Welcome to PragueCrunch II, Prague’s foremost party held in Prague every year around the time TechCrunch writers feel like going to Prague to drink great beer and talk start-ups, tech, and gadgets. We’ll be streaming live through Qik and posting images throughout the day.
If you’re still vacillating and you’re in Prague, come on down! We’ll be at Hergetova Cihelna from 2pm until late in the evening. Confounded as to whether to come at like 11pm? Check my Twitter Updates to see if we’re still at the event or if we’ve moved on. Otherwise, expect to see Robin and I there all night.
Special thanks to the venue and all the great sponsors. Click through for live video feeds throughout the evening.
Special thanks to these fine folks:
Gold Sponsor:Dial Telecom
Dial Telecom provides services for both the wholesale and the retail sectors. Our wholesale sector specializes in providing cable ducts, dark fibre and backbone capacity to international and national carriers, ISPs, and ASPs.
Dial Telecom also provides IP-based services to regional ISPs over its own fibre network. The company has an exceptionally well-developed Ethernet over fibre network and DWDM connections to most major regional capitals.
Dial Telecom is connected to the world’s largest Internet exchanges (most notably to DE-CIX and KleyerEx in Frankfurt am Main, AMS-IX in Amsterdam, LINX in London and ECIX in Düsseldorf). Naturally, it is also connected to Czech NIX.CZ and Slovak SIX.SK.
The Dial Telecom company is part of the well-established international Dial Telecom Group (Dial Telecom CZ, Dial Telecom SK, eTel SK and Telecom Austria Czech Republic (Volný, a.s.). The group actively contributes to the consolidation of the fixed telecommunications market. The most significant acquisitions in the last year have been eTel Slovakia and Telekom Austria Czech Republic (Volný brand).
With more than 5.000 clients and 200 employees, Ataxo is the biggest Internet marketing agency in the Czech Republic and a leading Search Engine Marketing provider in Central Europe.
Ataxo has offices in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia.
We provide expert Search Engine Optimization and manage several thousand Pay-per-Click Campaigns for our clients from these countries as well as outsource Pay-per-Click Campaigns for clients from other parts of the world.
Yet another web-based site builder from the author of open-source tools FirePython, FireRainbow, XRefresh and DryDrop. There is tough competition in this space, but Darwin is going to attract developers by bringing Firebug’s CSS prototyping experience into the HashPage editor.
Play original multiplayer casual games on Geewa.com for free! Up to 18,700 players online at the same time. More than 5,000 games to choose from. Join our growing community now.
Innovating in Internet security since 1997, Kerio Technologies, Inc. provides Internet messaging and firewall software for small-to-medium sized businesses and organizations worldwide. Kerio is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has offices in New York, Germany, United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and Russia. Kerio is a member of CalConnect, a calendaring and scheduling consortium, and a premier member of the Apple Developer Connection. The company has 4,400 channel partners in 108 countries. Technology partners include McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE), IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM), and Notify Technology Corporation (OTCBB: NTFY).
Learn10 is a system for language learners which enables members to quickly develop a durable learning habit. They create fresh, new content every day, limited to the length of a text message. This is distributed across the web and beyond via a popular Facebook app, widget, email, iPhone webapp, Twitter feed, affiliate ‘adverts’, as well as competitions, windows screensaver & Seesmic videos . Learn10 creates user engagement in learning by encouraging cooperation and competition between learners in a mix of free and premium flavours.
Learn10 is the work of a European team of four, split between Birmingham, UK and South Bohemia, CZ. It is inspired by the efforts of three of the founders to learn Czech, and informed by experience in advertising research analysis & English teaching. With 27,000 members this self-funded project is one year old. After extensive testing based on the prototype – LearnItLists – they have re-branded to Learn10 and are ready to launch.
Biggest Central European conference about web development and business on internet. From web frameworks, agile management through UX and webdesign to startup contest and marketing insights. In Prague, October 16-18, 2009.
Wirenode is a mobile marketing platform. It allows individuals and companies to create mobile friendly websites very easily and use them for promoting their business. So far, more than 20000 mobile websites were created. The pages created in the Wirenode platform is used by companies such as European Directories, Vodafone, Telefonica O2, Ford, Reebok or Air France.
Zeality.cz is an online map-based service for real estate search. It offers relevant data for each property, such as nearby points of interest and travel times. Zeality.cz targets Prague at the moment and will cover other cities soon.