NEW YORK, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeMe, the only app that pre-approves renters for an apartment on demand, announces they've been selected by TechCrunch to compete in the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield competition. To celebrate, HomeMe is giving renters nationwide a chance to win one month's free rent starting today.
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. 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.
"To celebrate our participation in TechCrunch Disrupt, we are providing an exciting opportunity for everyone to be a part of the HomeMe journey nationwide," says Lindsey Holland, Co-Founder and Vice President of Client Services. "The success of our recent launch has been overwhelmingly positive and this giveaway is the perfect way to engage with our audience."
Additionally, on-site attendees who have their badges scanned at the HomeMe Startup Alley table will be given a key to drop in the "HomeMe Helps" bucket. At the end of the show, HomeMe will donate $1 for every key contributed to locally-based BronxWorks charity to support their homeless outreach team.
"I grew up in the Bronx, so coming back to New York to be featured in this event feels full circle. HomeMe is in the business of helping people easily find their perfect apartment but there a lot of people who don't have that luxury," says Mark Douglas, President and CEO. "We wanted a way to give back locally and involve the TechCrunch Disrupt audience. We encourage everyone to stop by and support the community. The more keys submitted, the more money raised to help."
The sweepstakes runs from May 9 at 9a.m. ET through May 11 at 6p.m. ET. One lucky winner will be selected at random and will be announced on or around May 25 as the grand prize winner of a month's free rent.
Participants can enter on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter by doing the following:
Facebook: 1. "Like" HomeMe's page. 2. Answer the question on our sweepstakes post: "What celebrity do you want to ride shotgun with you on your apartment hunt?". 3. Make sure to include all of the following hashtags #HomeMe #TCDisrupt #Giveaway in your answer.
Instagram: 1. Follow @HomeMeApp. 2. Answer the question on our sweepstakes post: "What celebrity do you want to ride shotgun with you on your apartment hunt?". 3. Make sure to include all of the following hashtags #HomeMe #TCDisrupt #Giveaway in your answer.
Twitter: 1. Follow @HomeMeApp 2. Re-tweet the Sweepstakes message with all of the following hashtags: #HomeMe, #TCDisrupt and #Giveaway.
Entries must include the three required hashtags #HomeMe, #TCDisrupt and #Giveaway to be eligible.
For rules and complete prize and entry details, please visit: homemeapp.com/giveaway. No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of U.S., 21+. Void where prohibited. Submissions close at 6p.m. ET on May 11, 2016. Sponsored by HomeMe, Inc.
Download HomeMe for free in the App Store: itunes.apple.com/us/app/homeme/id988004812.
HomeMe is from serial entrepreneur and experienced Silicon Valley Executive, Mark Douglas. He is also CEO of SteelHouse, a $100 million per year Ad-Tech Company. Prior to, Mark was CTO of eHarmony, the Rubicon Project and part of the founding team of the Oracle Applications Division. He co-founded HomeMe with Lindsey Holland, an eleven-year veteran in the property management industry where she built and managed multiple large scale apartment properties.
Launched in 2016 and headquartered in Los Angeles, HomeMe is the only app that instantly pre-approves users to rent an apartment on demand. It's the complete reversal of the daunting rental process, empowering users by eliminating applications and application fees. Equipped with a real-time database of available units, HomeMe is the fastest and most convenient way to find an apartment. Easily browse listings, book appointments, and reserve a pre-approved apartment from a mobile phone. HomeMe is free to download and available on iTunes. For more on HomeMe in your market, visit: homemeapp.com.
About TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016
TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 is TechCrunch's sixth annual conference in New York City. The format combines top thought-leader discussions with new product and company launches. Morning executive discussions debate technology-driven disruptions in many industries, while the afternoons are reserved for the Startup Battlefield, where some 20 new companies will launch for the first time onstage, selected to present from numerous applications received from around the world. The winning company will receive a $50,000 grand prize and the Disrupt Cup at the conclusion of the conference. The conference is May 9-11, 2016 at The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, located at 72 Bowne Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 in Red Hook.
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