Monday, 26 August 2013

15 Finalists for TWN NY Conference

The first 15 finalists of the TNW Mobile Startup Rally have been selected; in total 20 startups will launch or announce news on stage at The Next Web Conference USA in front of a worldwide audience, press and investors. Over a hundred applicants from all over the world participated in a series of video pitches and interviews in order to make it to the final 15 who will present on stage at TNW USA. Another 5 wildcards will be given out to the most promising startups demo-ing in the business area.

"The biggest technology and media trends are all touching mobile. That’s why this year's competition is focussing on the most mobile minded startups. Funding, publicity and a critical user mass are what most mobile startups need most to become successful. The TNW Startup Rally aims to be an international platform to achieve this" says Patrick de Laive, co-founder of The Next Web.

The competition is proudly sponsored by Adyen. Starting in 2006 by a small team of payment experts, Adyen has now spawned a company that employs more than 150 people in seven countries on four continents. Being a very successful startup themselves, they are delighted to share their lessons and discuss today’s mobile payment strategies that will successfully propel participating startups towards their monetization goals.

The finalists! :
From: Ganey Tikva, Israel
Quick pitch: "The Next Generation Personal Assistant"
From: New York, United States
Quick pitch: "Ultimate online college advisory tool for high school students, their parents, and guidance counselors"

From: New York, United States
Quick pitch: "Documenting your child’s milestones, and showcasing all moment with exquisite printed baby books"

From: Hertzelia, Israel
Quick pitch: "The right way to meet the right people"

From: Giza, Egypt
Quick pitch: "Instant bug reporting tool for mobile apps"

From: New York, USA
Quick pitch: "A fortune in your pants."

From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Quick pitch: "Jampp solves the App Promotion puzzle."

From: Tel Aviv, Israel
Quick pitch: "Electro-Optic solutions for drivers and vehicle fleets"

From: New York, United States
Quick pitch: "Your ultimate networking tool."

From: San Francisco, United States
Quick pitch: "Send, Receive, Annotate, and Sign Digital Documents"

From: Kansas City, MO, United States
Quick pitch: "The only 100% cloud-based native mobile app development platform."

Tales & Tours
From: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Quick pitch: "Your personal tourguide in your pocket"

Taxi Startup
From: Talinn, Estonia
Quick pitch: "The evolution of the taxi industry"

From: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Quick pitch: "Ukky is an app that helps parents create a beautiful printed book of their children’s childhood in minutes."

From: Berlin, Germany
Quick pitch: "Zoobe creates free to use applications for smartphones, that turn personal voice recordings into animated video messages.