Startups Start Here
Preceding the Disrupt Conference is Hackathon weekend, where developers and engineers descend from all over the world to take part in a 24-hour hacking endurance test. Teams join forces to build a new product, present it on the Disrupt stage to a panel of expert judges and an audience of tens of thousands and compete for a variety of prizes, including the chance to win free tickets to the Disrupt Conference. Products created at the Disrupt Hackathon have seen great success beyond the event, like GroupMe which was created overnight and ultimately acquired by Skype for $80M.
Disrupt not only put us on the radar of international news, it also was a one of a kind experience meeting like minded entrepreneurs ready to disrupt entire industries! Impossible is nothing – that’s the spirit.
TechCrunch Disrupt was a great stage to launch Scout RFP. It allowed us to network with big name organizations like Dell, USAA, InBev, First Data, and Verizon. It introduced our product to high enterprise worth individuals who were open to meeting with us post conference.
We struggled like crazy to get our first hundred customers. Since Disrupt, we sign up about 5000 new customers a day.
Launching on Battlefield helped us rise above the noise, and put us on the radar of customers, investors, and talent early on. If you’re launching a new company or product, this is the stage you want to be in.