LeWeb’11: Short Review and Personal Feedback

This year's LeWeb was bigger than ever. The conference lived up to its reputation of the largest European tech event by gathering entrepreneurs, startups, investors, VCs, journalists and bloggers from more than 60 countries around the world.

This year’s theme ‘SoLoMo’ (short of Social, Local and Mobile) has been chosen to feature the most interesting tech trend of the year 2011.

It was hard to choose between speeches and networking, as there were lots of great and inspiring speakers not to miss! Starting from Karl Lagerfeld who opened the conference by showing how he uses Internet and gadgets in his creative process.

For us personally, apart from our favourites, such as Dennis Crowley, Kevin Rose or Alexander Ljung, we were absolutely captivated by the Q&A session with the visionary Evernote’s founder and CEO Phil Libin.

Another integral part of LeWeb - the Startup Competition was co-organized with TechCrunch Europe this year. The top 3 finalists selected among more than 600 submitted applications came to pitch their projects in front of thousands of spectators.

The first prize went to a gamification startup Beintoo. A social-polling platform HeyCrowd had the second place, and the third place went to Babelverse, an application for real-time interpretation in different languages.

As for Mapize, we had the opportunity to meet a lot of interesting people including the users of our tripsQ who gave us their smart feedback, which can considerably help us improve the project! We also organized a meetup with a very cool @dens and met the great foursquare community in Paris.

The latest updates will be posted very soon. Stay in touch!

Thursday, December 15th 2011

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