If you work in startups, TechCrunch Disrupt is an event not to be missed. The event brings some of the world’s greatest tech experts together under one roof to share insights and foresight on topical issues in the tech world.
While the 2017 line-up hasn’t been announced yet, TechCrunch Disrupt speakers usually include tech industry luminaries and rising stars. TechCrunch 2016 featured the likes of Travis Kalanick, Uber’s co-founder, Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL and Marni Waldon, Vice President of Verizon, the largest wireless provider in the US, which now owns both AOL and Yahoo!.
TechCrunch Disrupt will include on-stage interviews with industry leaders, a startup battlefield competition, the latest updates in startup and tech news, a 24-hour Hackathon, as well as after-parties where techies can unwind. There is also a great program called CrunchMatch that runs during the conference, which matches investors with startups. If you’re looking for a place to pitch ideas to potential investors and venture capital firms, this is the event for you!
TechCrunch Disrupt Date & Location
September 18 – 20, 2017
TechCrunch 2017 will take place in San Francisco, with the exact location yet to be announced. Sign-up to the TechCrunch newsletter to be kept up-to-date.
Where to Stay for TechCrunch Disrupt
Why not spend a day or two exploring one of America’s most amazing cities. You can cycle the Golden Gate Bridge, sample some of Little Italy and China Town’s best eats and explore Alcatraz, the former prison on an island.
Some of the best neighborhoods to stay in are The Mission District, Mid-Market and Russian Hill.
Getting to TechCrunch Disrupt
San Francisco International Airport is only a 30-minute BART ride from downtown. Trains arrive every 15 minutes and the fare is $9. Ubers and taxis are also plentiful and will cost you around $25.
TechCrunch 2017 Tickets
TechCrunch tickets are available here. Early bird sign up starts at $1795.
What to Bring to TechCrunch Disrupt
Your essentials- laptop & business cards
Pre-prepared questions for speakers
Have your pitch prepared (30 sec, 60 sec and 5 minutes)
Stay engaged and active on your Twitter account- there’s potential to attract press