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Fintech startups: Apply to exhibit for free as a TC Top Pick at Disrupt Berlin 2018

Fintech promises to be one of the hottest topics at Disrupt Berlin 2018 , and you can take that to the bank  —  see what we did there? On 29-30 November thousands of attendees will descend on Berlin, and what better way to get your fintech business in front of them than to exhibit in Startup Alley ? Oh wait, we know a better way — apply to be a TechCrunch Top Pick and exhibit at Disrupt Berlin for FREE! Our highly discerning editors will review every application and choose up to five of the absolute best early-stage fintech startups. Each TC Top Pick receives one free  Startup Alley Exhibitor Package along with prime real estate in Startup Alley where they can strut their stuff in front of influential technologists and investors, potential collaborators and customers. It’s an opportunity you can’t afford to miss, so don’t wait —  apply before the 28 September deadline. Here’s what you get with a Startup Alley Exhibitor Package. One-day exhibit space Three Disrupt Berlin Founder Passes Access to  CrunchMatch  (our free investor-to-startup matching platform) Access to the Disrupt press list A chance to be selected as one of the  Startup Battlefield  Wild Card companies (and you might even compete in our $50,000 startup-pitch competition) Exhibiting in Startup Alley can help you build connections and relationships you might not otherwise make. Consider Zeroqode, a company that exhibited in Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin 2017. Startup Alley attendees chose Zeroqode as a Wild Card company on day three, which earned them a five-minute interview with TechCrunch editor John Biggs on the Startup Alley Showcase Stage. What’s more, TechCrunch shot that interview and promoted it, along with an article penned by Biggs, across its social media platforms. Here’s what Vlad Larin, the company’s co-founder, had to say about the experience. “Exhibiting in Startup Alley was a massively positive experience. It gave us the chance to show our technology to the world and have meaningful conversations with investors, accelerators, incubators, solo founders and developers. The publicity we received from the on-stage interview brought a lot of people to our website. We had a huge spike in traffic, and we’re still feeling the positive business effects of that interview.” You’ll also have the opportunity to hear some of Europe’s fintech movers and shakers speak from the Main Stage. People like Anne Boden , the founder and CEO of Starling Bank and Ricky Knox, the CEO and co-founder of Tandem Bank

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ConsenSys details the first cohort of companies to enter its new accelerator, Tachyon

Tachyon , the accelerator of the blockchain powerhouse ConsenSys which launched earlier this year, has announced the first cohort for its 10 week accelerator program which is aimed at taking early stage blockchain projects from idea to a viable product. Sixteen companies were selected from around the world and will be brought together in San Francisco to participate in programming and accelerate their businesses. The projects are placed into one of three tracks:  Blockchain for-profit projects, open source and social impact. The program will culminate with a demo day for investors on November 17th. Kavita Gupta (Managing Partner, ConsenSys Ventures) said: “We launched Tachyon with the intention of finding extremely promising early-stage companies and providing them with hands on support from the get-go. Among this inaugural group, I feel confident that we’ve found the next crop of game-changing projects that will drive innovation across the blockchain ecosystem.” Joe Lubin (Founder, ConsenSys) commented: “One thing that excites me about this first Tachyon cohort is that it demonstrates the degree to which our Ethereum community remains decentralized, even as it continues to grow. In this first batch, I see companies coming from Israel, China, India, Europe, the South Atlantic and Pacific Northwest all coming together to drive innovation beyond their geographical boundaries.” Here’s a run-down of each company selected, in their own words: BULVRD :  BULVRD is Washington DC based map and navigation app that tokenizes and gamifies the community aspect of navigation apps like Waze, rewarding users to report route information in the app making maps more real-time and community driven. Decompany : Decompany is a Korea based decentralized and incentivized knowledge trading system coming from Polaris Office (Infraware is publicly traded parent company). Decompany will be using the blockchain to build a global and monetizable version of Slideshare, utilizing network effects and a lone currency for transactions. Elkrem : Elkrem is a Cairo based company creating hardware that will make it easy for IOT devices to interact with the Ethereum blockchain. Using proprietary software, Elkrem’s boards can force devices to interact with the Ethereum stack in an efficient and scalable way. Eth Status Codes  (Open Source Grant):  A Candian company, ETH Status Codes, also known as the ERC-1066 proposal, outlines a common set of Ethereum status codes in the same vein as HTTP statuses or BEAM tagged tuples. These shared set of signals allow smart contracts to react to situations autonomously and expose localized error messages to users. Expercoin :  Out of the Harvard innovation lab, Expercoin is a decentralized AI powered marketplace protocol empowering non-technical individuals to create specialized learning economies with the ability to instantly monetize them. FastX :  China based high throughput decentralized exchange protocol built on Plasma.

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First OnePlus Retail Store To Open In Paris – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo First OnePlus Retail Store To Open In Paris Ubergizmo OnePlus has been around for a few years now and its devices have become popular. The company has developed a bit of a fan following for itself and continues to churn out devices that are well received by its fans. It hasn't opened its first proper ... and more »

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8K TVs are coming, but ignore the hype

It's time to throw out your 4K TV, 8K is here! Well, not quite. At IFA in Berlin this week, Samsung, LG and TCL showed off their upcoming 8K sets. It's like a flashback to the early days of 4K in 2013 -- all of a sudden the video format we've bee...

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No Google Pixel Watch Release Due This Year – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo No Google Pixel Watch Release Due This Year Ubergizmo It has been rumored multiple times over the past few months that Google could launch a Pixel-branded Wear OS smartwatch this year. With the company expected to conduct an event in October to unveil new Pixel smartphones, many believed that the new ... Exclusive: Google Confirms No Pixel Watch This Year Tom's Guide all 69 news articles »

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Only 24 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2018

What’s standing between you and a chance to launch your pre-Series A startup in front of Europe’s influential technorati? A mere 24 hours. That’s how much time you have left before we stop accepting applications to Startup Battlefield  at  Disrupt Berlin 2018 , which takes place on November 29-30. There’s still time, but not a moment to waste. Apply right now . Startup Battlefield is a whirlwind roller coaster, and over the years it’s been the launch platform for more than 750 companies — our Startup Battlefield alumni community — that have collectively raised $8 billion dollars and generated 102 exits. Names like TripIt, Dropbox, Vurb and Mint grew from humble beginnings to big-time tech companies. Discerning TechCrunch editors with a knack for choosing successful startups will review every application and ultimately pick up to 15 companies to compete. Participating founders benefit from free pitch coaching from those Startup Battlefield-tested editors. You’ll be at your very best when you step onto the main stage to present your case. Teams get six minutes to pitch and demo their product to the judges — experienced entrepreneurs, technologists and investors — and then spend another six minutes answering probing questions from said judges. Five teams move on for another round of pitching and Q&A.

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48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2018

“Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr. threw down a heavy dose of truth with those wise words. It’s almost like he knew the opportunity to apply to Startup Battlefield  at  Disrupt Berlin 2018  on November 29-30 will evaporate — in just about 48 hours — on August 27 at 9 p.m. PST . Don’t make an expensive mistake. Submit your application here, today . What does opportunity look like as a Startup Battlefield competitor at Disrupt Berlin? Excellent question. It’s global exposure as you launch your company in front of the best and brightest investors, technologists, movers and shakers and media outlets across Europe and beyond. Investors like Sonali De Rycker of Accel and Saul Klein at LocalGlobe — and that’s just for starters. In a tough vetting process, our experienced TechCrunch editors review every application — our acceptance rate is typically 3 percent

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LG adds an exoskeleton to its line of CLOi robots

Today, LG announced that it will reveal its first robotic exoskeleton at IFA 2018, which takes place in Berlin from August 31st to September 5th. The exoskeleton, called LG CLOi SuitBot, is designed to support a user's legs to allow for more limb str...

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