What is it?


If startups and startup news are your passion, then you should buy yourself a ticket to one of the biggest startup events of the calendar year, Disrupt. Whether you are a hacker, tech leader, founder or investor, the event gives you the opportunity to meet with some of the most talented innovators across Europe.

There is also the famous Startup Battlefield competition taking place, which brings some of the best early-stage startups from around the world together to compete for a $50,000 prize. Past winners of the competition include no other than huge names such as Dropbox, mint and Yammer. It is also completely free to participate.
As well as the competition, there are interviews, a virtual Hackathon taking places, workshops and hundreds of startups in Startup Alley, where some of the best early-stage startups showcase their talent to investors and attendees alike.

Where is it being held?


Attend Disrupt in Berlin to be one of the first in line to see some of tomorrow’s biggest household names. Source: TechCrunch
The place where Disrupt takes places changes each year and for 2018 it is in Berlin.


from November 29th till 30th

Who is featuring?


Alongside the Startup Battlefield competition, Disrupt Berlin will have a number of speakers and judges, pioneers of changing the tech game. Source: TechCrunch

There are a whole host of inspiring speakers and judges who will be present at Disrupt Berlin, including the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of alternative bank Startling, Philippe Botteri, Harry Nelis and Sonali De Rycker, partners at Accel. The founding partners of LocalGlobe, Saul Klein will also be speaking, amongst many others.

There is also the opportunity open to apply to speak at Disrupt 2018, with nominations submitted online via the TechCrunch website.


How much does it cost?

There are different passes available for Disrupt Berlin at a range of price points. Remember, you can get a 15% discount by quoting code TECHROUND at the online checkout when purchasing a ticket on TechCrunch.


The categories are as following:

Founders pass: €745 + VAT, providing access to three stages, Startup Alley, CrunchMatch, afterparty, interactive workshops and much more
Innovator pass: €845 + VAT, access to three stages, interactive workshops, access to the library of event video content post-event, Startup Alley and more
Startup Alley Exhibitor Package: €895 + VAT which gives you 3 founders passes plus the chance to exhibit in Startup Alley for a day, access to CrunchMatch, Disrupt for both days and access to the press list.
Investor pass: €995 + VAT same access to venues and content as founders and innovator pass, but you also have exclusive access to the Investor Only Lounge space and an invitation to the Investor Only reception.