TechCrunch is back again this year bigger than ever. It is now the TechCrunch50 and will be held September 8-10 in San Francisco. Microsoft is a sponsor of the conference this year. I was honored to be one of the expert panelists at last years conference. Fifty hot startups all launching at the same time.
Mike Arrington reports that last years TechCrunch40 raised $143 million in venture capital. This year the winning startup gets a $50,000 cash prize.
TechCrunch50 is unique in that the presenting companies pay nothing. It is free. The only rule is that the startup must launch at TechCrunch. The attendees pay $1,995 to attend.
Here are the important details for the conference;
Official Site: TechCrunch50
Dates: September 8 - 10, 2008
Tickets To Attend: TechCrunch50 Tickets
Application to Launch Startup/Product: Company Application Form
Applications Deadline: Friday, June 27, 2008 (early consideration deadline June 13)