TechCrunch50 Wrap-Up. Congrats To All The Startups Who Made It.

To all those startups who made it to TechCrunch50 this year, whether it was on stage or in the DemoPit, congratulations and thank you. We wouldn’t be here if there weren’t so many creative entrepreneurs out there trying to build something worthwhile out of nothing but ideas, sweat, and a little risk capital. A little risk can go a long why. And while it is true that this year’s crop brought fewer wild ideas than in the past, it is also true that by and large there were a lot more solid ideas as well.

One of the best things about TechCrunch50 is not what happens on stage, but what happens before companies even get there. Startups that don’t even have a working demo or a product are forced to build one just to be considered. So many startup founders at TechCrunch50, even those who don’t make it to the final 50, have told me how valuable this selection process is. There is nothing like a deadline to focus your ideas. And once you are there, the dealmaking in the DemoPit was intense.

Over the course of the two-day conference, we covered all 50 finalist demos, put up more than a dozen video interviews, and reported announcements made at TC50 from Bing, Facebook, Google, AOL, and MySpace. Even the TC50 winner from two years ago, Mint, had its own little announcement. If you weren’t one of the nearly 2,000 people in attendance, perhaps you were one of the 97,855 unique viewers who caught some of the presentations streamed live on video.

The video was shot and uploaded by the team at Ustream, who also were able to cut and upload archived video clips for each presentation within an hour of each one. Those video clips are embedded at the bottom of each post and is probably the best way to relive the experience.

There was so much happening at the conference, even if you were there you missed half of it. Below is a handy list of links to all of our TC50 coverage, including every company demo, announcement, backstage interview, and commentary. There is also an extensive list of links to other coverage (if we are missing something, let us know) and, at the very bottom, to Crunchbase profiles of each of the 50 finalists.

TC50 Winner:

TC50 Finalists:

Best Presentation:

Best International Company:

Microsoft BizSpark Award Winner:

Perkins Coie Award WInner

Demopit Winners:

TC50 Videos:
The TC50 Video
Fox Business News Part I
Fox Business News Part II

Flickr Stream

TC50 Companies in Order of Appearance:
Penn and Teller
Spawn Labs
Mota Motors
Affective Interfaces
Glide Health
The Whuffie Bank

Penn and Teller
Ron Conway
Jason Hirschhorn
Jim Lanzone
Ross Levinsohn
Marissa Mayer
Marc Andreessen
Paul Graham
Tony Hsieh
Kevin Rose
Bradley Horowitz
Tim O’Reilly
Dick Costolo
Dick Costolo (again)
Reid Hoffman


TechCrunch Drinking Game
American Flag
Is Toybots Dreaming Big Enough?
Memo To Start-ups: You’re Supposed To Be Changing the World, Remember?
Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Europa

Facebook Prototypes
Google Fast Flip
Bing Visual Search
MySpace Has Built Its Own Recommendation Engine, And They’re Open-Sourcing It
Mint Acquired by Intuit

Other Coverage:
The TechCrunch50 List: the presenting startups VentureBeat.
Pitch Glut: 220 Web Startups Launch in Two Weeks ReadWriteStart.
A Sundance for Startups The Huffington Post.
Round Up of this Morning’s Startup Presentations at TC50: Session 1: Youth & Games (Updating) TheNextWeb.
Techcrunch 50 2009 Coverage Silicon Angle.
TechCrunch50 kicks off: Let the games begin CNET
TechCrunch50: The iPhone as a Game Controller? AppScout.
New hardware at TechCrunch50CNET.
Startups Aim to Bring Personalization Back in Style GigaOM.
TechCrunch 50: Our Favorites So Far Business Insider.
Favorite Startups from TechCrunch50 Conference PC World.

TC50: With Penn & Teller, your iPhone does card tricks too
Penn and Teller Unveil New iPhone Application #tc50 Techgeist
TechCrunch50: Penn and Teller, the iPhone app LA Times.
TC50: Story Something creates personal stories for your children VentureBeat.
Story Something cria histórias de dormir para o seu filho TC50 Jornal tecnologia.
TC50: ClaseMovil launches a virtual world for learning VentureBeat.
Quick thoughts from TC 50: ToonsTunes Startup Marketing Blog.
TC50: ToonsTunes is like GarageBand for kids Venture Beat.
ToonsTunes Launches at TechCrunch50. SheBlogs.
ToonsTunes Launches World’s First Virtual Community Offering an Online Recording… Reuters.
ToonsTunes – Tunes For Tots #tc50Techgeist.
TC50: Sealtale offers a personalized way to declare brand loyalty Venture Beat.
SealTale – New Widgets For Your Blog (?) #tc50 techgeist.
Microsoft launches Bing ‘Visual Search’ CNET.
Microsoft’s next attack on Google: Bing gets visual search VentureBeat.
Bing Tries More Pictures, Less Text Silicon Alley Insider.
Microsoft’s Bing Introduces Visual Search Feature paidContent.
Making Search Prettier: Bing Launches Visual Search ReadWriteWeb.
Microsoft Updates Bing with ‘Visual Search’ FeaturePC World.
Microsoft launches new visual search for Bing Seattle Times.
Microsoft Bing Adds Visual Search Option Bits NYTimes.
Bing: Now With Visual Search Digital Daily.
Meet an Awesome Search Engine for iPhone Apps – Bing Digital Inspiration.
Bing Search Gets Visual Technologizer.
Hands on: Bing gains Silverlight-only Visual Search feature Ars Technica.
Microsoft Bing Adds Picture Searches for Some Queries Bloomberg.
Microsoft Bing gets visual search; full 2.0 update later this fall All About Microsoft.
Microsoft Adds Visual Search to Bing PC Magazine.
Bing’s new visual search tools are both stupid and cool Daily Finance.
Bing 2.0 “Visual Search” Launches, Allows Search By Pictures Search Engine Land.
Is Bing Optimizing for the Short Snout? The Noisy Channel.
Microsoft announces Bing Visual Search MobileTechWorld.
Bing Goes the Visual Internet AppScout.
Visual Search – Why type when you can see it? Bing Blog.
Microsoft Bing Visual Search Option Helps Us Become Lazier Searchers Google Watch.
Bing encourages visual search Computer World.
Google Leads in Search Engine Quality Test, But Bing ImpresseseWeek.
Bing 2? Microsoft Debuts Visual Search Engine
TC50: iTwin allows encrypted, cableless file-sharing VentureBeat.
TC50: FluidHtml builds a more web-friendly version of Flash VentureBeat.
FluidHTML seeks to bridge Web programming divide CNET.
TC50: Toybots lets toys come to life with Internet connectivity VentureBeat.
ToyBots – Connected Toys Of Some Sort #TC50 Techgeist.
Quick Thoughts from TC50: ToyBots Startup Marketing Blog.
TC50: Clicker is a TV guide for the Internet age VentureBeat.
Clicker Guides You To Internet TV #TC50 Techgeist.
Clicker’s Guide to Online Video Technologizer.
Stealth Report: TV / Video search engine Clicker AltSearchEngines.
Former CEO Lanzone Launches Video Search Engine paidContent.
TC50: 5to1 gives publishers more control over their ads VentureBeat.
TC50: DataXu optimizes ad campaigns in real-time VentureBeat.
TC50: SeatGeek tells you when to buy tickets VentureBeat.
TC50: HealthyWage lets companies incentivize employees to stay fit VentureBeat.
TC50: RackUp sells gift cards in fast online auctions VentureBeat.
TC50: Udorse lets you tag your photos with product endorsements VentureBeat.
TC50: iMo turns the iPhone into a joystick for your PC games VentureBeat.
TC50: Need someone to mow your lawn? Redbeacon creates a market for local services. VentureBeat.
TC50: Yext transcribes, searches phone calls for local businesses VentureBeat.
Google News 2.0: Fast Flip Screenwerk.
Google Tries to Enhance News Browsing With Fast Flip PC World.
Google launches Fast Flip news website Telegraph.
Google unveils Fast Flip for newspapers and magazines LA Times.
Google turns a new page in online news content Times Online.
Google Launches Fast Flip To Accelerate News Browsing Information Week.
Google’s Fast Flip Trick Reuters.
Google lets readers “flip” through the news USA Today.
Google’s Fast Flip Dips Publishers’ Toes in Google’s Own Ad Revenues Content Bridge.
Breaking: Google FastFlip Web Search Android Guys.
Google hopes readers will ‘flip’ over new format SeattlePI.
Google Releases News-Reading Service New York Times.
Google Fast Flip Goes Live; Experiment In News Reading And Revenue Sharing paidContent.
Google Fast Flip: Reading Online a Bit More Like Print Businessweek.
TC50: Mota wants to curb “lemons,” fix the used car market VentureBeat.
TC50: Startups can trade favors at VentureBeat.
iMo Is Great For Games, IMO#tc50 techgeist.
TechCrunch50: Show me the money CNET.
TechCrunch50: Click on Me! Click on Me! Or: Better Ads AppScout.
The Top 3 personal finance startups from TechCrunch 50 WalletPop.
TechCrunch50: Businesses that match you up CNET.
TechCrunch50: Next-Gen Classified Ads PCMag.
Startups Aim to Bring Personalization Back in Style GigaOM.
Mota Motors Launches Services
RefMob Launches at TC50 to Revolutionize Word-of-Mouth Referral Programs” eMediaWire.
TC50: Refmob gives customers a slice of the referral market VentureBeat.
Redbeacon Launches At TechCrunch50 Reuters.
TC50: Localbacon wants to fix job sites by making job-seekers pay VentureBeat.
Yext(TM) Launches First Ever Pay-Per-Action Phone Call Service at TechCrunch50 Reuters.
Yext launches Yext Calls service at TechCrunch50 TelecomPaper.
TC50: Metricly aggregates analytics for startups, small businesses VentureBeat.
TC50: ClientShow manages collaboration for graphic designers VentureBeat.
TC50: Affective Interfaces detects whether your ad makes people happy VentureBeat.
TechCrunch50: Business Apps on Parade (and Emotion Sensing!) AppScout.
TC50: CrowdFlower offers rich analytics for mechanical turks VentureBeat.
TC50: CitySourced Lets You Report Pot Holes And Graffiti On The Go Facternet.
Demos and Dreams at TechCrunch50 Day 2
City Sourced Allows Mobile Complaint Reporting IntoMobile.
I’d Call CitySourced, but I’m Just a Pothole
City Sourced – A New Way To Inform City Hall #tc50 techgeist.
Citizen complaint app finally fires up TechCrunch50 CNET.
TC50: CrowdFlower offers rich analytics for mechanical turks
AOL embraces Twitter, Facebook with AIM Lifestream CNET.
AOL Integrates LifeStream into AIM AppScout.
TC50: AIM opens up; pegs its future on mobile apps VentureBeat.
Cocodot – For Overdoing Invitations #tc50 techgeist.
Cocodot creates a slicker version of Evite VentureBeat.
Trollim throws programming gauntlet SDTimes.
TC50: LearnVest walks users through life’s financial milestones VentureBeat.
AIM Debuts Lifestream Twitter Client ReadWriteWeb.
TechCrunch50: A ‘Elegant’ Evite and More Subscription Services AppScout.
CrowdFlower Bolsters a New Era of Work PR Web.
CitySourced Launches At TechCrunch50 YouVox Tech.
Techcrunch 50: Glide Health Geekfluence.
What Women Want: Startups Targeting Females
TechCrunch50: How to pitch to women in a room full of dudes PHP Hosts.
Affective Interfaces’ Webcam Software Reads Emotions Gizmodo.
IPhones Take on Potholes With City Reporting Tool PCWorld.
TC50: Does the world need another news aggregator? Thoora thinks it does VentureBeat.
IPhones Take on Potholes with City Reporting Tool CIO.
TC50: AnyClip searches movies for quotes, famous moments VentureBeat.
TC50:Perpetually creates a personalized Internet archive VentureBeat.
TC50: Insttant provides a snapshot of real-time news VentureBeat.
TechCrunch50: Aggregating News, Even Way In the Past AppScout.
TC50: Crowd Fusion wants to be the ultimate tool for web publishing VentureBeat. – Real Time People Generated News at TechCrunch50 YouVox.
TechCrunch50: Women get short shrift LA Times.
TechCrunch50: The Better Social Network AppScout.
TC50: Lissn is like Twitter for longer, public conversations VentureBeat.
Apps for business at TechCrunch50 CNET.
TeleMedicine, Mood-Measuring, Citizen Complaints Vie for Net Fame
TechCrunch50: Business Apps on Parade PC Mag.
AIM Bets on Social Networks as Startups Reveal a New Spin on Metrics GigaOM.
O’Brien: Real-time Web is Silicon Valley’s new obsession SJ Mercury News.
TC50: Radiusly says companies should forget Twitter, microblog with us instead VentureBeat.
TC50: Radiusly says companies should forget Twitter, microblog with us instead VentureBeat.
Threadsy: All Your Communications, All in One Place Technologizer.
Startups Attempt to Lasso the Real-time Web GigaOM.
Connected communities matter: Introducing Stribe Stribe.
TechCrunch50: Real-time stream is more like a flash flood CNET.
Story Something: iPhone Customized Bedtime Stories for Children InventorSpot.
Personalized e-stories for kids on the iPhone and Kindle
TechCrunch50: Story Something Brings Technology to Bedtime Stories Trends Updates.
Story Something to offer personalised kids’ stories for iPhone Mobile Entertainment. Wants To Educate Kids Using Videos, Games, And Learning Activities On The Web Pulse2.
ClaseMovil Makes You Learn Online – Damn #tc50 Techgeist.
ClaseMovil Hopes to Educate Latin America via Virtual Worlds Pixels and Policy.
TechCrunch50: Clasemovil Aims to Bring Video Games to the Classroom Trends Updates. – Icons That Express Who You Are Killer Startups.
TechCrunch50: SealTale Makes Using Widgets Easy and Profitable Trends Updates.
Korea Based SealTale Enables You To Design Your Own Widgets Pulse2.
iTwin allows for easy file-sharing CoolestGadgets.
iTwin lets you share files over the internet Engadget.
iTwin Wireless USB Networking Device TFTS.
The iTwin lets you transfer files over the internet with ease, if you don’t already know how to do so
Use iTwin USB To Share Data Between PCs Wirelessly, Share Data Overseas! TechnologyNerd.
FluidHTML seeks to bridge web programming divide
FluidHTML: A Markup Language That Generates Flash Content Flash Speaks ActionScript.
TechCrunch50: DataXu a Real Time Ad Optimization System Trends Updates.
DataXu Bringing Sophisticated Buying Strategies With Real-Time Bidding Says CEO Baker
DataXu Optimizes Ad Buying Across Multiple Platforms Pulse2.
SeatGeek: A Prediction Market for Concert and Sports Tickets FastCompany.
Ticket Buying Gets All Smart Like Gear Patrol. Launches (Live from TC50) SheBlogs. Pays You To Be Healthy (TechCrunch50) SheBlogs.
TechCrunch50: HealthyWage Pays You to Stay Healthy Trends Updates.
HealthyWage Startup Generation.
HealthyWage Rewards You For Being Fit Pulse2.
HealthyWage Wants To Pay You To Get Fit #tc50 Techgeist.
Udorse: Give Product Placement a Chance The Noisy Channel.
TechCrunch50: Udorse is a Visual Endorsement Engine Trends Updates.
uDorse – Earn Money From Your Favorite Brands (TC50) SheBlogs.
iMo’s iPhone App Turns your iPhone into a Joystick for PC Video Games iPhoneHacks.
iMo – the TC50 finalist from India StartupDunia.
TechCrunch50: Localbacon Charges Job Seekers for Quality Service Trends Updates.
LocalBacon – A Simpler Way to Find Jobs #tc50 Techgeist. Flips Job Board Model JobsPortalWatch.
TechCrunch50: TheSwop provides Exchange Facilities for Food and Service for Startups Trends Updates.
TheSwop – It’s Socialism, Localized #tc50 Techgeist. Webdev2.0.
TechCrunch50: oDesk Launches oDesk Challenge to Provide Startups a New Way to Hire Their Online Workers Trends Updates.
TechCrunch50: YourVersion – StumbleUpon, But Better? AppScout.
YourVersion Sign-Up Process Works Instigator Blog.
YourVersion Wins People’s Choice Award at TechCrunch50 Conference Marketwire.
YourVersion Launches Real-Time Discovery Engine at TechCrunch50 Conference MarketWatch.
Metricly: Aggregating Your Data To One Place #tc50 Techgeist.
Metricly – I disagree with the panelists – definitely need for correlated view @metricly #TC50 Cloud Profile.
Metricly – Realtime Dashboards for Business Go2Web20.

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