On September 14th and 15th entrepreneurs from all over the world attended TechCrunch50 2009 conference. It’s a two-day annual event held in San Francisco, where 50 selected companies launch their business on stage in front of a big crowd of media, investors, and industry players.
TechCrunch50 gave 50 finalists the opportunity to present their ideas, services and products on-stage in front of an accredited audience and a panel of experts, who commented on the presentations immediately after they were held. Additionally, 100 early-stage companies presented their services in an exhibition area, the so-called DemoPit. In the weeks before, the 150 presenting companies had been selected from more than 1,000 applicants.
Redbeacon. Redbeacon allows consumers who need a service performed to find and interact with local businesses and professionals. Redbeacon goes beyond returning business listings with ratings and reviews by helping consumers determine the right service provider for their specific needs and allowing them to compare price quotes and book appointments online.
Threadsy. Threadsy is the world’ s first integrated communication client. It combines email, Facebook, Twitter, instant messaging, and the broader social web into a brand new experience.
AnyClip. With AnyClip, you can search and view any moment from any movie, ever. The Company has developed search and metadata extraction technologies which allow consumers and application developers to find the precise moment in time they are looking for or want to use in their applications.
CitySourced. CitySourced is a realtime mobile civic engagement tool. CitySourced provides: 1) a free, simple, and intuitive tool empowering citizens to identify civil issues (potholes, graffiti, trash, snow removal, etc) and report them to city hall for quick resolution; 2) an opportunity for government to use technology to save money and be more accountable to those they govern; and 3) a positive, collaborative platform for real action.
Best International Company:
Trollim. Trollim is a skill evaluation and comparison platform assessing the coding level, performance and skill set of programmers worldwide. Programmers of similar skill sets and coding languages compete against each other either by one to one or many to many coding challenges (Battles).