On December 8 and 9, the LeWeb conference will descend upon the city of Paris for two days of non-stop tech. This year, the event will have a bit more TechCrunch flavor, as several of us are going, and the startup competition has been tweaked a bit to be more like our own TechCrunch Disrupt competition. It should be a great time. But we realize it’s also expensive. So organizer Loic Le Meur has given us two tickets to give away to readers.
Now, to be clear, these are tickets to the two-day event, they don’t include airfare
or lodging (see update below). But if you’re at or around Paris and/or you don’t mind paying for travel, this is a killer deal, as each ticket normally goes for about 2,000 euros.
We’ve done this sort of giveaway in the past, and the rules will remain the same. Just leave a comment below, giving us a reason why you absolutely need to go to this conference. We’ll pick the two best with Le Meur, and each will receive a ticket. Just be sure that they account you’re commenting from has some way to actually get ahold of you (website, email, etc), if you win. We’ll pick the winners on Monday, so you have the entire weekend to come up with something good.
This looks to be the biggest LeWeb yet, as there will be over 2,500 participants from over 60 countries. That’s basically double where they were just three years ago. They also just secured famous French DJ Bob Sinclar to play at the afterparty. The overall theme of the event is “Platforms”. And here are the 16 startups going head-to-head in the competition.
Hopefully we’ll see you in Paris in a couple weeks. And even if you don’t win one of the tickets, TechCrunch readers can still use this link to get a 200 euro discount.
Update 2: We’ve selected two winners from the over 300 comments and have reached out to them. Thanks everyone for your thoughtful replies. We’ll definitely be doing more giveaways like this in the future, stay tuned.