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Last year the Startup Alley was displaying 172 startups from 25 countries around the whole world.  We are proud to be a platform for all these awesome ventures that compete at IDCEE and accept the challenge to become successful, global and best of the best Internet companies! If you think all this is what you were dreaming about, then it’s your high time to submit your startup!


Best Startups of IDCEE Conference

In the four years since IDCEE was held for the first time, hundreds of startups have been presented on its stages and competed in its challenges. The best startups won the traditional money awards and the love of the audience and customers.

If you don't know or don't recall which teams were chosen as the best startups of the three previous years at IDCEE, we've got you covered. Refresh your memory below, and look forward together with us to celebrating this year's winners.


Best Startups of IDCEE 2013

The winner of the IDCEE 2013 Startup Competition is an Israeli startup Ubertesters.  It is the leading global provider of a cloud-based, process management tool for mobile applications beta testing to ensure an accurate, fast and cost effective mobile testing process that results in high quality, flawless mobile app. As a winner, Ubertesters was awarded a €15,000 prize.

The first runner up and a €10,000 prize was granted to KreditAja from Singapore. KreditAja is a marketplace for loans.

The third place was taken by a startup from Ukraine - Backendless. The company develops a cloud-based SaaS platform targeting developers of mobile applications. Backendless received €5,000 in cash.


Best Startups of IDCEE 2012

Last year, the main prize of €15,000 was taken by Kuznech, a Russian project based on a technology that can easily index billions of images, allowing lightning-fast online search. The plan is to use the know-how in e-commerce and other segments of the Internet business.

The second place and €10,000 also went to Russia. The startup called Flocktory is a service for companies that allows them to engage with customers and motivate them to invite friends using social networks.

The third place among 2012's best startups and a €5,000 prize were taken by RealPad. The team based in the Czech Republic created an iPad app for real estate agents with loads of cool features, including virtual presentations of apartments, streaming video from the construction site, photo galleries etc.


Best Startups of IDCEE 2011

Two years ago, prizes were smaller, but startups weren't by any means less innovative and exciting. The first prize and €6,000 went to Hungary-based MixGar, a service that generates music playlists in public places based on attendants' interests.

The second prize of €3,000 went to Belarus. The team of QuoteRoller had presented a cloud-based e-document flow system that secured them a place among the best startups of the conference.

SpeakToIt, a virtual assistant app for smartphones developed by a Russian team, won the third place and received €1,000.


Best Startups of IDCEE 2010

Among dozens of startups that competed at the Best Startup challenge at IDCEE'10, Zingaya was chosen by the judges as the best one. This Russian service allows websites' users to call the customer support right away, without using an actual phone.

The second place was occupied by a Ukrainian project called ThickButtons, the team of which had developed an innovative and comfortable way to type on touch screens. Their prize was €3,000.

And, last but not least, the third place among the best startups of the 2010 conference the judges decided to give to Lurista. A project from the Czech Republic, which received €1,000, aims to help users looking for different sorts of insurances.

Want to see first-hand which startups will be called the best from the stage at IDCEE 2014? Go get your tickets, there's still time!

From a startup to Google

Nowadays more and more people are coming to a decision to leave the boring job and start own business. In IT it’s called “startup”, and the team working on the project “startupers”. Ideas may wary from handy tools and mobile apps to serious software developments. There are sooo many Internet startups today, but only a few gain the right to evolve into a big business. Bill Gates and Steve Jobbs also used to be startupers. They may have not suspected that one day their ideas would change the world. People like these two guys are an incredible source of inspiration for beginners from all over the world. Impossible is nothingJ

Three pillars

Almost any person thinking of starting his own business sooner or later faces some of the following hindrances: But in reality, any of these is just an excuse! People limit themselves only in their minds. They are the only ones who may think of a potential failure. What a startup really needs to have is the following:

Features of a potentially successful startup

Idea that can bring you fame and fortune can be of any kind. Very often even an absurd idea may turn into a giant company. There’s been done a lot of research about the most successful web companies. And we can outline a brief set of features that should be there for a startup that wants to get success: 1)     The team The first (first!) thinп an investor is looking at is the team. If the key people are reliable, dedicated, fair and possess minimal necessary knowledge and experience, than believe us, investors invest not in you startup, but in you, the core team members. There may be a pivot at some point (or more than one). That is, your startup can take a totally different route. But the team will always be there. It is said that a startup should have at least 3 key people: CEO (to take strategic decisions and be a “public figure”), designer and developer. 2)     Scalability It’s one of the fundamental principles of a promising idea. You should not limit your startup to a curtain age group or geography. The more diverse is your audience (by sex, occupation, financial status etc.), the more chances you have to scale your business and thus, to get revenue (of course, it’s not a dogma). Thinking about the business idea, make sure you can bring it to other countries of the world. This is one of the core things that draws attention of investors. 3)     Revenues You have to think of monetization from the very beginning. It may be good to think of freemium models (at least at the start). But think of it wisely not to lose your customers in the future.
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