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April 21, 2024 | Tom Ballard

TechCrunch announces call for this year’s Startup Battlefield 200

The ultimate winner will seize $100,000 and the coveted Disrupt Cup.

Media site TechCrunch is searching for 200 trailblazing start-ups to feature in the Startup Battlefield 200 at “TechCrunch Disrupt” in San Francisco in late October.

Following the successful expansion in 2022, where the Startup Battlefield showcased the top 200 companies from around the world, the 2023 class raised the bar even higher with entrepreneurs from over 35 countries, spanning 25 industries, and boasting diverse backgrounds. The news site that covers the tech industry will select 20 companies from the group of 200 for the Startup Battlefield competition. These finalists will receive private pitch coaching to prepare for the spotlight on the TechCrunch Disrupt” main stage and will also be featured on TechCrunch. Additionally, founders will pitch to leading global venture firms such as Sequoia, Mayfield, SOSV, and others.

The ultimate winner will seize $100,000 and the coveted Disrupt Cup.

To be considered, a company should:

  • Be an early-stage start-up;
  • Have a minimally viable product;
  • Represent any vertical;
  • Represent any geography;
  • Be a game-changer in itsvertical; and
  • Be bootstrapped or have pre-scale funding (variable by industry).

Applications close June 10 at this link.


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