Still crying in your Red Bull because you missed the deadline to compete inÂ Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2018? Donâ€™t despair. You have one more chance to step onto the Main Stage and go head-to-head against some of the best pre-series A startups across Europe.
How? Grab an exhibitorâ€™s table in Startup Alley. Every exhibitor has a chance of being selected as a Wild Card winner. Who does the selecting, you ask? Our crack TechCrunch editorial team designates the Wild Card from among the hundreds of early-stage Startups in Startup Alley, and that one amazing exhibitor will compete for $50,000 cash, the Disrupt Cup and potentially life-changing investor and media attention.
No one says this will be a walk in the park, but the opportunity is very real. Just last year at Disrupt NY 2017, RecordGram decided to exhibit inÂ Startup Alley. They were chosen as a Wild Card company and wound upÂ winning the Startup Battlefield competition.Â What have you got to lose?
Whether or not you win the Wild Card, Startup Alley is a landscape full of opportunity. More than 2,500 attendees pass through the Alley, and itâ€™s the perfect place to find your future customers, investors, partners, advisors, employees, marketers, media coverage â€” holy cats â€” the list is endless. Youâ€™ll find the names of companies exhibiting in Startup Alley here.
Hereâ€™s what two founders told us about their experience as Startup Alley exhibitors.
â€œWe met so many people, I still canâ€™t get over it. We got to demo our technology in front of hundreds of people. Iâ€™d say it was one of the coolest things weâ€™ve ever done.â€� â€” Caleb John, CEO of Cedar Robotics.
â€œStartup Alley was full of all the people you could possibly hope to meet at a tech conference. They spanned diverse backgrounds and industries. We talked to people looking for partnerships, investments, new ideas, and collaboration.â€� â€” Vlad Larin, co-founder of Zeroqode.
And youâ€™ll have access to CrunchMatch, our free business match-making service that makes networking easier than ever. Plus, youâ€™ll enjoy a terrific lineup of speakers, panels, Q&A Sessions and workshops. Check the full agenda here.
Disrupt Berlin 2018 takes place on 29-30 November. We believe in second chances and wildcards. Sign up for an exhibitorâ€™s table today, show the startup world exactly what makes your company Wild Card-worthy and take another swing at Startup Battlefield. Weâ€™ll look for you in Startup Alley!
Source: Techcrunch Disrupt