TechCrunch is pleased to announce that Startup Battlefield Latin America arrives in São Paulo on November 8th. This is the first event TechCrunch has ever organized in Latin America, and we are all here to make it a memorable event to support the emerging emerging ecosystem of the region.

Startup Battlefield is TechCrunch’s first startup contest, which in the last 12 years has allowed 750 companies to get on stage to present their best CVs and publishers of TechCrunch. These founders raised more than $ 8 billion and produced over 100 releases. Startup Battlefield Latin America aims to add 15 major Latin American founders to these elite ranks.

Here’s how the competition works. The founders can apply now to participate in Startup Battlefield. Any start-up company (pre-round) whose head office is located in an eligible Latin American country (see list below) may apply. The applications will end on August 6th. The TechCrunch editors will review the nominations and, depending on which candidates have the highest potential for a major exit from the major societal impact, will select 15 candidates for the competition on November 8th. TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield team will work intensively with each founding team to sharpen their six-minute pitch to perfection.

Then it’s the day of the match. The 15 companies will take place at the Tomie Ohtake Institute in São Paulo in front of an audience of 500 people to present high-level judges. TechCrunch judges and editors will pick five for a final round. These lucky finalists will face a new team of judges, and one of them will be the winner of the very first Startup Battlefield Latin America. The winner will win $ 25,000 and a trip for two to the next disruption, where he will be able to free-up to Startup Alley and qualify to compete in the Startup at Disrupt battleground. Candy. All Startup Battlefield sessions will be captured in video and posted on TechCrunch.com.

This is an experience that no founder would want to miss, given the opportunity to join the ranks of the big names of Battlefield from years past, including Dropbox, Yammer, Mint, Getaround , CloudFlare, Vurb and many others.

Start this application now.

Here is the need to know about the qualification to apply:

  • Having a start-up company in the “launch” phase
  • Based in one of these countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela (Central America) Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala , Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama (Caribbean – including dependencies and constituent entities), Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

  • Having a properly functioning product / beta reasonably close or in production
  • Having received a limited press or advertising to date
  • There are no known conflicts of intellectual property
  • Register by August 6, 2018, at 5 pm PST

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