NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TechCrunch today announced 20 participants for the Startup Battlefield at this year's TechCrunch Disrupt New York. The annual conference brings together young startups and tech luminaries to share innovation, insights and to uncover what's next in the startup world. At the very heart of Disrupt, Startup Battlefield launches promising, under-the-radar companies to a global audience on tech's biggest stage.
From Monday, May 9 through Wednesday, May 11, Startup Battlefield gathers founders to demo their new, unseen products in front of a world-class judging panel of innovators, investors and venture capitalists. This year’s Battlefield judges include the best and brightest of the startup and venture world, including John Borthwick (Betaworks), Charles Hudson (Precursor Capital), Alfred Lin (Sequoia Capital) and Susan Lyne (BBG Ventures).
“TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is unique platform for startups to showcase the future of business and technology,” said Ned Desmond, COO of TechCrunch. “We’re excited to announce this year’s group of competitors and look forward to watching them engage with our judges, Disrupt attendees and viewers online.”
Since 2007, Battlefield startups have raised a collective $6 billion in funding after launching on stage (Crunchbase). Notable competitors to have launched on the Battlefield stage include major brands like FitBit, Mint, Dropbox, Yammer and Red Beacon.
The Battlefield winner will be announced at the closing awards ceremony Wednesday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m. ET. The winner walk away with a $50,000 prize, the coveted Disrupt Cup and a bright future.
The list of 2016 Startup Battlefield competitors include:
- Beam Interactive, Inc
- TimeLooper, Inc
- Gitzero by OverNest
- Halo Neuroscience
- HomeMe Inc
The list of 2016 Startup Battlefield judges include:
- Ajay Agarwal (Bain Capital Ventures)
- John Borthwick (Betaworks)
- Dayna Grayson (NEA)
- Rachel Haot (1776 Ventures)
- Wen Hseih (Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers)
- Charles Hudson (Precursor Ventures)
- Karen Kerr (GE Ventures)
- Spencer Lazar (General Catalyst Partners)
- Jeremy Levine (Bessemer Venture Partners)
- Alfred Lin (Sequoia Capital)
- Susan Lyne (BBG Ventures)
- Kanyi Maqubela (Collaborative Fund)
- Charlie O’Donnell (Brooklyn Bridge Ventures)
- David Pakman (Venrock)
- Alan Patricof (Greycroft)
- Gil Penchina (Blockchain Capital)
- Megan Quinn (Spark Capital)
- Minerva Tantoco (CTO< NYC)
- David Tisch (BoxGroup)
- Jonathon Triest (Ludlow Ventures)
- Ellie Wheeler (Greycroft Ventures)
- Joanne Wilson (Gotham Gal Ventures)
For more information about TechCrunch Disrupt New York, please visit http://techcrunch.com/event-info/disrupt-ny-2016/
About TechCrunch Disrupt New York
TechCrunch Disrupt New York 2016 is TechCrunch's seventh annual conference in New York City. The format combines top thought-leader discussions with new product and company launches. Morning executive discussions debate technology-driven disruptions in many industries, while the afternoons are reserved for the Startup Battlefield, where some 30 new companies will launch for the first time onstage, selected to present from numerous 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 May 9-11, 2016 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, 72 Bowne St, Brooklyn, NY 11231.