be at an early stage
- You have an MVP with a technical component – software, hardware or platform
- You have received little or no major media coverage
The theinformationsuperhighway editors scrutinize every application and select about 20 of the most innovative startups. If you make the cut, your team will receive several weeks of intensive training with our startup Battlefield team. You optimize your pitch, your business model and your live demo. No stress – you are thoroughly prepared to impress.
On the big day, you will enter the Disrupt Main Stage in front of thousands of influential participants, investors and global media. We're also streaming the event live on theinformationsuperhighway.com. It will be difficult for you to find a more enthusiastic audience or a better launch pad for your startup.
The teams only have six minutes to present themselves to an expert jury (highly regarded VCs and technologists). The judges track each pitch with questions and answers. Only four to six startups reach the final for another round of pitch, demo and grill in front of a new group of judges.
From this elite of finalists, a startup will emerge that will win the Disrupt Cup, the $ 100,000 price without shares and the massive media presence and investor attention. Buckle up because it can be a life changing experience.
But keep in mind – all Startup Battlefield competitors benefit from the advantages of being in this bright media and investor spotlight. You will also become part of the Startup Battlefield Alumni Community. Together, these elite companies have raised $ 9 billion and made more than 115 successful exits (IPOs or acquisitions). Imagine the network options.
Disrupt San Francisco 2020 will take place from September 14th to 16th. Don't miss your shot to start your startup on a grand scale. Apply today for the startup Battlefield. Come and show the world what you have!
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