This goes to all founders of start-ups. Whether you are overwhelmed, overworked or postponed by the state of the world is simply an essential part of your DNA – it doesn't matter. Here's a reason to smile. We'll give you an extra week to apply to participate in Startup Battlefield during Disrupt 2020. Fill out your application before the new deadline expires June 26 at 11:59 p.m. (PT).
This is your moment to take a double handful of opportunities and step into a global spotlight. The virtual Disrupt 2020 represents our largest audience and our biggest launch platform ever – more investors, more media and more, everything. Once you've chosen our top-notch pitch-off, you'll compete against some of the world's best startups in the early stages.
The following is at stake: massive exposure that – whether you win the fight or not – can change your startup's trajectory, a startup article on TC.com, a 6-week mini-training program with TC editorial, all the benefits of a digital disrupt Digital Pro Pass (and a few more) and a shot at $ 100,000, the Disrupt Cup and all boastful rights.
You can apply if your company is at an early stage, has an MVP with a technical component (software, hardware or platform) and has received little or no major media coverage. Note: theinformationsuperhighway does not charge any registration or participation fees and does not raise equity. We accept founders from all areas, regions and industries.
Experienced theinformationsuperhighway Battlefield editors (such a picky bunch) review every application and select startups that meet their demanding standards for innovation and growth potential. The virtual competition will take place during Disrupt 2020 from September 14th to 18th.
Do you feel how the flop sweat builds up? Do not stress. All competing founders receive free theinformationsuperhighway expert coaching for weeks. Your pitch, demo and business model will shine like never before on matchday.
Startup Battlefield consists of two rounds. Each team has six minutes to present our jury of TC editors, experienced VCs and top entrepreneurs. Each team also faces a six-minute question and answer session. On the last day of the disruption, a handful of teams move from the original cohort to the final and face a new group of judges. You choose a team to take home the title, trophy and $ 100,000 prize.
Let's take a look at the other ways Battlefield competitors enjoy.
- Exhibit in the Digital Startup Alley and demonstrate your product to hundreds of people
- Connect with CrunchMatch, our AI platform. Use this option to set up 1: 1 virtual meetings with investors, the media, potential customers, or other startup influencers
- Exclusive access to Leadin Voices webinars: Hear how industry leaders share their strategies to adapt and succeed during and after the pandemic
- A startup article with your startup on theinformationsuperhighway.com
- A YouTube video advertised on theinformationsuperhighway.com
- Free subscription to Extra Crunch
- Free tickets for future theinformationsuperhighway events
You will also join Vurb, Dropbox, GetAround, Mint, Yammer, Fitbit and other members of the startup Battlefield alumni community. This impressive group, which so far consists of 902 companies, has raised $ 9 billion and generated 115 exits.
Happy to have an extra week to apply to join the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2020. The new deadline expires on June 26 at 11:59 p.m. (PT). Don't wait another minute. Use this extended opportunity.
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