Berlin Calling: Let The Countdown to TechCrunch’s Disrupt Berlin Commence

TechCrunch is one of the largest startup and technology publications known around the globe. With a worldwide readership, their scope in the field of tech, and delivering the most interesting news updates from the tech world is unmatched.

On 29 and 30 November, the TechCrunch pioneers will be descending upon Berlin to host a two-day event geared at inspiring the wider European tech industry. Aimed specifically at startups, and created by ‘startuppers’, the gathering will bring together founders, hackers, entrepreneurs and tech innovators to the Arena Berlin in just two months time.

The event has promised a lot more than just keynote speeches from leading technologists. The renowned Startup Battlefield competition is just one of the much-anticipated additions to the large-scale November event, which will see a number of early-stage startups compete for the coveted Disrupt Cup, a $50,000 prize, and the attention of media and investors. 

On top of that, startup leaders have the chance to showcase their innovation at Startup Alley, as well as ample networking opportunities and, naturally, some even more anticipated after parties.

One of the newer additions to the Disrupt Berlin 2018 event, is the CrunchMatch platform, which will be available to every attendee. The premise, created by the Tech Crunch team, is a platform which accelerates the matchmaking process by connecting founders and investors based on an array of particular specifications. The technology has been built through an algorithm which not only matches suitable candidates but also selects the best times for a meeting so attendees can maximize their value from the event as a whole. 

The platform has been heralded recently for its successes. According to the Disrupt team, TestCard CEO Luke Heron used the platform to organize seven incredibly positive meetings with prospective investors and consequently closed a $1.7 million funding deal as a result.

It is the first time that the platform will be available to everyone who attends the event, and is just one added method through which the TechCrunch event team are aiming to make growth and development that ever more efficient and easy to achieve. It brings together all sectors that are involved with startup success and provides an endless list of potential partners.

The event will also boast an abundance of high profile speakers, such as Anne Boden, CEO of Stirling Bank, Jamie Bourke, founder of Outlier Ventures and Julie Hansen, CEO of Babbel, with more to be announced soon. 

Time is ticking when it comes to gaining access to this much-anticipated event. With a $50,000 prize up for grabs in the popular Startup Battlefield, the two days are set to be packed with opportunities that all ‘startuppers’ can benefit from.

As an official media partner of the event, TechCrunch is offering a 15% discount for 150sec readers using the following link.


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British born journalist and editor, Tamara went from working in London's startup scene to interviewing Nepali citizens after the country's 2015 earthquake. She has long abandoned the comforts of home for uncovering the world’s untold stories. She has previously written for The West Australian and BEAT Magazine in Australia as well as The Bogota Post in Colombia and now specialises in Central and Eastern European news.

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