Announcing the Startup Battlefield companies pitching at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021


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As we speak, TechCrunch is happy to announce the 20 startups pitching on stage in this yr’s Startup Battlefield. Chosen from probably the most competitive batch in TC history, selected founders from throughout the globe will pitch on the digital stage at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021. Startups shall be competing for $100,00zero in equity-free prize money and the attention of worldwide press and prime buyers from all over the world.

With just over a 1.5% acceptance fee, the startups in this yr’s cohort are phenomenal. From lithium battery chemical recycling to sensible media, blockchain infrastructure to student-centric instructional software, and Sub-Saharan African fin tech to cultured meat production, this batch of corporations is certain to wow the buyers and the viewers. Startups featured vary across all verticals with groundbreaking innovation in ag tech, ladies’s genetics and way of life based mostly therapeutics, cyber security, lasers, fin tech and shopper hardware.

TC goals to select corporations from a variety of industries. It’s apparent that this next wave of founders are very a lot targeted on building unicorns and in addition constructing deeply impactful technologies.  A singular highlight of this batch are extra corporations in both the healthtech/medtech area and clear tech/sustainability area.

Each founder has educated with the Startup Battlefield staff to develop their pitch, craft their tales, polish their launch technique, strengthen their go to market and create superb reside product demos so you can see the innovation first hand. Each workforce may have six minutes to pitch adopted by a six-minute Q&A with our esteemed panel of judges – all specialists in VC and successful corporations. On Thursday, a select few startups will pitch within the Startup Battlefield Last Round — with a brand new panel of skilled judges.

Startup Battlefield begins on Tuesday, September 21st at 10:45 a.m. Pacific Time, with Startup Battlefield moderator and TechCrunch Managing Editor, Matt Burns. To observe the pitches, be a part of us at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 here. Videos of the pitches might be made out there after the event as nicely.

Let’s take a look at the companies:


Session 1: 10:45 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. PT

Enlightapp, Luos, HerVest, Tatum, Happaning*

Session 2: 12:55 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT

Verdi, EyeGage, Animal Alternative Technologies, RoboDeck, Adventr


Session three: 9:45 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. PT

Prenome, Tide Foundation, The Blue Box Biomedical Solutions, Koa, Cellino*

Session 3: 12:00 p.m. – 1:05 p.m. PT

StethoMe, FLITE Material Sciences, Knight by Keep Technologies, Carbix, Nth Cycle


Finals start at 10:35 a.m. PT. Corporations can be introduced online Thursday night time.

*As a part of Startup Alley, corporations are eligible for the Wild Card. These are the businesses chosen for Wild Card and may compete in Startup Battlefield. They're selected shortly earlier than the occasion.