LeWeb is international - onstage, onsite, and online
LeWeb has become known as an event to see and be seen, network, find business, and be inspired.
There is one other quality of LeWeb that hit me when I asked Loic Le Meur what the values of LeWeb are when I first joined the team. He said,
LeWeb is about entrepreneurship. It's about being international. It's about inspiration. It's about the best of the best.
If next year, the best companies are in China, LeWeb may be in Chinese, who knows?
13 of the 16 Startup finalists in our Startup Competition were European.
6 were French.
One was from Japan.
One from Hong Kong, and one of the Top 3 was based in Chile.
31 of our speakers and startup judges were European, not including the Ignite LeWeb speakers.
European "stars" like Badoo, SoundCloud, Deezer, Cut the Rope, Spotify, Net-A-Porter, Wooga, and many more were onstage.
One of the entire panels on the Social Media Track was French.
All of the surprise performances included athletes from Europe and almost all are French and/or world champions.
3500 participants came to LeWeb at Les Docks in Paris
69 countries were represented
4 were from North and South America.
All of our partners have offices in Europe or are international companies
63% of online participants during the 3 days were based outside of the U.S., a third of them were in France
The most talked-about Startup on Days 2 & 3 was Beintoo, an Italian startup
And in case you missed it, we launched a series of blog posts before LeWeb entitled "LeWeb is international" to highlight the many interesting attendees and speakers that we have had at past LeWebs.
Posted by Michelle Chmielewski