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Posted On 27 Jul 2012 By Elin Blesener. Under: Uncategorized.
It's that time again. We are super excited to give away not only a free ticket to Disrupt SF, but we are also giving away a free Nexus 7 tablet to one lucky winner. I know, read on. Disrupt SF is shaping up to be one of the biggest technology events of the year. It's still more than a month away and we have already announced some undeniably incredible speakers that so far include: TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, The Honest Company's Jessica Alba and Brian Lee, Ron Conway, Vinod Khosla, Kevin Rose, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, and many, many more. We still have a ton more announcements to make until September, so be on the lookout for those.
Posted On 26 Jul 2012 By Elin Blesener. Under: Uncategorized.
The Facebook Ecosystem Crunchup is closer than we think -- just a little more than one week away! We have revealed the agenda and have announced a couple of Facebook all-stars, all of whom will be joining us on August 3rd at the beautiful Fox Theater in Redwood City. Those announced so far include Facebook's VP of Engineering Mike Schroepfer, Director of Product Management Peter Deng and Director of Developer Products Doug Purdy. There will be fireside chats, three panels ranging from topics on how to design and grow modern mobile apps to what's next for Facebook's platform, and even a special product tour by Doug Purdy. We are excited to let everyone know that following the Crunchup will be an official Office Hours and Happy Hour with Facebook. Of course, drinks will be served and you will get the chance to speak and mingle with the Facebook team. After our Office Hours, our annual summer party at August Capital will take place on the gorgeous Sand Hill Road.
Posted On 19 Jul 2012 By Elin Blesener. Under: Uncategorized.
It's that time of the week again! We've released another set of August Capital Summer Party tickets - and we expect them to sell out quickly. If you can't click fast enough to purchase a ticket to the August Capital Summer Party, remember that Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp tickets give you fast track entry into the August Capital Summer Party. You can purchase tickets here. And, here's the agenda for the CrunchUp:
Posted On 18 Jul 2012 By Elin Blesener. Under: Uncategorized.
We're excited to announce that Vinod Khosla will speak at Disrupt SF! Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures and is one of the most influential investors in Silicon Valley. He will be joining our already impressive program, which includes: Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, SV Angel Ron Conway, Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz, former New York Schools chancellor Joel Klein and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. You can view all of our speaker announcements here. Remember to keep your eye out as we have many more interesting speaker announcements to come.
Posted On 17 Jul 2012 By Elin Blesener. Under: Uncategorized.
We're excited to announce that Facebook's Peter Deng and Greg Badros are joining Doug Purdy and Mike Schroepfer as speakers at this year's Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp. Peter Deng is the Director of Product Management and Greg Badros is the Vice President of Engineering & Products at Facebook. Peter and Greg will participate in panels that will provide insight into the road ahead for advertising and mobile. If you would like the opportunity to interact directly with this team of Facebook engineers, designers and leaders you can purchase your tickets here. We have commandeered the beautiful Fox Theater in Redwood City for this landmark event. Purchasing a ticket will not only get you into the show, but it will also get you into our ever-popular Annual Summer Party at August Capital where the margaritas will be flowing and the sun will be shining. Hope to see you there.
Posted On 13 Jul 2012 By Elin Blesener. Under: Uncategorized.
We are pleased to announce our latest additions to the Disrupt SF agenda, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the ultimate angel, Ron Conway. Add this to our earlier announcement of Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, and former New York Schools chancellor Joel Klein and expect to walk away with unique insights and unexpected inspiration. Sign up to see these visionary leaders right here. Disrupt SF starts with a Hackathon where Hackers come from all over to share their skills and tricks with each other in order to build a product within 24 hours. Drinks and snacks are served, and as you can imagine with no sleep, things are known to get a little crazy. In a good way. The winners of the Hackathon are invited to share their creations on the Disrupt stage on the last day of the conference in front of all to see. Past Hackathon winners have included: Docracy who went on to raise $600,000 from First Round Capital, the judges' favorite Gilt-ii, and even the hilarious Venture Crapital. Be sure to check our all of our winners from our last Hackathon in SF.
Posted On 09 Jul 2012 By Elin Blesener. Under: Uncategorized.
We hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July and an awesome weekend. You may have noticed that we didn't have a Disrupt SF ticket giveaway last Friday. That is because we wanted to wait since we have something extra special to give away this week. We noticed last Friday that we had a brand new iPad in the office (yes, the new one, the "new iPad") and we were feeling celebratory, so we decided to give it away. This week's giveaway winner will not only receive a ticket to one of our biggest technology conferences of the year, Disrupt SF, but also will receive this brand new iPad.
Posted On 05 Jul 2012 By Elin Blesener. Under: Uncategorized.
Summer is here and our annual CrunchUp mini-conference is just a month away. The focus this year is on Facebook, its developer ecosystem, and how it is adapting its product and business to a mobile-first world. And we're excited to announce two speakers who will be joining us from Facebook. The first is Doug Purdy. He's in the middle of the action on the product side these days. As a director of product management, he leads development of the Facebook Platform including the Open Graph, Games & Payments, and the overall developer experience. Also joining us will be Mike Schroepfer, Vice President of Engineering at Facebook, where he leads a group of engineers that write code serving hundreds of millions of people each day.
Posted On 29 Jun 2012 By Elin Blesener. Under: Uncategorized.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF is back and everything is shaping up nicely behind the scenes. Actually, I was in a Disrupt meeting all day and that's why this post is going out so late. So, you will have an extra day to enter. Congratulations to last week's winner, Samer Karam. We asked everyone who entered to tell us who they would like to see at Disrupt, and Samer's choice was Instagram's Kevin Systrom. We've reached out and will let you know. Also, remember to keep your eyes out for announcement posts; we have some exciting news about Disrupt SF coming up.
Posted On 22 Jun 2012 By Elin Blesener. Under: Uncategorized.
Here's another chance for one lucky reader to win tickets to this year's Disrupt in San Francisco! Congratulations to last week's winner, Stephen Hsu. Last week, we asked everyone to let us know who they would like to see at Disrupt SF. The comments were tallied and Mark Zuckerberg was the chosen one. Our people have reached out to his people. We'll let you know. Disrupt SF is going to be a blast. Last year we had speakers that included: Reid Hoffman, Tom Conrad, Max Levchin, Dustin Moskovitz, Mayor Ed Lee, Ashton Kutcher, Peter Thiel and many more.