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

Thu, 12/08/2011 - 09:45
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Thu, 12/08/2011 - 18:24
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Wed, 12/07/2011 - 12:16
Dave Morin, Path's Co-Founder & CEO, blew us away onstage with his live demo of Path 2! Among the Top 25 in the app store, Path has been working on this for over 6 months. "We're a completely design-driven organization, and we launched this version on Android and iPhone simultaneously," he said.  Path has raised $8.5 million so far, and they have about 100,000 users that use Path every day.  Check out the video to see more :  Path -...
Wed, 12/07/2011 - 11:31
The news keeps coming at LeWeb '11! After Karl Legerfeld left the audience breathtaken with his hommage to Steve Jobs, Steve Jang, Co-founder & CEO of Soundtracking launched an Android app onstage during his Q&A with MG Siegler. The video will be up soon, but Steve said that you'll be able to listen entire parts of songs and then download from iTunes if you'd like.  With the Android version, you'll be able to integrate with Spotify or Rdio, and although Siegler is...
Wed, 12/07/2011 - 11:26
Uber, a well-known taxi service in the Bay Area for its elegant and fast service, has launched in Paris! "Everyone's private driver," we wish we could have had this last year when it seemed like the sky was going to fall on Paris from the amount of snow! Travis Kalanick, Uber's co-founder and CEO, told MG Siegler, "We've had cars on the ground since Friday, and we feel like we're rolling out a transportation system." If you're unfamiliar with Uber, here...
Wed, 12/07/2011 - 10:48
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Thu, 12/08/2011 - 14:22
  Deezer, one of the top music-sharing sites, announced at LeWeb that they will be expanding their music sharing service into 130 more countries worldwide for a total of more than 200.  You can watch the entire video of his talk onstage below, and if you're not going to the Deezer Official Party don't worry : It will be streaming LIVE here Thank you, Deezer! Come back later for the livestream of our Official Party :  Live - The Ting Tings par deezer  ...
Thu, 12/08/2011 - 09:24
Flipboard is THE new magazine on iPad, and today Mike McCue announced at LeWeb 2011 that they are launching an iPhone app!  Flipboard has now raised $60.5 million and Mike said that they acknowledged that people don't surf the same way on iPhones as they do on iPads.  Check out the video here:   Don't forget that you can get LeWeb Magazine on Flipboard! See behind-the-scenes pictures and great moments from LeWeb.       ...
Wed, 12/07/2011 - 10:53
Karl Lagerfeld was certainly one of the most awaited celebrities for this version of LeWeb, but he blew us away while drawing Steve Jobs on an iPad onstage :     Posted by Michelle Chmielewski & Cédric Giorgi
Thu, 12/08/2011 - 09:07
LeWeb's Startup Competition began earlier in the year with over 600 applications from all around the world. Monday and Tuesday of this week, our 16 finalists received expert coaching from Chris Shipley and Michelle Messina from Guidewire.  It was difficult to narrow 600 down to 32 semi-finalists, and finally - thanks to your votes - down to 16 finalists. These 16 finalists will be presenting during Day 1 and 2 of LeWeb for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. The...

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