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I have been quiet this week. Conferences are disruptive to the schedule, yet I only attended TechCrunch Disrupt passing on Pioneers in Vienna and Web Summit in Dublin, which took place at the same time. I have heard attendees moan as many planned to do all three in one week. The result is utter silence as entrepreneurs are too busy pitching at conferences, rather than announcing their news.
Once the craziness of this week is over, next come another set of startup events in November, including Slush in Finland and NOAH in London (both on 13-14 November) and How to Web in Romania (20-21 November).
To compensate for the silence this week I have now over 30 new names from the Eastern European startup scene that have been dug out by the How to Web organizers. These are the finalists of its Startup Spotlight competition. It is refreshing to get an overview of new teams from Romania and Hungary as we rarely get any news from these two countries.
The best 8 startups will compete from the stage of How To Web to win 20,000 Euros. Here they are – happy clicking:
AirPlusPlus (Romania) is the air quality monitoring tool, which should probably go straight to Kickstarter to get funding.
Appticles (Romania) helps monetize and distribute content for publishers, centered around Open Web, HTML5.
Blogvio (Romania) creates beautiful widgets for websites (video, music player, photo galleries and more).
Colosseo (Romania) steams your video games into Twitch or YouTube: it is about gamers’ pride or practical lessons on how to pass levels in video games. Sounds niche to me, as a non-player.
Comperio.co (Poland) creates graphs from data, says in a summary. Currently the website allows comparing products based on collected user ratings.
Daisy Pi (Romania) is a home-monitoring solution based on Raspberry Pi.
Doitfor (Romania) is another TaskRabbit.
GameMatch (Romania) is a matchmaking service for gamers and mobile developers to help discover new games.
GloriaFood (Romania) is a freemium-model-based online food ordering system for restaurants.
Haute – Fashion Color Advice (Romania) helps find colours that go well together when selecting outfits.
Kiteops (Romania) it is an online hosting management platform that helps manage websites and apps hosted on different clouds.
KOLOS (Bulgaria) is again something for a kickstarter. Its product is a car wheel for gamers, which uses fitted iPad for more realisting experience of driving games.
Minutizer (Romania) helps get paid for Skype-based teaching sessions (or pay for learning sessions) per minute.
Monitor Backlinks (Romania) helps analyse backlinks and understand SEO parameters. It also helps monitor competition.
Omnipaste (Romania) is a cloud-based clipboard, that comes handy if you want to paste a link from your laptop and share it with someone else via a mobile phone (e.g. whatsapp).
Pneumo Project (Greece) is a mobile app and a sensor that helps measuring lung capacity, and is applicable for asthma sufferes and GPs.
RenderStreet (Romania) is a rendering service for 3D project at affordable price.
Smart Hand (Bulgaria) develops a prosthetic hand that can feel.
Snapper.VU (Romania) is helps photographers organize their business online. It contains nearly no pictures though which is strange because one would imagine that photographers would process visual information better.
Spot the Number (Romania) is a social gaming company.
Squirrly (Romania) helps optimize content for SEO.
StatAce (Bulgaria) is a SaaS for statistical analysis.
Synetiq (Hungary) helps evaluate emotional impact of the marketing and advertisement messages. The startup is building a tester community to help marketers evaluate impact of their marketing materials based on data collected directly from the testers’ brains. They would definitely get some buzz going on Kickstarter if they went fundraising there because the idea is pretty cool.
TruckTrack (Serbia) SaaS that helps small and medium size trucking companies manage their operations.
Turbo Translations (Poland) is a quick online translation service delivered by professional translators for English and Polish language pair (for now, presumably).
Wallet Buzz (Romania) location based special offers, the once believed to be a holy grail of mobile tech 1.0.
Wyliodrin (Romania) web-based development for embedded devices.
Zzzzapp (Bulgaria) that we have seen pitching and winning competitions in the past, monetizes a WiFi hotspot login page by offering targeted-ad opportunities to brands.
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