You read that right. The big announcement came yesterday – theinformationsuperhighway Disrupt is now completely virtual. What does that mean for startup Battlefield? More opportunity. The best companies from around the world, an even bigger launch platform, the eyes of more investors from around the world and the press presence at the largest conference theinformationsuperhighway has held so far. The conference will be available worldwide over five days from September 14th to 18th. Founder. These. Is. Your. Shot. Applications will close on June 19. Get your app as soon as possible.
Successful start-up founders face challenges with determination and persistence – and seize every opportunity to pave the way for the future. Are you ready to pave your way? And a chance to win the $ 100,000 price without shares and the Disrupt Cup?
The virtual startup Battlefield works similarly to last year's on-site combat, but with a few twists and additional advantages.
Apply. Regardless of where you are in the world, you are entitled if your company meets these criteria: it is at an early stage. You have an MVP that contains a technical component (software, hardware or platform). Your company hasn't received much, if any, media coverage. Here is good news: it doesn't cost you anything to apply or join the battlefield. And theinformationsuperhighway does not take up equity.
The theinformationsuperhighway editorial team will review every application and look for innovative, groundbreaking startups from industries that span the entire technical spectrum. You choose a squad of startups to virtually compete with influencers who need to have the power to change the course of your company.
Get ready to fight. All participating teams go through one free Weekly training with the theinformationsuperhighway team. This coaching will put your pitch ready to fight, cut the fat out of your business models, sharpen your presentation skills and optimize your demo. You will also hear from industry experts about the development of various aspects of your business – from the launch strategy to communication with executives.
Compete. When the day of the game comes, each team will present a six-minute pitch to a swarm of judges made up of top VCs and technologists. After each presentation there is an intense Q&A, but with all the coaching you will not break a sweat. The jury will select teams that qualify for the final – and these founders will again present to a new jury on the last day of the virtual conference.
From this impressive lot, the judges will select an outstanding startup to win the Disrupt Cup and the $ 100,000 prize. The entire event takes place online in front of a huge global audience – you can follow the entire action with a free Disrupt Digital Pass.
Network and expand your business. Although only one startup wins the money, all Startup Battlefield competitors are invaluable to investors, the media, and potential customers – and they are Startup Battlefield alumni. This impressive cohort has raised $ 9 billion and generated 115 exits. We're talking about companies like Vurb, Dropbox, GetAround, Mint, Yammer, Fitbit and many more. Talk about first-class networking.
Startup Battlefield competitors can also exhibit in the Digital Startup Alley and enjoy these additional advantages:
- Leading voice webinars: Industry leaders will share their thoughts and strategies to adapt and succeed during and after this pandemic. Startup Alley exhibitors have exclusive access to this webinar series.
- A launch article published on theinformationsuperhighway.com.
- A YouTube video advertised on theinformationsuperhighway.com.
- Free subscription to Extra Crunch.
- Free tickets for future theinformationsuperhighway events.
You'll also get a lot of media and investor attention, as well as using CrunchMatch, our AI-powered network platform, to set up virtual meetings. Keep checking back as we haven't added any additional perks yet.
You are determined. You are persistent. Apply to Disrupt 2020 at Startup Battlefield and get the opportunity to pave your way to success.
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