Apply: TechCrunch Startup Pitch Competition 2022 ($100,000 Prize)


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TechCrunch seeks startups with potential of participating in the Startup Battlefield 200 at TechCrunch Disrupt to be held in San Francisco, October 18 – 20, 2022.

200 early-stage startups will be selected by the TechCrunch editorial team, among which 20 will compete for the iconic Startup Battlefield. These selected startups will receive additional training and the opportunity to pitch on the Disrupt Stage as a Startup Battlefield Finalist company, including a chance to win equity-free prize money.


About the Event

Zuckerberg, Benioff, Musk, Kalanick, Mayer, Dorsey and many other startup stars have been on the Disrupt stage long before they were in the headlines. TechCrunch continues to keep the pulse of the startup world and knowing which rising stars to cast for the bright lights of our stage is what makes Disrupt the must-attend event for the ecosystem. Disrupt delivers for founders who want to master Silicon Valley’s equations and provides an experience for enthusiasts who want to be a part of what’s happening and relevant now.

Straight from the headlines of, at Disrupt you’ll hear from people who are not only setting the rules but also changing the tech game. We know the startup experts, from funding to terms sheets, to company culture and growth marketing, to give founders the keys to success.


  • A chance to win $100,000 equity-free prize money
  • Among the 200 companies, 20 will be selected for an opportunity to pitch on the Disrupt Stage as Startup Battlefield Finalist companies
  • Selected startups will become a Startup Battlefield company, joining over 900 companies with more than 121 successful exits — IPOs or acquisitions — and have raised $9.7 billion in funding
  • Startups will also get access to investors with exclusive networking opportunities
  • Pitch deck reviews with industry experts, training, masterclasses and one free year of TechCrunch+ membership


Startups that meet the following eligibility criteria can participate in the TechCrunch Disrupt:

  • Startups all over the world, from any industry or vertical are eligible to apply
  • Early-stage startups with a minimum viable product

How to apply

Apply before the deadline on Sunday, July 31, 2022, to pitch your innovative startup to a global audience and gain worldwide recognition.


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