Startup Competition

 

 

The Pre-selection voting is now closed and we have chosen our 16 finalists that will present on the main stage December 9th, led by Chris Shipley from Guidewire.

New video pitches will be on our LeWeb Start-UpYouTube Channel December 7th, and your votes will help us determine our People's Choice Award.

LEWEB'11 16 STARTUP COMPETITION FINALISTS




Name Website Country
23minutes.to http://www.23minutes.to Iceland
Apila http://www.apila.fr France
ARNav http://arnav.eu Poland
Babelverse http://babelverse.com Chile
Beetmobile http://www.beetmobile.com Germany
Beintoo http://www.beintoo.com Italy
ClearKarma http://clearkarma.com Austria
Commerces & Co http://www.commercesandco.com France
Compath.me http://www.compath.me/ Japan
Echo Labs Limited http://www.echoer.com Hong Kong
Flagfriend http://flagfriend.com France
Gauss http://getGauss.com Germany
Geokiwi http://www.geokiwi.com France
HeyCrowd http://www.heycrowd.com France
inZair http://www.inzair.com Switzerland
staround http://www.staround.me France

Follow the list of these start-ups on Twitter.

 

PROGRAM OF THE COMPETITION

 

 

PLENARY II - DAY 1 - DEC 7, 2011 - EIFFEL BUILDING
 
 
STARTUP COMPETITION PART I
 
Hosted By Chris Shipley - Co-Founder & CEO Guidewire Group
in Collaboration with Google
 
11h50-13h00 Session 1
 
11h50 - 12h00
Introduction Session 1
 
Judges:
  • Sherry Coutu, Former CEO & Angel Investor
  • Dan’l Lewin, Corporate Vice President, Strategic and Emerging Business Development, Microsoft Corporation
  • Sheila Marcelo, Founder & CEO, Care.com
  • Nicolas Princen, Advisor for New Media and Information Technology, Office of President Nicolas Sarkozy
  • Rodrigo Sepulveda, Entreprenuer & Investor
 
12h00 - 23minutes.to
12h15 - Flagfriend
12h30 - HeyCrowd
12h45 - Geokiwi
 
13h00-15h35
Lunch & Break
 
15h35 - 16h50 Session 2
 
15h35 - 15h40 
Introduction Session 2
 
Judges:
  • Carlos Domingo, Director, Product Development & Innovation, Telefonica Digital
  • David Hornik, General Partner, August Capital
  • Amit Shafrir, President, Badoo
  • Gary Shainberg, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer, WISeKey
 
15h40 - Babelverse
15h55 - inZair
16h10 - ARNav
16h25 - Compath.me
16h50 - Competition ends for the day
 
 
PLENARY II - DAY 2 - DEC 8, 2011 - EIFFEL BUILDING
 
 
STARTUP COMPETITION PART II
 
Hosted By Chris Shipley - Co-Founder & CEO Guidewire Group
in Collaboration with Google
 
09h30 - 10h40
Session 3
 
09h30 - 09h40
Welcome back, Introduction Session 3
 
Judges:
  • Lukasz Gadowski, Internet Entrepreneur & Investor
  • Stephanie Hospital, EVP, Audience & Advertising Division, Orange 
  • Kristell Schuber, Marketing Director, Google France
  • Jamie Siminoff, Founder & President, NobelBiz & Founder & CEO, Edison Junior
  • Daniel Waterhouse, Partner, Wellington Partners 
 
09h40 - Apila
09h55 - Staround
10h10 - Gauss
10h25 - Beintoo
 
10h50-12h00
Session 4
 
10h50
Introduction Session 4
 
Judges:
  • Zachary S. Bogue, Angel Investor & Advisor
  • Fred Destin, Partner, Atlas Ventures
  • Lyle Fong, Chief Strategist & Co-Founder, Lithium
  • Patrick Hoffstetter, Chief Digital Officer, Renault
  • Michael Parekh, Investor & Advisor
 
11h00 - Commerces & Co
11h15 - Echo Labs Limited
11h30 - ClearKarma
11h45 - Beetmobile
 
12h00-12h10
Closing remarks
 
13h00
Lunch & Break

 

 

 

ABOUT LEWEB'11 STARTUP COMPETITION

This year’s LeWeb’11 Startup Competition will honor the top 3 startups creating state-of-the-art apps and products for the Social/Local/Mobile (SoLoMo) marketplace. 
Our team is now reviewing every application to find the most exciting and innovative ideas that exploit the power of social engagement and location awareness of tablet and mobile phone devices.

From the more than 600 applications, 32 companies will be soon identified as semi-finalists
These 32 companies will provide a video pitch to enable the global LeWeb community to vote on a dedicated youtube channel  for the companies they believe should be among the 16 finalists to present at LeWeb’11, December 7 – 9, 2011.

Within the 16 finalists, during LeWeb on Dec 7&8 LeWeb community will again be able to vote for the the company they love the most and on dec 9th on top of the 3 competition finalists and winners, the people choice award will be honored on  the Plenary by Google.

The judging timeline:

·       Initial application review and judging: October 16 - 23

·       Semi-finalist notification: October 24 – 29

·       Community voting: October 31 – November 13

·       Final 16 startups notification: November 14 - 15      

·       Pitch Workshop in Paris: December 5 & 6, 2011     

·       Startup Competition: December 7 & 8, 2011

·       Community voting online for people choice award: Dec 7 & Dec 8

·       Top 3 Pitches present on the Plenary Stage: December 9, 2011 + People choice award by Google

The LeWeb’11 Startup Competition is produced in partnership with Guidewire Group, Inc.

ELIGIBILITY RULES: 
Entry is free. You need not be a customer of LeWeb’11 or any of its partners or sponsors.  Applications must be completed on or before 11:59pm PST on October 15 to be considered. Applicants may be required to provide additional information, including a video and/or slide presentation, during the semi-finalist and finalist selection stages. Community online voting may be used determine competition semi-finalists and finalists. Applicants must have less than €1M (US$1.4M) of investment from any and all sources (including, but not limited to, friends & family, angel investors, institutional VCs, government grants).  Applicants may be asked to provide unaudited financial statements disclosing sources of funding.  Sixteen finalists may be required to participate in pitch preparation workshop in Paris on December 5 – 6, 2011. Finalists will be video recorded during the workshop and/or rehearsals and finalists agree that the video may be used in conjunction with the conference promotion before, during, and after the event, and understand that conference attendees may be invited to vote on the videos during the conference.  Finalists agree to launch their company and/or product at the LeWeb’11 Conference, December 7 – 9,  2011. Finalists will receive two complimentary tickets to LeWeb’11 as well as a desk in the Startup Competition Lounge to demonstrate their product during LeWeb’11.