TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year. It’s typically known for startup launches. But for this year it’s much more than that.
For entrepreneurs, Disrupt is at the very least a highly concentrated opportunity to meet like-minded people. Attending Disrupt gives you an exceptional opportunity to interact with numerous serial entrepreneurs as well as ‘newbie’ entrepreneurs innovating in the Internet space. Taking part in an event of this magnitude will be of an incredibly valuable experience.
Disrupt is where the startup world gathers to see the present and the future of tech in one place. Be inspired by the insights of today’s leaders and tomorrow’s best startups, learn from industry analysts sharing their business expertise, witness the latest innovations and up-and-coming founders, and make the right connections easily to propel your business forward.
If you’re serious about startups, Disrupt still keeps it as real as ever. At Disrupt, everyone is a startupper – no matter if you’re a founder, investor, hacker or tech leader. So much more than just on-stage interviews, Disrupt is where you’ll find the renowned Startup Battlefield competition, hundreds of startups in Startup Alley, Workshops and legendary networking at Disrupt After Parties…
Disrupt Berlin (11-12 December) and no matter which part of the startup ecosystem you inhabit, Disrupt Berlin is a huge opportunity to learn, network and gain inspiration.
On 11-12 December, thousands of savvy startuppers will flock to Germany for Disrupt Berlin 2019. Disrupt events, the premier technology conferences hosted by TechCrunch, are known the world over as the place to launch, network, invest in and collaborate with the international early-stage startup community.
Disrupt offers plenty of startup action; world-class speakers, Startup Battlefield, hundreds of exhibitors, workshops, a hackathon and more. And it turns out that early-stage startup founders have lots of different reasons for loving Disrupt. Let us count the ways.
Education and collaboration
Tech evolves so quickly, amirite? When a startup has a new or complex concept, Disrupt is a great place to educate your community. Or to learn about new advances.
Case in point: Vlad Larin, the co-founder of Zeroqode, went to Disrupt Berlin to evangelize the startup’s no-code technology.
“We wanted to help people understand the technology and to spread the word that no-code development is real and it’s happening today. Exhibiting in Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin was the perfect place for us to start those conversations.”
Larin also viewed Disrupt as an opportunity to meet like-minded people and build collaborative relationships with other startups.
“We met all kinds of people looking for new ideas, collaboration and inspiration — people who want to learn and exchange ideas about the latest products and industry trends.”
Meet other founders
Disrupt provides plenty of opportunity to meet and learn from other founders. Case in point: Caleb John, the co-founder of Cedar Robotics, went to Disrupt San Francisco to meet other early-stage startup founders, something he’d never experienced. The chance to meet seasoned entrepreneurs from a range of industries, to build relationships and to learn from them was a major draw.
“Just talking about my business with other founders who understand what it takes to build a startup was incredibly valuable. They can look at your roadmap from a non-technical viewpoint, help you avoid pitfalls and make sure you’re running things smoothly in terms of your business practices.”
John built connections with R&D startups and potential investors collaborative relationships he says may pay off down the road.
“Building relationships with those firms was very helpful, and I say going to TechCrunch Disrupt is a no-brainer. It’s something every startup founder should experience.”
Cash is the lifeblood of any early-stage startup, and Disrupt is ripe with investors eager to fatten their investment portfolios. Case in point: David Hall, co-founder and president of Park & Diamond, went to Disrupt hoping to raise a round of funding.
“Investors from all over the world come to Disrupt. The chance to have those discussions and to potentially form relationships was invaluable.”
Hall credits his Disrupt experience with improving the startup’s overall growth.
“The exposure we received at TechCrunch Disrupt completely changed our trajectory and made it easier to raise funds and jump to the next stage.”
The funding they received as a result of connections cultivated at Disrupt allowed them to relocate from Virginia to New York and make the company’s first key hires.
“TechCrunch draws that entrepreneurial community, and you never know when you’ll bump into the right person. Disrupt offers so many opportunities that you won’t want to miss.
TechCrunch Disrupt is indeed a huge platform startups can leverage in order to meet other entrepreneurs, find customers, and gain global exposure. Every startup should consider taking part in these kinds of events if they are looking to enter the global arena and prove their mettle. Disrupt Berlin 2019 takes place on 11-12 December.