Application extension: pitch in Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin

Great news for time-strapped early-stage startup founders across Europe and beyond! We’re extending our application deadline to the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2019 on 11-12 December. If you’re ready to launch your startup on a global stage and compete for glory, cash, media attention and investor love, it’s time to act.

Apply to Startup Battlefield before the new deadline window expires on October 4 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Applying to and participating in a Startup Battlefield is free — no fees, no equity, just good old-fashioned value. You have nothing to lose and much to gain. TechCrunch editors will sift through hundreds of applications and select only 15-20 startups — the best of the best — to step onto the Main Stage at Disrupt Berlin.

Selected founders all receive intensive (and free) pitch coaching from TechCrunch editors. Their expertise will help you prepare your pitch and perfect your demo. During the Battlefield, you’ll have just six minutes to present your case in front of the judges — a panel of technologists and investors — followed by a Q&A.

If you survive to round two, you’ll do it all over again in front of a fresh set of equally smart judges. And while only one outstanding startup will walk away with the coveted Disrupt Cup and the $50,000 prize, all participating teams benefit from massive media and investor exposure. It’s a potentially life-changing opportunity.

All the thrilling action takes place on the Disrupt Main Stage in front of thousands of avid startuppers, journalists and investors. Plus, we record and live-stream the entire event around the world.

So far, Startup Battlefield pitch competitions have launched 857 stellar tech companies, which form our Startup Battlefield alumni community. They’ve collectively raised $8.9 billion and produced 112 exits. You’ll join the ranks of companies like Vurb, Dropbox, Mint, Yammer and many more.

The Startup Battlefield takes place at Disrupt Berlin 2019 on 11-12 December. Don’t be so busy that you miss this extended opportunity to shine a bright spotlight on your startup. Apply to Startup Battlefield before 11:59 p.m. PT on October 4. Come and show the world what you can do!

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