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?

THAT said, I felt the need to point out that LeWeb's speakers - and audience - is certainly international. If anything, it is diversity in the Silicon Valley that is lacking.

Onstage

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.

Onsite

3500 participants came to LeWeb at Les Docks in Paris

69 countries were represented

16 of the 20 entrepreneurs that were sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank and Lepe Partners  were European.

4 were from North and South America. 

All of our partners have offices in Europe or are international companies

Online

63% of online participants during the 3 days were based outside of the U.S., a third of them were in France

The top hashtags on Day 3, after #leweb and #leweb11 were #lewebfrancetv and #spotify. #lewebfrancetv was also one of the top hashtags on Day 1 & Day 2

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

LeWeb Latest News

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  Every year, the goal of LeWeb and its press relations is to put forward the startups and stars that will be at LeWeb. We are thrilled to have such a program and share what will be going on both with international tech and non-tech spheres. This year we saw press apparitions about LeWeb in: NYTimes on France as the focus of digital optimism Nicolas Sarkozy : "I greatly admire American vitality" Eric Schmidt : "I love France" Loic Le Meur:...
Tue, 01/10/2012 - 04:24
  Although LeWeb 2011 is past and LeWeb 2012 is already on the horizon for us, we wanted to take a moment to take a tour of blog posts from this year that provided us with great feedback that we always look for. We would like to thank all of you that helped us spread the world about tech innovation in Europe and around the world and for your support. SoLoMo at LeWeb SoLoMo has changed the meaning of media, and one issue that our SoLoMo and Media panel looked at is how you can scale...
Wed, 01/04/2012 - 16:47
  This year we tried something completely new and found out that you loved it so much - one attendee even started her own :  Illustrating LeWeb 2011 with.... JESS3 JESS3 made grand summaries of every day of LeWeb in a multitude of colors that you can find on our Flickr album. Thank you to Jim Hollander, Leslie Bradshaw, Jesse Thomas, and team for their beautiful work DAY 1   DAY 2 DAY 3 THE GRAND SUMMUM 2011 vs 2010 LiveSketching.com Thank you to Daniel...
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Sun, 12/18/2011 - 17:30
  You've been numerous in sending us your stats and numbers from LeWeb 2011. We'd like to thank everyone that helped us get a real sense of what was going on online and onsite this year : At LeWeb 2011, there were a total of over 3500 attendees in Paris from 69 countries, and more than 200,000 participants online Radian6 Radian6 analyzed stats around LeWeb for : Pre-DAY 1 : http://slidesha.re/uRg7XG DAY 1 : http://slidesha.re/tWb0in DAY 2 : http://slidesha....
Thu, 12/22/2011 - 18:59
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Tue, 12/20/2011 - 12:03
  Thank you once again to salesforce.com and Radian6 for their work. They just published this in-depth infographic about LeWeb 2011 online! :       Posted by Michelle Chmielewski
Thu, 12/15/2011 - 14:34
  Over 600 applications received, 32 semi-finalists, 16 finalists, and 4 winners for this year's LeWeb edition We would like to thank Google for their collaboration in creating the LeWeb Startup Cafe where you could vote for your favorite startup to help us choose the Top 16 finalists, and then the People's Choice winner Thank you also to Chris Shipley from Guidewire Group who coached the Startups and hosted the judging competition Days 1 & 2   In case you missed it...
Thu, 12/22/2011 - 15:55
  This year's LeWeb was bigger than ever and we are planning on making 2012 even more remarkable.  In case you missed some or all of LeWeb, all of the videos can be found on our YouTube channel, as well as our UStream channel. Here's a grand summary of what went down : DAY 1 - - PLENARY I STAGE Opening Remarks with Loic and Geraldine to a full audience at Les Docks and a surprise performance from Jeremy Maupilet, Wilfried Ebongue & Marcio de Barros...
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  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? THAT said, I felt...

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