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TC Disrupt San Francisco 2011 Competing Companies

The 2011 TechCrunch Disrupt conference was held in San Francisco, California, from September 12th through the 14th. The conference, presented by the technology and startup-focused blog TechCrunch, featured pitches from 31 promising recent startups live on stage, along with panel discussions and guest speakers. (29 startups were admitted in advance, 2 were chosen from the demo pit by the audience.) From these selections, a variety of awards were presented, including a grand prize winner, the Israeli startup Shaker. (Shaker is a Facebook app that functions as a virtual bar, allowing users to meet new people online while chatting, sharing photos and tweets and listening to music.) The runner-up company was Prism Skylabs, with Bitcasa, Cake Health, Farmigo, TalkTo, and Trello rounding out the finalists.

Below is a list of all 29 competing TC Disrupt 2011 companies. Vote for your favorites and let's see if the Ranker community disagrees with the TechCrunch judges. [DISCLOSURE: None of us have invested anything in any of these companies. This is just for fun.]

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    Cake Health So-called "Mint for health insurance," allowing you to manage complex plans through an easy interface

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    Trello Team workflow platform and list manager to help oversee multiple ongoing projects

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    Tonara iPad app that displays your sheet music and automatically "turns the page" for you

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    Bitcasa Limitless cloud-based data storage for $10 a month

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    JiffPad App connecting patients with doctors and nurses, allowing for real-time chat and the sharing of medical diagrams

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    Idle Games Casual game developer aiming high, with creative, innovative social games. Launching with game "Idle Worship."

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    Vocre iPhone translation app. Speak into it, turn it on its side and it speaks aloud a translation of what you just said.

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    Prism Skylabs Uses data gathered from store surveillance cameras to compile data about key shopping and customer trends

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    Amen Social app. Write that anything is "the best" or "the worst" ever and your friends can either say "Amen!" or challenge you and provide their own answer.

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    Farmigo A platform for creating and sharing CSAs (community-supported agriculture)

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    TalkTo Send a text message to any restaurant or business and get prompt feedback

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    Trippy App that allows for collaborating on travel itineraries with friends

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    Spool App that lets you immediately save any online content (text, audio, video) to a mobile device to be consumed, offline, later.

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    Pressly Platform that easily turns online publications into HTML-5 sites that play well with tablets, including the iPad

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    Rentlord Real estate rental marketplace that also functions as a management platform for landlords and lessees

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    Postmates Courier service marketing a mobile app connecting wannabe couriers with businesses that need deliveries made

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    GoInstant Instant co-browsing service allowing easy collaboration without a plug-in or downloads

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    HouseFix Sort of Yelp for homeowners, this features reviews and recommendations about local contractors, as well as management tools for the contractors themselves.

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    Verious Marketplace for developers to license app components, tools and services

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    Everpix Utility that gathers together all your photos, wherever they're stored, and displays them together in an elegant interface

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    SizeUp Free, in-depth data analysis tools for small businesses

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    Meexo Mobile dating app letting you send text messages without sharing your phone number

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    Questli Mobile app turning real life goals into a game.

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    OpenBucks Pay online using gift cards available in chain stores, like CVS and Subway.

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    new! YouNow "Social" TV network programmed in real time by users

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    CardFlick Digital business card sharing app

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    Rewardli Platform allowing small businesses to combine their buying power to get better deals on goods and services

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    PlaySay Educational Facebook app that turns friends' status updates into foreign-language tutorials

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    Local Hero Social network allowing you to communicate directly with targeted sub-groups of your network

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    Grow the Planet Social network and information resource for hobby farmers and gardeners

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    Shaker Facebook app in which users explore a "virtual bar," allowing them to interact with and meet new friends online

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