Announcing the agenda for the Disrupt Stage this September – ClearTips

Disruption 2021 is the best disruption ever. We have an incredible lineup of speakers on both the Disrupt Stage and Extra Crunch Stage. And, of course, we can’t forget Startup Battlefield, which has been the launch pad for some of the biggest tech companies in the world today, including Dropbox, Mint, and Cloudflare.

Today, we’re excited to have you take a closer look at the Disrupt Stage, where tech’s biggest names talk about their companies, their plans, and what’s next for the greater tech ecosystem.

And that adage is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to those three jam-packed days we’re planning for you at Disruption. With these heavy hitters at the Disrupt Stage, you can gain your founder how-to knowledge in sessions at the Extra Crunch stage, breakout sessions, and intimate roundtable discussions. You’ll be able to find and connect with people from all over the world through Crunchmatch and world-class networking on our virtual platform – all for less than $100 for a limited time for non-profit/government agencies, students and And up-and-coming founders with even deeper discounts!

So without any further ado, let’s look at the current agenda for the disruption phase:

Health/Biotechnology

Saving the World with Ugur Sahin (BioNtech) and Urset Parikh (Mayfield Fund)

COVID-19 changed everything. It not only posed a threat to our individual health and wellbeing, but also shook industries and economies around the world. But the same can be said about COVID-19 vaccines. Hear from BioNTech cofounder and CEO Ugur Sahin on Pfizer as well as the process to rapidly develop the world’s most in-demand vaccine and the long-term potential of mRNA-based therapies. Sahin will be joined by Ursett Parikh of the Mayfield Fund to discuss what’s next for startups in this fast-growing industry.

Democratizing Healthcare with Toyin Ajay (CityBlock Health), Adrian Aun (Forward), and Eren Bali (Carbon Health)

It’s no secret that the current healthcare system in America is broken. Technology stands to make a huge difference, especially in the backdrop of easing of rules due to COVID-19. Hear how the startup founders of Forward, Carbon Health and CityBlock Health talked through their plans to tackle the backward industry of healthcare, as well as democratize and digitize the industry.

Pot, Pottery and Beyond with Seth Rogan (Houseplant), Hanneen Davis (Houseplant), and Michael Mohr (Houseplant)

Somehow we live in a world where alcohol is sold in grocery stores and weed is considered a gateway drug. But it is changing rapidly. The legalized cannabis industry is projected to be worth more than $13 billion in 2021, and major players in big food, pharma, etc., want a piece of the pie. Hear from actor and comedian Seth Rogan about his famous passion for pot, and how it inspired him to start houseplants. Rogan Houseplants Chief Commercial Officer Hanin Davis and cofounder and CEO Michael Mohr will also join.

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Startup Battlefield Competition – Season 1

ClearTips’s coveted startup competition is back, as entrepreneurs from around the world pitch to expert judges and compete for the Startup Battlefield Cup and $100,000

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From ABC’s to IPO with Louis von Ahn (Duolingo)

Language learning company Duolingo was founded in 2011 and has raised more than $167 million in private capital, and recently filed to go public. Despite avoiding monetization for years, the startup saw revenue growth of 120+ percent in 2020, with no signs of slowing down. CEO and Co-Founder Louis von Ahn will join us on the Disrupt Stage to talk about simplifying education, preparing for a public offering, and how he and his team built Rosetta with an owl as the mascot. – Anti-Stone Constructed.

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Startup Battlefield Competition – Season 2

ClearTips’s coveted startup competition is back, as entrepreneurs from around the world pitch to expert judges and compete for the Startup Battlefield Cup and $100,000

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Collecting Crypto Opportunities Roham Gharegozlu (Dapper Labs)

Dapper Labs launched the digital collectibles craze into the mainstream earlier this year with its hit hit NBA Top Shot, but even amid declining NFT sales, CEO Rohm Gharagozlu has bigger ambitions for the space. Their startup recently achieved a valuation of $7.5 billion and aims to own the NFT ecosystem with their Flow blockchain product.

Breaking the Bank with Brian Armstrong (Coinbase)

Coinbase’s massive direct listing earlier this year couldn’t have come at a better time as peak crypto enthusiasm reached market euphoria, but now in the midst of a major market correction, CEO Brian Armstrong is once again looking to build the future And tasked to overcome the ups and downs global competitors are knocking on their doors.

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Enterprise/SaaS and Security

Staying one step ahead with Rinki Sethi (Twitter)

In 2020, in the middle of an already frantic year, Twitter was publicly disbanded. Behind the scenes, Twitter spends a great deal of time, money and energy on user security and platform integrity. A large part of this is through information security. CISO Rinki Sethi will join us at Disrupt to discuss how Twitter tries to stay ahead of malicious actors, and how tech companies big and small can do the same.

From Bootstrapped to Billion with Tope Avotona (Calandly)

Dozens of people have tried to redesign the calendar, and dozens have failed. Tope Avotona created Calendly not as a way to reinvent the wheel, but to add a layer of simplicity to the chaos of human communication and time management. And boy did it work! The once bootstrapped company is now worth over $3 billion, serving individuals and enterprises alike. Hear from the founder and CEO about how he got Calendly off the ground, why he ultimately decided to make an institutional investment, and how the company has changed as it grew.

Startup Battlefield Competition – Season 3

ClearTips’s coveted startup competition is back, as entrepreneurs from around the world pitch to expert judges and compete for the Startup Battlefield Cup and $100,000

An Invincible Force and an Immovable Object with Stewart Butterfield (Slack) and Bret Taylor (Salesforce)

Slack and Salesforce are two of the biggest names in all technology. Communication devices (born from one of the oder pivots in technical history) are common in organizations in almost every industry. It is an invincible force. The sales CRM behemoth is used by sales teams small and large around the world. an immovable object. In December 2020, the pair announced a $27.7 billion merger. Hear from Slack founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield and Salesforce President and COO Bret Taylor about the future of the combined entity, why the deal made sense, and what it’s like to write.

Fanatic Design with Melanie Perkins (Canva)

The rapid development of the design industry cannot be understated. The landscape is changing, from better collaboration between designers and other departments, to collaboration between designers themselves, to the democratization of design in an organization. Canva has taken the lead in this development, creating one of the simplest (and yet full-featured) devices on the market. Talk to cofounder and CEO Melanie Perkins about growing the business now above $15 billion, and expanding the business from B2C to B2B while continuing to reinvent the product.

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Startup Battlefield Competition – Season 4

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Reflecting on Success with Brian Putnam (Mirror)

Mirror cofounder and CEO Brian Putnam first hit the disrupt stage years ago to launch his idea for a better, more beautiful, fitness product. This year, she’s returning to our forum to talk about the ups and downs of building a hardware product, how she manages a variety of on-the-go pieces of this business (from instructor networks to content and to the subscription business, to sales and marketing, etc.) and walk us through the $500 million acquisition of the company by Lululemon.

A Fantasy Future Built with Real AI with Kai-Fu Li (Sinonovation Ventures) and Chen Quifan (World Chinese Science Fiction Association)

Leading minds in AI research and investment and a bold new voice in science fiction collaborate in “AI 2041”, a remarkable new collection of imaginative stories that are shaped by the technology being created today. Synovation Ventures President and CEO Kai-Fu Lee and author Chen Quifan (AKA Stanley Chan) discuss the technology that inspired their book and the changes they expected over the next two decades.

Drones, self-driving cars and everything in between, with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg (US Department of Transportation)

Pete Buttigieg first appeared as mayor of a small town in Indiana. He debuted on the national stage in 2020 as a presidential candidate for the Democratic Party. He now serves as Secretary of Transportation under the Biden administration, and oversees everything from public transportation to autonomous vehicle regulation. Hear Secretary Buttigieg’s micromobility, the future of cities, drone delivery, autonomous vehicles and more, in this fireside chat.

Preparing Lunar Trajectory in Newsspace with Peter Beck (RocketLab)

Rocket Lab has advanced its ambitions from building a global launch empire to designing its own spacecraft and visiting the Moon and beyond. Founder and CEO Peter Beck will talk about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for our rapidly growing space and tech organization.

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Bankrolling Web 3.0 with Katie Hahn (Andreessen Horowitz)

At $2.2 billion, Andreessen Horowitz’s third crypto-focused fund is his biggest vertical-specific bet to date and shows how important blockchain technology and decentralized finance are to the firm’s future. General Partner Katie Hawn co-led the crypto team tasked with tracking down the firm’s next Coinbase, which generated billions in returns for the firm.

Checking in with Chris Sacca (LowerCarbon Capital)

Chris Sacca was a judge on “Shark Tank” and appeared on the show “Billions”. But he has been known to share his opinions on Twitter, a company he invested in early and often, and for making other hugely successful bets, including Uber, Instagram and Twilio. Now, at his latest firm, LowerCarbon Capital, Sacca is turning his attention and dollars on finding and funding solutions to the climate crisis, and we’re excited to talk with him about what he’s doing most in this fireside chat. Where is the opportunity looking?

Speaking SPAC with Chamath Palihapitiya (Social Capital)

Chamath Palihapitiya, founder and CEO of Social Capital, is one of the most respected and respected investors in the world, and has been at the forefront of the SPAC craze recently. Hear Palihapitiya’s thoughts on the future of SPAC, which tech sectors are poised to boom, and what excites him most in terms of future investments.

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Startup Battlefield Competition – Final Round

ClearTips’s coveted startup competition is back, as entrepreneurs from around the world pitch to expert judges and compete for the Startup Battlefield Cup and $100,000

Media & Entertainment

Esports Everywhere With Nicole LaPointe Jameson (Evil Genius)

The pandemic not only fueled the growth of gaming as a hobby, but also gave an additional boost to the world of esports. Hear Evil Genius CEO Nicole LaPointe Jameson outline where esports is headed, how data and technology are driving players, teams, leagues and beyond, and what opportunities lie ahead in this growing industry.

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