April promises to be quite the busy month for European startups that are preparing to launch on stage. As Mike Butcher wrote earlier today, GeeknRolla will be rocking London on April 20, with a host of great speakers and fledgling tech companies dying to show off their stuff.
A week after that, I’ll be attending the fifth edition of The Next Web conference, an annual event held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
At the latter event, 25 startups will be pitching a live audience of over 1,000 attendees: venture capitalists, press and early adopters will be once again out in full force for the occasion. Keep reading if you’re interested in attending as well.
The organizers of The Next Web 2010 say they have reviewed 245 submissions, looked at 73 one-minute video pitches and ultimately selected 45 companies for a back-to-back interview round. In the end, 25 startups made the cut – they will get the chance to talk up their company on the main stage, after which a jury of professionals (myself included) will jointly decide who delivered the most convincing pitch.
All finalists will launch a new service or announce a major update at the conference. The audience gets to decide about two startups from the Startup Arena, but the 23 that have been pre-selected are:
Tribe of Noise – “A worldwide community connecting musicians & companies”
Inbox2 – “One stream for all your accounts”
Fashiolista – “Discover, shop and share your style”
Pipio – “The Easiest Way to Start, Organize,and Discover Conversations”
Distimo – “App store analytics”
Twittercounter – Twitter-powered public statistics provider
Ecwid – “A new breed of shopping cart software”
DoubleDutch – “The only white label, location-based iPhone app”
English Attack! – “The first 100% entertainment-based method of learning English”
Fits.me – “Virtual Fitting Room for Online Clothing Retailers”
NextWidgets – “Your online shop miniaturized to the size of a banner ad”
22tracks – “New music, the easy way”
Sogeo Company – “Your Context Aware Infrastructure”
Peecho – “Print As A Service”
PressDoc – “Dynamic and interactive online social media releases”
next2news – (looks like a targeted advertising play)
Buildor – “tools that facilitate the manipulation of HTML/CSS through the browser”
SubMate – “Social Commuting”
Rapportive – “Making excellent service scale”
Shutl – “Online delivery revolution”
Brainient – “Make more money with your video content”
I’m very much looking forward to the conference and spending a couple of days in Amsterdam once more. If you’re interested in attending the event as well, here’s a special link where TechCrunch readers can buy tickets at a 35% discount.
See you there?