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In a mere 72 hours, early-bird pricing disappears for TechCrunch Early Stage 2021, our two-part founder bootcamp series focused on the building blocks you need to grow your company. The first event, TC Early Stage Operations & Fundraising, happens on April 1-2 — that’s two program packed days of education, connection and opportunity.

The second event, TC Early Stage — Marketing & Fundraising, takes place July 8-9. Pro Tip: Each bootcamp stands alone and features different topics, content and speakers. Attend one or both events — it’s up to you. But know this: You’ll save more and learn twice as much when you score a dual-event pass at the early-bird price. Beat the deadline, buy your passes before Feb 27 at 11:59 p.m. (PST) and save up to $100.

TC Early Stage is all about helping new startup founders (pre-seed through Series A) learn the essential skills required to build a successful startup. No need to reinvent the wheel — you’ll have access to the leading experts across the range of specialties. Much like an accelerator (compacted into two days), you’ll learn about legal issues, fundraising, marketing, growth, product-market fit, tech stack, pitch decks and recruiting. We’re talking highly engaging workshops with interactive Q&As.

On day one you’ll hear from experts like Eghosa Omoigui, the founder and managing general partner of EchoVC Partners, a seed and early-stage technology venture capital firm serving underrepresented founders and underserved markets. He’ll discuss ways to keep your eyes on the big picture and avoid the blind spots that lead to fragmentation and oversights.

Day two features the TC Early Stage Pitch Off! Out of the hundreds of applications we received, we selected 10 founders to pitch on stage for five minutes to a panel of prominent VC judges — followed by a five-minute Q&A. Three founders will move into the finals and pitch to a new panel of judges and endure a more in-depth Q&A. The winner receives a feature article on, a free, one-year subscription to ExtraCrunch and a free Founder Pass to TechCrunch Disrupt 2021.

Wondering whether it’s worth your time and money?

“You learn from industry leaders and seasoned founders — people who’ve already been there and done that. They were genuine and honest about industry expectations. Plus, they shared firsthand accounts, which made them more relatable.” — Chloe Leaaetoa, founder of Socicraft

Don’t reinvent the wheel. Go to TechCrunch Early Stage 2021 (in April and July), learn from the best, connect with other early-stage founders and build a stronger startup. The early-bird price disappears in three days on Friday, Feb 27 at 11:59 p.m. (PST). Buy your pass today and save up to $100.

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