Holy procrastination, startup founders! Tomorrow’s your last chance to apply to the Startup Battlefield 200 at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023. Your last chance for a shot to stand on the Disrupt Stage and pitch to a huge audience packed with global tier-1 investors, hundreds of media outlets and plenty of other influential movers and shakers.
Cut to the chase: This huge opportunity is about to end. Stop what you’re doing right now, and submit your application by 11:59 p.m. PDT tomorrow, May 31.
Recap: Startup Battlefield 200 perks at TC Disrupt 2023
Once more and a little bit louder for the early-stage founders in the back who may have missed our previous memos about the perks and benefits Startup Battlefield 200 (SB 200) companies receive:
Full access to Disrupt: SB 200 founders attend Disrupt for free and receive four additional passes and VIP access to all the presentations, breakouts and roundtables.
Free exhibition space for the entire show: The SB 200 will be the only early-stage startups allowed to exhibit at Disrupt.
Investor interest and media exposure: Investors hunting for future unicorns and journalists looking for the next big story will beeline it for the exhibition floor to meet and greet the SB 200 founders.
Workshops and pitch training: SB 200 founders will be invited to exclusive workshops and master classes in the weeks running up to Disrupt. They’ll receive special pitch training from TechCrunch staff and one free year of TechCrunch+ membership.
Flash-pitch to investors and TC editors: That training will come in handy when you step onto the Showcase Stage. You’ll receive invaluable feedback, and you might find your way into an investor’s portfolio.
A shot at $100,000: TechCrunch editors will select 20 startups from the SB 200 to be Startup Battlefield finalists. Founders from those 20 companies will receive private pitch coaching, be featured in an article on TechCrunch and pitch live onstage in front of the entire Disrupt audience. The ultimate winner takes home the $100,000 equity-free prize.
TechCrunch Disrupt takes place on September 19–21 in San Francisco. Your chance to pitch on the global Disrupt stage and super-charge your startup growth is about to come to a grinding halt. Apply to the Startup Battlefield 200 — by when? — by 11:59 p.m. PDT tomorrow. Get it done!
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