15 early stage startups to watch

15 early stage startups to watch

Over the years we’ve hosted plenty of great startup competitions at The Next Web with success stories from companies such as Waze, Rapportive, Onavo and Shutl that each went on to sell for millions in the years after their launch at The Next Web Conference.

Earlier this year we set out to redesign our offering for startups and created a program called ‘Boost’, which we’re co-hosting with WeTransfer. It’s become much more than a pitching competition, we’re now connecting startups with all of the resources they need to grow: capital, coverage and new customers.

With only 70 available spots the selection is extremely tough. More than 250 startups have applied so far and applications will remain open until the end of March. With selection happening on a rolling basis, these are the first 15 of 70 promising early stage startups we’ve accepted:

From: The Netherlands
Quick pitch: “CompanyMatch allows jobseekers to match with companies they match best with based on their cultural and personal fit.”

From: The Netherlands
Quick pitch: “We professionally translate your website with the ease of just a few clicks and we even keep all your translations automatically updated too. Paste a Javascript snippet in your website, select languages and you’re done.”

Lowdown App
From: United Kingdom
Quick pitch: “The worlds first meetings app. Automated meeting information to help busy professionals. Save hours preparing for each and every meeting.”

From: United Kingdom
Quick pitch: “23snaps is a mobile-first private social network for families. Parents can capture & privately share photos, videos & updates of their children and order prints of favourite snaps.”

From: Switzerland
Quick pitch: “Hoosh develops an online competitive intelligence and market research platform that helps customers make better decisions in a matter of seconds.”

From: United Kingdom
Quick pitch: “Have you ever watched and online video and seen something you wanted to buy or find out more about? Taggled lets you tag items within your video for free.”

From: The Netherlands
Quick pitch: “Ballcapp helps webshop owners convert their webshop to a native mCommerce app for iOS and Android.”

From: Norway
Quick pitch: “With Swipe, anything can be a slide and you can present it live to anyone, anywhere, on any device. Let’s change presentations forever.”

Extended Mind
From: Finland
Quick pitch: “Upload your thoughts and tasks into your Extended Mind so that you can focus on what’s important. Retrieve all your important information in seconds.”

From: Switzerland
Quick pitch: “EveryCook is not a simple kitchen device. EveryCook is an assistant that takes you by the hand, guides you through the recipe and does most of the job for you.”

From: The Netherlands
Quick pitch: “We offer artisans & designers the easiest way to create online storefronts to reach, connect and engage with a global audience.”

From: The Netherlands
Quick pitch: “Engineering Music Discovery that values influences over behaviours to unlock new and inspired music recommendations – Rethink Music Intelligence.”

Board a boat
From: United Kingdom
Quick pitch: “Board a Boat is a peer-to-peer boat rental marketplace. Whereby boat owners can easily make their boats available to hirers.”

From: United States
Quick pitch: “Resultly allows you to get realtime updates on things like products, news , jobs and to discover your friends interests.”

From: The Netherlands
Quick pitch: “30mhz is a tool to measure the uptime on the internet of things – because uptime is not a vanity metric.”

From: The Netherlands
Quick pitch: “Relive your memories and create a wonderful book, on-line or printed, from your social networks, together with your friends. Without hassle!”

From: Pakistan
Quick pitch: “XGear extracts engine data, sends it to a secure cloud for processing and enables you to be an amazing driver while saving money.”

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