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In little more than three weeks, San Francisco will be all aglow with
TechCrunch?s Disrupt SF (October 2-4)
[] at the Moscone Center. If you?re a part of the startup scene, or plan to be,
there is a long list of reasons why you should join the event. (And there is a
pass priced for most every pocketbook!) Here are five reasons why:

#1 The people you?ll meet.At nearly 9,000 attendees last year,Disrupt SF
[] was TechCrunch?s biggest event ever but thanks to theCrunchMatch
[]platform for
attendees, meeting a potential (and relevant) investor, founder, employer or
business partner is never more than a few taps away. Last year, CrunchMatch
delivered almost14001:1 meetings alongside tons of organic networking that
happened on the show floor and during sessions.

#2 Watch, Work, Network.With the twoDisrupt
[] stages running concurrently, there?s always lots of content to take in ?check
out the agenda here
[] . Pick your sessions, then take a break to take that call or tackle the inbox in
one of the many comfy seating areas around the floor. Need a quiet place to take
a meeting? There are several semi-private meeting rooms you can book. Stretch
your legs inStartup Alley
[], where
hundreds of startups are arrayed in categories, including ecommerce, SaaS,
robotics and biotech, or line-up a few meetings throughCrunchMatch
[]. Days at Disrupt
are guaranteed to be some of your most productive days this year.

#3 The Speakers.No matter your angle on the startup scene, TechCrunch?s editors
have have produced an impossible (and highly diverse)speaker line-up
[] .

* There corporate titans includeSpiegel(Snap),Benioff(Salesforce),Levie(Box),
van Dijk(Naspers), andHewson(Lockheed), Vestberg (Verizon)
* The vast VC line-up counts the likes ofBannister(Founders),Gouw(Aspect),Dixon
* The technologists / entrepreneurs span the gamut of tech from CRISPR to AI to
robotics to security, to enterprise and mobility, includingThrun(Kittyhawk),
Haurwitz(Caribou Biosciences),AltmanandBrockman(OpenAI),Moll(Auris),Adkins
(Google),Isakowitz(Aerospace Corp),Henderson(Slack),VanderZanden(Bird).

#4Startup Battlefield
[] .TechCrunch?s signature startup competition brings to the big stage 20
incredible early stage companies that you?ve never seen before. The company
names are under wraps until the end of the show but there?s a reason whyAshton
Kutcher,Marissa Mayer,Alfred Lin(Sequoia),Ann Miura-Ko(Floodgate), andMamoon
Hamid(KPCB) were eager to step in as finals judges. The 857 contestants to date
have pulled in $8.9 billion and produced 111 exits. That Cloudflare IPO this
week?They launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2011
[] at Startup Battlefield.

#5 The Extra Crunch angle.Many of the top speakers atDisrupt
[] will appear on the newExtra Crunch stage
[] , so named for TechCrunch?s new sub subscription service aimed at helping
founders move faster up the curve. On the Extra Crunch stage, it?s the same
drill plus we?ve added in time for them to take questions from the audience.

* Want tips for that Y Combinator application?Michael Siebel, YC?s CEO will
share his.
* Wonderinghow to go from a zero to a billion dollar SaaS business? Neeraj
Agrawal (Battery Ventures) has the plan? from his investments in AppDynamics,
Bazaarvoice, Guidewire, Marketo, and others.
* Intent onbuilding an open and high functioning company culture? Hear from the
legendary Ray Dalio, head of Bridgewater Associates, the world?s largest
hedge fund, and author of bestsellerPrinciples [].

We know that?s a lot but it?s just the start.Disrupt SF
[] is one tech-focused startup event you have to experience in person. Don?t want
for the FOMO to hit andget your passes
[] toattend Disrupt SF
[] this October.