Time is running out on one of the biggest opportunities in Disrupt history. We stop accepting applications to the Startup Battlefield 200 tonight, August 5, at precisely 11:59 p.m. PDT. No more deadline extensions, no last-minute exceptions. Nada. Zip. Zilch.
Lollygagger alert: Drop what you’re doing and go apply to the Startup Battlefield 200 right now.
TechCrunch editors have been busy vetting more than 1,000 applications — and counting — to select an elite cohort of 200 up-and-coming startups. Those founders will receive an opportunity-filled VIP experience at Disrupt.
The SBF 200 experience, which is 100% free, includes:
- Access to all the Disrupt presentations, breakouts and roundtables
- Exhibition space for all three days — and only SBF 200 startups can exhibit at Disrupt
- Exclusive masterclasses
- Pitch training with TC staff
- Pitch deck reviews with industry experts
- The opportunity to flash-pitch investors and TechCrunch editors
- SBF 200–only investor networking opportunities
- Media exposure
- One free year of TechCrunch+ membership
All of that represents a huge opportunity to get noticed by industry influencers and potential customers — and gain access to potential funding.
Plus, if you make the cut, you’ll have a shot at competing for $100,000 in Startup Battlefield, the grande dame of all pitch competitions. TechCrunch editors will select 20 startups from the SBF 200 as Startup Battlefield Finalists. Some of tech’s household names, like Dropbox, Mint, TripIt and many more, launched on the Startup Battlefield stage.
Founders from those 20 companies will receive private pitch coaching, will be featured on TechCrunch and will pitch live onstage in front of the entire Disrupt audience. Only one rising-star startup will claim the title, the $100,000 equity-free prize and all the glory.
It could be you, but only if you get your “ish” together and apply to the SBF 200 before the application deadline expires tonight at 11:59 p.m. PDT.
TechCrunch Disrupt takes place in San Francisco on October 18–20 with an online day on October 21. Don’t miss out on this historic Disrupt opportunity. It bears repeating, so say it with me now — apply to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield 200 before 11:59 p.m. PDT tonight!
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