TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017: How It Was

TechCrunch Disrupt conference in Berlin 2017 through the eyes of Hype.Codes editorial board
07 December 2017   2433

TechCrunch Disrupt is the world’s leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies and discussing what’s top of mind for the tech industry’s key innovators. Disrupt gathers the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and tech fans for on-stage interviews, the Startup Battlefield competition, a 24-hour Hackathon, Startup Alley, Hardware Alley, and After Parties.

Techcrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017

The recent TechCrunch Disrupt took place in Berlin, Germany and lasted for 2 days, from December 4 to December 5 of 2017, having presented such sections as:

  • StartUp Battlefield, which is the very heart of TechCrunch Disrupt 
  • Thought Leadership, where the most important topics facing today’s tech landscape were overviewed 
  • StartUp Alley, where early stage companies talent and technology could be seen
  • Hackaton, where Development Teams were challenged to create a product within 24-hours

Disrupt hosts hundreds of accredited reporters, bloggers and correspondents from around the world, including Bloomberg, CNBC, Financial Times, Mashable. Anton Cherepanov, the journalist of Hype.Codes editorial board, has also managed to visit the conference and gather the information about the most interesting startups which were presented.

Startup Battlefield brings the world’s top early stage startups together on one stage to compete for the coveted Disrupt Cup, a $50,000 prize, and the attention of media and investors. The judges include TechCrunch editors as well as top VCs and entrepreneurs, and past winners include names like Dropbox, Mint, Yammer and many more.

Disrupt startup Battlefield winner Lia DignosticsLia Diagnostics, Startup Battlefield winner

This year Lia Diagnostics project became the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2017. The Lia Diagnostics presented pregnancy test which will be the first-ever flushable test to hit the market, offering a more sustainable, disposable, convenient and private way for women to find out if they’re pregnant or not. Unlike traditional tests, Lia’s tests are made from a special paper that will disperse in water and biodegrade.

Startup Alley

We have chosen three most interesting and promising projects out of all that were presented.


Ari-Farm project is aimed at building an efficient, tech-powered livestock market for Africa. The problem is that livestock farmers in East Africa live in poverty because they cannot find buyers for their animals during dry seasons. Ari-Farm offers a solution by using capital from their global investors, infrastructure and technology and building an all year round market for livestock.

Ari-Farm aims to:

  • Provide sustainable life for farmers
  • Create jobs
  • Contribute to the local economy


Zeroquode is a no-code template creator for founders, who can launch their MVP in 2-3 weeks at a fraction of cost; designers, who can bring their pixel perfect, responsive designs to life; and developers, who can achieve the same results as with coding but much faster and use code only when needed. All you need is just to buy a Bubble template, modify anything without code, and then launch the ready product.

ideas of what can be built with Zeroquode templatesSome ideas of what can be built with Zeroquode App Templates


Volocopter is the first manned, fully electric and safe vtol in the world. The creators of the project want to make humanity's dreams come true and help modern cities resolve the increasing mobility issues. On 25 September of 2017, Volocopter has already been tested and flew the historic flight of 8 Minutes completely autonomously and reached a maximum height of 60 Meters.

In the course of the conference our jounalist Anton Cherepanov got to know Michael Granin, who is a NEM Industry Partnership Coordinator at Foundation.

GRAM May be Traded at Liquid at Triple ICO Price

Bloomberg says that Telegram tokens, that may appear at Liquid will be sold by Gram Asia at $4 per token, but there's no official info from Telegram
04 July 2019   958

Even before the official public release of the cryptocurrency of the messenger, Telegram can increase in price by 200% relative to its value during the initial offer of coins. It is reported by Bloomberg.

As previously reported, Telegram tokens may appear on the Liquid Bitcoin Exchange already on July 10. The distributor is Gram Asia, which calls itself the largest holder of GRAM tokens in Asia. It intends to put up for sale rights to cryptocurrency at $ 4 per unit.

At the same time, one of the investors said to the publication that at the time of purchase the price of 1 Gram was $ 1.33.

It is worth noting, however, that after the announcement of the public sale of Telegram tokens to Liquid, the media reported that this intention had nothing to do with the official plans of Telegram.

Then one of Telegram's investors stated that no one has the right to sell tokens before their official launch in accordance with the signed agreement. Moreover, representatives of the popular messenger noted that they first heard about Gram Asia.

Later, CEO Liquid Mike Kayamora admitted that Telegram has no relation to the placement on Liquid: the deal was concluded exclusively between the exchange and Gram Asia, which allegedly is an incubator for the TON project.

The Block's leading analyst Larry Chermak on several tweets expressed skepticism about the announced Telegram tokenale based on the Liquid stock exchange, saying that he would “think twice before making a decision to invest.”