We’re here at Arena Berlin for Disrupt Berlin 2017, TechCrunch’s annual Europe event where our stage plays host to speaker panels featuring top figures in tech and, of course, our Startup Battlefield competition. Preceding the Disrupt conference, hundreds of engineers and designers combined into 45 teams for a Hackathon, during which teams presented creative hacks born during the 24 hour event. You can read about the winners and runners up here.
On November 16, TechCrunch and Elevacao hosted Startup Battlefield Australia in Sydney. The Startup Battlefield pitch-off competition featured startups from all over Australia and New Zealand. Top-notch investors and founders served as judges to pick the winners in each category, as well as an overall winner. We also had a great line-up of speakers who discussed everything from entrepreneurship to inclusion to the blockchain.
Here we are in Sydney, Australia, hosting our signature Startup Battlefield competition. TechCrunch has an amazing lineup of speakers who all share a ton of knowledge and expertise about technology in Australia and New Zealand in general. But the real star of the show is going to be the Startup Battlefield. 15 startups are going to compete to win the Startup Battlefield competition. This is a great opportunity to discover the best and brightest early-stage entrepreneurs in Australia and New Zealand.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".