Each year we give startups a platform to launch new services during The Next Web Conference (8 days left, some tickets left). Eighteen companies will get the chance to show their company on the main stage to a worldwide audience consisting of the Jury of Experts, industry journalists, VC’s, bloggers, potential users, potential exit partners and the thousands of people who watch the on-demand videos afterwards.
You can imagine that this is an important moment for the selected startups.

Microsoft BizSpark teamed up with The Next Web to make this happen (Thank you!)
The editorial team of TNW has been reviewing startups for weeks, watched secret video presentations of the startups and did interviews with the semi finalists to go from 203 submissions to the final 18 that will launch new stuff next week. The quality of the competing startups goes up each year, it was never so difficult to make a selection.

We’re very excited to present the 18 finalists of The Next Web Startup Rally powered by BizSpark (in no particular order):

Bossa Studios
Pitch: Making the ‘social networking games are not really games’ debate totally irrelevant.
Tag: Social Gaming
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference

Moqee
Pitch: Taking social video curation to the next level.
Tag: Video
Remark: Launching new stuff at TNW Conference

Createplaceads
Pitch: The easiest way to create and place ads in tomorrow’s newspaper or magazine.
Tag: Print
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference

Openmargin
Pitch: The margin of a book made public domain for readers to exchange annotations and engage in a meaningful dialogue.
Tag: eReading
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference


Squeeqly
Pitch: Identify top influencers and reward them with discounts for generating word of mouth about you!
Tag: Social commerce
Remark: International launch at TNW Conference

Flockler
Pitch: Topic based curation platform for publishers.
Tag: Media
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference

Zmazz

Pitch: Mobile payments free of charge, fun and social
Tag: Mobile payments
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference

Wosju
Pitch: It’s not about who you know – but how well you know them #socialgraph #trust #curatedsearch
Tag: Social Networking
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference

Cleeng
Pitch: Publisher generate incremental revenues on top of advertising and subscriptions with Cleeng
Tag: Media
Remark: Launching new stuff at TNW Conference

Silk
Pitch: Silk lets you easily add meaning to content while creating it, allowing people to search, aggregate and visualize it in powerful new ways.
Tag: Semantic web
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference

Hitchie
Pitch: Online Speed Networking platform.
Tag: Social Networking
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference


Foodzy
Pitch: Foursquare for Food: Keep track of what you eat and earn badges for fun and healthy eating habits.
Tag: Social Networking
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference

Qubulus
Pitch: Crowd Sourced Indoor Positioning
Tag: LBS
Remark: Launching new stuff at TNW Conference


OneDrum

Pitch: All apps will be collaborative.
Tag: Collaboration
Remark: Launching new stuff at TNW Conference

The Charity Engine
Pitch: World computing
Tag: Collaborative computing power
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference


Soup.me

Pitch: All your digital life visualized just the way you want it, nicer and easier than ever before.
Tag: Social Networking
Remark: Launching new stuff at TNW Conference

Onavo
Pitch: Helps smartphone users regain control of mobile data usage. Save money on data charges.
Tag: Mobile
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference

Kuvva
Pitch: Connecting fans to brands
Tag: Online advertising
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference

We’re looking forward to all presentations!

Well over a thousand people from all over the world that share a passion for the mobile and Internet scene will attend The Next Web Conference next week. For 3 days, and right before the famous Dutch national holiday Queensday, Amsterdam is the place to be for people and businesses that shape the future of the web. Grab a ticket, while they last.

Reserve your ticket today so you can meet all these startups.