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European startups, take note: Plugg 2010 in videos and pictures

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Last Thursday saw the third edition of Plugg, a conference I started in my home country Belgium back in 2008 that essentially aims to launch and inspire European tech entrepreneurs and advance the startup ecosystem in these parts. The event is closely tied to TechCrunch, with myself as lead organizer and TC Europe editor Mike Butcher running things on stage.

We invited a host of speakers from all corners of Europe to deliver inspiring keynotes about a wide range of topics, and as every year had 20 (well actually, 19) startups vying for the top prize in an exhilarating pitching competition. All these startups were carefully selected and are some of Europe’s most promising early-stage ventures, so I invite you to take a look at the full list of finalists in our previous post.

In the end, Estonia’s won the main award of the show, with RazWar snatching the audience choice prize and Distimo and Inbox2 as runners-up.

If you didn’t attend the event but are interested in finding out what went on on stage, we’ve got you covered: the whole thing was captured on video and in pictures, and we also embedded a handy Nomadesk widget on the Plugg website where you can access a virtual folder carrying all the presentations.

Here’s a selection of videos I think will interest TechCrunch readers most (but please check out all of them):

Saul Klein from Index Ventures: “No Excuses”

Jon S. von Tetzchner from Opera Software: “The Future Of The Web”

The 3 finalists (Distimo, and Inbox2) delivering their 10-minute pitches

Peter Crosby from Viadeo: “Past, Present and Future of Professional Social Networks”

Astrid Sandoval from Issuu – “Publishing: The Teenage Years”


Hope to see you next year if you couldn’t make it!

  • Reza Sardeha

    Too bad I couldn’t make the event… Will be there next year!

  • Jamie Curran

    I would like to be at this next year, I will keep an eye on the Plugg site for entry criteria. Videos are good, good luck to those start ups that presented.

  • Andrew J Scott

    Was at the very first Plugg – much smaller but with great vibe it was clearly going to be a significant event. Glad it has turned out to be just that.

  • Mindy Hull

    Congratulations on another great event, Robin! I know everyone was sorry to see it end – myself included. Looking forward to next year already!

  • Joao Belo

    Very interesting comments from Saul at Index Ventures. Good conference, would love to have attended!

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  • WulfCry

    Would be nice to have the notion of this event in my mailbox I could took a day off you know?. Maybe next time I’m one of the startups speaker making furore.

  • Ilan Ben Menachem

    it was a great event

  • Federico Vega

    Shame I missed, i hope to be there next year !

  • Federico Vega

    Is there a date for next year? it would be a shame to miss it again!

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    Really good conference and really good speeches. Took a lot of new and even made test registrations in several discussed services. Perfect start to be repeated each year in such format.

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