Techcrunch Disrupt Berlin 2018: Events, Guests, And Details
Industry new giant TechCrunch is holding their annual Disrupt conference in Berlin on November 29 and 30. Tickets are still on sale for this massive startup event that draws founders, investors, and programmers from all over the globe. Previous Disrupt conferences have helped to inspire, fund, and elevate now-ubiquitous apps like Mint, Trello, and Dropbox.
Disrupt is known for its unique and attention-getting events, like Startup Battlefield—a competition where startups pitch their business ideas live on stage before a panel of judges made up of venture capitalists, industry leaders, and tech media for a chance to win the $50,000 Disrupt Cup. Since its inception, Startup Battlefield has helped its contestants raise over $8 billion.
Another popular feature of Disrupt is Startup Alley. Over 400 startups and sponsors have signed up to fill out Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin to showcase their products, services, and innovations. For conference-goers, Startup Alley is a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with brand new companies that might turn out to be household names within the next few years.
Other events at Disrupt Berlin include CrunchMatch, a networking service that profiles attendees to help them make relevant connections to their peers in the tech industry; interactive workshops designed to facilitate problem-solving and business development; and a wide range of presentations and Q&A sessions.
Some of the featured guests at Disrupt Berlin 2018 include:
- Lucas di Grassi, Roborace CEO and former F1 driver
- Saul Klein, founding partner of LocalGlobe
- Jamie Burke, founder and CEO of Outlier Ventures
- Vinay Gupta, founder of Mattereum
- Brynne Kennedy, founder and CEO of Topia
- Markus Witte, founder and CEO of Babbel
- Anne Boden, founder and CEO of Starling Bank
These guests and other speakers will be discussing a wide range of topics: artificial intelligence, refugee assistance, online payments, the European tech market, urban planning, ride sharing, cryptocurrencies, language learning, fashion, space exploration, startup culture in sub-Saharan Africa, and much more.
The conference is being sponsored by Freshfields, HERE Technologies, Universe, Visa, and Yixue Squirrel AI Learning. Bloomberg, CNBC, Financial Times, Mashable, and other media outlets will be providing coverage of the event.