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It’s time to load the carbo, boot fans. Tomorrow we’re kicking off the 2021 TechCrunch Disrupt Marathon of Opportunities, and we can’t wait to see it all unfold! Considering the amount of programs available over the next three days, you might appreciate expert advice. No worries – we’ve got you covered.

Make the Disrupt Desk your first destination. This is where you’ll find TechCrunch editors highlighting some of the must-see moments on day one. Here is a great example. Take a first look at some of the companies competing in Startup Battlefield. Companies like Dropbox, Vurb, Mint, and many more got their start as competitors to Startup Battlefield. Catch the next generation in this ever-epic throwing game.

Here’s a little taste of what to expect tomorrow on the Disrupt Stage, Extra Crunch Stage and in our special breakout sessions. Check the Disrupt schedule for exact times.

Disruption phase

Save the world

COVID-19 has changed everything. It has not only threatened our individual health and well-being, but it has also rocked industries and economies around the world. And the same could be said of COVID-19 vaccines. Hear Ugur Sahin, Co-Founder and CEO of BioNTech, talk about the rapid development process for the world’s most researched vaccine, alongside Pfizer, and the long-term potential of mRNA-based therapies. Ursheet Parikh from Mayfield Fund will join Sahin to discuss the future of startups in this fast-paced industry.

Additional crunch step

How to ditch traditional fundraising

In 2021, venture capital has never been so plentiful, but some founders are still failing to break into the networks or have discovered that traditional fundraising is not the best path for their business. Fortunately, alternative fundraising techniques are gaining momentum as founders find ways to raise funds that deviate from the successes of startups of the past. Join the discussion with Harry Hurst from Pipe, Arun Mathew from Accel and Michele Romanow from Clearco.

Small group session

Demo Derby – How startups are disrupting the status quo with innovative data analytics, AI, and modern app development

Startups need to act quickly and focus their limited resources on areas where they can differentiate themselves. In this quick session, learn from startups and Google experts how to leverage Google technologies to better serve customers and get to market faster. In a series of short demos, learn how innovative startups and Google experts have used Google’s compute, storage, networking and AI technologies to ‘disrupt’ the status quo.

Last-minute decision-makers? You can still buy a full 2021 Disrupt pass here, but hurry because prices go up at 11:59 pm PT tonight! Or if you’re just looking for a taste of Disrupt, get access to all breakout sessions and the exhibit for free TODAY ONLY HERE.

Here is. A quick way to capitalize on the first day of Disrupt 2021. Go ahead and discover opportunities that can take your business to the next level and beyond. We can’t wait to see where Disrupt takes you!

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