LeWeb London 13 The Sharing Economy – Day 2

LeWeb is back in London for a summer conference at the Central Hall Westminster  (June 5 & 6).

The Startup Competition Winners were:

  1. Pricing Assistant
  2. Genetrainer
  3. MyPermissions

You can find their presentations along with all the others a little later on over at the LeWeb YouTube Channel


The theme is “The Sharing Economy”.

It starts at 9am with a live stream here from LeWeb London Live


  1. @LeWeb
  2. #LeWeb

Google + & Hangouts

The Social Media Dashboard – all the stats!

The official LeWeb app from MobileRoadie

The Stage 2 Programme  on day 2 can be viewed here

The Plenary 1 running order is provisionally as follows for Thursday, June 6

  • 7.30-8.45 Doors open, registration, networking time with partners Welcome Buffet Breakfast
  • 09.00 Welcome Back, Geraldine & Loic Le Meur, LeWeb Founders

Digital Hippies

  • 09.10 Why Digitial Hippies Matter Axelle Tessandier, Founder, Axl Agency
  • 09.30 The People Who Share Benita Matosfka, Founder & Chief Sharer,
  • 09.35 John Perry Barlow, Co-Founder, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • 10.05 Chris Guillebeau, Writer, Entrepreneur and Traveler
  • 10.30 Larry Harvey, Founder, Burning Man & Executive Director, Black Rock City, LLC & Loic Le Meur, Founder, LeWeb

Here comes trouble. Who are these “digital hippies’? What are they looking for? What do they expect from corporations and institutions? How do they experience this digital revolution and empowerment? This is a morning that will raise more questions than answers… at least for the moment. The digital hippies represent a new mindset with new expectations. Forget the cliche. They are looking for concrete impact and new interactions, from their entourage to the brands they want to support and identify with. Learn about a way of thinking about the world that could rock yours.

Axelle Tessandier is the founder of Axl Agency and a true believer that the digital shift has created the biggest revolution: not because of the tools, but thanks to new behaviors and expectations. She loves to call this generation the “digital hippies” who is building its identity in this endless connectedness while thinking how to impact the world. She will explain why the digital hippies matter.

John Perry Barlow is a famous thinker, activist, writer and founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, assuring the key mission to defend civil rights in a digital world.

Chris Guillebeau is an American entrepreneur and author who became famous with his inspiring blog “The Art of Non Conformity”. He is also the founder of the annual World Domination Summit in Portland and he is now followed by a community of hundreds of thousands of members. Sharing his personal insights, entrepreneurial lessons and traveling experiences, he represents these new figures embracing the values of a shared world and understood by it.

Larry Harvey is the founder of the most iconic phenomenon on the West Coast. You do not need to live in San Francisco to know about Burning Man, even if this annual indescribable event was founded there. Burning Man, like any truly disruptive and innovative creation represents a life changing moment for many that have had the chance to go. But when they come back, they can barely explain why. It makes Burning Man a unique gathering, where sharing and trust is the rule, outside any economical transactions.  People are looking for meaning. For some, Burning Man is only about that: the real human experience that clarifies and resets all the rest.

  • 11.00 Martin Källström, Founder & CEO, Memoto

Every year brings its new crop of Kickstarter stars. Memoto is one of them. The “lifelogging camera” that allows you to remember any moment in your life and to share them. The Memoto founder will explain his vision and how he came up with the idea. He will also tell us the story of their Kickstarter campaign, and how they reached their goal in only 5 hours. A great example of the true power of sharing and crowdsourcing in action.

  • 11.20 Mark Suster, General Partner, GRP Partners

Mark built his first company in UK and sold it to a French company. His second company was started in Silicon Valley and sold to Salesforce. He has since gone to the “Dark Side” of VC where he focuses on early-stage technology companies.  We will hear Mark’s first hand experience building companies in both regions and what start-ups are capturing his attention today.

  • 11.40 Alexa Varsavsky, Co-Founder & Director of Product & Carolina Garcia, Co-Founder & Director of Marketing, MODABOUND
  • 11.50 Martin Varsavsky, Founder & CEO, Fon

We welcome back longtime speaker and friend of LeWeb, Martin Varsavsky, to once again dazzle us with his unique insights and perspectives on tech today.  As with all of Martin’s talks, you’ll walk away having learning something new and perhaps the a-ha moment to ignite your next big idea.

  • 12.10 John Battelle, Chairman & CEO, Federated Media Publishing  & Loic Le Meur, Founder, LeWeb

The author and great mind behind Wired Magazine, The Web 2 Conferences, Industry Standard and Federated Media Publishing, has a lot to say about technology today and then some. Hear his thoughts on The Sharing Economy and much more! 

  • 12.30 -14.30 Lunch
  • 14.35 Marieke Hart, Founder, Shareyourmeal.net

Shareyourmeal is a virtual cooking square where people with a taste for good food get together. You can share your own delicious meals with people in your neighborhood. Or if you’re not a cooking genius, simply don’t have time or don’t feel like cooking, you can look what is being offered in your neighborhood.  Here their story from the Founder herself.

  • 14.40 Nicolas Brusson, Co-Founder & COO & Frederic Mazzella, Co-Founder & CEO, BlaBlaCar

BlaBlaCar has taken traditional hitch hiking to a new level!  BlaBlaCar was born one Christmas, when founder Frédéric Mazzella, a student at Stanford, wanted to get home to his family in the French countryside. He had no car. The trains were full. The roads, too, were full of people driving home, alone in their car. It occurred to him that he should try and find one of the drivers going his way and offer to share petrol costs in exchange for use of an empty seat. He thought he could do it online, but no such site existed… The adventure had begun!

  • 15.00 Frerk-Malte Feller, European President, Zipcar & Mike Butcher, Editor-at-Large, TechCrunch

It’s been more than a decade since the Zipcar founders sat in a café and decided to bring the European car-sharing idea to North America. Once the wheels were in motion, it was only a matter of time before some major changes helped grow a little car-sharing company into the world’s leading car-sharing network. Today, thanks to cool technology, a member-driven user experience, and an amazing team of hands-on car sharing enthusiasts, they are redefining the way this generation thinks about alternative transportation.  Here their story from the European President and the future of car sharing worldwide.

  • 15.20 Sharing Economy Money Panel

Moderated by: Nina Dos Santos, News Anchor & Correspondent, CNN World Business Today Samir Desai, Co-Founder & CEO, Funding Circle Raffael Johnen, Co-Founder & CEO, Auxmoney.com Renaud Laplanche, CEO, Lending Club

For established industries, the sharing marketplace — with rapidly shifting social, cultural, and technological disruptions — is forcing them to respond too.  Never more true than in the financial sector. Does crowd funding threaten traditional funding sources indefinitely?  We’ll hear from the $$$ experts about the state of funding and financial models in The Sharing Economy.

  • 15.50-16.00 Cedric Giorgi, Founder, Cookening

Cedric Giorgi is the founder of Cookening, a new startup that connects people and culture through food. Passionate about the sharing economy and living in it. Cedric will talk about the rapid rise of this market and the potential for humanized experiences.

  • 16.00 The Pros & Cons of Bitcoin

Moderated by Martin Bryant, Managing Editor, The Next Web Anthony Gallippi, Co-Founder & CEO, BitPay Shakil Khan, Head of Special Projects, Spotify Roger Ver, Founder & CEO, MemoryDealers.com

The definition is: Bitcoin is an experimental, decentralized ditigal currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network.  The result? Lots of controversy and questions!  This panel of experts gets to the bottom of it all.

  • 16.30 Lily Cole, Founder, impossible.com

Model and actress Lily Cole will raise the curtain on her new venture, the social giving network, impossible.com.

  • 16.55-18.00 Start-Up Competition Finals featuring Special Judges

Philippe Botteri, Principal, Accel Partners Lukasz Gadowski, Co-Founder & Partner, Team Europe David Hornik, General Partner, August Capital

  • 16.55 Competition Overview, Chris Shipley, Host, LeWeb Start-Up Competition
  • 17.00 Finalist company demos
  • 17.38 Antonin Leonard, Co-Founder, OuiShare Benjamin Tincq, Co-Founder, OuiShare
  • 17.55 Awards and closing remarks

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