Get your early bird pass to Disrupt 2020 — only 4 days left

You have just four days left to access the complete Disrupt 2020 experience for best possible price. You can save up to $ 300 with early bird pricing, but that’s a fleeting opportunity. Get it in gear and buy the Disrupt pass of your choice before the deadline expires August 7 at 11:59 p.m. (PT).

We’re celebrating 10 years of Disrupt, and while the need to take this milestone online changes things a bit, we’re stoked that this virtual Disrupt, which runs September 14-18, will be the largest and most accessible ever.

And plenty of things won’t change — like the quality and profusion of world-class speakers, panel discussions, interviews and Q&A sessions. Here’s a sneak peek at the Disrupt agenda featuring just some of the speakers and topics on tap. Ready? Begin!

How Things Get Built in the Middle of a Pandemic

How has COVID-19 impacted how and where the stuff we use gets built? We’ll hear from Anker CEO Steven Yang and Chrysalis Cloud CEO/former HAX Partner Kate Whitcomb to learn more about how the world of manufacturing has had to adapt in 2020 and what might lay ahead.

How to Craft your Pitch Deck for 2020

Today you might be pitching by email, audio, video, VR or IRL to all types of investors across the globe. How do you tell your story in a way that reaches the right people the right way without diverting too much time from building your company? The traditional deck of PowerPoint slides still has a place, but you need to manage many more opportunities for fundraising, too. Ann Miura-Ko (Floodgate) and Lo Toney (Plexo Capital) will talk through the latest tactics that founders are using around the world.

Little Wires Everywhere

Kerry Washington is perhaps best known for her work in Hollywood, but she’s been making a name for herself in tech over the last few years. An investor in The Wing, Community and teeth-straightening service Byte, Washington’s portfolio consists of products and services that aim to give people a voice or improve their quality of life. In this fireside chat, Washington will discuss what brought her into the tech industry, her investment strategy and the rise of streaming platforms. And, as an activist and someone who has spoken up about the lack of diversity in Hollywood, Washington will share her views on diversity, inclusion and equity in tech.

There’s tons more to Disrupt 2020Startup Battlefield, Digital Startup Alley and world-class networking with CrunchMatch, our AI-powered platform to help you quickly find and connect with the people who can help take your business to the next level.

You have just four days left to Disrupt for less. Buy your pass before the early bird deal expires on August 7 at 11:59 p.m. (PT), and you can save up to $ 300.

Is your company interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at Disrupt 2020? Contact our sponsorship sales team by filling out this form.

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Rough operating costs of an online only startup? Saas. Share yours here.

Is there a site where people share their running costs of their startups? Or a tool to at least find the running cost of any website, assuming it is a saas service.

More like an openstartups and open funding theme.

If possible, please share yours here, so it helps other people to get an understanding.

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Only 3 days left for serious savings on Disrupt 2020 passes

Time to get your binge on at Disrupt 2020, startup fans. Tune in and engage September 14-18 — that’s five days of non-stop opportunity to expand your network, learn the latest tech and investment trends, exhibit your startup, pump up your portfolio and grow your business.

If you want to get the best bang for your buck, listen up. Early-bird pricing evaporates in just three days. Buy your pass before the deadline expires on July 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT, and you can save up to $ 300.

Thousands of people from around the world attend Disrupt because it’s the place where startup magic happens. You never know who you’ll meet or where a chance introduction might lead. But don’t take our word for it. Listen to your peers.

“Going to Disrupt introduced me to engineers and new technologies I never would have been exposed to in Tennessee. I met manufacturing experts from India, Costa Rica and Korea who talked to me about materials to make a better product for less money. The connections I made were unreal.” — Felicia Jackson, inventor and founder of CPRWrap.

“Disrupt gave our company and technology invaluable exposure to potential customers and partners that we would not have met otherwise. A company that does $ 15 billion in annual sales thinks our tech is a fit for their ecosystem, and we’re excited to continue building that relationship.” — Joel Neidig, founder of SIMBA Chain.

Navigating a 100% virtual Disrupt is a new experience for all of us, but we have the right tools ready to help you find, connect and meet with the people who align with your interests and business goals. The Disrupt online platform provides an interactive window to the programming across all the Disrupt stages — speakers, panel discussions, interviews, breakouts and Q&A sessions.

CrunchMatch, our AI-powered networking platform, boasts an upgraded algorithm for faster, more precise matching. Simply log in and start expanding your business opportunities when the platform opens next week. Use it to explore hundreds of startups from around the world in Digital Startup Alley, schedule 1:1 video calls to meet prospective customers, pitch investors, or recruit new talent.

Get ready to binge on the non-stop opportunity at Disrupt 2020, and don’t miss out on serious savings. The early-bird pricing disappears in just three days. Buy your pass before 11:59 p.m. (PT) on July 31 and save up to $ 300.

Is your company interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at Disrupt 2020? Contact our sponsorship sales team by filling out this form.

Startups – TechCrunch

Croatian company the only EU business named to prestigious startups to watch list – Croatia Week

Croatian company the only EU business named to prestigious startups to watch list  Croatia Week
“startups when:1d” – Google News

Regulating Big Tech Without Startup Input Will Only Harm Competition – InsideSources – InsideSources

Regulating Big Tech Without Startup Input Will Only Harm Competition – InsideSources  InsideSources
“startups when:1d” – Google News

How to divide business tasks for partner that is only proficient in coding?

I have a potential business partner who is a software engineer but that's where it stops. He has 0 skills in business. Doesn't understand how business works or how any of the moving parts on the business side integrate with each other.

We were thinking of starting a company together with something related to tech but my concerns is that after he codes and creates the product and I bring the product to market and commercialize how do we start to work together moving forward?

If he doesn't understand how business works and just wants to stay in the computer room and code all day I don't see how that's feasible as there's more to a business than just coding?

Has anyone been in this position? I don't want to exclude him but from what I'm picturing I'm almost better off outsourcing someone to code the product and I take the whole project head on which is not what I want to do

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If Alibaba and Tencent are rolled into one, it may look a lot like Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio ⁠— only much s – Business Insider India

If Alibaba and Tencent are rolled into one, it may look a lot like Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio ⁠— only much s  Business Insider India
“startups when:1d” – Google News

Preventing a lot of security flaws by doing Google Authentication only?

Hi there,

I have the following assumption: if I allow only Google Authentication on a web project's login/signup, a lot of the burdens of maintaining security or even development is now onto Google:

  • No need for 'forgot password' function and the consequent emails that I'd have to design/build/automate
  • 2FA can be added/removed through Google (i.e. you add it your Google account), instead of developing that
  • Changing password now happens through Google
  • Most importantly, security-wise I'm avoiding a whole world I don't even know. Take Basecamp for instance: at one point they had 30k login attempts. I'm not as big as them but not putting myself in a position where this can happen may save me a lot of time and resources, until I get the budget to work on these

Do you see anything wrong with this? Something I forgot? I'm not a technical founder, hence asking for your opinions whether there's any flaw in my thinking!

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Is this business model valid? Online only fitness studio

I plan on starting an online only yoga studio website. For this, I want to hire yoga teachers from around the world to provide live classes and video library of recorded classes. My question is, can I hire them as independent contractors to provide me with video content (conduct live classes and/or provide recording). Is such business structure even possible?

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