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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 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.
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