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This article was published on April 24, 2012


    Out of 100 applicants, these are the 12 ‘Start-Up Pitch’ finalists for NEXT Berlin

    Out of 100 applicants, these are the 12 ‘Start-Up Pitch’ finalists for NEXT Berlin Image by: hfng - Fotolia
    Robin Wauters
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    Robin Wauters

    Robin Wauters is the European Editor of The Next Web. He describes himself as a hopeless cyberflâneur, a lover of startups, his family a Robin Wauters is the European Editor of The Next Web. He describes himself as a hopeless cyberflâneur, a lover of startups, his family and Belgian beer. If you'd like to know more about Robin, head on over to robinwauters.com or follow him on Twitter.

    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.

    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

    Refinder – connects cloud apps like Dropbox, Google Docs and Twitter and allows to see all activities and data in an activity stream that can be searched and filtered

    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.