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

Wed, 12/07/2011 - 10:54
  Our partner France TV has gone above and beyond to prepare a number of attractions, prizes, and games for LeWeb attendees this year. Back for their second year, France TV is conscious of the important role that the web plays with respect to TV.  Here's just a sneak preview of what you can expect : Jazz, the robot Jazz will be controlled by Jean-Michel Billaut, an influential French blogger that has difficulty walking and will be "speaking" with participants and...
Wed, 12/07/2011 - 02:22
JESS3 will be at LeWeb this year with their fastest sketch artist ready to sketch what's happening onstage, backstage, and online.  Known for their stellar infographics, illustrations and data visualizations, we are all fans of JESS3 at LeWeb.  Just in case you haven't heard of JESS3 (we find that hard to believe), check out some of their latest artwork. Stay tuned to what's going on at LeWeb on UStream, Twitter, our Facebook page, Google+, our blog, Flickr, etc. to...
Wed, 12/07/2011 - 02:23
This year, starting today, you'll be able to see live photo reporting of LeWeb in magazine format by Flipboard and Fotopedia. Throughout the event, they will be posting amazing illustrated pictures of whats happening at LeWeb. Meet the people and the culture that shape technology innovation all around the world. Get “full access”, and see what most people won’t see, including backstage and the parties.  Find LeWeb Magazine on...
Wed, 12/07/2011 - 02:32
Mobile Roadie is again our Official Mobile App Partner for LeWeb '11! You can download the Official LeWeb app now for free on iPhone and Android - whether you're going or not! - to join in and stay updated with the latest news. This is only the 3rd year we've had a Mobile App, and we'd like to thank Mobile Roadie for working so hard to add all of the awesome features you'll find - it's already been downloaded over 10,000 times! This year's LeWeb Mobile App by...
Tue, 12/06/2011 - 14:10
  This year LeWeb will be LIVE all 3 days on 3 different UStream channels: Plenary I: http://ustream.com/leweb Plenary II: http://ustream.com/lewebplenary2 LeWeb TV Sponsored by IBM: http://ustream.com/lewebtv A few of our friends let us know that they are getting together to watch the 3 UStream channels : Hubrocket in Bordeaux, will be streaming LeWeb live (and still for free) at the Café Tupina Cork, Ireland will be livestreaming at the NSC Campus...
Mon, 12/05/2011 - 12:15
  SoundCloud is the popular platform for easily sharing music anywhere online that found one of its investors at LeWeb. Fred Wilson was actually speaking at LeWeb in 2008 when a fellow entrepreneur, Christophe Maire, ("the kind that Silicon Valley has hundreds of and Europe needs more of", according to Fred) put together a meeting in the "hangout room" for him and SoundCloud co-founders Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss. Fred told us that he...
Mon, 12/05/2011 - 10:33
  Radionomy has been allowing music lovers and talk show hosts to create their own radio channel for free since 2008. You can create your own playlists, tracks, soundbites, jingles, and live programs and stream them whenever you want. Starting today, LeWeb Radio is already live! Widoobiz Radio and TechCrunch France will be hosting and directing the station, and this year at LeWeb, Radionomy is sponsoring an "open mic corner". Listeners will be able...
Sun, 12/04/2011 - 18:38
  LeWeb starts on Wednesday! So you only have three days left to prepare all your meetings and check the participant list. As we hope you already know, Presdo Match is the official networking tool. If you haven't started using it, don't wait! It's available for all LeWeb attendes. More information about Presdo Match is available on this post. We would also like to highlight two great tools that have been made or improved as part of our program "...
Mon, 12/05/2011 - 18:56
  Stéphane Le Viet contacted Loic 2 years ago when he was busy launching his latest business for job hunting, Multiposting. He contacted us to let us know that the company is developing very well and should have a revenue of more than €2 million this year. Last year, Stéphane was at LeWeb as part of our annual Start-Up Competition to show off his latest start-up to help people find work through Facebook, Work4 Labs. Bad luck - - his demo didn't work onstage....
Sat, 12/03/2011 - 13:31
  This is definitely a first - - Matthieu Rouif from HeyCrowd spotted this at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris - - Thank you Buddy Media !!  : If you see LeWeb anywhere else around Paris, ping us at michelle at leweb dot net, we want to know!       Posted by Michelle Chmielewski

Pages