LeWeb Paris’12 Day 3 – Highlights

Theme – The Internet of Things – iThings


Day 3 Selected highlights

We reckon Brian Solis’s concept of “designing an experience to change behaviour” the “human api” and “Experience Architecture” was the most engaging and thought provoking session of the shortest day. We know it’s completely different but with the mention of all these “Things” we do think quite a few are inverting the old adage by designing and selling the steak not the sizzle! All three finalists of the Start-up competition were French and qunb  won the day followed by Be-Bound  & Recommend  .

Overall we were greatly taken by Withings product design (Day 2 Highlights) and by SmartThings  rapid progress  (Day 1 Highlights) following their Kickstarter  & Dublin  successes.

Yet again a most impressive LeWeb and we look forward to welcoming them back to  London on 5th & 6th  June 2013.

Day 3 video highlights & Start-up competition Final.

Brian Solis

.Start-up final Be-Bound (1 minute in) qunb (14 minutes) Recommend (26 minutes)


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08h00-09h00 – Welcome Buffet Breakfast

09h00 – Welcome Back, Geraldine & Loic Le Meur, LeWeb Founders

09h15 – Tech Spotlight: Philipp Bolliger, Founder & CEO, Koubachi

09h25 – Tech Spotlight: Ludovic le Moan, CEO, SIGFOX

09h35 – Ramon de Leon, Social Media Marketing, Dominos Pizza

09h55 – Renaud Laplanche, CEO, Lending Club & Loic Le Meur, Founder, LeWeb

10h15 – Tom Conrad, CTO & EVP of Product, Pandora & Sarah Lane, Host & Producer, TWiT Network

10h30 – Tech Spotlight: Raphael Pirker, Founder, Team BlackSheep

10h40 – Munjal Shah, Entrepreneur in Residence, Charles River Ventures - “Superhuman-ism”

10h55 – Henri Seydoux, Founder & CEO, Parrot & Loic Le Meur, Founder, LeWeb

11h10 – Tech Spotlight:  Cameron Robertson & Paul Gerhardt, Co-Founders, Apigy Inc.

11h20 – Brian Solis, Principal, Altimeter Group

11h40 – Tom Katis, Founder & CEO, Voxer & Alexia Tsotsis, Editor, TechCrunch

12h00 – Tech Spotlight: Sascha Klement, Founder, Managing Director, & CTO, Gestigon

12h10 – Ben Kaufman, Founder & CEO, Quirky, Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor, Edison Junior & Alexia Tsotsis, Editor, TechCrunch

12h30-14h00 - LUNCH BREAK


14h05 – Tech Spotlight: Marcus Schappi, CEO, Ninja Blocks

14h15 – Matt Mullenweg, Founder, Automattic & Om Malik, Founder & Senior Writer, GigaOM

14h35 – Mike North, Ph.D., Co-Founder & CEO, Reallocate.org “The Internet of Me.”

14h55Start-Up Competition (Original 16 finalists)

Finalist Demos & Awards Ceremony Featuring All-Star Judges: 

  • Jean-David Blanc, Entrepreneur & Business Angel
  • Jacques Antoine-Granjon, Founder & CEO, vente-privee.com
  • Brent Hoberman, Co-Founder, PROfounders Capital, Chairman, made.com & Founder & Chairman, mydeco.com
  • Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet, Co-Founder & CEO, PriceMinister, Co-Founder of ISAI, The French Entrepreneur’s Fund
  • Marc Simoncini, Founder & CEO, Meetic & Jaina Capital

14h55 - Competition Overview, Chris Shipley, Founder & CEO, Guidewire Labs

15h00Finalist company demos and Q&A with judges

15h33 – Natalia Vodianova, Model, Philanthropist & Supernova & Loic Le Meur, Founder, LeWeb

16h00 - Presentation of Awards

16h05 - Closing remarks = Geraldine & Loic Le Meur, LeWeb Founders

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