Few days ago jury of the Dutch Innovation Awards , organized by Accenture, announced 50 Dutch and Belgian finalists out of 200+ contest submissions. Holland and Belgium aren’t exactly in Central Europe but what the heck, let’s give’em a chance at smart-up.eu!

Some of the nominees handpicked for you and me by Patrick de Laive, Internet entrepreneur and co-founder of Fleck:

Game Overlord – Game developers

Habbo Hotel – Virtual hangout for teens

eBuddy – Web based IM with over 40 million users

I-wood – Banners on your idle mobile screen (Dutch)

LiveCastr – Livestream from your mobile

Movels – Read books on your mobile

Myngle – Learn languages online

Netlog – Pan European social network

I-Rex – Kindle lookalike

Open Projects – free open source 3D content creation suite

Paybymail – Payments via email (iDeal). (NOTE: Paypal is non existent in the Netherlands UPDATE: Paypal has almost 2 million Dutch customers in NL, can paybymail grab a piece of the market?)

Payter – Mobile payments via Near Field Communication

Rabo SMS Betalen – Per per TXT message no account needed

SellaBand – Crowdfund your favorite band

StartyourStation – build your own tv channel

Symbaloo – Before the iPhone was out they already had the icon interface. Easy startup page

ViralTracker – Tracking Viral Commercials

Wuzzon – Mobile content platform (Dutch)

Zilok – The Next Web startup 2008, online rental platform aka the eBay of rentals

You can see all nominees and vote for your favorite go to the Innovation Award website.

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