TechCrunch Radio is a thing*, in case you didn’t know. And in usual TechCrunch fashion, a part of our show is dedicated exclusively to a call-in Pitch Off.

Which means we need your help. If you’re an early stage startup looking to get a few more users or share your wares with the world, we’d love to have you join us. Similar to what we do with our regional meetups, a few companies will have the chance to give a short, words-only pitch to a panel of judges, including myself, John Biggs, and a guest VC.

We’ll then decide live, on the air, who should win a ticket to the next Disrupt conference.

But before you start searching this post for a link to the application, there are a few rules:

1. You must have a product that is available to general users. No sign-up pages or pre-orders with a TBD ship date. There must be a link we can give to listeners/readers where they can access your product, service, what have you.
2. You must be an early stage company. If you have raised a Series A or later, you are disqualified. Bootstrapped or seed stage startups are welcome.
3. You must be able to pitch your product with your words only.
4. You must be able to operate a telephone.

If ^ that sounds like you, you can head right over here to apply for our pitch-off. We’re looking for companies for every show, but we encourage you to sign up now as spots are open for our next show, on Tuesday, September 16.

This week at TC Disrupt in San Francisco, we launched our first episode live from the Startup Alley floor. In it, John Biggs and I discussed the launch of the new big-ass iPhones, the Apple Watch, and Apple Pay, and crowned Oscar as the inaugural winner of the TC Radio Pitch-Off. You can listen to a few clips here and here.

Each week, TechCrunch Radio will air Tuesdays at 6:00 pm ET with a replay at 6:00 pm PT, drive time for both coasts, on Indie, channel 102, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at Subscribers will also be able to listen via SiriusXM On Demand through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices and online at

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