If you're serious about startups, we're still keeping it as real as ever. At Disrupt, everyone is a startupper - no matter if you're a founder, investor, hacker or tech leader. So much more than just on-stage interviews, Disrupt is where you'll find the renowned Startup Battlefield competition, a virtual Hackathon, hundreds of startups in Startup Alley, Workshops & legendary networking at our After Parties & we're in San Francisco, right where startup dreams began.
Before there were startup conferences, there was Disrupt.
Straight from the headlines of TechCrunch.com, at Disrupt you'll hear from people who are not only setting the rules but also changing the tech game.
Discovering & launching impactful startups is our M.O. - from the Startup Battlefield competition to Startup Alley. If you're an early stage founder with a product & big visions for your future, you're in the right place: Startups Start Here.
Disrupt attendees are driven & focused. Whether you're looking for funding, a new job, your new co-founder or investment, Disrupt offers several ways to help you connect with the right people efficiently & effectively.
Breaking Tech News
You can expect the content on our stages to represent emerging trends in the business of technology & bring the headlines of TechCrunch.com to life. There's a reason that over 400 press outlets attend Disrupt - you'll hear it here first. Disrupt has always been about game-changing founders, startups & technologies, & you'll hear live, in conversation with TechCrunch editors, from the top players in the startup world.
At Disrupt SF, you'll be able to find programming across a multitude of stages, interactive workshops, networking & companies featured in Startup Alley from all aspects of tech but focused in on these category tracks:
Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
Social Impact & Education
The Startup Battlefield Competition
Startup Battlefield brings the world's top early-stage startups together on the Disrupt Main Stage to compete for the coveted Disrupt Cup, a $100,000 prize, & the attention of media & investors. Since appearing on the TechCrunch Disrupt stage, Startup Battlefield alumni have collectively raised over $8 billion & seen over 100 exits. The judges include TechCrunch editors as well as top VCs & entrepreneurs. Past winners include names like Dropbox, Mint, Yammer, Zenefits, & many more. Participation is free & open to all pre-Series A startups. Applications will open in 2019.