Calling all startups! Introducing the TechCrunch #Startuplife Movie Contest

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Calling all Startups – Welcome and thanks for checking out our #StartupLife Movie contest!

Here at Magisto we’re living the startup dream – drinking too much coffee, working into the wee hours of the night and feeling that awesome rush that comes with bringing our vision to life! Our mission is to make the world a more emotionally connected place via video storytelling and we’re guessing that you’ve got some pretty great stories to tell.

Use videos and photos to create a movie that tells the story of your startup, share it with us and you could win 2 tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt SF OR a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and $1000 towards the betterment of your company!

Entering is easy. Just download the Magisto app for iOS or Android or head over to and create an account and make your movie!

1. Shoot video and photos that tell the story of your startup or show how your startup is disrupting the industry and upload them to Magisto

2. Select a video style and a song

3. Give your movie a title that includes the hashtag #startuplife – this step is important, it’s how we’ll know to enter your movie into the contest

4. Sit back and relax while Magisto makes your movie

All movies with the #startuplife hashtag will automatically be entered into the contest and will appear on the TechCrunch Startup Life Movie Contest landing page.

You’ve got until June 8, 2014 at 11:59pm EST to create your Movie. The winner will be selected from the top 50 most-viewed movies. A panel of judges from Magisto will select the winner based on the following criteria: the representative nature of the “Startup Life” theme or how well your movie tells the story of your startup (50%), creativity (25%) and image quality (25%). Check out the official rules here.

If you’ve got any questions feel free to reach out.

Looking forward to seeing your movies!