TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 with RIDEPLAY tv

BY William Andre Buchanan

September 25, 2023

To international attendees and Bay area tech enthusiast, the stage was set to take in awesome stories and loads of information from pioneering founders. TechCrunch Disrupt is a 3-day conference focused on breaking technology news and developments with big-name thought leaders who are making waves in the industry. Each year, droves of tech founders, funders, and dreamers descend on TechCrunch Disrupt. Throughout the week there were activations, roundtables, and parties that drive networking and discovery within the tech ecosystem. The event hosted Startup Battlefield 200 which consisted of two hundred hand-picked, early-stage startups exhibiting to showcase their latest developments and innovations, 20 of which were selected as finalists to compete for a $100,000 grand prize on the Disrupt Stage.      



Shaquille O’Neal (Shaq) & Rick Fox at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023


Speaking of stages, the event hosted several stages to pick your pleasure including:

  • Builders Stage
  • AI Stage
  • SaaS Stage
  • Breakouts
  • Roundtables
  • Pitch Showcase Stage
  • Disrupt Stage



These stages hosted compelling & thought-provoking conversations with Apple’s Lisa Jackson, Shaquille O’Neal, Rick Fox and Reed Jobs, Signal president Meredith Whittaker, Instagram cofounder Kevin Systrom and others highlighted but it was so much more than just esteemed speakers.  The expo itself featured more than 200 exhibitors and thousands of attendees with founders exhibiting the latest tech. AI founders dominated the space. Unfortunately, I did not get to visit every booth due to the lack of time but looking forward to covering again for the next one.   Catch some exiting coverage of this event exclusively only on RIDEPLAY tv the next time you take a rideshare!  



About TechCrunch Disrupt 

TechCrunch Disrupt is an annual 3-day event organized by TechCrunch, a leading technology news website. The event brings together entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and tech enthusiasts for on-stage interviews, panel discussions, and startup competitions. It is a platform for startups to showcase their innovative technologies and solutions while competing for a cash prize of $100,000 ³. The event also features industry-specific stages that cover topics such as fintech, healthtech, and mobility. The event Focuses on breaking technology news and developments. It is also the original startup conference, where new and aspiring entrepreneurs can debut their startups on the global stage.  


About TechCrunch

TechCrunch is an American global online newspaper focusing on high tech and startup companies. It was founded in June 2005 by Archimedes Ventures, led by partners Michael Arrington and Keith Teare. In addition to its news reporting, TechCrunch is also known for its Disrupt conference, an annual technology event hosted in several cities across United States, Europe, and China. Please visit for more information.  



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About William Andre Buchanan

William Andre Buchanan also known as Dre Buchanan is a producer/managing partner and an editorial contributor of RIDEPLAY tv as well as an angel investor, marketing and advertising executive & film financier.





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