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Blockchain engineers are in demand

Blockchain engineers are in demand Demand is off the charts for blockchain talent, and the capital is waiting to back it up. Over $3.7 billion has been raised through ICOs in the United States alone. Blockchain-related jobs are the second-fastest growing in today’s labor market; there are now 14 jobs openings for every single blockchain developer. And as Nick Szabo, the developer who coined “smart contracts” pointed out there is an extreme “$/knowledge” ratio in the blockchain space, where capital by far outpaces talent. Today, Toptal, a marketplace for on-demand…

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Announcing Startup Battlefield Europe at VivaTech this May

Announcing Startup Battlefield Europe at VivaTech this May TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is headed to VivaTech in Paris on May 24th to find and feature the best early-stage startup across Europe! In partnership with VivaTech, StartupBattlefield Europe will feature startups from across continental Europe working on the cutting-edge technologies blooming this Spring. VivaTech is the perfect spot to host our Startup Battlefield Europe competition as founders, business leaders, investors, academics, students, and media from Europe and around the world will descend on Paris to preview the future. TechCrunch will host Startup…

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Tradeshift Frontiers innovation lab hopes to drive blockchain adoption in the global supply chain

Tradeshift Frontiers innovation lab hopes to drive blockchain adoption in the global supply chain Today, Tradeshift, a procure-to-pay supply chain management platform for SMBs and enterprise, announced Tradeshift Frontiers.  Frontiers is a innovation lab and incubator that will focus on transforming supply chains through emerging technologies such as distributed ledgers, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things. “The use cases we’re working through Frontiers cover a very wide variety of themes, including supply chain financing, asset liquidity, and supply chain transparency,” said Gert Sylvest, co-founder and GM Frontiers, Tradeshift. “There is so…

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Only 48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield Dubai

Only 48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield Dubai The clock is running out on your chance to compete in the very first TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Dubai hosted by Area 2071 in January 2019. The application window closes on January 25th, 2018 at 9 p.m. PST. That means you have just 48 hours left to get the job done.  Apply today. Startup Battlefield Dubai takes a different approach than our previous competitions. Let’s review, shall we? First, we’re looking for early-stage startups with products or services in the following three categories:…

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A new date for Startup Battlefield Dubai

A new date for Startup Battlefield Dubai We’re thrilled to be heading to Dubai, but as it turns out, it will be a little later than expected. Due to scheduling changes, Startup Battlefield Dubai, originally slated for April 2018, will now take place in January 2019. This will give us even more time to make this an incredible event in a truly exciting region for tech and startups. What happens if you’re thinking about applying? Still apply! We will consider you for our next Startup Battlefield and Startup Battlefield Dubai…

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TechCrunch is back in Berlin January 15th

TechCrunch is back in Berlin January 15th We just could not stay away! In December, TechCrunch held Disrupt at the Berlin Arena. We were wowed by the Berlin startup scene and just couldn’t get enough. In fact, Germany’s own Blik became the 2017 runner-up of Startup Battlefield Berlin. Well now we are back, and we want to meet more of your startups. TechCrunch is holding an informal Startup Battlefield meet and greet on January 15th with Samantha Stein, TechCrunch’s Director of Special Projects & Battlefield Editor, and Mike Butcher, Editor-at-large of TechCrunch. Investors, angels,…

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TechCrunch to host Startup Battlefield in Dubai with Area 2071

TechCrunch to host Startup Battlefield in Dubai with Area 2071 TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is headed to Dubai on its continuing quest to find and feature the best early-stage startups around the world. Slated for April 2018, StartupBattlefield Dubai will feature global startups with a focus on three categories: governance, logistics and distribution. Startups from all over the world are invited to apply to compete. TechCrunch will host the event in Dubai in front of a live audience and top judges, and we will livestream the show on TechCrunch, so the…

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These are the 15 startups participating in Disrupt Berlin Startup Battlefield

These are the 15 startups participating in Disrupt Berlin Startup Battlefield Each year, TechCrunch selects early-stage startups from a pool of thousands across the globe, and selects the top innovators to compete in Startup Battlefield. Over the next two days at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017, a select few will vie for $50,000 and the coveted Disrupt Cup. Our founders are focused on innovations aimed at disrupting all around us: Their innovations could reshape deep-rooted enterprise practices centered around training robots, automotive value chains, auditing practices, credit scoring, equipment maintenance, warehouse…

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ADAY aims to simplify your wardrobe with $2M in funding

ADAY aims to simplify your wardrobe with M in funding ADAY, a fresh entrant in the highly competitive world of direct-to-consumer fashion, has raised $2 million in new funding for its mission to simplify wardrobes with a line of durable, technical, and chic womenswear. The company is the latest in an ever-expanding movement of startups that offer direct-to-consumer products for the fashion-conscious consumer. Venture-backed lifestyle startups like Outdoor Voices, Glossier, Allbirds, Thinx, Function of Beauty, DSTLD, and Bonobos are just some that have appeared in recent times, snapping at the heels…

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These are the 15 startups participating in Startup Battlefield Australia

These are the 15 startups participating in Startup Battlefield Australia On Thursday, November 16th in Sydney, Australia, the first Startup Battlefield Australia kicks off with 15 startups competing to win the competition, $25,000 Australian dollars cash plus an all expense paid trip to Disrupt SF 2018. The day is packed with an amazing lineup of speakers who will share their knowledge and expertise about technology in Australia and New Zealand. But the real star of the show is going to be the Startup Battlefield. The show starts at 9:00am AEDT on Thursday,…

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