Startups selected for Le Web in Paris

Europe’s biggest annual event for the tech industry is looming once more, and this year Le Web’s regular startup competition – run alongside the conference itself – has attracted 30 companies from Europe, and a few from the US, across a wide range of sectors. This year the overall organisation for the competition is being handled by the Europe-wide early-stage investor SeedCamp. They are (in alphabetical order)…

2Win-Solutions – FRANCE
3scale networks S. L. – SPAIN [TC50 Demopit]
Apture – USA, Inc. – USA
Brozengo SA – FRANCE
Charge Ventures – Malta
Cmune – CHINA
ConTrust – ISRAEL
Haploid – FRANCE
IZI-collecte – FRANCE
Kaltura – USA Certified – FRANCE
Nimbuzz – NETHERLANDS [Reviewed]
Popego Inc. – USA
Producteev Inc. – USA
Publing – FRANCE
Radionomy – BELGIUM [Reviewed]
Samedi GmbH – GERMANY
ShoutEm Ltd. – CROATIA
Silentale SAS – FRANCE
SquareClock – FRANCE [Reviewed]
Tellmewhere – FRANCE
Trendiction – LUXEMBURG
Viewdle, Inc – UKRAINE [Reviewed]
Zipipop Ltd (Zipiko) – FINLAND
Zoover Holiday Reviews – NETHERLANDS

The companies get 7 minutes each to pitch to the judges on the day. There’s also a new element – a special Start-up Competitors’ Lounge where companies will have a chance to informally network with interested parties. Here’s how they were selected.

The judges who will be judging the competition at the actual event will be:

Ola Ahlvahrsson – Result
Roberto Bonanzinga – Balderton Capital
Mike Butcher – TechCrunchUK
Laurent Chiozotto – Sun Microsystems
Julien Codorniou – Microsoft
Don Dodge – Microsoft
David Hornik –August Capital
Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet – Price Minister
Simon Levene – Accel Partners
Om Malik – GigaOM
Dave McClure – 500Hats
Freddy Mini – Netvibes
Marc Samwer – European Founders Fund
Axel Schmiegelow – Sevenload
Gary Shainberg – British Telecom
Megan Smith – Google
Pascal Thomas – Orange
Martin Varsavsky – FON

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