This November, TechCrunch brings the sixth edition of Disrupt to Berlin for a two-day technology symposium from November 29th to 30th. An amazing opportunity for Barcelona startups to gain recognition within the wider tech community, this year’s event takes place in the urban heartland of Europe’s startup scene, Berlin. It’s run by leading tech platform TechCrunch, who have hosted events in global hubs such as San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Paris and Barcelona.
Disrupt, a cutting-edge tech symposium, brings together founders, developers, investors, hackers and innovators from around the world to catch a glimpse of the future of tech startups. The forward-thinking event offers attendees the chance to hear from global tech leaders that are disrupting multiple industries and setting the pace of technological innovation.
A jewel in the Disrupt crown will be the renowned Startup Battlefield, in which early-stage startups compete to win the highly coveted Disrupt cup. Previous competitors in the Startup Battlefield have collectively raised more than $8 billion and seen over 100 exits. This is testament to the platform this competition offers to up-and-coming startups and innovators, as they get the chance to showcase their projects in front of leading VCs, entrepreneurs and the TechCrunch editors.
Disrupt Berlin 2018 will also be home to a diverse and wide-reaching exhibition hall, known as the Startup Alley. A productive breeding ground for building new connections, networking and building awareness of startups changing the game in their respective fields. Partnerships, investments and collaborations have all been formed at the Startup Alley, where you can learn about the latest offerings in the fields of Blockchain, Fintech, Robotics, Machine Learning and more.
Disrupt Main Stage
This year’s mainstage is set to feature an astonishing lineup of international thought leaders and innovators, on hand to provide first-hand insights into emerging trends and latest technologies, along with their learnings and insights into the future of this rapidly-evolving global startup ecosystem. Following feedback from last year, TechCrunch are this year giving attendees the opportunity to join in the conversation and engage in lively debate on the hottest tech issues at the new Q&A stage. Already announced as just some of the luminaries sharing insights at the event are Aline Sara, founder of Natakallam, the innovative startup providing opportunities for refugees, Pieter van der Does of online payment giant Adyen and Anne Boden, the founder of Starling Bank, a frontrunner in the European Fintech trend.
Whether you’re a startup looking for funding for your startup, a founder looking for a co-founder or tech lead for your innovative project, an investor looking for talent, an innovator looking for a job, a VC or Accelerator looking for startups, or simply an enthusiast looking for inspiration, Disrupt 2018 is sure to offer a dynamic and exciting hub in which to connect with like-minded individuals. In particular, if you’re a Barcelona-based startup looking to make a splash within the wider European tech community, or expand your horizons, Disrupt offers unique opportunities to put your startup in front of influential eyes and ears. It’s shaping up to be an unmissable and inspiring event – be sure to get your pass at a 15% discount, thanks to the code BARCINNO, before it’s too late.