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TechCrunch Wraps Up First International Conference

Nov 3, 2011

The TechCrunch Disrupt series of conferences held its first international event this week in China, bridging the gap between Silicon Valley and Beijing. The event brought together leading technology innovators and investors and hundreds of new startups. TechCrunch Disrupt follows a format that combines thought leading discussions with new product and company launches.

TechCrunch recapped the event:

"After many months of planning and countless flights to the other side of the world, our first ever international TechCrunch Disrupt event has come to a close. 15 companies have launched new products to the world for the very first time in our Startup Battlefield, an on-stage, high stress battle for riches (50 grand!), glory (press coverage!), the much coveted Disrupt Cup, and all the open doors you could ever desire."

In a very competitive Battlefield competition, the winner was revealed:

"Without further ado, the winner is... OrderWithMe!

OrderWithMe is a group buying system meant to help Western small business owners by drastically simplifying the process of acquiring Chinese-made goods in bulk. By splitting orders (and simultaneously removing a vast majority of the middle men involved), OrderWithMe allows shops to acquire any size shipment of these lower-priced goods, as opposed to the usual minimum order of 100+."

To learn more about the event, please visit the official TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing site.