We announced recently that TechCrunch is staging its first ever Startup Battlefield Latin America on Nov. 8 in São Paulo to find the best early stage startup in Latin America.
To spread the word, TechCrunch staff will visit São Paulo and Mexico City next week and Bueno Aires and Santiago the following one to meet with the startup community and hold meetups for anyone interested in learning more about the Startup Battlefield and how to apply. Tickets to the meetups are free, but they will go fast so sign up now.
Here are the details:
Tuesday, July 17th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Hack Station Sao Paulo – Avenida Paulista, 1374, Bela Vista, Sao Paulo
Thursday, July 19th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
MassChallenge Mexico, 23 The Gold, Mexico City
At the meetup, we will provide a brief presentation on Startup Battlefield and answer questions. Our goal is to encourage founders to apply to Startup Battlefield because, who doesn’t want a shot at startup stardom? After applications close next month, the editors will choose 15 companies to compete, and one will win $25,000 and a free trip to the next Disrupt SF. All the companies, however, will receive global exposure, winners or not, because video from their pitches on stage in front of top tier judges will be posted on TechCrunch.
Startup Battlefield is the world’s premier startup launch competition. To date, the Startup Battlefield alumni community comprises almost 750 companies that have raised over $8 billion USD, and produced over 100 successful exits and IPOs.