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This article was published on April 18, 2011

    Announcing the 18 finalists of The Next Web Startup Rally 2011

    Announcing the 18 finalists of The Next Web Startup Rally 2011
    Patrick de Laive
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    Patrick de Laive

    CPO and co-founder, TNW

    Patrick de Laive is an experienced entrepreneur and daddy of Bo and Denne. He is co-founder of TNW and sporadicly invests in startups. He is Patrick de Laive is an experienced entrepreneur and daddy of Bo and Denne. He is co-founder of TNW and sporadicly invests in startups. He is a frequently asked speaker at (tech) events across the globe. Check his LinkedIn profile and @Patrick on Twitter for more information.

    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.