With little over a month left until our first edition of TNW Conference USA in New York, it is now time to reveal the first 15 finalists of our Mobile Startup Rally.

The biggest technology and media trends are influenced by mobile. That’s why this year’s competition is focussing on the most mobile minded startups. Over a hundred applicants from all over the world participated in a series of video pitches and interviews in order to make it to the final 15 who will present on stage at TNW USA.

That’s not all though; 5 additional finalist positions will be awarded at the TNW Conference among the startups with a Startup Table or Demo Desk in the exhibitor space.

The competition is proudly sponsored by Adyen. Starting in 2006 by a small team of payment experts, Adyen has now spawned a company that employs more than 150 people in seven countries on four continents. Being a very successful startup themselves, they are delighted to share their lessons and discuss today’s modern payment strategies that will successfully propel participating startups towards their monetization goals.

Mobile Startup Rally aside, TNW USA will be host to a great set of speakers on tech, media, entertainment and fashion. The event takes place on 1 and 2 October 2013 in New York (Chelsea). You can still grab a steep discount (35% off) by registering two tickets or more before September 6th.

Looking forward to see you in New York! Without further ado, here are the first 15 finalists:

The finalists! :

From: Ganey Tikva, Israel
Quick pitch: “The Next Generation Personal Assistant”


From: New York, United States
Quick pitch: “Ultimate online college advisory tool for high school students, their parents, and guidance counselors”


From: New York, United States
Quick pitch: “The first App to offer an easy system to document all a child’s milestones, and turn them into exquisite, professionally printed photo baby books, straight from an iPhone!”



From: Hertzelia, Israel
Quick pitch: “The right way to meet the right people”


From: Giza, Egypt
Quick pitch: “Instant bug reporting tool for mobile apps”


From: New York, USA
Quick pitch: “A fortune in your pants.”


From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Quick pitch: “Jampp solves the App Promotion puzzle.”


From: Tel Aviv, Israel
Quick pitch: “Electro-Optic solutions for drivers and vehicle fleets”


From: New York, United States
Quick pitch: “Your ultimate networking tool.”


From: San Francisco, United States
Quick pitch: “Send, Receive, Annotate, and Sign Digital Documents”



From:  Kansas City, MO, United States
Quick pitch:  “The only 100% cloud-based native mobile app development platform.”


Tales & Tours
From: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Quick pitch: “Your personal tourguide in your pocket”


Taxi Startup
From: Talinn, Estonia
Quick pitch: “The evolution of the taxi industry”


From: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Quick pitch: “Create a beautiful baby photo book from your iPhone in a snap.”


From: Berlin, Germany
Quick pitch: “Zoobe creates free to use applications for smartphones, that turn personal voice recordings into animated video messages.”