New York Startup Scene Shines At TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013
The champagne bottles are empty. The startups are packing up. TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 is a wrap, and it was a hell of a show. Enigma won the Startup Battlefield, taking home $50,000 and the Disrupt Cup. Ryan Lawler’s Urban Transportation panel was somehow more rowdy than Josh Constine’s talk with Rap Genius. Ashton Kutcher showed up and proved yet again his value as a Silicon Valley venture capitalist. There was even a special screening of Alex Winter’s upcoming film about the rise and fall of Napster, “Downloaded”. It just wasn’t the door-busting attendance that proved this was the best Disrupt yet. The show featured the best startups, the best speakers, all at the beautiful Manhattan Center in New York City. I know we say this after each Disrupt — this is, after all, the eighth Disrupt show — but this really was the best show yet. They say New York is the city that never sleeps — a point of trivia proven true by the thousands of Disrupt attendees, volunteers and staff ...
Autism Speaks Canada kicks-off this weekend
Sunday April 28th sees Autism Speaks Canada’s Toronto Kick-Off Event launched. The Kick-Off will have over 200 people in attendance, made up mostly of families and children affected by autism.
Calling All Designers To #HackDisrupt In NYC This Weekend
The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon fast approaches and at this point, it's important to start thinking about your hack's design. Luckily, TechCrunch is happy to announce another partnership with the Design Trust to have crackerjack designers in attendance, polishing your creation to make it stand out in our esteemed judges' eyes. Who is the Design Trust, you ask?
Oprah Winfrey visit to Montreal has rabid fans - and a protester
One of the richest and most popular and admired women on Earth was in Montreal this week at the Bell Centre and the Gazette newspaper noted that not all of the 15,000 in attendance were admirers. At least one, the paper said, did not come to praise her.
Let's Get Ready To Rumble: TechCrunch Is Coming To Austin, Seattle, San Diego, And Boston
TechCrunch is rolling into Texas, Washington, California and Massachusetts this year for our patented Meetup+Pitch Off events, parties dedicated to exposing the coolest startups in your home town. We want you to attend. Here’s what’s up: Austin is happening on May 30 at Stage on Sixth, 508 East 6th St.. Seattle is happening on July 18 at a location that will be announced shortly. The San Diego location is also TBD but the event will be held on August 22. Up next we will have Boston in November. What do you need to do? First, mark your calendars. We will be selling $5 tickets to these events to help cover the cost of beers. 21 and older only, please. Second, apply to the pitch-off. Registration for Austin is currently open with others coming soon. We will pick 20 companies in each city and these winners will get 1-on-1 time with the TechCrunch folks in attendance. Please also give us the name of the most important, coolest, or funniest person in your startup ecosystem. It could be your ...