Building a successful startup requires an enormous amount of talent, hard work, money and, frankly, a bit of luck. Translation: You need to grab hold of every opportunity you can to make it happen. Well, heads up, early-stage founders. Your opportunity to join our inaugural cohort — the Startup Battlefield 200 — ends tomorrow.
Don’t miss your chance for a 100% free VIP experience — at TechCrunch Disrupt on October 18–21 in San Francisco — which can help you build better or even launch your startup on a global stage.
Opt for opportunity: Apply to the Startup Battlefield 200 before the deadline expires tomorrow, August 5 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
Why apply? This is the only way early-stage companies can exhibit at TechCrunch Disrupt — a truly amazing experience. The expo floor is prime territory for building brand recognition, acquiring new customers, attracting investor interest and catching media coverage.
Applying is also the only way for any early-stage company to compete in the epic and historically life-altering pitch competition, Startup Battlefield. What could the $100,000 prize do for your startup?
Here’s the deal. TechCrunch is vetting thousands of applications, from which they will choose 200 outstanding early-stage startups to form the SUB 200. Founders of this elite cohort receive free of charge:
- Access to all the Disrupt presentations, breakouts and roundtables
- Exhibition space for all three days of Disrupt
- SBF 200-only masterclasses
- Pitch training with TC staff
- Pitch deck reviews with industry experts
- The opportunity to flash-pitch investors and TechCrunch editors
- Exclusive investor networking opportunities
- Media exposure
- One free year of TechCrunch+ membership
Now, about the pitch competition. TC editors will choose 20 startups from the SUB 200 as Startup Battlefield finalists, and those founders will throw down for a shot at $100,000. Finalist founders will receive private pitch coaching, be featured on TechCrunch and pitch on the Disrupt stage in front of the entire Disrupt audience. The ultimate winner takes home the $100,000 equity-free prize and all the glory.
To be eligible for consideration, your company should:
- Be an early-stage startup
- Have a minimally viable product
- Represent any vertical
- Represent any geography
- Have step-function innovation in your vertical
- Be bootstrapped or have prescale funding (variable by industry)
TechCrunch Disrupt takes place in San Francisco on October 18–20 with an online day on October 21. Grab hold of this awesome opportunity, and apply to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield 200 by tomorrow, August 5 at 11:59 p.m. PT!
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