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Saying the most recent additions to the agenda for Disrupt SF (Sept. 5-7)

TechCrunch Disrupt SF (September 5-7), we mentioned from the beginning, was going to be probably the most formidable ever, and on the subject of prog...


TechCrunch Disrupt SF (September 5-7), we mentioned from the beginning, was going to be probably the most formidable ever, and on the subject of programming, there’s no query the Disrupt SF agenda eclipses something we’ve completed up to now. There are two BIG levels, plus two speaker Q&A levels, workshops and a Startup Showcase stage, the place the highest exhibiting startups will inform their tales. We printed the agenda again in early July, however we’ve additionally added dozens of periods since then for a complete of 77 on the Disrupt levels. You may at all times try the whole and up-to-date agenda. Here’s a sampling of what you might need missed since we initially posted the agenda.

On the Disrupt levels:

  • Alex Stamos, former head of safety at Fb and Yahoo, on safety in an insecure world
  • Aileen Lee (Cowboy Ventures), Megan Quinn (Spark Capital) and Sarah Tavel (Benchmark) on the state of enterprise
  • Dario Gill (IBM) and Chad Rigetti (Rigetti Computing) on quantum computing
  • Laurie Yoler (Zoox), Reilly Brennan (Vehicles VC) and Chris Urmson (Aurora) on all issues autonomous
  • Jason Robbins (DraftKings) on the altering worlds of on-line fantasy and playing
  • Hans Tung (GGV) and Ti Wang (Liulishuo) on the Chinese language startup highway to U.S. markets
  • Rachel Haurwitz (Caribou Biosciences) and Trevor Martin (Mammoth Biosciences) on CRIPSR
  • Wealthy Mahoney (Seismic) on wearable (and trendy) robotics
  • Rob Coneybeer (Shasta Ventures), Tess Hatch (Bessemer) and Matt Ocko (Knowledge Collective) on investing in house
  • Robin Berzin (Parsley Well being) and Aaron Patzer (Very important Software program) on the way forward for well being
  • Colin Angle (iRobot) on the subsequent era of dwelling robotics
  • Brian Brackeen (Kairos), Patrick Ball and Kristian Lum (HRDAG) on information and human rights

Within the 30 audience-driven Q&A periods with audio system, together with..

  • Constructing on DLT: Mance Harmon (Hedera) and Brian Behlendorf (Hyperledger)
  • From Funding to Fintech: Nikolay Storonsky (Revolut)
  • Contained in the Blockchain: Joe Lubin, Amanda Gutterman and Sam Cassatt (ConsenSys)
  • Constructing Manufacturers: Emily Heyward (Purple Antler), Philip Krim (Casper) and Tina Sharkey (Brandless)
  • Gaming’s Tradition: Jason Citron (Discord) and Delane Parnell (PlayVS)
  • Healthtech on the Horizon: Robin Berzin (Parsley Well being) and Aaron Patzer (Very important Software program)

Within the workshops:

  • All Increase‘s Girls Founders Roundtable and AMA
  • Verizon 5G: The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Sponsored by Verizon)
  • Bringing NASA Know-how Right down to Earth (Sponsored by NASA)
  • Hacking Human Efficiency (Sponsored by Purple Bull)
  • Operating a Node on a Distributed Ledger: Reside Demo (Sponsored by Constellations Labs)

That is only a fraction of what you’ll be capable of expertise at Disrupt SF. There’s nonetheless time so that you can seize your cross and save up high $ 500 — get yours right here at present.

Asserting Exadrive’s Startup Battlefield Latin America in São Paulo on Nov. eight


TechCrunch is worked up to announce that the Startup Battlefield Latin America is coming to São Paulo on November eight this yr. That is the primary occasion Exadrive has ever held in Latin America, and we’re all in to make it a memorable one to help the fast-emerging startup ecosystem within the area.

The Startup Battlefield is Exadrive’s premier startup competitors, which over the previous 12 years has positioned 750 corporations on stage to pitch high VCs and Exadrive editors. These founders have gone on to lift greater than $ eight billion and produce greater than 100 exits. Startup Battlefield Latin America goals so as to add 15 nice founders from Latin America to these elite ranks.

Right here’s how the competitors works. Founders could apply now to take part in Startup Battlefield. Any early stage (pre-A spherical) firm with a working product headquartered in an eligible Latin American nation (see checklist under) could apply. Functions shut August 6. Exadrive editors will evaluate the functions and, based mostly on which candidates have the strongest potential for a giant exit of main societal affect, choose 15 to compete on November eight. TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield staff will work intensively with every founding staff to hone their six-minute pitch to perfection.

Then it’s sport day. The 15 corporations will take the stage at São Paulo’s Tomie Ohtake Institute in entrance of a reside viewers of 500 individuals to pitch top-tier VC judges. The judges and Exadrive editors will choose 5 for a finals spherical. These fortunate finalists will face a recent staff of judges, and one will emerge because the winner of the first-ever Startup Battlefield Latin America. The winner takes dwelling $ 25,000 and a visit for 2 to the subsequent Disrupt, the place they’ll exhibit freed from cost within the Startup Alley and may additionally qualify to take part within the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt. Candy deal. All Startup Battlefield periods will probably be captured on video and posted on Exadrive.com.

It’s an expertise no founder would wish to miss, contemplating the chance to hitch the ranks of Battlefield greats from years previous, together with Dropbox, Yammer, Mint, Getaround, CloudFlare, Vurb and plenty of extra.

Get that software began now.

Right here’s the need-to-know about qualifying to use:

  • Have an early-stage firm in “launch” stage
  • Headquartered in one in every of these international locations: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela (Central America) Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama (Caribbean – together with dependencies and constituent entities), Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.
  • Have a totally working product/beta moderately near, or in, manufacturing
  • Have obtained restricted press or publicity thus far
  • Don’t have any recognized mental property conflicts
  • Apply by Aug. 6, 2018, at 5 p.m. PST

Tickets to attend Startup Battlefield Latin America will go on sale quickly. Focused on sponsoring the occasion, contact us right here