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Techcrunch brings startup conference Disrupt to Berlin


One of the world's hottest web and technology conferences is coming to Berlin: the renowned online service Techcrunch is organizing an offshoot of its "Disrupt" conference in the German capital from October 26th to 29th.

The event is aimed specifically at founders and investors of disruptive business models from the technology sector. The European offshoot addresses startups from Europe, the Middle East and Africa in particular, but ultimately it should be about global business areas. "Since Techcrunch started in Europe in 2007, we've been aware of the fantastic technology scene in this part of the world," writes Mike Butcher, European Editor-in-Chief of Techcrunch. "Now we are complying with the request of our readers and are going to create a big, incredible event." On the guest list, Butcher expects big players from Silicon Valley, Europe and other parts of the world.

The conference is preceded by the traditional two-day "Disrupt Hackathon", in which programmers and hackers from all over the world are supposed to hack a specific project within 24 hours. Then they present their results to the audience and a jury, the winners can then hold their presentation again on the "Disrupt" stage. Further information and tickets for "Disrupt Europe Berlin" are available from Techcrunch.

Techcrunch's decision to bring Disrupt to Berlin is a further step on Berlin's path to becoming a European technology capital, commented Berlin's governing mayor Klaus Wowereit. In addition to Silicon Valley, the German capital is already a leading center for startups.

The American edition of the "Disrupt" conference will take place from April 29th to May 1st in New York. An integral part of the fair is a startup competition in which newly founded companies can apply for start-up funding of $ 50,000. Irishman