Disrupt SF 2019 OctoberOct 02 2019 - OctoberOct 04 2019 Europe/MadridSan Francisco


If you’re serious about startups, we’re still keeping it as real as ever. At Disrupt, everyone is a startupper – no matter if you’re a founder, investor, hacker or tech leader. So much more than just on-stage interviews, Disrupt is where you’ll find the renowned Startup Battlefield competition, a virtual Hackathon, hundreds of startups in Startup Alley, Workshops and legendary networking at our After Parties… and we’re in San Francisco, right where startup dreams began.

Disrupt is where the startup world gathers to see the present and the future of tech in one place. Be inspired by the insights of today's leaders and tomorrow's best startups, learn from industry analysts sharing their business expertise, witness the latest innovations and up-and-coming founders, and make the right connections easily to propel your business forward.

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Moscone North Convention Center
730 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Oct 02 10:00
Welcome Remarks by Matthew Panzarino (TechCrunch)
Oct 02 10:00
Welcome Remarks by Mike Butcher (TechCrunch)
Oct 02 10:05
Reigniting the Space Race with Bob Smith (Blue Origin)
Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith intends to return the U.S. to crewed spaceflight, with a goal of doing so this year with its first suborbital trips. Hopefully, we can also get Smith to tell us the ticket price for a trip, once it begins taking on paying customers.
Oct 02 10:05
How to Build a Billion Dollar SAAS Company with Neeraj Agrawal (Battery Ventures), Whitney Bouck (HelloSign) and speaker to be announced
Growing your SaaS company to a billion dollars in revenue is no easy task. It takes patience, perseverance and a strong team. Often it doesn’t happen until well after a company has gone public. We will talk to three people who have experience working with SaaS startups and understand the unique challenges they face getting to a billion dollars and beyond.
Oct 02 10:25
Creating the Means of Production with Joseph Gordon-Levitt (HitRecord)
For far too long, creators have been users of platforms rather than running those platforms. With HitRecord, Joseph Gordon-Levitt changed that. JGL has been head down and hands-on with HitRecord, and we’ll hear from him about how to put the power back in creators’ hands.
Oct 02 10:45
Partnering for a Safer, Cleaner, Congestion-Free World
TomTom, the location technology specialists have been on a relentless mission to provide a safer, cleaner, congestion-free world since 1991. This can only be accomplished by partnering with the world’s leading technology companies. Join us as we announce exciting new partnerships and innovative location technology powered use cases. Sponsored by TomTom.
Oct 02 10:45
Getting to IPO with Aaron Levie (Box) and Jennifer Tejada (PagerDuty)
PagerDuty CEO Jennifer Tejada led the company to a successful IPO earlier this year. She'll join Box CEO Aaron Levie to talk about how these two companies charted their path to an IPO, the pros and cons of doing so, and life after ringing the bell on Wall Street.
Oct 02 11:05
Could the U.S. Government Be Your Next Investor with Steve Isakowitz (The Aerospace Corporation) and speakers to be announced
No founder likes dilution, which is why the US government is becoming an increasingly popular source for early-stage, ambitious venture capital. Hear from VC leaders and founders who have navigated the process to discover your next source of non-dilutive capital.
Oct 02 11:10
The Evolution of Online Video with Neal Mohan (YouTube)
YouTube remains the most popular destination for online video, and the platform for the next generation of stars. At the same time, it faces challenges around its original content strategy, competition, hate speech, misinformation and more. Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan will join us to discuss where YouTube goes from here.
Oct 02 11:30
Setting the Pace for the Next Space Race with Marillyn Hewson (Lockheed Martin)
Lockheed Martin has had roots in Silicon Valley going back decades. Today the aerospace giant has its hands in AI, autonomy, space exploration, and more. CEO Marillyn Hewson joins us to discuss returning to crewed spaceflight, investing in startups, and what comes next for America’s biggest defense contractor.
Oct 02 11:45
How to Evaluate Talent and Make Decisions with Ray Dalio (Bridgewater)
Ray Dalio knows a thing or two about building successful startups. As founder of the firm, Bridgewater, he helped build it into one of the most successful investment companies ever, managing a whopping $150 billion in assets. He recently wrote a book called Principles, and he’s coming to the TechCrunch Disrupt Extra Crunch stage in October to discuss the book and companion mobile app on how building a strong culture can lead to a flourishing startup.
Oct 02 11:50
Oct 02 12:15
Oct 02 12:50
Startup Battlefield: Session 1
TechCrunch’s iconic startup competition is back, as entrepreneurs from around the world pitch expert judges and vie for the Battlefield Cup and $100,000.
Oct 02 13:35
How to Take a Digital Brand Offline with Rich Fulop (Brooklinen), James Reinhart (ThredUp), and Susan Tynan (Framebridge)
E-commerce has fundamentally changed the way we browse and buy physical goods. But even though online sales have taken a huge bite out of brick-and-mortar, it doesn’t mean that digital brands aren’t interested in the prospect of offline channels. Hear from three founders who have taken their own unique approach to launching a store.
Oct 02 14:00
The Next Generation of Wireless with Hans Vestberg (Verizon)
Oct 02 14:15
How to Hire at Breakneck Speed with Scott Cutler (StockX), Harj Taggar (TripleByte), and Liz Wessel (WayUp)
Oct 02 14:45
'The Fourth Big Wave': Talking Crypto with Chris Dixon (Andreessen Horowitz)
Oct 02 15:05
Brex: Special Announcement
Oct 02 15:10
Building Sticky Products with Cal Henderson (Slack) and Megan Quinn (Spark Capital)
Oct 02 15:15
How to get into Y Combinator with Ali Rowghani and Michael Seibel (Y Combinator)
Oct 02 15:35
Serving Startups with Henrique Dubrugras (Brex) and Michele Romanow (Clearbanc)
Oct 02 15:45
How to Build a Subscription Product with Alex Friedman (Lola), Eurie Kim (Forerunner Ventures) and Sandra Oh Lin (KiwiCo)
Oct 02 16:00
Beefing Up with Patrick Brown (Impossible Foods)
Oct 02 16:20
Startup Battlefield: Session 2
Oct 03 09:00
Opening Remarks by Matthew Panzarino (TechCrunch)
Oct 03 09:35
Robots and Returns with Frederic Moll (Johnson & Johnson) and Ajay Royan (Mithril Capital)
Oct 03 10:00
Inside GV with David Krane (GV)
Oct 03 10:20
Beyond AI with Sam Altman (OpenAI) and Greg Brockman (OpenAI)
Oct 03 10:45
The Future of Flight with Sebastian Thrun (Kitty Hawk)
Oct 03 11:05
Scooting to a Multibillion-Dollar Valuation with Travis VanderZanden (Bird)
Oct 03 11:25
Trophies, Twitch and T-Shirts with Scooter Braun and Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag (100 Thieves)
Oct 03 11:50
Oct 03 13:00
Startup Battlefield: Session 3
Oct 03 14:05
When Spies Meet Startups with Admiral Mike Rogers and Nadav Zafrir (Team8)
Oct 03 14:30
Investing and Operating in Growth Markets with Bob van Dijk (Naspers)
Oct 03 14:50
State of the Security Union with Jeanette Manfra (DHS)
Oct 03 15:10
Modernizing Matrimony with Shan-Lyn Ma (Zola)
Oct 03 15:30
The Future of Cities with Aicha Evans (Zoox)
Oct 03 15:55
Business as the Greatest Platform for Change with Marc Benioff (Salesforce)
Oct 03 16:40
Startup Battlefield: Session 4
Oct 04 09:30
Opening Remarks by Matthew Panzarino (TechCrunch)
Oct 04 09:35
Ethical tech with Tracy Chou (Block Party), Harry Glaser (Sisense), and Ellen Pao (Project Include)
Oct 04 10:05
The Grass Is Greener with Keith McCarty (Wayv) and Bharat Vasan (Pax Labs)
Oct 04 10:40
Venture Capital in 2019 with Ann Miura-Ko (Floodgate) and Theresia Gouw (Aspect Ventures)
Oct 04 11:05
The Ethics of Snipping DNA with CRISPR with Rachel Haurwitz (Caribou Biosciences)
Oct 04 11:25
Snap Stays Sticky with Evan Spiegel (Snap)
Oct 04 11:45
Oct 04 13:00
Startup Battlefield Alumni Update
Oct 04 13:15
Startup Battlefield: Final
Oct 04 15:05
Bucking Smartphone Stagnation with Carl Pei (OnePlus)
Oct 04 15:20
Surviving the Smartphone with Cher Wang (HTC)
Oct 04 15:35
Postmates' Path Forward with Bastian Lehmann (Postmates)
Oct 04 16:25
Startup Battlefield's Closing Awards Ceremony

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