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Seedcamp announces 21 Startup Finalists. Read about them here.

Seedcamp announces 21 Startup Finalists. Read about them here.
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seedcampSeedcamp, the Pan-European focused incubator and seed capital venture firm, not unlike the very popular US based YCombinator, has selected its final 21 startups for Seedcamp week.

Founded by Saul Klein of Index Ventures and Reshma Sohoni, Seedcamp is an annual treat for European startups and entrpreneurs seeking funding and expertise.

Having only begun three years ago, the company has already reviewed more than 1,500 applications, held more than 1,600 mentoring sessions, held Mini Seedcamp events in 10 countries (the winners of which attend the final Seedcamp week) and have invested in 14 companies with 5-7 more to come this year.

Seedcamp 2009 has accepted applications from a much broader selection of countries, with over 400 applications and startups from Israel and even Jordan making the cut.

The final selection of 21 countries will now spend an intensive week in London developing and promoting their startup, ending with an opportunity to pitch to be one of the five winners of Seedcamp – and the recipient of up to 50,000 euros in return for a 10 per cent stake in the business.

In addition to the seed funding, the winning teams stay on in London for a further three-month period, developing their business idea and product through regular contact with Seedcamp’s network of mentors and experts.

And now, lets introduce the Seedcamp final 21, and tell you a little about where they’re from and what they do:

  • Advertag – London, UK.
    Allows users to submit any advert-style listing in the vein of Gumtree or Craigslist to a self-ordering, semantic database that allows the extremely fast, accurate and user-friendly retrieval of those adverts.
  • Boxed Ice – Bromsgrove, UK Boxed Ice
    Software development firm currently working on a server monitoring application called Server Density.
  • Brainient – Bucharest, Romania
    Video technology provider.
  • Codility – Warsaw, Poland.
    Aassesses programming skills in minutes.
  • Comufy – London, UK .
    A communication platform aiming at simplifying communication between people.
  • Erply – Estonia.
    Powerful online inventory, pos, billing and accounting software.
  • Joobili – Budapest, Hungary
    offers timely travel inspirations. Simply say when you want to go, and Joobili says where you can discover the best European destinations.
  • Kukunu – London, UK
    Travel planning will soon be fun, easy and smart!
  • Loc8 Solutions – Edinburgh, UK.
    Build mobile applications for your brand, pushing your content and services out to the thriving population of iPhones and other leading devices.
  • Patients Know Best.
    First company to integrate into the NHS Connecting for Health network to offer secure tools for patients to work with clinicians. – Cambridge, UK
  • Petsicon – Berlin, Germany.
    Your information source for pet health
  • Plug in SEO – London, UK.
    Analyze, Optimize, Track, and Tune your SEO all in one concise, online tool.
  • ShoutEm – Zagreb, Croatia.
    Roll your own Microblogging Social Networking
  • T27 Systems (Pearl Systems) – Bristol, UK.
    Pearl manages your web based Accounting, CRM and Business Software
  • – Amman, Jordan.
    The Onion of the middle east.
  • Teachable – London, UK.
    Teachable helps you find teacher-developed resources that are adaptable, current and easy to use.
  • Vooices – Wigan, UK.
    Brings voice control to your browser – and to other spaces.
  • VouChaCha – London, UK.
    A location based voucher delivery service for your mobile
  • Wondergraphs – Leuven, Belgium.
    Doing wonderful things with data.
  • World on a Hanger – London, UK.
    Feature rich, hosted software package for fashion labels.
  • YubiTech – Ramat Gan, Israel.
    Bringing applications to all SmartPhones, regardless of operating system, resource limitations and manufacturer.

The week will also include startups Kwaga (helping individuals effectively manage their mail inbox) from France and Platogo (a social gaming network) from Austria  who were winners of Mini Seedcamp program earlier in the year.

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