This year’s Disrupt Europe conference is taking place in Berlin, Germany on December 11th and 12th. Disrupt is an annual tech conference hosted by the famous tech magazine – TechCrunch. These conferences are international and in the past have been held in Beijing, San Francisco, New York City, Berlin, and London.
“TechCrunch Disrupt is the world’s leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies and discussing what’s top of mind for the tech industry’s key innovators. Disrupt gathers the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and tech fans for on-stage interviews, the Startup Battlefield competition, a 24-hour Hackathon, Startup Alley, Hardware Alley, and After Parties.”
Before there were tech conferences, there was Disrupt.
Events at Disrupt Berlin
Startup Alley is the exhibition floor of Disrupt Berlin. This is where you will find hundreds of A startups showcasing their products, ideas, and services.
There are two ways to take part in Startup Alley. First, you can attend as a paid exhibitor (€443.28). Second, if you get selected by the TechCrunch editorial team as a FREE startup exhibitor in one of the following categories:
- Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
The conference has an event called Startup Battlefield where aspiring entrepreneurs present their ideas on stage. Angel investors, venture capitalists, tech leaders, and media are present at the event to watch the presentation. Startups are competing against each other for publicity, prize money (USD $50,000), and the famous Disrupt Cup.
Since 2007, this competition has launched 857 companies. Such as Dropbox, Yammer, Mint, Fitbit, and Pi. Together these companies have raised USD $8.9 billion and generated 113 exits (as of Sept 2019).
This year’s hackathon will take place at the same time as the conference. Only 500 hackers can participate in this event, so apply today if you haven’t already. Similar to the previous hackathons, the event is absolutely FREE with the innovator pass.
Where Great Products Are Born in 24 Hours.
Within 24 hours, each team will come up with an idea, create it and then submit the finished product for evaluation. Afterward, the TechCrunch judges and official sponsors will go around to each team and watch a demo of the product. Then, 10 finalists will be selected to present their product in a 2-minute pitch on the stage at Disrupt Berlin. However, only one team will walk away with USD $5,000 and the attention of the investors.
Disrupt Berlin Details
- Venue: Arena Berlin (View on Google Maps)
- Location: Berlin, Germany
- Event Type: Conference
- Category: Information Technology, Startups
- Event Organizer: TechCrunch
- Start Date: December 11th, 2019
- End Date: December 12th, 2019
- Event URL: Disrupt Berlin 2019
- Registration URL: Click here to register
All things considered, I think this conference is a great place for aspiring entrepreneurs to showcase their startups. Not to mention, this is where founders will get to meet potential investors and mentors.
Moreover, if you work well under pressure and are good at coding, the hackathon is a great place to test those skills. And, if your product impresses the judges, then you might walk away with a hefty amount of cash.
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