The Next Web Conference is founded by Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Arjen Schat and Patrick de Laive in 2006. It has grown out of the need to bring the professional web industry together in Europe. Now 5 editions later 1200 influential Internet professionals come together in Amsterdam for 3 days of inspiration, business and a lot of fun.

The sixth edition of The Next Web welcomed 1200 web and mobile professionals for 3 days of interesting talks, business and fun at The Next Web in Amsterdam.

These are the 18 finalists of The Next Web Startup Rally powered by BizSpark (in no particular order):

Bossa Studios
Pitch: Making the ‘social networking games are not really games’ debate totally irrelevant.
Tag: Social Gaming
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference

Plizy
Pitch: Taking social video curation to the next level.
Tag: Video
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference

Createplaceads
Pitch: The easiest way to create and place ads in tomorrow’s newspaper or magazine.
Tag: Print
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference

Openmargin
Pitch: The margin of a book made public domain for readers to exchange annotations and engage in a meaningful dialogue.
Tag: eReading
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference

Squeeqly
Pitch: Identify top influencers and reward them with discounts for generating word of mouth about you!
Tag: Social commerce
Remark: International launch at TNW Conference

Flockler
Pitch: Topic based curation platform for publishers.
Tag: Media
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference

Zmazz
Pitch: Mobile payments free of charge, fun and social
Tag: Mobile payments
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference

Wosju
Pitch: It’s not about who you know – but how well you know them #socialgraph #trust #curatedsearch
Tag: Social Networking
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference

Cleeng
Pitch: Publisher generate incremental revenues on top of advertising and subscriptions with Cleeng
Tag: Media
Remark: Launching new stuff at TNW Conference

Silk
Pitch: Silk lets you easily add meaning to content while creating it, allowing people to search, aggregate and visualize it in powerful new ways.
Tag: Semantic web
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference

Hitchie
Pitch: Online Speed Networking platform.
Tag: Social Networking
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference

Foodzy
Pitch: Foursquare for Food: Keep track of what you eat and earn badges for fun and healthy eating habits.
Tag: Social Networking
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference

Qubulus
Pitch: Crowd Sourced Indoor Positioning
Tag: LBS
Remark: Launching new stuff at TNW Conference

OneDrum
Pitch: All apps will be collaborative.
Tag: Collaboration
Remark: Launching new stuff at TNW Conference

The Charity Engine
Pitch: World computing
Tag: Collaborative computing power
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference

Soup.me
Pitch: All your digital life visualized just the way you want it, nicer and easier than ever before.
Tag: Social Networking
Remark: Launching new stuff at TNW Conference

Onavo
Pitch: Helps smartphone users regain control of mobile data usage. Save money on data charges.
Tag: Mobile
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference

Kuvva
Pitch: Connecting fans to brands
Tag: Online advertising
Remark: Launching at TNW Conference