The eighth LeWeb Conference held in Paris last December once again brought together over 3,500 business owners, entrepreneurs, investors, bloggers and tech enthusiasts from 76 countries to take part in Europe’s biggest event dedicated to the web industry.
Following the success of the annual Paris event, organisers Geraldine and Loïc Le Meur decided to start a summer session in London after requests from the London technology community to bring LeWeb to the UK.
LeWeb continues its proud tradition of bringing the very best global startups together in its Startup Competition for the London event. The famous competition will recognize 3 young companies that have developed real time applications for the mobile marketplace.
The 16 semi-finalists, selected from over 600 applications, have been revealed (by alphabetical order):
- Blippar www.blippar.com
- BusyFlow busyflow.com
- Explorence explorence.com
- Farmeron www.farmeron.com
- Hojoki hojoki.com
- Medopad Ltd www.medopad.com
- Millenoki ltd www.millenoki.com
- ND Interactive everfeel.net
- NearNote Ltd nearnote.co.uk
- Runnr www.runnr.me
- Savethylife www.savethylife.com
- Smarchive www.smarchive.com
- Teleportd teleportd.com
- VeryLastRoom verylastroom.com
- Vimention www.vimention.com
- Warmbreeze Studios AB www.healthyheroes.se
The 16 semi-finalists will be invited to come defend their application June 19 and 20 at LeWeb London. The 3 winners will receive their prizes on stage June 20.
To be eligible to take part in the LeWeb Startup Competition, companies must:
- have raised less than €1,5M
- target either consumers or business users
- launch their product or company at LeWeb London 2012
For more information, please visit http://london.leweb.co/
LeWeb Paris is Europe's number one event for the web industry.
In 2011, nearly 3500 participants from 76 countries and 400 journalists attended LeWeb. Many prestigious speakers have taken part in previous editions, including Karl Lagerfeld, Carlos Ghosn, Shimon Peres, Philippe Starck, Paulo Coelho and Rania de Jordanie.
In June 2012 will be held at Westminster Central Hall in London, the first summer edition of the LeWeb conference.
LeWeb’12 Paris will be held at Les Docks de Paris – Porte d’Aubervilliers - 50 Av. du Président Wilson, Saint Denis La Plaine.