Samantha Stein

Samantha Stein

Director of Special Projects and Battlefield Editor

Samantha Stein is the Founder of Hacktivision, Director of Special Projects for TechCrunch, and a Curator and Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum. Samantha’s work spans civic and social activism through technology with a focus on inclusivity to trend prediction for early-stage ventures through TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Competition — the world’s premiere startup competition.

The Latest from Samantha Stein

Announcing the 15 companies competing in Startup Battlefield Europe

TechCrunch scoured all of Europe to find the most innovative and disruptive early-stage startups to launch at TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Europe 2018 at VivaTech. And today starting at 9:05 am CET

Launch with TechCrunch in the Startup Battlefield competition at Disrupt SF 2018

This message goes out to all you early-stage startup founders with the drive and determination to take your company all the way to the land of the unicorns. Now’s the time to apply to TechCrunch&#82

Applications still open for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF ’18

Could your startup use $100,000? Then drop whatever you’re doing and apply to compete in Startup Battlefield while you still can. Applications are still open to qualifying companies — meaning you

Meet TechCrunch in Nigeria and Ghana this week!

Last October, TechCrunch launched Startup Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, where Lori Systems, SynCommerce & AgroCenta, were among the judges top picks. This week, TechCrunch is headed back t

Applications for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF are now open

Listen up startup fans — the moment you’ve all been waiting for has arrived. Applications to Startup Battlefield are finally open! Now, we told you that Disrupt San Francisco 2018 is going to be o

TechCrunch is back in Africa next week!

TechCrunch is headed back to Africa to find the next wave of early stage startups tackling big ideas! Last October, TechCrunch held Startup Battlefield in Nairobi, Kenya and featured 15 early stage st

Only 48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield Europe

Sacrê merde sur un bardeau! You have only 48 hours left to apply for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Europe. The Battlefield takes place at VivaTech at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles on May 24-25.

Startup Battlefield Europe deadline extended one week

Procrastinateurs se réjouissent! If you haven’t applied yet to compete in TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Europe at VivaTech in Paris on May 24-25, then rejoice indeed, because we have great news fo

Hashgraph wants to give you the benefits of blockchain without the limitations

The spotlight on the distributed ledger space to-date is primarily focused on blockchain . Yet, blockchains come with limitations by design. Consensus mechanisms using proof of work (POW) are by their

Startup Battlefield Europe applications close this week

Tick tock, tech lovers. Time is running out to apply for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Europe. We’re taking Startup Battlefield to Paris in conjunction with VivaTech on May 24-25. The application d

Launch at Startup Battlefield Europe: Applications Still Open

TechCrunch is proud to bring Startup Battlefield Europe to Paris in partnership with VivaTech, which takes place on May 24th – 25. Thousands of founders, business leaders, investors, academics, st

Apply for Startup Battlefield Europe Today

Ah, springtime in Paris — the City of Love. Couples strolling hand-in-hand down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. Early-stage tech startups converging on the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles… um, say

Blockchain engineers are in demand

Demand is off the charts for blockchain talent, and the capital is waiting to back it up. More than $3.7 billion has been raised through ICOs in the United States alone. Blockchain-related jobs are th

Announcing Startup Battlefield Europe at VivaTech this May

TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is headed to VivaTech in Paris on May 24th to find and feature the best early-stage startup across Europe! In partnership with VivaTech, Startup Battlefield Europe will

Tradeshift Frontiers innovation lab hopes to drive blockchain adoption in the global supply chain

Tradeshift, a procure-to-pay supply chain management platform for SMBs and enterprise, announced Tradeshift Frontiers, an innovation lab and incubator that will focus on transforming supply chains th

Only 48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield Dubai

Update: The event will now take place in January 2019, the following post has been updated with postponement information. The clock is running out on your chance to compete in the very first TechCrunc

Join the TechCrunch Meetup in Davos #TCDavos

TechCrunch is holding an informal meetup during the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Grab a free ticket here. The event precedes our TechCrunch Meetup the week after

A new date for Startup Battlefield Dubai

We’re thrilled to be heading to Dubai, but as it turns out, it will be a little later than expected. Because of scheduling changes, Startup Battlefield Dubai, originally slated for April 2018, will

TechCrunch is back in Berlin January 15th

We just could not stay away! In December, TechCrunch held Disrupt at the Berlin Arena. We were wowed by the Berlin startup scene and just couldn’t get enough. In fact, Germany’s own Blik b

TechCrunch to host Startup Battlefield in Dubai with Area 2071

TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is headed to Dubai on its continuing quest to find and feature the best early-stage startups around the world. Slated for April 2018, Startup Battlefield Dubai will feat
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