Today the shortlist of the Dutch Innovation Awards, organized by Accenture has been announced and 50 Dutch (some from Belgium) companies made it to the list. A professional jury selected these companies out of 200+ submissions.
I’ve handpicked some of the nominees that might be of interest to you:
Game Overlord – Game developers
Habbo Hotel – Virtual hangout for teens
eBuddy – Web based IM with over 40 million users
I-wood – Banners on your idle mobile screen (Dutch)
LiveCastr – Livestream from your mobile
Movels – Read books on your mobile
Myngle – Learn languages online
Netlog – Pan European social network
I-Rex – Kindle lookalike
Open Projects – free open source 3D content creation suite
Paybymail – Payments via email (iDeal). (NOTE:
Paypal is non existent in the Netherlands UPDATE: Paypal has almost 2 million Dutch customers in NL, can paybymail grab a piece of the market?)
Payter – Mobile payments via Near Field Communication
Rabo SMS Betalen – Per per TXT message no account needed
SellaBand – Crowdfund your favorite band
StartyourStation – build your own tv channel
Symbaloo – Before the iPhone was out they already had the icon interface. Easy startup page
ViralTracker – Tracking Viral Commercials
Wuzzon – Mobile content platform (Dutch)
Zilok – The Next Web startup 2008, online rental platform aka the eBay of rentals
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To see all nominees and vote for your favorite go to the Innovation Award website.
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