The well-oiled experience that savvy startuppers have come to know and love is the result of a lot of hard work. Without our amazing volunteers, we couldn't do it as well.

Sign up to volunteer for a work exchange if you want to experience Disrupt up close and personal. You will receive a behind-the-scenes look at how to produce events, as well as receive a free pass to the event. Tomorrow is the last day to apply. There was a delay of about 25 minutes.

You will get free access to all three days of the event. You can see what it takes to produce a world-famous tech startup conference if you want.

The main stage, the TechCrunch+ stage, the expo floor, and theStartup Battlefield competition are all included in the free pass.

Volunteers help make the startup conference an amazing experience. You can help with registration, wrangle speakers, direct attendees, place signs, Scan tickets, and pre-marketing activities.

Volunteers are needed on October 17 and 19. We want to hear from you if you are able to meet these criteria.

  • Attend a mandatory orientation on Monday, October 17 at Moscone Center.
  • Work a minimum of 10 hours during the entire conference, starting from October 17 (the day before the conference starts) to October 20. You’ll find volunteer shift availability in the application. We might select you for some pre-event opportunities, which would count toward your hours.
  • You may be scheduled for an 8- to 9-hour shift or you may be scheduled with two separate shifts of 4 to 5 hours each. Shifts can start as early as 6:30 a.m. PDT or end as late as 8:30 p.m. PDT.
  • You must provide your own housing and transportation.
  • Due to the high volume of applications, we will notify only the selected applicants.

You can read the FAQ for more about volunteering.

We will give you a free pass if we help you. It is possible to save money, gain valuable experience and still have plenty of time to take in all the startup goodness that has to offer. We'll see you in October if you apply to volunteer by October 3.