by Brian Solis
OK, I’ve been sitting on this for a little while, just waiting for them to officially announce this news.
TechCrunch20 has doubled to the TechCrunch40. And, when combined with the lucky 80 or so companies in the DemoPit, an entirely new set of companies will skyrocket into 2.0 stardom as the inaugural event kicks off and makes its mark in Web history.
After the event, it will be up to company executives to do their best to extend their 15 minutes of fame into profitability and/or a successful exit.
The 40 companies have not yet been announced and won’t be made public until September 17th. We’ll be on hand to cover the event as each company takes the stage and demonstrates to the world why they were good enough to make the cut.
According to the TC40 site, “After reviewing the 700+ applications that we received from 26 different countries, and after personally interviewing 175+ businesses, we decided that there were just too many strong start-ups to limit the conference format to 20 company presentations. So we revisited our agenda, cut out a number of content panels and determined that we could successfully break 40 companies at the conference and still leave room for interesting discussion and debate about new business models and verticals with our expert advisory panel.”
Obviously they’re doing something right. At last check, they have over 600 people registered for the event.
You can see the updated agenda here.