Demo your tech onstage at TC Sessions: Mobility 2019

Moving anything or anyone from point A to point B will never be the same, thanks to the rapid evolution taking place in mobility technology. And if you’re ready to demo your mobile-focused early-stage startup tech to this community’s top influencers, there’s no better place to do it than onstage at TC Sessions: Mobility 2019.

More than 1,000 of mobility’s top tech makers, founders, investors, engineers and researchers and will descend on San Jose, Calif. on July 10 to learn, teach, share and connect. This is your chance to show the community what you’ve got — submit your application to demo today.

We’re preparing a day-long intensive event that features world-class speakers, interviews, panel discussions, workshops, demos and, of course, networking. We’re not kidding around when we say world-class. Here are just two of the incredible speakers that will step onstage to share their vision, their journey and the lessons they learned along the way:

  • Alisyn Malek, COO and co-founder of May Mobility, an autonomous vehicle company, comes with serious bona fides. The former head of the innovation pipeline at General Motors, Malek also spent time as an investment manager at GM Ventures. Among other notable achievements, she’s been recognized as a top 10 female innovator to watch by Smithsonian in 2018 and named a top automotive professional under 35 to watch by LinkedIn in 2015.
  • Regina Clewlow is the CEO and co-founder of Populus AI, a data platform that helps cities manage the future of mobility. She brings more than a decade of transportation experience, during which she served as a research scientist and lecturer at Stanford, UC Berkeley and UC Davis. Before founding Populus, Clewlow was the director of business development and strategy at RideScout, and she was named a 40 Under 40 by Mass Transit magazine and the San Francisco Business Times.

TC Sessions: Mobility 2019 focuses on one of the most exciting and rapidly evolving tech categories on the planet, and this is your opportunity to place your early-stage startup smack dab in front of the people with the potential to take you and your business to the next level. Apply to demo your tech and join us onstage on July 10 in San Jose, Calif.

Startup Demo packages are also on sale. Demo packages include three (3) tickets and a table space in the exhibition hall for just $1,575. Book your Startup Demo Package here.

Is your company interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at TC Sessions: Mobility? Contact our sponsorship sales team by filling out this form.

Last call: Sign up for the TC Hackathon at VivaTech 2019

This one’s dedicated to all the genius hackers, coders and creators who also happen to be inveterate procrastinators. Right here, right now — this is your final opportunity to participate in the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech 2019 in Paris on 17-18 May. The application is free and the process couldn’t be easier, so drop whatever you’re doing and sign up today.

If you snooze, you lose — lose the chance to flex your mighty coding skills and build something creative and amazing from scratch in 24 hours. Don’t be that person. A rich, exciting — and potentially lucrative — experience awaits. Here’s what goes down at the TC Hackathon at VivaTech.

Teams of 4-6 people will select one of the five sponsored hack challenges. Don’t worry if you arrive solo, we’ll help you find a team once you’re onsite. Our sponsors include EDHECErametSanofiCegedimIBM, Galeries Lafayette / Publicis Sapient and Corvid by Wix. Specifics on the challenges are below:

EDHEC Challenge

Making an impact can have different meanings, and we believe that one of them is about improving how we support students’ careers. Have you ever asked yourself “have I chosen the right studies and the right career for me?” According to the French Ministry of Higher Education, 150,000 french students decide to change their degree course. Participating in VivaTech is a great way to solve this issue through innovation. So let’s help them find the path that suits them best for their future career! The winner of this challenge will receive a €5,000 prize.

Eramet Challenge

In the 21st century, metal alloys are everywhere, e.g. computers, electric cars, satellites. You can find up to 20 different alloys in a single computer. The quality requirements of customers are extremely tight nowadays. Eramet, a global mining and metallurgical group, challenges you to find a solution that can provide our customers with 100% transparency on our supply chains, from the extraction of ore from the mine to the final product, with a heavy focus on the quality, environmental, social and ethical aspects. The winner of this challenge will receive a €5,000 prize.

Sanofi-Cegedim-IBM Challenge

Collective intelligence can help to find smart solutions to make healthcare professionals’ (HCPs) practice easier and bring better care to people living with cardio-metabolic challenges like diabetes. Sanofi, Cegedim and IBM will provide anonymized electronic health records for you to design data-driven solutions for HCPs and their patients. How to optimize time and effort? How to better predict and personalize care? How can we avoid health complications and allow better decision making? The best product that addresses this challenge will receive €5,000 in prize money.

Galeries Lafayette Publicis Sapient Predictive Mode Challenge

Discovering emerging brands and proposing an offer aligned with consumer expectations is a permanent challenge. Data can help us identify major upcoming trends and measure the potential of a brand or collection by uncovering fashion trends of tomorrow through text mining algorithms and pattern recognition in images and videos. If you wish to put your creativity and data analysis skills to link fashion and deep learning algorithms, this challenge is made for you! The best product that addresses this challenge will receive a prize worth €5,000.

Corvid by Wix Challenge

There are plenty of community, collaboration and project management tools available for developers to use. But how do we make these essential assets better? In this challenge, the team with the best hack that uses Corvid—an open development platform that lets you build, manage, deploy and scale advanced web applications—will receive a €5,000 prize.

Teams will then spend roughly 24 intense, focused and caffeine-fueled hours designing, building and creating the best working solution possible. Don’t worry, we’ll have food and drink to keep you going (at no charge!) Once the proverbial whistle blows, teams will have a mere 60 seconds to pitch their project in front of the sponsors and TechCrunch judges.

Not only will the sponsors choose a winner and award prizes for their specific challenges, but the TechCrunch judges will also award each team a score ranging from 1-5. The team that scores the highest combined score wins €5,000 in cash as the overall winner of the TC Hackathon. Plus, all teams that receive a TechCrunch score of three or higher will win two free tickets to both TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2019 and VivaTech 2020.

If you’re a stickler for details, you’ll find all you need in the TC Hackathon at VivaTech FAQ.

Dear procrastinators, this is it. Your last chance to pit your skills — for free — against the very best of the best at the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech 2019 on 17-18 May. Don’t snooze. Don’t lose. Sign up right here, and we’ll see you in Paris!

Check out all the challenges at the TC Hackathon at VivaTech

Money, prizes, glory — it could all be yours, but only if you’re good enough. Do you have the stamina, focus and coding chops it takes to create something awesome out of nothing in less than 24 hours? Then sign up to compete in the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech 2019 in Paris on 17-18 May.

The hackathon is open to everyone — across Europe and beyond, so join hundreds of other hackers, UX/UI designers, coders and like-minded techies for a full-on coding free-for-all. And we do mean free — it won’t cost you a thing to participate.

Here’s how the hackathon works. Teams, which can range from 4-6 people, choose one of several sponsored hack contests when they register. If you don’t have a team, that’s OK — you can find one when you arrive onsite. You and your team have just 24 hours to design, code and create a working solution to your chosen challenge. Don’t worry, we’ll have plenty of food and drink to fuel your focus — including plenty of coffee. Once you’re finished, you’ll have just 60 seconds for a rapid-fire project pitch and presentation onstage in front of the sponsors and TechCrunch judges.

Each sponsor will be awarding prizes to the projects that address their challenges the best, including up to €5,000 in cash. On top of all that, TechCrunch judges will be scoring each pitch presentation on a scale of 1 to 5 and will declare one team the overall hackathon winner — with a €5,000 grand prize. Huzzah! Plus, if your team earns a combined TechCrunch score of three or higher, you also score two free tickets each to both TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2019 and VivaTech 2020.

Here’s the lowdown on all the sponsored challenges:

EDHEC Challenge

Making an impact can have different meanings, and we believe that one of them is about improving how we support student’s careers. Have you ever asked yourself “have I chosen the right studies and the right career for me?” According to the French Ministry of Higher Education, 150,000 french students decide to change their degree course. Participating in VivaTech is a great way to solve this issue through innovation. So let’s help them find the path that suits them best for their future career! The winner of this challenge will receive a €5,000 prize.

Eramet Challenge

In the 21st century, metal alloys are everywhere, e.g. computers, electric cars, satellites. You can find up to 20 different alloys in a single computer. The quality requirements of customers are extremely tight nowadays. Eramet, a global mining and metallurgical group, challenges you to find a solution that can provide our customers with 100% transparency on our supply chains, from the extraction of ore from the mine to the final product, with a heavy focus on the quality, environmental, social and ethical aspects. The winner of this challenge will receive a €5,000 prize.

Sanofi-Cegedim-IBM Challenge

Collective intelligence can help to find smart solutions to make healthcare professionals’ (HCPs) practice easier and bring better care to people living with cardio-metabolic challenges like diabetes. Sanofi, Cegedim and IBM will provide anonymized electronic health records for you to design data-driven solutions for HCPs and their patients. How to optimize time and effort? How to better predict and personalize care? How can we avoid health complications and allow better decision making? The best product that addresses this challenge will receive €5,000 in prize money.

Galeries Lafayette Publicis Sapient Predictive Mode Challenge

Discovering emerging brands and proposing an offer aligned with consumer expectations is a permanent challenge. Data can help us identify major upcoming trends and measure the potential of a brand or collection by uncovering fashion trends of tomorrow through text mining algorithms and pattern recognition in images and videos. If you wish to put your creativity and data analysis skills to link fashion and deep learning algorithms, this challenge is made for you! The best product that addresses this challenge will receive a prize worth €5,000.

Corvid by Wix Challenge

There are plenty of community, collaboration and project management tools available for developers to use. But how do we make these essential assets better? In this challenge, the team with the best hack that uses Corvid by Wix, an open development platform that lets you build, manage, deploy and scale advanced web applications, will receive a €5,000 prize.

Be sure to check out more info on all the sponsored hackathon challenges and prizes. Here’s the official agenda and, if you have any other questions, take a look at the TC Hackathon FAQ.

The TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech 2019 takes place on May 17-18. Money, prizes, glory — plus camaraderie and a whole lot of fun — can be yours. Sign up for your free ticket today and show us your stuff in Paris.

Is your startup TC Top Pick material? Apply today.

We’re hunting for a cadre of exciting early-stage startups to attend and exhibit at Disrupt San Francisco 2019 as part of our TC Top Pick program — for free. Not only that, if your company makes the cut, you’ll get the VIP treatment and receive a ton of media and investor attention. Sounds great, right? You bet. Gotta be a catch, right? Wrong.

The only thing you need to do is apply to be a TC Top Pick.

The application is super quick and easy, but the selection process is very competitive. Highly discerning TechCrunch editors will review every application. They’ll select up to five startups to represent each of these categories: AI/Machine Learning, Biotech/Healthtech, Blockchain, Fintech, Mobility, Privacy/Security, Retail/E-commerce, Robotics/IoT/Hardware, SaaS and Social Impact & Education.

TC Top Pick designees receive a free Startup Alley Exhibition package that includes one full day of exhibiting alongside hundreds of startups in Startup Alley, our expo hall of opportunity. They also receive three Founder passes (good for all three days of the show), use of CrunchMatch — our investor-to-startup matching platform — access to the Disrupt SF 2019 press list, invitations to special events at Disrupt SF and a prime location in the Startup Alley.

In a classic “but wait, there’s more” moment, a TechCrunch editor will interview each Top Pick live on the Showcase Stage — and we’ll promote that video across our social media platforms. That kind of media exposure drives opportunity to your startup long after the show closes.

Here’s a real-world example of what a TC Top Picks designation can do for your startup.

UATAG, which stands for “unique authentication tag,” earned a TC Top Pick designation in the Privacy/Security category at Disrupt SF 2018. The startup’s authentication tags are designed to protect high-end luxury goods and other valuable items from forgery and counterfeiting. The unbreakable tags use two levels of security — the unique way that glass shatters plus blockchain ledger and data records.

Taras Rodtsevych, UATAG’s founder and CEO, said that the connections his team made as a TC Top Pick helped them find local representation in San Francisco, and it also resulted in two very promising leads.

“Currently we’re conducting negotiations with two major U.S. brands that are interested in our tags,” said Rodtsevych. I can’t disclose them yet, but they’ve already received and are in the process of testing the prototypes. We hope to build and expand on these relationships.”

Exhibiting in Startup Alley is an opportunity to make connections with influencers you might not normally meet, and that was certainly true for UATAG.

“We made valuable contacts in the fashion and logistics industries, and we met potential technical partners interested in becoming our local representatives in the U.S., Japan and Europe,” said Rodtsevych. “We even found a company that offers different kinds of back-office services — like accounting, payroll and HR — that are essential to registering our company in the U.S.”

Remember that Showcase Stage interview we mentioned?

“The Showcase interview with Greg Kumparak was an exceptional opportunity,” said Rodtsevych. “So far, that video has earned us 3,500 views on YouTube, 13,600 on Facebook and 12,700 on Twitter. It increased our reputation and made us recognizable worldwide.”

Of course, there’s more than one way to grab the spotlight at Disrupt SF. While you’re applying to be a TC Top Pick, why not apply to compete in Startup Battlefield, too? Our epic startup pitch competition carries a $100,000 equity-free cash prize.

Disrupt San Francisco 2019 takes place October 2-4. Apply now to be a TC Top Pick. It’s free and there’s no catch. Just big opportunity.

Is your company interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at Disrupt SF? Contact our sponsorship sales team by filling out this form.

Announcing the Corvid by Wix Challenge at the TC Hackathon at VivaTech

Hey there hackers, il n’y a pas de temps à perdre! You heard it here first, there’s no time to lose. Today’s the last day you can sign up to compete in the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech 2019 on 17-18 May — days two and three of the conference — in Paris.

Come and join hundreds of the best hackers, coders and programmers in the world to design, hack and create something fantastic in less than two very short, intense days. Who knows? You might even help humanity in the process.

We have multiple sponsored hack contests from which to choose, each one offering its own substantial prize for the best hack (more on that below). Prizes may include cash, incubation, hardware and swag. What’s more, TechCrunch will award a €5000 grand prize to the one team it deems the best overall hack.

Here’s how it all works. Teams of 4-6 people select a challenge during registration. If you don’t already have a team, we’ll find one for you in the onsite matchup session. Teams have just 24 hours to produce a working product, and then they get just 60 seconds to present it onstage to a panel of judges. Keep those caffeine levels amped up.

The judges rank team hacks on a scale of one to five, and the team with the highest score wins the prize associated with the sponsored hack. All teams that receive a combined score of three or higher also win tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2019 and VivaTech 2020.

You’ll need all your skills and stamina to make it across the finish line. It won’t be easy, but it will be fun. And we even provide food — breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snacks — throughout the event. That includes plenty of water, tea, coffee and Red Bull, too. Want more details? Read the hack FAQ, and check out the hackathon agenda.

Here’s the latest sponsored challenge you can tackle at the TC Hackathon — Corvid by Wix Challenge:

There are plenty of community, collaboration and project management tools available for developers to use. But how do we make these essential assets better? In this challenge, the team with the best hack that uses Corvid by Wix, an open development platform that lets you build, manage, deploy and scale advanced web applications, will receive a prize worth €5000.

Plus, you can still sign up to hack on one of the other challenges by EDHEC, Eramet, SanofiCegedimIBM and Galeries Lafayette / Publicis Sapient.

The TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech 2019 takes place on 17-18 May. Don’t miss out and register for your free ticket. Il n’y a pas de temps à perdre! There’s no time to lose!

Show off your developer skills in the Hackathon at Disrupt SF 2019

We’re inviting hundreds of think-outside-the-boxers — coders, devs, engineers and tech makers — to compete onsite at the TechCrunch Hackathon, which takes place during Disrupt San Francisco 2019 on October 2-4. Are you up for the adventure? Participating in the hackathon is free, and all competitors receive Expo Only passes for days one and two, and then an Innovator pass for day three of Disrupt SF. If you’re psyched to strut your stuff and tackle a project that addresses a real-world challenge, apply for the hackathon today.

The hackathon will definitely put your creative skills to the test as you pit your wit and talent against some of the best devs in the world. Here’s how it all works. The competition will take place in a dedicated area at the Moscone Convention Center, and we’re limiting the number of participants to 800 people.

Our host partners will sponsor a variety of hack contests looking for solutions to real-world challenges. Your team will choose a challenge and then have less than two days to build projects with sponsored APIs, data sets and other tools. Don’t have a team? No problem, we’ll find a match for you. It’s an exhilarating, pressure-cooker situation. Thank goodness for free food, beer and plenty of caffeine. You’ll need it.

After you submit your project, you’ll have two minutes to demo your creation to judges (science-fair style) from both the sponsors and TechCrunch. They’ll select 10 finalists to demo the next day on the Extra Crunch stage at Disrupt SF.

Each sponsor awards prizes, including cash, to the team that creates a product that best addresses the specific challenge. On top of that, TechCrunch offers a grand prize of $10,000 to the best overall hack. Ka-ching!

Over the coming weeks, we’ll announce this year’s sponsors and the specific challenges and prizes they offer. In the meantime, take a look at the sponsored contests, prizes and winners from the hackathon at Disrupt SF 2018. Want more details? We know you love details. Find out what to expect at the hackathon.

The TechCrunch Hackathon is an opportunity to connect, be inspired, discover and create. And you never know what might come of it. Some projects experience success long after the hackathon ends. One legendary example — GroupMe — was built overnight, didn’t win a thing at the hackathon, but went on to be acquired by Skype for $80 million. True story.

Disrupt San Francisco 2019 takes place on October 2-4. Apply for the hackathon, join us in the City by the Bay — the birthplace of startup dreams — and start making your dreams come true. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Interested in sponsoring the hackathon? Fill out this form and a member of our sales team will contact you.

Check out the latest challenge of the TC Hackathon at VivaTech 2019

Dépêche-toi et ne tarde pas! Roughly translated that means “hurry up and don’t delay!” You can still register to participate in the TC Hackathon at VivaTech to hack for some great prizes. It won’t cost you a thing to join the fun — tickets are free, and they also give you access to all three days of VivaTech 2019. Get yours now while you still can.

The TC Hackathon takes place May 17-18 — on days two and three of VivaTech. Come and join more than 500 hackers, coders, developers, UX/UI designers and other creative geniuses to build, pitch and present something incredible in less than two days. Enjoy the competition, the community, the camaraderie — and win cold, hard cash, prizes and swag in the process.

If you’re not familiar with how this hackathon works, here’s what you need to know. Teams, which can range from 4-6 people, will choose one of several sponsored hack contests (more on those in a minute) when they register. If you don’t have a team, you can find one when you get onsite.

When the hackathon starts, your team has just 24 hours to build a working solution for the challenge you selected. It’ll take all your focus, skills and stamina to get the job done. Then it’s time to present and pitch your product to the TechCrunch judges onstage — in 60 seconds.

The esteemed TechCrunch judges assign each team a score between one and five, and the team with the highest score wins the prize associated with the sponsored hack. Depending on the challenge you select, you could win €5000, incubation, other cash prizes and hardware. All teams that receive a combined score of three or higher also win tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2019 and VivaTech 2020.

In addition, TechCrunch will select one team as the overall best hack and award them with a €5000 grand prize. Last year, CommerceDNA earned that honor. Will it be you this time?

If you’re detailed-oriented or just plain curious, check out the TC Hackathon FAQ. Wondering about the sponsored contests we have lined up so far? Here’s the latest info:

Galeries Lafayette Publicis Sapient Predictive Mode Challenge
Discovering emerging brands and proposing an offer aligned with consumer expectations is a permanent challenge. Data can help us identify major upcoming trends and measure the potential of a brand or collection by uncovering fashion trends of tomorrow through text mining algorithms and pattern recognition in images and videos. If you wish to put your creativity and data analysis skills to link fashion and deep learning algorithms, then this challenge is made for you! The best product that addresses this challenge will receive €5000 in prize money.

The TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech 2019 takes place in Paris on May 17-18. Don’t miss out on this exhilarating, exhausting and fun event. Register for your free ticket now. Dépêche-toi et ne tarde pas!

Showcase your startup — buy a demo table at TC Sessions: Mobility 2019

While we haven’t achieved Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the transporter beam (yet), mobility and transportation — and the tech that drives both — are undergoing a huge and rapid evolution. There’s no better place to see, share and learn about these revolutionary advances than at TC Sessions: Mobility 2019, a day-long conference that takes a deep dive into all things mobility.

If you’re an early-stage startup founder in either industry, there’s no better way to position your business in front of the most influential investors, media and technologists. Simply book a demo table and join us on July 10 in San Jose, Calif.

TC Sessions: Mobility 2019 will be packed with a veritable who’s who of mobility movers, shakers and makers. Consider just some of the speakers that are already announced:

  • Oliver Cameron, co-founder and CEO of Voyage, an autonomous driving startup making a big name for itself with a door-to-door self-driving taxi service. Cameron will discuss the company’s mission and its plans for the future.
  • Then there’s Jump founder Ryan Rzepecki — he sold his startup to Uber for about $200 million — and Katie DeWitt, the SVP of product at Scoot. These two visionary leaders will talk about the future of micromobility, including topics like asset management, unit economics, partnering with cities, data sharing and more.
  • You won’t want to miss what Amnon Shashua has to say about autonomous vehicle technology. The co-founder, president and CEO of Mobileye — and a senior vice president at Intel — will share his vision of the future. It includes using Mobileye sensors for mapping to improve operations between businesses and cities, which will help bring us closer to creating smart cities and safer roads.

That’s just a taste of the in-depth programming you’ll find at TC Sessions Mobility. We’re announcing more speakers, panelists and workshops every week. If you’d like to speak, demo your technology or nominate someone else, you can submit an application right here.

TC Sessions: Mobility 2019 goes down on July 10 in San Jose, Calif., with more than 1,000 members of the mobility community — founders, technologists, engineering students and investors — expected to be there.  This inaugural mobility event promises to be a highly focused, world-class networking opportunity. Don’t miss your chance to place your startup front and center. Book a demo table right now. Extra credit if your startup’s working on a transporter beam.

Looking for sponsorship opportunities? Contact our TechCrunch team to learn about the benefits associated with sponsoring TC Sessions: Mobility 2019.

Sanofi, Cegedim and IBM add a data challenge to the TC Hackathon at VivaTech

Hundreds of the world’s top hackers, coders, developers and creative makers will descend upon TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech 2019 on 17-18 May. They’ll burn through two intense days competing to build something amazing. Do you have what it takes to go up against the best?

Competing in the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech is free, but you need to reserve your ticket now before they’re gone. Your ticket gives you access to all three days of VivaTech, plus you’ll get a shot at winning prize money, incubation and hardware in sponsored hack contests. If the judges deem your creation to be the best overall hack, you’ll take home the grand prize — an extra €5,000.

EDHEC will award €5,000 to the team that creates the best product to help students make sure they choose the course of studies and career that’s right for them. Eramet challenges teams to find a solution that can provide their customers with 100 percent transparency on their supply chains for a €5,000 prize.

Now we’re ready to unveil our third data-centric sponsored contest — drumroll please! SanofiCegedimIBM Challenge:

Collective intelligence can help to find smart solutions to make Healthcare professionals’ (HCPs) practice easier and bring better care to people living with cardio-metabolic challenges like diabetes. Sanofi, Cegedim, and IBM will provide anonymized electronic health records, for you to design data-driven solutions for HCPs and their patients. How to optimize time and effort? How to better predict & personalize care? How can we avoid health complications, and allow better decision making? The best product that addresses this challenge will receive €5000 in prize money.

Here’s how the Hackathon works. Teams composed of 4-6 people choose the contest they want to enter when they register. Don’t have a team? No problem. We’ll have a matchmaking session on site and hook you up with a team. Sorry, no one-person teams allowed.

Teams have just 24 hours to design, code and create a solution to the specific challenge. Then, when all you really want to do is collapse and sleep, it’s time to pitch your new product to the hackathon judges — in 60 seconds or less.

It’s intense, grueling, exhausting and fun. The good news is that we provide food — breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snacks — throughout the event. Oh, and we’ll have plenty of water, tea, coffee and Red Bull on hand, too. Want more details? Read our hack FAQ.

TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech 2019 goes down on 17-18 May at the Expo Porte de Versailles. Come and get your hack on and show the world your mad coding skills. Get your free ticket now and join us in Paris!

Apply to participate in the Hackathon at Disrupt San Francisco 2019

Great news for all you coders, hackers, developers and creative tech makers — our onsite Hackathon returns to Disrupt San Francisco 2019 on October 2-4. Applications to hack are open now and if you’re selected, you get to flex your mighty coding skills and go head-to-head against some of the world’s best developers to build something amazing. Even better, participating in the Hackathon doesn’t cost a thing, so hop to it and apply right here.

The Hackathon is a grueling, exhilarating, sleep-deprived experience — and a ton of fun. It puts your skills to the test, tries your endurance and fosters community. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered in terms of food and drink. Pizza, beer and plenty of coffee will help keep you fueled and focused.

Here’s how the Disrupt SF 2019 Hackathon works. It takes place during the Disrupt conference in a dedicated section of Moscone Convention Center. Only 800 hackers will be accepted to have a day and a half to build projects with sponsored APIs, data sets and other tools.

There will be plenty of sponsors offering prizes (often a nice chunk of cash) to the teams that best address their specific challenges. On top of that, TechCrunch will award a $10,000 grand prize to the best overall hack project.

What kind of sponsored contests can you expect? We’ll announce this year’s sponsors and contests over the next few weeks, but you can get an idea of what’s coming from the sponsored contests, prizes and winners from last year’s Disrupt SF 2018 Hackathon.

Judging begins on the afternoon of day two. Our experts will review all completed projects in a science fair- style format and select 10 finalists. On day three, the 10 finalists each have two minutes to pitch their project on the Extra Crunch Stage. Check out the entire agenda on the Hackathon website.

After the judges confer, sponsor partners will announce the winner of their specific contests and, finally, TechCrunch will announce one overall Hackathon champion and winner of the $10,000 grand prize.

Need more reasons to apply? This is a great opportunity to meet and network with your peers, potential partners or employers. Plus, Hackathon participants receive free Innovator passes to Disrupt for that third day. Sweet.

Remember, it won’t cost you anything to apply to participate in the Hackathon, which takes place at Disrupt San Francisco 2019 on October 2-4 at Moscone North. Don’t miss out on this chance to display your prowess to a global developer community. Apply to the Hackathon today. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Is your company interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at Disrupt SF? Click here.