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

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Entrepreneurship is at the heart of LeWeb and what gives drives us every year.  We realize, however, that not every entrepreneur that would like to come to LeWeb is able to for one reason or another. If the reason is financial, we wanted to help out how we could.  Silicon Valley Bank and Lepe Partners are adopting entrepreneurs to win a ticket on our Facebook page, on Twitter, on Google+ and more for the next 10 days ONLY. Every day, there will be 2...
Mon, 11/28/2011 - 16:26
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Wed, 11/23/2011 - 16:36
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Tue, 11/22/2011 - 20:29
Silicon Valley Bank and Lepe Partners are sponsoring entrepreneurs via an Adopt an Entrepreneur program. For 10 days (5 more days to go), we are giving away 2 tickets every day. Let us know why you want to go via a blog post, tweet, Facebook post, via the form on our Facebook "Welcome" tab, a video, whatever, to win a ticket to LeWeb this December 7, 8, & 9. Our 2 winners today are : Guillaume Jover who created an entire poem about why he needs to go to LeWeb (in French...
Tue, 11/22/2011 - 01:19
  We have 2 more winners of the Adopt an Entrepreneur program sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank and Lepe Partners!  Katherine Philips-Kaiser, founder of Amphi Media made a video explaining why she should win a ticket to LeWeb: We couldn't help but say "yes!" Krystel Bendahan from Venezuela who certainly showed us her motivation in her letter. Check it out:  Bonjour, my name is Krystel Bendahan. I am a 23 years old...
Tue, 11/22/2011 - 20:32
Today, we're very happy to announce that thanks to Silicon Valley Bank and Lepe Partners two new entrepreneurs will be able to attend LeWeb: Paul Dufour from the USA Paul created a website to show his motivation! Check http://pauldufour.com/ That's a good way to show how motivated he is! Plus he explained with a few words why he wants to come: I've never gotten to go to LeWeb before, but I'd love for the opportunity to attend. I''ve been...
Thu, 04/19/2012 - 00:37
    Silicon Valley Bank and Lepe Partners invite entrepreneurs to win a ticket for Leweb. Every day during 10 days, we have 2 tickets to give away. Find out more information on how to win here. The competition started two days ago, and we announbced yesterday our two first winners, coming from Canada and England. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter from November 18-27 and make as much noise as possible to let us know why you want...
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Fri, 11/18/2011 - 17:59
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Mon, 12/05/2011 - 23:10
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