Thursday, September 20, 2007

Web - Techcrunch40 (two in one)

Techcrunch40 Conference 2007 was exactly where I wanted to be a couple of days back.
But of course, it is not really easy to just pick up and fly to the US - It's not like SF is the place next door, unfortunately.

This year's format was simple: "Forty of the hottest new startups from around the world will announce and demo their products over a two day period", competing to win a $50,000 cash award to move their businesses forward.

The lucky winner is Mint: "Mint is a powerful, easy and secure web-based solution for managing your finances. And it’s free. You register anonymously using any valid email address, and then add the log-in information for the online bank, credit union and credit card accounts you want to consolidate in Mint.

Your account information is updated each night. Mint automatically categorizes all your purchases, showing you how much you spend on gas, groceries, parking, rent, restaurants, DVD rentals and more, with amazing precision. An advanced alerting system highlights any unusual activity, low balances, unwanted fees and charges, and upcoming bills so you’re in constant contact with your money – effortlessly".

Great concept, I think, but I obviously won't be able to test it.

Read more about the showcased projects here, and check out Mint here.

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