TechCrunch Disrupt is currently (Sept 12-15) underway in San Francisco. Photograph: (Getty)
The 3-day affair offers 'revolutionary' start-ups a platform from which to introduce game-changing technologies
San Francisco is currently hosting TechCrunch Disrupt, a three-day affair that offers "revolutionary" start-ups a platform from which to introduce game-changing technologies
The first TechCrunch Disrupt was held in 2005, gathering together quirky start-ups, investors, and industry experts,
Tech Crunch, the event organiser, is a website -- with an open database of investors and incubators -- that tracks tech start-up news and information.
Here are five quirky startups that were at TechCrunch Disrupt this year:
MedRepublic is a global online platform that connects patients in US and Canada with doctors in Mexico, Cayman Islands and Costa Rica. The platform addresses twin problems: long waiting for surgical procedures and high medical costs in US and Canada. It cuts down research time for patients.
This is a venture that secures food supply chain through data analytics and genomics of animals at a farm. It lets animal rearers keep a digital record of the health issues of their animals. At the same time, Rex does weather maps showing viruses, bacteria and other health problems in a region and thus giving a warning to the rearers.