TechCrunch Europe is on a mission to report, analyse and support the EU technology startup ecosystem. It is therefore timely that they have recently announced the Europa awards to honour the best startup talent going.
Seedcamp travels Europe seeking and supporting the best early stage startups and are proud to see many of these nominated for awards. Below is a list of Seedcamp teams vying for a Europa, so go on, vote for them!
Best European Web Application Or Service Kublax (Seedcamp Week 07) ShoutEm (Ljubljana 08) Squareclock (Paris 08) Stardoll (Seedcamp Week 07) Stupeflix (Seedcamp Week 08) Toksta (Seedcamp Week 08) TripWolf (Seedcamp Week 08) Twidox (Berlin 08) Watzatsong (Paris 08) Yoose (Seedcamp Week 08) Zemanta (Seedcamp Week 08)
Best Bootstrapped Startup Asgoodas.nu (Berlin 09) BaseKit (Seedcamp Week 08) Boxed Ice (London 09) Clear Applications (Tel Aviv09) Devunity (Tel Aviv 09) Kvittar (Helsingborg 09) PaperC (Berlin 09) Peeralism (Helsingborg 09) SimilarWeb (Tel Aviv 09) Scred (Seedcamp Week 08) Soup.io (Seedcamp Week 08) Studdex (Berlin 09) Vooch (Berlin 09) VouChaCha (London 09) Wozaik (Paris 09)
Best Social Innovation Decisions For Heroes (Seedcamp Week 08) School of Everything (Seedcamp Week 07)
Best Enterprise / B2B Startup Programeter (Warsaw 09) Yasmo Live (Ljubljana 09)
Best Mobile Startup GymFu (London 09)
We are also proud to announce Reshma Sohoni (CEO of Seedcamp) and Saul Klein (Chairman of Seedcamp) are both up for nominations in the Best Investor Personality category.
See you at the awards ceremony…
As our Mini Seedcamp 2009 tour has ended and we start gearing up for Seedcamp Week in September, we wanted to reach out and send a special thanks to all of our Seedcamp Sponsors and Supporters who have helped us achieve great milestones in building the entrepreneurial ecosystem across Europe in 2009.
Without their hard work, dedication and belief in the Seedcamp programme, we’d probably be pitching tents across camp sites in Europe and attracting wildlife, instead of holding Mini Seedcamps in uber cool and prestigious venues and attracting the best web-tech talent Europe has to offer.
And so, in order of the Mini Seedcamp tour we would like to send our heartfelt thanks to:
Mini Seedcamp Tel Aviv: The.co.lis. IDC Herzliya
Mini Seedcamp Paris: Elaia Partners Ballou PR Cap.digital Microsoft Orrick Sun Start Up Essentials
Mini Seedcamp Warsaw: The Agora Center Aula Future Invest Gazeta.pl Imago Public Relations SID Banka Sun Startup Essentials
Mini Seedcamp London: NESTA Microsoft Six Degrees PR Sun Startup Essentials Brown Rudnick Orrick
Mini Seedcamp Helsingborg: Arctic Startup City of Helsingborg Cloudberry Communications Kullaflyg MINC Navet Öhrlings Price Waterhouse Coopers Joachim Samuelsson, Biomain Setterwalls SHIP Swedish Startups Oresund Entrepreneurship Academy
Mini Seedcamp Ljubljana: Club of Slovenian Business Angels Poteza Ventures Eagle Ventures Futura PR netokracija RSG Ventures Sun Startup Essentials Technology Park Llubjana Videolectures.net Zemanta UKTI
Mini Seedcamp Berlin: bwl24.net gruenderlexikon gruenderszene Berlin School of Economics and Law Microsoft Schwartz PR Sun Startup Essentials UKTI VC Magazin
We have met many amazing teams and mentors along the way and we hope to see and work again with you next year and beyond!
The guys at uberVU have been uber busy launching their API, ContextVoice. Besides drawing some attention to their launch, we think it’s important for other startups to take note of the approach as well. The team noticed that much of the attention and interest was in other companies wanting to use their API and so they listened to their users and created a dedicated service that addresses customers’ needs much more directly and they did this with great efficiency. Instead of clinging to a way of doing things they liked, they’ve adopted an approach that delivers to users what they most want. Good luck uberVU!
ContextVoice is an API that tracks comments from social sites around a URL close to real-time. If a certain story, picture or video gets shared on social sites, we get the mentions and comments from those social sites around that specific story, picture or video. For people familiar with uberVU, it allows you to do everything uberVU does, just as an API, so you can use the data inside your own app. (More about the service here)
But why should you care? As conversations make up a larger part of the Web, a lot of Web services want to tap into people’s conversations. Disqus is using ContextVoice to give their users social comments around blog posts. GReactions is using ContextVoice to get social comments around stories in Google Reader. Some other companies want to use ContextVoice to build analytics on top of the data, mash conversational data with financial data and sell that to their customers.
The use cases are many, but the infrastructure to do that yourselves is very complex, costly and time consuming to develop. That’s why we have a free offering of 5000 API calls/day that startups can use to prototype applications without the hassle of building web crawlers and conversational engines on their own.
For more help on figuring out what you can do with ContextVoice and how to go about implementing your ideas drop them a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more on the launch announcement click here.
Mini Seedcamp Berlin was a huge success yesterday at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. The 20 teams learned from some of Europe’s leading entrepreneurs and innovators including Alexander Ljung, CEO of Soundcloud, Oliver Beste from Founders Link, and the angel investor Stefan Glaenzer.
So who won!
asgoodas.nu PaperC Platogo studdex
TechCrunch have written about all the teams here Check out the hive of activity at the Seedcamp on twitter.
Seedcamp would like to thanks all the supporters and sponsors of the event. Special thanks to our hosts Oliver Beste, Christophe Maire and Prof. Sven Ripsas of the Berlin School of Economics and Law.
With teams applying from as far as Turkey and Greece to snap up a place on the Mini Seedcamp programme, final teams hail from Austria, Germany, Romania, France and Poland. With Mini Seedcamp Berlin being the final hub of our whirlwind Mini Seedcamp ’09 tour, we are excited to announce the final 20 teams for Mini Seedcamp Berlin taking place on 9th June at Berlin School of Economics and Law. With trends towards mobile apps, education consolidation and social media, it looks to be an interesting and rewarding day for all. With Seedcamp Week coming up in September, we are looking forward to challenging the teams and working closely with them on the day to help steer them in the right direction and build long lasting relationships in the European entrepreneurial network.
And here are the lucky 20:
asgoodas.nu CashCollie cloudControl Conangel earthfaves Elefanta.pl mapegg MediaViews MendMyPC mission:entertainment Move&Play PaperC petsicon Platogo Softicator studdex TaskWriter vooch TwiMarket Wozaik
The 20 teams will be engaging with distinguished mentors and have the opportunity to learn and network with 50 local and European industry movers and shakers including VC’s, Investors and product specialists in HR, PR, Product and Marketing.
The Mini Seedcamp programme is aimed at recognizing fresh web-tech, software and mobile talent from across the EMEA and to help immerse these teams within the European entrepreneurial ecosystem that will help them build a viable and sustainable business in future.
Remember teams, preparation is key and will help you get the most out of Mini Seedcamp. We urge you to once again watch our videos , follow us on twitter and read blog posts from past winners to gain advice on how you can squeeze every drop of knowledge and learning from the awesome set of mentors you’ll be engaged with on the day.
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