Announcing the Disrupt Berlin 2019 agenda

Join us December 11 and December 12 to hear from industry leaders, investors, and bright stars in the startup world.

We’ll sit down with CEOs from big-name companies such as Away, UIPath, and Naspers, as well as leading investors from Atomico, SoftBank, and GV.

On the Extra Crunch stage, panelists will discuss important trends in the startup world, and deliver actionable insights to founders looking to scale their business, from product management to raising money to building a brand.

And, of course, we can never forget the legendary Startup Battlefield competition, where companies pitch their startups on stage for the first time in front of a panel of expert judges.

In this fireside chat with Nigel Toon, founder of Graphcore, we’ll discuss the race between chip giants and startups to build AI chips, how next-gen chipsets are pushing the boundaries of software innovation, and what happens once AI chips are everywhere.

Three years after unveiling Station F at Disrupt, its Director Roxanne Varza is back to give us an update on the world’s biggest startup campus.

As climate change and the impacts of a warming world become more important for the consumers who are exposed to it, hear from a developer of lab grown meat; a biodegradeable packaging technology developer; and one of the world’s largest impact investment funds on how to build sustainability as a business.

We’ve assembled the product chiefs from some of the most influential tech companies in the world to dive into the details of what every product manager and product chief needs to know.

How to Build a Billion Dollar SaaS Company with Laura Urquizu (Red Points) and speakers to be announced

We’ll be joined by Red Points CEO Laura Urquizu, who is well on her way to building that billion dollar company herself, Max Wessel, who is charged with creating new companies inside enterprise giant SAP, as well as Sapphire Venture’s Andreas Weiskam, who invested in companies like DocuSign and Criteo.

The startup’s CEO will join us to talk about how GoCardless plans to replace cash, cheques and even card payments at a global scale.

Join Holger Seim, founder and CEO of audio startup Blinkist, Karoli Hindriks, founder and CEO of Jobbatical, and prominent Silicon Valley immigration attorney Sophie Alcorn as we discuss the opportunities – and pitfalls – of expanding outside your local market.

Prosus is a global consumer internet company with interests in food delivery, payments and fintech, classifieds, travel, retail, media, social platforms and a dedicated ventures team, not to mention a huge stake in Tencent.

Hear from CEO Bob van Dijk about what Prosus believes is around the corner in these growth markets and why Naspers listed Prosus on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange in September, creating Europe’s largest listed consumer internet company in 2019.

Hear from CEO Jen Rubio about how the company got its start, grew, and became the household name it is today.

Talk through the nuts and bolts of what makes a great deck (or not) with investors Sitar Teli and Karen Stafford, plus insights from Docsend’s Russ Heddleston, as they go through submitted pitches live on stage.

We’ll talk to CEO Hovhannes Avoyan about why free isn’t always the answer and how top social networks will embrace subscription pricing.

The company’s CEO will join us to talk about the maturation of the streaming market, and what it takes to build a lasting business in an increasingly crowded space.

How to Raise Your First Euros with Nic Brisbourne (Forward Partners), Russ Heddleston (DocSend), and Malin Holmberg (Target Global)

To make it a little bit easier, we’ve invited DocSend founder Russ Heddleston, Forward Partners managing partner Nic Brisbourne, and Target Global partner Malin Holmberg to the stage to offer their best tips and tricks to aspiring or current founders.

How to Fit Blockchain into Your Startup Strategy with Justin Drake (Ethereum Foundation), Ashley Tyson (Web3 Foundation), and speaker to be announced

To help you with that and maybe demystify blockchain a bit, too, we’ll be joined by three panelists who all have deep roots in the blockchain community: Ethereum Foundation Researcher Justin Drake, Web3 Foundation Director of Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives Ashley Tyson, and Protocol Labs founder and CEO Juan Benet.

Co-founder Julian Stiefel and his investor Sequoia’s Andrew Reed will discuss what products still need to be built in travel, and how startups can do something unique enough to avoid getting steamrolled by tech giants.

The fund’s lead Lila Wollman brings their portfolio company Andela to discuss how they have harnessed the booming talent in Africa to solve global outsourcing issues and what’s next in building sustainable companies.

Learn about the right ways and wrong ways to create great assets for paid channels, landing pages and more in this teardown workshop with Asher King-Abramson, a top growth marketer who works with dozens of successful startups.

Startup Battlefield Final Competition

TechCrunch’s iconic startup competition is back, as entrepreneurs from around the world pitch expert judges and vie for the Battlefield Cup and $50,000.

TechCrunch’s iconic startup competition is back, as entrepreneurs from around the world pitch expert judges and vie for the Battlefield Cup and $50,000.

TechCrunch’s iconic startup competition is back, as entrepreneurs from around the world pitch expert judges and vie for the Battlefield Cup and $50,000.

TechCrunch’s iconic startup competition is back, as entrepreneurs from around the world pitch expert judges and vie for the Battlefield Cup and $50,000.

On this panel we’ll sit down with Oscar Pierre, CEO of Glovo, to talk ops and logistics of scaling on-demand delivery, plus delve into what the model means for suppliers and partners, and consider regulatory headwinds.

Join Charlie Delingpole, founder and CEO of ComplyAdvantage and Yoni Assia, founder and CEO of eToro, as we discuss how startups can compete in this fast-moving industry.

UIPath CEO and founder Daniel Dines will explain how we can expand access to the benefits of robotics, for companies and individual workers alike.

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