According to one estimate, there are roughly 900 tech companies working in the AI field, covering everything from business intelligence to finance and security. The AI gold rush started in 2014 with a flurry of deals into AI companies. Last year there were some 300 deals into AI companies according to CB Insights and in the UK alone, companies like Ravelin, Signal and Gluru raised seed rounds. So AI isnt going anywhere and Europes traditional strong suit in pure maths and research should help the AI revolution there.
At TechCrunchs upcoming Disrupt London, 5-6 December, artificial intelligence (AI) TechCrunch will host a startup pavilion for this excitingcategory. Because there are lots of very early stage startups in AI, we are offering five companies the chance to exhibit free of charge.
Heres what exhibitors in the Disrupt London special pavilions for AI can expect:
- Two individual Disrupt tickets per company for both days of Disrupt London
- Exhibition table one day in the pavilion on Monday, 5 December
- Participation in Crunchmatch, TechCrunchs program to match entrepreneurs with investors during Disrupt.
Heres how startups can apply:
Rules: Any early stage company in the AI space may apply.
Click here for the application. If you have already applied for Battlefield, you can apply for the pavilions as well without duplicating information. Application for a pavilion spot will not affect a pending Battlefield application.
Deadline: All applications must be completed by 14 October. Winners will be notified by 19 October. (Note: Battlefield applicants will know outcomes no later than 31 October.)
For potential sponsors out there, yes, the pavilions are available for sponsorship. For more information, please contact email@example.com.