we wrote about the 22 finalists selected to pitch at Seedcamp Week 2009, there were several teams whose ideas excited us in particular.When
Three of our eight picks have now been announced as Seedcamp winners and will receive 50.000 and three months of advisement and assistance from the European startup accelerator program. Read on for video and details on who gets the cash, who gets to come to America, and what exactly happened this week in London.
The first three startups on Seedcamp's list of winners were also on the RWW list of startups to watch. The last winner, Talasim, we couldn't judge because we couldn't read the Arabic text on the site; after reading more about the concept in the comments section of our last Seedcamp Week post, we're not surprised this team emerged victorious.
And the winners are:
Boxed Ice (Birmingham, UK) - Server monitoring for all website owners.
Brainient (Bucharest, Romania) - Helping video publishers monetize on the increasingly growing video content.
Codility (Warsaw, Poland) - First line of testing of programmers, saving employers time and money.
Erply (Tallinn, Estonia) - ERP on the web. Comprehensive CRM, accounting, billing and inventory management for SMEs.
Patients Know Best (Cambridge, UK) - Revolutionizing how patients interact with doctors as a start to better provided care.
Talasim.com (Amman, Jordan) - The Comedy Channel of the Middle East, providing a space for self-expression and sharing humour.
Check out the presentations and commentary in this rather well-put-together video:
Moreover, the following Seedcamp alums have been tapped to participate in Seedcamp on the Road, making the trek to New York, San Francisco, then back across the pond. We Yankees look forward to seeing startups Advertag, Fabricly, Pearl Systems, Joobili, and VouChaCha during their American tour.
Congratulations to all the winning startups! What do our readers think - were these the teams you expected to come out on top in this competition? Or do you think a great idea or two may have been passed over? Leave a comment and tell us all about it.