New York City’s Big Technology Event – Disrupt NY
April 19, 2013 1 Comment
In just a couple of weeks, TechCrunch Disrupt NY will be taking over New York City. The technology event starts off with a 24-hour Hackathon from April 27-28th. Afterwords, the Disrupt conference takes place from April 29th-May 1st. This conference brings together the best of technologies startups, students, experts, and professionals.
The Hackathon is a great opportunity for students and entrepreneurs to showcase their skills and learn from others. It consists of a the top developers and hackers coming together from around the world. They work together to create new projects, and hacks that will be judged by the audience and an expert panel. The teams that are lucky enough to be declared a winner, will get tickets to Disrupt to present their product.
Judges for the Hackathon include people in technology such as Jalak Jobanputra, founding partner of FuturePerfect Ventures and former technology and digital media manager for NYC Investment fund (which was founded by Henry Kravis of KKR). Tarikh Korula, CEO and co-founder of Mahaya, and entrepreneurial expert Charlie O’Donnell.
Other events at TechCrunch Disrupt include Startup Alley. This event has start up companies in the early stage, and allows them to showcase their talent and technologies to the audience. There will be around 50 new companies on Monday as well as Tuesday. On Monday and Tuesday, the audience votes for their “Audience Choice Winner”. If chosen, that company will be able to compete in the Battlefield Finals for the $50,000 grand prize.
Tickets are still available via the TechCrunch website. A variety of packages are available for startups and individuals.