Inside Look: TechCrunch Disrupt 2016

Inside Look- TechCrunch Disrupt 2016

New tech ideas are being thought up every day, but it wouldn’t be surprising if a lot of these brilliant ideas came to fruition in September 2016. That’s because from September 12th to 14th in San Francisco, TechCrunch will be holding Disrupt 2016, a gathering of brilliant minds who have the potential to change the world through revolutionary tech.

TechCrunch Disrupt SF gathers entrepreneurs, hackers, investors, and tech fans for a number of events that lead to the brainstorming and creation of some of the most game-changing technologies out there. Some of the events at Disrupt 2016 include a 24-hour Hackathon, Hardware Alley, Startup Alley, a Startup Battlefield competition, and After Parties. This event is the world’s leading authority on introducing world-altering technologies, debuting startups, and having discussions amongst the tech industry’s key innovators.

TechCrunch Disrupt 2016 will feature a number of speakers. DraftKings CEO Jason Robins will be sharing how he was able to gain investments from big names like Major League Baseball and Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots. He’ll also talk about the future of his company and the future of daily fantasy sports.

Janica Alvarez, the CEO and co-founder of Naya Health will also be speaking at Disrupt SF. Naya Health offers a variety of early-infant nutritional products and services, and the company is currently working to reinvent the breast pump and bottle. At TechCrunch Disrupt SF, Alvarez will speak about her vision for the future of nutritional products like this pump. The breast pump aims to be more efficient and comfortable for moms than the clunky devices that are currently on the market.

TechCrunch Disrupt will also feature Marc Benioff. Benioff is a wearer of many hats, being a book author as well as the cofounder and CEO of Salesforce, one of the largest cloud computing companies in the world. Benioff is extremely accomplished in the tech world, but he is also well known for his philanthropy and social activism. Instead of waiting until retirement to give back to his community, Benioff has made philanthropy a priority at Salesforce since the beginning. Benioff has spoken out against laws that he feels are discriminatory. 

Disrupt also provides a service called CrunchMatch, which introduces entrepreneurs and investors using an analysis of what startups fit into a certain investor’s profile. The program is free for anyone who attends Disrupt. After registering for Disrupt, investors are able to complete a questionnaire regarding their investment interests. Any startups that participate in Startup Alley or Battlefield are able to fill out a similar form. The TechCrunch team looks for strong matches and then gives those matches the opportunity to connect in a private space at a time coordinated by the events team.

TechCrunch DisruptSF 2016 is bound to be an extremely productive and inspiring event. The event is guaranteed to fuel the fire of a number of startups, no matter what stage they are in.