TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016 Announces Startup Battlefield Competitors
5.12.2016 09:00 | Business Wire
TechCrunch has today announced the 12 contestants competing at Startup Battlefield, taking place at this year’s highly anticipated TechCrunch Disrupt London.
Taking place at The Copper Box Arena in the Olympic Park, TechCrunch Disrupt London will bring together over 2,000 of the industry’s most high-profile thought-leaders, entrepreneurs innovators and VC’s, who will be offering the latest insights and hottest trends from the world of technology. This year’s conference will focus around topics including Brexit, AI and Fintech, with speakers including Martha Lane Fox, Matthew Hancock MP and Michael Lynch.
Startup Battlefield features the world’s most exciting early-stage startups, offering competitors a platform to pitch their business to an expert panel of judges. The winning contestant will be named on Tuesday 6th December, where they will be awarded the coveted Disrupt Cup and a £30,000 prize.
Since 2007, Battlefield has attracted 623 startups, and has raised a staggering $6.6 billion in funding. Previous participants include Yammer, Dropbox and Fitbit, as well as mobile search startup Vurb - who Snapchat acquired for over $100 million earlier this year.
Samantha O'Keefe, Director of Special Projects, TechCrunch: "We’re hugely excited for the return of TechCrunch Disrupt London and the scale of startup talent we’re showcasing this year is unprecedented. With Brexit at the forefront of the news agenda, we expect highly charged debates about how this will affect the tech industry, both now and in the future. We’ll be looking for the most innovative trends, particularly in the fields of AI and VR. What’s more, TechCrunch continues to make diversity a focus – we aim to support tech startups and entrepreneurs from all walks of life and showcase the unique and diverse communities that are making an impact on the tech sector and beyond."
TechCrunch Disrupt promises a riveting compilation of discussions and debates from experts and thought leaders, while previewing the most groundbreaking technology and business startups in the world.
The list of Startup Battlefield participants for 2016 includes:
AirWander (San Francisco, USA)
Century (London, UK)
Foodstantly (Lagos, Nigeria)
InsideDNA (London, UK)
Iris AI (Oslo, Norway)
LiftIgniter (San Francisco, USA)
Open as App (Munich, Germany)
Oxehealth (Oxford, UK)
PhenixP2P (Chicago, USA)
Seeds (New York, USA)
Seenit (London, UK)
The list of 2016 Startup Battlefield judges include:
Alice Bentinck (Entrepreneur First)
Carlos Eduardo Espinal (Seedcamp)
Chris Wade (Isomer Capital)
Don Dodge (Google for Work)
Eileen Burbidge (Passion Capital)
Fergal Mullen (Highland Europe)
Matthew Panzarino (TechCrunch)
Nathan Benaich (Playfair Capital)
Nic Brisbourne (Forward Partners)
Ophelia Brown (LocalGlobe)
Saul Klein (LocalGlobe)
Sean O'Sullivan (SOSV)
Siraj Khaliq (Atomico Partners)
Sitar Teli (Connect Ventures)
Tracy Doree (Kindred Capital VC)
For more information about TechCrunch Disrupt London, please visit: https://techcrunch.com/event-info/disrupt-london-2016/
About TechCrunch Disrupt London
TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016 is TechCrunch's annual conference in London. 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 12 new companies will launch for the first time on stage, selected to present from more than 2000 applications received from around the world. The winning company will receive a £30,000 grand prize and the Disrupt Cup at the conclusion of the conference. The conference is December 5-6 at The Copper Box Area in the Olympic Park.
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