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IDCEE generated startup buzz for a few years, and this week once again Ukrainian capital and Viktoriya Tigipko, the conference organizer and the co-founder of the Ukrainian VC fund TA Venture welcomes startups and investors active in Central and Eastern Europe.
The organizers released the list of the first 6 of 12 startups shortlisted in the startup competition. Here they are.
myTips (Ukraine) offers interactive on-screen tutorials for online businesses with complex user interfaces. With help of myTips this can be done without coding. The company has just received a grant over a little over 20,000 Euros award from Global Technology Innovation fund.
Droid Translator (Ukraine, Czech Republic) is a real-time interpreting app for Android devices. Apparently it already has estimated 100K-500K installs. It claims not to have competitors but we know Babelverse, a pricier interpreting option and the winner of LeWeb 2011.
Tunaspot (Sweden!) allows users discover music playlists based on a location, using Foursquare technology. Apparently 100,000 users have registered, and the company has so far received 200K Euro this year.
Ubertesters (Israel) offers mobile app testing management in a cloud. In addition of finding bugs and crashes the tool allows to manage the testing process itself. The business model is freemium, plus in a creative spin to outsourced testing services the startup offers testers for hire. One of the co-founders Alexey Chalimov run the technology development of GetTaxi ($22 million in funding).
Backendless (Ukraine) offers a cloud back end as a service for mobile and desk top application developers. The startup claims to be able to double the speed of the app development process by shifting the server-side development to Backendless. Its beta was launched in March this year.
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