We are only a few hours away from kicking off the second TechCrunch Disrupt conference here in San Francisco and we are thrilled to announce the 25 startups that were chosen out of nearly 1,000 applicants to pitch ideas and applications over the next few days. We will also hear pitches from the two StartupAlley companies that receive the most votes over the next two days.
These startups will battle it out over three intense days, with one of these companies eventually taking home $50,000 and the official Disrupt trophy.
Badgeville: Badgeville uses game mechanics to increase engagement on publisher and new sites.
Checkpoints: Checkpoints is a mobile shopping tool that allows users to check-in to retail locations and accrue points to buy real world products.
CloudFlare: CloudFlare develops performance and security tools previously reserved only for the Internet giants, and makes them available for any site on the web.
Credit Sesame: Credit Sesame is a personal finance tool that allows users to save money on their mortgage and loans by unlocking their credit potential.
DataSift: Datasift allows developers and companies to aggregate and filter content from Twitter on a per project basis.
GameCrush:GameCrush is social gaming site that allows users to meet, match and pay to play online games with other users to enhance their gaming experience.
Gild: Gild provides unique tools to job seekers to certify your technology skills, find jobs, and track employment progress.
Gripe: Gripe is a free location-aware mobile app that uses people’s online clout to help them get complaints about any of the 100 million+ local businesses or service providers worldwide.
Gunzoo: Gunzoo changes the way you search videos, images and more.
Lark: LARK is a silent waking system that uses an iPhone app and vibration technology to wake you silently and naturally.
Namesake: Namesake is a social community that aims to connect people around professional opportunities and jobs.
OneTrueFan: OneTrueFan is a browser addon and service that enables users to see who else has viewed and shared the pages they read on publisher sites.
Opzi: Opzi has created a Quora-like Q&A site for the enterprise to make corporate knowledge more accessible.
Qwiki: Qwiki produces an “information experience” in response to user queries, by combining on-the-fly infographics, video, narration, and interactive elements to describe people, places and things.
SeqCentral: SeqCentral aims to help human genome scientists collaborate and put data in the cloud.
Shwowp: Shwowp is a tool to help you take control of your shopping history: organize it, share it and track how you influence others.
Snapdragon: Snapdragon uses smartphone barcode readers to turn interactions with products into entertainment.
Storify: Storify allows you to collect photos, video, Tweets and more and then publish them as simple stories that can be embedded anywhere.
Sumazi: Sumazi is an intelligent connection engine and network for professionals that introduces you to the people you don’t know but should.
Superfly: Superfly is like Mint for travel, and collects and analyzes your travel patterns, offer ways to save, and more.
Tello: Tello provides a way for consumers to quickly provide businesses with direct feedback on their customer service experiences via their mobile phone.
ToVieFor: ToVieFor is discount shopping site for handbags and accessories that allows a member to choose the price he or she wants to pay for a particular product.
Voxy: Voxy is a mobile language-learning game that converts relevant real-world content into fun, addictive and customizable language lessons