TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 will take place from September 21-23, and we’re here to bring you some of the awesome content we’ve scheduled over three very busy days. The Disrupt agenda so far includes over 80 interviews, roundtables, events and breakout sessions that span the tech spectrum of startups… and more to come!
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I enjoyed the great speakers from companies like Uber, but it’s the one-on-one, small group presentations where you really started to get in the thick of the conversation and see how these mobile partnerships come to life. – Karin Maake, Senior Director of Communications at FlashParking
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Now is the time to start planning your Disrupt 2021 program, and you don’t want to miss these informative presentations:
The missing block to bring crypto to the masses
With the emergence of concepts like NFT and GameFi, the prosperities of socialization bring new energy to the world of crypto. Known as the People’s Exchange, KuCoin is committed to exploring disruptive technologies and genius ideas to bring crypto closer to the masses. In this session, you will hear from KuCoin CEO Johnny Lyu about the outlook for the evolving crypto market and how to get a better trading experience for cryptocurrency investors. Presented by KuCoin
Humanizing AI: How brands are revolutionizing the customer experience in an increasingly digital world
Empathy deficit is the greatest imminent threat to business growth, but there is hope. Humanized AI enables brands to create empathetic customer experiences by providing unique personal interactions with digital people. But what exactly is empathy? And how can it help brands and storytellers better connect with their audiences in a cookie-free world? Soul Machines co-founder and CBO Greg Cross discusses how adopting AI could be the competitive edge your brand needs. Presented by Soul Machines
Revolutionizing the global metaverse economy
Together Labs harnesses the power of blockchain technology to create the new metaverse economy where users can buy, sell, invest, and shape its future. Earlier this year, Together Labs launched VCOIN, the world’s first digital currency that can be used in and out of the metaverse. VCOIN allows users to play for real value and then convert that value into cash. Soon, Together Labs will introduce additional blockchain offerings to accelerate the transition to a full blockchain economy, setting the business model for other metavers to follow. Presented by VCOIN
Secure your journey to IPO from the start
Without the right governance tools in place when starting a business, a business becomes risk sensitive as it evolves. Adopting governance practices early in a company’s growth process prepares them for long-term growth and a successful IPO. Listen to leadership perspectives on how to grow your business in a time of rapid change. Presented by Diligent Corporation
You’ve raised your seed – what now? Prepare your Series A
The first hurdle has been overcome: the initial financing is in the bank. You hire more talent, see the beginnings of a finished product with clear evidence of traction, and experience coveted growth that previously seemed out of reach. Before you know it, the decision to raise for what is arguably the most competitive round is staring you in the face. In this panel, join Samsung Next’s David Lee alongside founders Kadie Okwudili (Agapé), Andy Hoang (Aviron) and Jim Bugwadia (Nirmata) as they discuss the learnings and nuances of transitioning from Seed to Series A. Presented by Samsung Next
Korea Pavilion Pitch Session – Hosted by KOTRA
We present the 13 pioneering Korean companies that will enrich our lives with their innovative side. The companies specialize in various technologies including Green Tech, AR / VR, 3D Display, AI & Big Data and Cybersecurity. Don’t miss your chance to get a taste of the ingenuity of the tech powerhouse. Presented by KOTRA
Disposal of protective polystyrene packaging
Over 380 million tonnes of plastic are produced each year, 50% of which is single-use as product packaging. Until now, companies have struggled to find a substitute for styrofoam to protect fragile items like electronics and appliances. John Felts of Cruz Foam will discuss the development of alternative bio-harmless and compostable materials. Tom Chi from At One Ventures will talk about the importance of investing in environmental and climate entrepreneurs. Moderator Scott Cassel from PSI will lead the discussion on how the packaging value chain can create a truly circular economy. Presented by Cruz Foam
Powering the Future: Enterprise Software Market Insights
Driven by digital transformation and the recent shift to remote working, the enterprise software industry has grown stronger and the competition for transactions and reviews is at an all-time high. While investor appetite for enterprise software may be strong, that doesn’t mean all tech companies are making worthy investments. In this panel, hear Michael Fosnaugh and Monti Saroya, co-heads of Vista’s flagship investment strategy, and a selection of Vista CEOs on the characteristics of the best software companies and industry trends. Presented by Vista Equity Partners
TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 will take place September 21-23. You don’t have your pass yet? Buy one here and check out the breakout sessions for trends, tips, and opportunities to help you grow your business.
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