The event, held at the New Orleans Jazz Market, will be both a meetup for the community and a pitch competition for the best local startups.
TechCrunch hopes to attract investors, entrepreneurs, dreamers and tech enthusiasts to network and pitch to impress the judges.
Applications for the pitch-off are due this Friday.
Ten startups will have sixty seconds to pitch their ideas and companies to a live audience and a panel three to five of expert judges that will include TechCrunch writers and local VCs. The pitches will be followed up with a brief question and answer session to determine the winner.
First place winner will get a table in Startup Alley at the next TC Disrupt conference, second place winner will receive two tickets to the same conference, and the Audience Choice winner will receive one ticket.
Get your tickets to the event here.