TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2013 Announces Startup Battlefield Finalists

TechCrunch today announced 14 finalists out of more than 500 entries for the Startup Battlefield at the inaugural TechCrunch Disrupt Europe taking place on the 28 th and 29 th October at the Arena in Berlin. Hosted in San Francisco, New York, Beijing and now Berlin, the international technology conference brings together early stage startups and notable players in the tech community to discuss the hottest industry topics—all leading up to the Startup Battlefield competition. The conference lands in Europe as TechCrunch has seen double digit growth in unique visitors globally over the past 12 months*.

Throughout the conference, Startup Battlefield gathers the best emerging start-ups to demo on a worldwide stage. Competitors have mere minutes to pitch innovators, investors, venture capitalists and influencers in the tech community for a shot at a €40,000 check and the coveted Disrupt Cup. The winner will be announced at the closing awards ceremony on Tuesday evening. Former winners and finalists on the Battlefield stage include now global brands Yammer, Mint.com and Dropbox.

*Source: Omniture

The list of Startup Battlefield finalists for 2013 includes:

TechCrunch Disrupt Europe features a world-class slate of judges and speakers including:

View the full and agenda for TechCrunch Disrupt Europe here

About TechCrunch

Founded in June 2005, TechCrunch and its network of websites now reach over 12 million unique visitors and draw more than 37 million page views per month*. Global expansion for TechCrunch has seen TechCrunch China launched, TechCrunch Japan growing, meet ups across the globe and the first TechCrunch Disrupt conference in Berlin this year. Coming soon, expect events in Bangalore, Shanghai, Rome, Moscow and Tokyo.

Since launching in New York in 2010, TechCrunch's annual conference, Disrupt, has kickstarted many iconic tech companies and launched major brands including DropBox, FitBit and Yammer. Now a forum for the tech industry's power players and a hotbed of "the next big things", TechCrunch Disrupt has attracted notable speakers at its US conferences including Mark Zuckerberg, Marissa Meyer, Reid Hoffman (exec chairman of LinkedIn) and actor and start-up supporter, Ashton Kutcher.

*Source: Omniture

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