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Startup Battlefield

Startup Battlefield is TechCrunch’s premiere startup launch competition. Applications are currently open ( for our Battlefield at TechCrunchDisrupt SF, September 21-23rd. The startups TechCrunch editors select to compete will pitch on-stage in front of some of the biggest names in tech. Last year, our judges included partners from Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, Founder Collective and SV Angel.


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Companies receive coaching on their pitch from the TechCrunch staff, an exhibit area in the Disrupt Startup-Alley, invites to our VIP events and, of course, TC swag. It’s all 100% free, and the benefit to contestants in terms of press, partner and investor attention is huge. To date, Battlefield contestants have raised 5.2B and 67 have exited. The deadline to apply is July 1st. Email with any questions. For more information: