The 16 Startups Competing At LeWeb '10 (Only 1 Sort Of From The U.S.)

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We’re now less than a month away from LeWeb ’10, the giant tech conference in Paris, France put on each year by Geraldine and Loic Le Meur. This year’s agenda features a whole lot of TechCrunch as several of us will not only be on stage at various times, but there’s also a modified version of the startup competition that will have more of a TechCrunch Disrupt flavor. So so we’re happy to announce the 16 startups that have been selected to compete this year.

These 16 companies were selected by LeWeb and August Capital. They chose these from over 400 applications submitted. Here they are:

Badgeville Inc
www.badgeville.com
NETHERLANDS

Cauwill Technologies
www.cauwill.com
IRELAND

City M
www.deways.fr
FRANCE

Desk.io GmbH
www.phonedeck.net
GERMANY

Fiddme
www.fiddme.com
ISRAEL

Garmz
www.garmz.com
AUSTRIA

Greendizer
www.greendizer.com
FRANCE

GreenPocket GmbH
www.greenpocket.de
GERMANY

Nuji
www.nuji.com
UNITED KINGDOM

Praized Media Inc.
www.needium.com
CANADA

Smallrivers
www.paper.li
SWITZERLAND

Super Marmite
www.super-marmite.com
FRANCE

Tagattitude
www.tagattitude.fr
FRANCE

Tinypay.me
www.tinypay.me/
NETHERLANDS

Waze
www.waze.com
ISRAEL

Work4 Labs
www.work4labs.com
FRANCE/USA

As you can see, only one of the companies is based in the U.S. (Work4 Labs), and even they are only half-based here. That will certainly give LeWeb’s competition a bit different of a flavor than many other tech conferences. Or, as our own Michael Arrington puts it, “These are all European startups! That’s so racist. Each one of these will get its ass kicked by someone from California.” Yep, it’s almost time for LeWeb again!

If you’re interested in attending, this link will get TechCrunch readers a 200 euro discount. Startups, meanwhile, will get the special price of 995 euros, while independent developers can get tickets for 500 euros.

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