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Top Semantic Start-Up Competition Finalists Announced

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The finalists of the 2013 SemTechBiz Start-Up Competition have been announced.

[Editor’s Note: This article originally included an incorrect link. The correct link to view the 2013 “Top Semantic Start-Up Competition” is http://semtechbizsf2013.semanticweb.com/sessionPop.cfm?confid=70&proposalid=5265″.]

The finalists of the 2013 “Top Semantic Start-Up Competition” have been announced. This year’s finalists represent a broad spectrum of entrepreneurship within the world of semantic technology. The announcement states, “At the 2013 Semantic Technology & Business Conference, SemanticWeb.com and WebMediaBrands will award one company the prize as ‘Top Semantic Technology Start-Up.’ At 12:30 pm Monday, June 3rd, companies will have the opportunity to compete on stage as they deliver their pitches before a panel of expert judges! The companies competing will have met the following conditions: (1) Have a demonstrable product (at least in ‘beta’ stage) in the SemTech and or SemWeb space, (2) Have received no more than a Series B round of financing.”

The finalists are:

Michael Alvers, Transinsight GmbH: “GoPubMed.com: A Semantic Search engine for the Life Sciences”

Robert Butler, Pancake Technology, LLC: “The Pancake Semantic Cloud: Build Powerful Applications Faster Than Ever Before”


Nicholas Cassimatis, SkyPhrase, Inc.: “Unlocking your Data with Powerful, Easy-to-Implement Natural Language Understanding”


 Hans Constandt, ONTOFORCE: “ONTOFORCE: Links for Lives”


Eric Forst, Synapsify: “Synapsify — Breakthrough Content Discovery and Text Analytics Technology”


Alessandro Oltramari, B-Sm@rk Ltd: “MySmark: Making Sense of User Experience”



Vangos Pterneas, LightBuzz: “Touring Machine: Sightseeing Getting Personal”



Jerry Scott, KnowMED Incorporated: “Transforming the Pace of Progress in Healthcare using Semantic Web Technology”





Steny Solitude and Frédéric Colomina, Perfect Memory: “Case Study: How Semantic Raises Linked Open Media for Broadcaster”


Mark van Berkel, Hunch Manifest Inc.: “RHome – Reasonable Home Improvement”


About Semantic Technology & Business Conference

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