Back in February, we started calling for content — urging startup subject-matter experts to submit applications to lead roundtable discussions at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 on September 19–21 in San Francisco.
And by crikey, answer the call they did. Literally thousands of applications, dozens of late nights and gallons of coffee later, we narrowed down the field to 17 roundtables.
TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 Audience Choice voting opens
Now comes the part where you, dear readers, play a major role. It’s time for the Audience Choice voting round. Here’s how you can make your voice heard.
Audience Choice voting opens today, May 1, and runs through Wednesday, May 17, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Head on over to the voting site, and you’ll find a list of the 17 roundtables, including the topic title, description, speaker and company affiliation.
Simply click on the arrow in the green box next to each topic you want to upvote to Disrupt. Only the top 10 roundtables that receive the most votes will earn a spot on the Disrupt agenda, so marshal your colleagues, family, friends and fans to vote.
17 Roundtables vying for a spot at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023
These should pique your interest. Be sure to check out the 17 roundtable session contenders below and then go to the Audience Choice voting site, read the full topic descriptions, filter and search by topic, and upvote your favorites.
Revolutionizing Retail: Using AI and Data Analytics to Drive Customer Engagement
Speaker: AnaMaria Meshkurti, head of marketing, communications and engagement, Geneva Foundation for Tech Innovation
Unpacking the Valuation Disparity: How Women Founders Can Bridge the VC Funding Divide
Speaker: Brooke Motta, CEO and co-founder, KSOC
“Impactpreneurship” and “Coopetition” — How to Run Your Business Without Ruining Yourself
Speaker: Emeka Nwachinemere, chief executive officer, Kitovu Technology Company
How to Build a Team for a Growing Startup
Speaker: Emilia Vicini, HR and talent acquisition lead, Kadre
Revolutionizing Healthcare with AI: Real-Life Use Cases and Solutions
Speaker: Eugenio Zuccarelli, data science manager, CVS Health
Navigating Cybersecurity for Startups: Beyond the Buzzwords
Speaker: Ian Garrett, CEO and co-founder, Phalanx
Social Life 3.0: The Future of Digital Connection
Speaker: KJ Dhaliwal, chief strategy officer, Social Discovery Group
The Power of Personal Branding for Founders
Kotryna Kurt, CEO and founder, Linkedist
The State of VC Financing: What Startups Need to Know and Negotiate
Speaker: Lindsey Mignano, founding partner, SSM
Building a Strong Company Culture for Virtual Teams: Best Practices for Remote Onboarding
Speaker: Luciana Leuci Garcia, founder, trainer and mentor, Jobpont
How to Leverage Real-Time Payments to Expand Product Capability and Accessibility
Speaker: Rocio Wu, principal, F-Prime Capital
How to Establish Early Credibility in the Market and Capitalize on Crucial Momentum
Speaker: Ryan Walker, founder, R.J. Walker and Co.
War Stories with Founder Equity and Cap Tables
Speaker: Sam Wong, CEO, Fundable Startups
How the Fortune 500 Is Buying AI Software — or Not!
Speaker: Sandhya Hegde, general partner, Unusual Ventures
The Art of Choosing the Right Investor: A Guide for Startup Founders
Speaker: Sergey Gribov, partner, Flint Capital International VC Fund
How Investing in Founders and Tech in the American South Will Create Economic Opportunity and Drive Community Development
Speaker: Sevetri Wilson, founder and CEO, Resilia
How NOT to Become a Me-Too Startup in a Hyped-Up Category
Speaker: Vidya Raman, partner, Sorenson Ventures
Don’t miss your chance to vote on the roundtable discussions and breakout sessions you want to see at Disrupt. Cast your votes here — and if you haven’t done so yet, buy your pass now and save. Prices go up on May 12 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.
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Vote for the roundtables you want at Disrupt 2023 by Lauren Simonds originally published on TechCrunch