TechCrunch Disrupt Europe’s first-ever hackathon has just concluded, and the judges have crowned a winner. There were 91 companies presenting hacks at this year’s inaugural event, and 24 hours after they sat down and started hacking, the teams stood up on stage and ran through 60-second demos of what they built.
Our panel of judges evaluated their efforts, and awarded them with three top prizes based on the merits of each. Here’s who walked away with the big prizes.
Winner: Foursquare PreCheck-In
Foursquare PreCheck-In allows people to express their intent to visit places before they even go. That can make it easier to plan trips with friends, and it can allow businesses to offer up services and products to potential customers in advance to help encourage them to actually go through with their visit and deliver better customer service.
The video of their one minute on-stage demo is above; below, you can see our conversation with them backstage after they were announced as the Hackathon winners.
Runner-Up #1: Teleapp
This is a Google Chrome browser extension that intelligently combs web pages for App Store links and then pushes that out to a user’s phone so they can download the app directly. Saves an email or a message, and is probably a handy tool for tech bloggers like myself.
Runner-Up #2: A Colorful Gift
An app that allows couples getting married to crowdsource their honeymoons, collecting payment from family and friends to pay for their trip, in a gamified, playful way.
Each of the winners gets to present their hacks during the main show at Disrupt Europe 2013, which kicks off on Monday, and the grand prize winner gets $5,000 for the team. Everyone who presented gets two free tickets to Disrupt, and sponsors have offered up a number of prizes to different teams, too. Sponsors this time around included Box, ChallengePost, CrunchBase, T-Mobile, Foursquare, Lufthansa, Mashery, Paymill, Xing, Yammer, Interoute, Nexmo, Watchmi and Weather Underground.
Our judges for the event were Deutsche Telekom hub:raum incubator founder Peter Borchers; Microsoft Developer Platform Evangelist Anika Klauss; SoundCloud VP of Engineering Alexander Grosse; and GetYourGuide CEO and co-founder Johannes Reck.
As a bonus, check out where the many participants hailed from at this year’s show, broken down by country.