Regional Startups Have Until August 6 to Apply for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Latin America Competition
Technology publication TechCrunch has brought its marquee startup competition to Latin America for the first time and companies have until August 6 to apply.
Designed for early-stage companies in the seed stage, Startup Battlefield Latin America will kick off on November 8 in São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil. In an attempt to find the best 15 startups in the region, TechCrunch will offer mentorship and pitch training for companies to present their formal presentation to industry judges at the Tomie Ohtake Institute.
Photo: A panel speaks at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016. (Credit: TechCrunch)
The judges, who will include venture capitalists, company founders, and editors of TechCrunch, will then select the best of the best. The first-place winner will receive $25,000 in funding and an all-expense trip (for two team members) to the next TechCrunch Disrupt technology exhibition, where there will have the opportunity to compete in the main Startup Battlefield event in San Francisco next year.
A range of very successful startups are among the Startup Battlefield alumni, including Dropbox, Mint, Zenefits, Trello, Fitbit, and Postmates.
As part of the application process, companies must submit a video that illustrates the core functionality of their main product. According to TechCrunch, the other requirements are that startups must be early-stage companies in “launch” stage; have a fully working product/beta or MVP; have received limited press or publicity to date; and have no known intellectual property conflicts.
Applicants must be a resident of one of the following locations to apply: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Uruguay, or Venezuela.