TechCrunch’s European flagship event Disrupt Berlin will return to Germany’s capital city this year for the seventh time. The tech startup conference will take place on December 11-12 at Arena Berlin.
As an official media partner for this year’s event, 150sec has teamed up with TechCrunch to offer a free ticket for a deserving startup. In addition, anyone for nominates a worthy startup from their community will receive a 15% discount on their own tickets, too.
Sneak Preview of TechCrunch Disrupt 2019
The Startup Battlefield Competition is the event’s main attraction. Six budding startups will have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges — comprised of both VC investors and Techcrunch editors — who will choose one company to win the US $50,000 prize money up for grabs. Applications to take part in startup battlefield are already open.
Should tech startups miss the chance to compete, hundreds will also be able to showcase their businesses in the Startup Alley, one of the venue’s open exhibition spaces.
The event will open doors for Europe’s entrepreneurs, who will have the chance to rub shoulders with industry experts and guest speakers alike, as well as network with potential business prospects. Purely by being there, all startups at Disrupt Berlin will also be visible to over 400 media outlets, as well as investors.
Confirmed Disrupt Berlin attendees include Daniel Dines, CEO of UiPath, the world’s leading provider of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and AI software. Founded in Romania in 2005, the company achieved Unicorn status when it was valued at more than 7 billion USD earlier this year. Also in attendance will be investor David Thevenon, partner of tech startup investor SoftBank Vision Fund.
Meet last year’s winners
Last year, the first place of Startup Battlefield was claimed by a startup with an unusual quest: Swiss-based Legacy is tackling the problem of reduced sperm motility with age. Calling itself the “Swiss bank of sperm storage”, the company aims to provide secure and high-quality service to men who want to freeze their sperm in order to have kids later in life.
The runner-up from the competition was Imago AI, a startup on a mission to help feed the world. The company uses AI-based image processing technology to improve crop yield and reduce food waste.