TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Startup Battlefield Contestants Announced

Powerhouse Disrupt judges and speakers include Mark Zuckerberg, Marissa Mayer, Marc Benioff, Jack Dorsey and Michael Arrington

TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012

SAN FRANCISCO--()--TechCrunch Disrupt SF, the annual forum for the technology industry’s power players to discuss hot-button topics, crowdsource wisdom and launch the year’s most promising startups, officially kicks off today with the highly anticipated Startup Battlefield competition.

The Startup Battlefield, which runs from Monday, September 10, through Wednesday, September 12, provides an opportunity for emerging companies to demo on a worldwide stage, putting them directly in front of the biggest innovators, angel investors, venture capitalists and influencers within the tech community. The winner, who takes home a $50,000 prize and the coveted Disrupt Cup, will be announced at the closing awards ceremony on Wednesday evening at 6:15 p.m.

Startup Battlefield for 2012 includes:

This year’s finals judging panel includes:

Speakers on-tap to share insights, predictions and lessons learned throughout the week include:

ABOUT TECHCRUNCH DISRUPT SF 2012

Disrupt SF 2012 (http://techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-sf-2012/) is TechCrunch’s sixth annual conference in San Francisco. The format combines thought leadership discussions with product and startup launches. Morning executive discussions are centered on technology-driven disruptions in many industries, while the afternoons are reserved for the Startup Battlefield, where 30 new companies will launch for the first time on stage. These companies are selected from a pool of more than 1000 applications received from around the world. The winning company will receive a $50,000 grand prize and the Disrupt Cup at the conclusion of the conference. The conference is September 8-12, 2012, at The Concourse Exhibition Center located at 635 Brannan Street (at 8th Street) in San Francisco's downtown SOMA district.

Contacts

for TechCrunch
Mandy Albers, 212-652-6394
mandy.albers@teamaol.com

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TechCrunch Disrupt SF officially kicks off today with the highly anticipated Startup Battlefield competition.

Contacts

for TechCrunch
Mandy Albers, 212-652-6394
mandy.albers@teamaol.com