Don’t look now, but July 25 is sneaking up mighty fast. Why should you care? That’s the day prices go up on all passes to Disrupt San Francisco 2018, which takes place on September 5-7. If you want to attend one of the best tech conferences for all-things startup and — depending on the type of pass you select — save up to $1,200 in the process, then stop what you’re doing and go buy your passes today. Seriously, why wouldn’t you?
You simply don’t want to miss this event, and we’ll tell you why. Disrupt San Francisco 2018 — the largest Disrupt event we’ve ever produced — is the only Disrupt event happening in North America this year. We’re dedicating our time, resources and talent to making this the biggest, boldest Disrupt show ever.
More than 10,000 attendees will descend on Moscone Center West (our new venue with three times the floor space) to see the latest technologies from hundreds of early-stage startups. More than 1,200 of those startups — along with other exhibitors — will showcase a staggering array of technology in Startup Alley. All tech industries are welcome to exhibit, but you’ll find a special focus on these categories: AI, AR/VR, Blockchain, Biotech, Fintech, Gaming, Healthtech, Privacy/Security, Space, Mobility, Retail or Robotics/IoT/Hardware.
You’ll enjoy three programming-packed days of presentations from world-class speakers — known movers and shakers, plus rising stars, too — who will share their insight and experience. You’ll hear from the likes of Marillyn Hewson, the chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin; Cyan Banister, a partner at Founders Fund; and Mike Judge of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” fame. You’ll find the full lineup of speakers here.
We also went full tilt on Startup Battlefield by increasing the prize money to a tidy $100,000 in non-equity cash. We’re hard at work evaluating the applicants — it’s a highly selective process — but we can assure you that this startup pitch competition will be an epic battle for the ages. Boo-ya!
If you’re an early-stage startup founder or looking to invest in one, then you need to know about CrunchMatch. It’s our free, curated business match-making service that helps connect founders with investors who share similar business goals. You’ll receive an invitation to CrunchMatch when you buy a Founder, Investor, Startup Alley Exhibitor Package or Insider Pass to Disrupt SF.
There’s so much more to do, see and experience at Disrupt SF 2018, including interactive workshops and Q&A Sessions, our Virtual Hackathon, unparalleled networking opportunities and, of course, the TechCrunch After Party.