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Sunday, December 9th, 2012
Tune in for the second day of the live stream from TechCrunch Moscow, our third annual event in the Russian capital. Yesterday was Demo Day, where we will see 44 companies pitched in one afternoon. Today features a conference featuring speakers both from the Russian and international markets.
TechCrunch Moscow is be held at the first Russian private tech incubator, Digital October, located in the historical manufacturing building Krasny Oktyabr. For history buffs, this building was part of the “Red October” building (Красный Октябрь in Russian) named after the Russian Revolution. Pretty appropriate for revolutionary entrepreneurs, right? There’s a dedicated Twitter feed and Facebook page and we use the hashtag #TCMoscow.
In 2010 and 2011, TechCrunch Moscow only featured early startups as participants of the Startup Battle. This year, we dedicated the full day of December 9 to demos and pitches. Winners of the Demo Day will be take part in the Startup Battle on the main stage of TechCrunch Moscow 2012 today.
To meet the requirements of an exhibition participant, the startup had to be less than 3 years old, having raised no more than $3M investment, able to demonstrate at least a demo version of the product, and working in the field of IT (Internet, Mobile).
In addition to the Startup Alley, on December 10th selected startups will be able to announce important releases of new products or upgrades.
Here are the finalists in the startup battle and the descriptions they apply to themselves. We’ll go in-depth into the winners in due course:
The fastest, easiest way to directly sell premium ads. AdEasy is a turnkey solution and a toolkit for publishers to power up direct advertisement sales. In three easy steps and in less than five minutes advertisers interactively create beautiful ads, choose display options and pay for their order — you set the price and approve which banners are published.
A cloud office, including html5-based online document editors, collaboration tools for project and document management, crm system and email-aggregator.
Teamlab new version will be released at Techcrunch Moscow, on the 10th of December.
Innovative social marketplace for tours and activities. Travellers and locals alike can connect with private guides and tour companies all over the world to find, personalize, book and pay for their individual experiences and activities. Excursiopedia is the easiest way for local providers to increase the demand for their offers and showcase them to an audience of millions!