Stuffed from Passover cakes and foods, many of us will go this Tuesday (10.4) to the TWS 2007 event in Tel Aviv, which will headline a contest round of 10 selected web startups and a typical networking cocktail.
It's organised by the nice lads at The Co.ils (the Israeli equivalent of Techcrunch and Vecosys), and according to the email invitation, almost 100 investors supposed to be there. The Co.ils honchos Yaron and Yami worked hard on this event in the last 3 months, interviewing dozens of projects and focusing the show on practical tech/biz talk, with the broadest lineup of relevant attendees. That's basically the first real comprehensive Web 2.0 Startups conference in Israel (as much as i know:).
The 10 finalists include some quite known names in the scene alongside new projects, and were chosen off 60 candidates.
- iGiza - web 2.0 solutions for MLM. I don't really like MLM, but will be interesting to see their product.
- The Weebz Family - stealth...no site, no idea what is it, but sounds like some avatar/IM/second life thing.
- G.ho.st - Virtual computer, Online OS (like YouOS). The site has a working demo, so go check out.
- Hingi - audio recognition engine to drive impulse purchase of music from TV/Radio broadcasts . Like Shazam, supposed to have a better engine.
- MatchMyPet - social network for pet lovers. Well...Dogster was a success, so this vertical has a potential. The site design has to be upgraded though..
- Double Trump - stealth...sounds like something with finance/investments.
- Telecut - no site. Yet another voip service?
- Urbanseeder - Offline/online flirting experience, see my past overview . Actually I had an idea recently how it can become even useful for indecent proposals...might write on this later on.
- ClickTale - web metrics with deep user behaviour analysis. I just wrote about them some days ago. Good product concept.
- The Flat Panel Phone Co. - Web based IP telephony solution for SMB's. Something like a self managed IP PBX, with added web features and simplicity for SMB's. It's SIP based, using Asterix.
Interesting list, but to be honest I was a bit surprised not to find there names like Desktopize (which I find a great concept), Ceedo (portable personal desktop) or Semantinet (semantic frameworks for data) - all are startups with profound horizontality and good potential, in my view. But maybe it was open only to non-funded projects.
(Update - They actually didn't apply for the event, and it was open for everyone. See Yaron's comment below).
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