Le Web announces the list for the startup competition

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Well, after a tonne of entries and a pretty intense sifting process, Le Web, the annual gathering of the tech tribes in Paris, has announced the names of the 16 startups that will present during the startup competition — organised for the first time this year in partnership with TechCrunch Europe.

The companies selected are either existing companies launching new products or new startups entirely. As you can probably tell from the list, Le Web is very much going back to its roots. This is Le Web’s 6th edition and the startup competition has been going on since 2006 (the 4th edition is this year). So we’ll be using this platform to help some of the earliest stage companies get traction with their ideas. I think it’s going to be exciting to watch.

We’ll also be running a pretty interactive event with Q&A of each startup and the opportunity for the audience to ask questions as well.

Here is the list in alphabetical format, with just company name and URL. We’ll be fleshing this out on the day with some live blogging of the event on TechCrunch Europe & TechCrunch.

Le Web will also give a standing table spot for each startup to show their product (for free btw) during the two day event, so if you don’t catch their pitch you’ll be able to catch them on their booth.

CloudSplit
FitnessKeeper, Inc.
FriendBinder
Kukunu
Mendeley
Shutl
Siteheart Inc
Sokoz
Sports Predictions
Storific
Stribe
Superfeedr
task.ly
the hyper words company
Wordy
Yeasty Mobs

The judges for the startup competition this year will be:

Nelly Barbault, Paris Development
Matthieu Baret, Partner, AGF Private Equity
Roberto Bonanzinga, Partner, Balderton Capital
Laurent Chiozzotto, Sun Start-Up Essentials Program Manager, Sun
Microsystems
Jeff Clavier, Founder & Managing Partner, SoftTech VC
Julien Codorniou, Business Development Manager, Microsoft BizSpark
Jean-Louis Constanza, CEO, Orange Vallee
Saul Klein, Partner, Index Ventures
Guillaume Lautour, Partner, AGF Private Equity
Dave McClure, Startup Investor & Troublemaker
Thomas Serval, Developer and Platform Ecosystem Lead,
Microsoft France
Mike Sigal, President & Chief Development Officer, Guidewire Group
Bjorn Kvarby, Head of International Business, Shopping.com
Stephane Folliet, European Business Development, Shopping.com

In addition, TechCrunch has managed to secure a handy 250 euros discount on a Le Web ticket for anyone out there, with the code TechCrunch – the direct URL is here.

  • http://viralcurve.com Ricardo

    Wish I was there, seems like a really cool event.

    Hey Mike, how about a small one paragraph write-up of these companies? That would be great.

  • http://twitter.com/taskly task.ly

    Hey, thanks for the post!

    Could you change the link for task.ly to “http://task.ly” instead of “http://task.ly/teaser”?

    The teaser page is not really ready for all the traffic just yet. :)

  • http://twitter.com/taskly task.ly

    Scratch my last comment, we fixed it.

  • http://www.gamecreds.com Tim

    We should have applied…. :(

    Gratz anyway to the winners! :-)

  • http://foodik.ru Aleks

    Can’t wait for task.ly to launch.

  • http://www.shutl.co.uk tom allason

    Looks like judges had a field day on the Ss. Not that we are complaining…

  • Fred

    What are the companies from outside France? Why is there no startup from Germany, Europe’s strongest and most innovative economy?

  • Peter

    “Yeasty Mobs” has to be one of the worst names I’ve ever heard.

  • http://liqpay.com Happy

    SITEHEART RULEZZZZ BROS

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