December 6, 2023

You blink, and suddenly you only have two weeks left to apply for TechCrunch Disrupt 2023’s Startup Battlefield 200. Maybe you’re planning to submit — or complete — your application, but life is full of distractions. So please consider this a timely reminder of the importance of this high-profile opportunity.

Don’t let it slip away. Apply for Entrepreneurship Battlefield 200 By May 15 at 11:59pm PDT. (if you start your application, please check your email for a link to complete part two).

Join the elite Startup Battlefield 200 at TC Disrupt 2023!

TechCrunch editors reviewed thousands of applications and handpicked 200 outstanding early-stage startups deemed most likely to make a significant positive impact. All founders of SB 200 companies receive not only the prestige that comes with the elusive TechCrunch seal of approval, but also a host of other benefits, perks, and opportunities, including:

Full access breaks: SB 200 founders attend Disrupt for free, get four additional passes and VIP access to all demos, breakouts and roundtables.

Free booths throughout the show: SB 200 will be the only early-stage startups permitted to exhibit at Disrupt. No one can pay to enter the showroom.

Investor Interest and Media Exposure: You can bet that investors looking for future unicorns and journalists looking for the next big story will head straight to the exhibit hall for a meet and greet with the SB 200 founders.

Workshops and court training: In the weeks leading up to Disrupt, SB 200 founders will be invited to exclusive workshops and masterclasses. They’ll receive special onboarding training from TechCrunch staff and a free one-year TechCrunch+ membership.

A quick pitch to investors and an audience of TC editors: This training will come in handy when you step up to the Showcase Stage. You will receive valuable feedback, and you may find your way into investor portfolios.

$100,000 Opportunity: TechCrunch editors will select 20 startups from the SB 200 to be finalists in the Startup Battleground. Founders from these 20 companies will receive private pitch coaching, be published on TechCrunch and pitch live in front of the entire Disrupt audience. The final winner will receive a $100,000 equity-free prize and all honors.

The Intrapreneurship Battlefield Podcast

If you really want to know what it’s like to be part of the SB 200, check out our four-episode podcast, Inside Startup Battlefield. It will take you behind the scenes of one of the most anticipated startup competitions in tech. The first episode gives a good overview of what we’re looking for – and why Startup Battlefield is unlike any other startup competition.

What can we say but don’t let this opportunity slip by! Apply for Entrepreneurship Battlefield 200 By May 15th at 11:59pm PDT.

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