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CNBC To Debut Its Inaugural CNBC Disruptor 50 List Beginning Monday, May 13th

Throughout the Week, CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Andrew Ross Sorkin Reveal the Companies Changing the Business Landscape As We Know It on CNBC & CNBC.com

50 Companies, 10 Industries, 5 Days

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., May 13, 2013−Netflix changed the TV model. Amazon changed how we shop. And, Google changed everything…who's next?

Beginning Monday, May 13th through Friday, May 17th, CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, will unveil the results of its first inaugural CNBC Disruptor 50 list on "Squawk Box" at 8AM ET and "Fast Money" at 5PM ET. CNBC looks beyond the technology sector to identify disruptors who are changing the way business is done in a range of industries, from energy and manufacturing to retail and financial services, among others.

From hundreds of nominations made by industry analysts, venture capitalists, startup investors, and beat reporters, CNBC created the ultimate list of 50 private, venture-backed companies disrupting the status quo in 10 traditional industries. Each day, CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Andrew Ross Sorkin will reveal the disruptors in two of the ten industries on CNBC's "Squawk Box" and "Fast Money." Tune-in this week to find out which disruptors are posing the biggest threat to the public giants, and changing everything we think we know about the markets.

CNBC.com will have a special report, disruptor50.cnbc.com, which will include in-depth profiles of the 50 companies, CNBC's methodology and the threats each company poses to the status quo across industries and for the market leaders. Additionally, CNBC will continue tracking each company's progress in the coming year.

CNBC Disruptor 50 sectors include: Financial Services, Energy, Healthcare, Retail, Transportation, Media, Enterprise/Security, Manufacturing, Travel/Leisure and Telecom.

Follow @CNBCDisruptors on Twitter for the latest news and videos and keep up with the social conversation using hashtag #CNBCDisruptors. All week, we'll feature Q&As with CNBC Disruptors on CNBC's Facebook Page. Plus, follow CNBC on Instagram & Tumblr for behind-the-scenes photos and quotes from the disruptors.

For more information regarding the CNBC Disruptor 50 list including interviews and web extras, visit disruptor50.cnbc.com.


About CNBC:

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