Startup Battlefield brings the world’s top early stage startups together on one stage to compete for the coveted Disrupt Cup, a $50,000 prize, and the attention of media and investors. The judges include TechCrunch editors as well as top VCs and entrepreneurs, and past winners include names like Dropbox, Mint, Yammer and many more. Participation is entirely free and open.
Location: New York
Criteria: Startups must be launching to the public for the first time and have little to no prior press exposure.