Eligibility for TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2018

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Funding

The Battlefield has no funding minimum or maximums to participate. We've worked with teams in the "garage stage" all the way up to millions dollars in funding. It really depends on your business. A hardware company making batteries is naturally going to need more early money than a consumer mobile app. That being said, most participating startups would consider themselves to be seed stage.

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Vertical

Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin is a vertical agnostic startup launch competition. Startups from any industry may participate - including but not limited to biotech, robotics, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and consumer products.

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Geography

For Startup Battlefield Berlin, companies may be based anywhere in the world.

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Press

One of our goals at TechCrunch is to bring new, interesting startups to light for our audience. In selecting the Battlefield, we will give preference to companies that launch for the first time to the public and press through our competition. Companies that are in closed beta, private beta, limited release or generally are still eligible. Demo day wrap-ups or short, announcements for a beta product or local press are also allowed. Hardware companies can have completed crowdfunding but those funds should have been directed to an earlier product prototype.

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Product Development

Regardless of the money raised (or lack thereof) at the time of application, companies must have a functional prototype or minimally viable product to demo to the selection committee.

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Funding

We are primarily looking for pre-series A companies although it does depend on the nature of your business. For categories that require more capital up front to produce prototypes, funding minimums can be reconsidered.


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Vertical

If your startup is in one of these verticals, you would be eligible for review for a TC Top Pick at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin: 

Artificial Intelligence‚Ä® & Machine Learning

Blockchain

Biotech & Healthtech

CRM & Enterprise

E-commerce

Education

Gaming

Fintech

Hardware, Robotics, & IoT

Mobility

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Geography

For TC Top Picks at Berlin, companies may be based anywhere in the world.

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Product Development

Regardless of the money raised (or lack thereof) at the time of application, companies must have a functional prototype or minimally viable product to demo to the selection committee.

TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2018

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Startup Battlefield

Deadline at August 30 at 10 PM PST

TC Top Picks

Deadline at September 28 at 12 PM PST

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