The Next Web Conference is this week, but NEXT Berlin is the week after next. Confused? Don’t be. All you need to know is you need to be in Amsterdam this week, and in Berlin in 2 weeks (May 8 & 9 to be exact).
We’ll be in Germany’s capital city as well to cover the latter conference, which was put on by digital agency SinnerSchrader in partnership with telecom juggernaut Deutsche Telekom. We’re looking forward to seeing you at both events.
“The most awesome stage”
Last year, Facebook's VP of Design thought the TNW Conference main stage was the best she'd ever been on.
Confirmed NEXT Berlin speakers so far include Steve Souders (Google), Ralf Hirt (Glam Media), George Dyson (tech historian), Mikkel Svane (Zendesk), Felix Petersen (Amen), Nate Elliott (Forrester), Ulla-Maaria Engeström (ThingLink) and many more.
Today, NEXT Berlin is announcing the 12 finalists for the NEXT Start-up Pitch, chosen out of 100 applicants by a jury of experts and the NEXT Community:
Flakka – realtime photosharing app and voted the NEXT Community’s favorite
MarkTheGlobe – SEO for companies with multilingual websites
Meine-Spielzeugkiste – rents out boxes filled with children’s toys
10stamps – app that ports the idea of loyalty cards to mobile phones
Slidemotion – Facebook application that allows anyone to easily turn their photo albums into sharable and sound-enabled videos
fileee – personal assistant service that helps with the management of documents by utilizing optical character recognition and automatic classification
Kjero – a platform for ‘tryvertising’, where consumers test and value new products
BeeFM – integrates music services into social networks
Squadmail – described as ‘Dropbox for email’, it lets users share email folders with any other email account
Secomba – secures clouds worldwide with its encryption software BoxCrypter
eyeQuest – uses the power of the crowd and allows users to see pictures and videos of places in real-time
They will pitch their wares to a jury of investors and pundits – the winner will be announced on the evening of the first conference day. NEXT Berlin will close the Berlin Web Week (May 2-9) at STATION-Berlin on May 8 & 9.