LeWeb3: New Edition of the 'Start-up Competition' on 11 and 12 December 2007



    33 Start-Ups out of 120 Competing Companies Have Just Been Short-Listed
for the Competition Organised as Part of Leweb3

    PARIS, December 7 /CNW/ - On 11 and 12 December, following the initiative
by Geraldine and Loic Le Meur, the 4th edition of LeWeb3 (www.leweb3.com) will
be held in Paris - Les Docks de Paris (Porte de la Chapelle). This event
represents Europe's largest gathering of bloggers with 1 500 participants and
brings together the key players in the Internet as well as innovative
entrepreneurs.

    Once again this year, LeWeb3 is focusing the spotlight on
entrepreneurship with the Start-Up Competition, organised in partnership with
leading French TV channel TF1, which is aimed at promoting new initiatives.
The 33 finalists will have chance to present their project in a dedicated area
- the Start-Up Corner - in front of a jury of 25 opinion leaders, journalists,
entrepreneurs and investors.

    The five winners will take part in the plenary session held on the 2nd
day before LeWeb3's 1 500 participants. Their profile boost will serve as a
platform for finding sources of funding and help them to quickly gain
awareness in the Internet sector. Furthermore, TF1 will give one of the five
winners a special "TF1 Group director coaching" award.

    To ensure that the start-up business spectrum is evenly represented, the
competing companies have been divided into four categories - B2B/enterprise,
video, mobile and consumer. Their geographic origins have also been taken into
account for a more effective worldwide representation.

    The criteria chosen by the jury include:

    --  What problem is the company looking to resolve? Is the company
breaking out into an existing, growing or emerging market?

    --  Is the solution/service proposed by the company really
differentiating?

    --  Does the company have a clearly defined economic model?

    --  Is there a real-life demonstration of the benefits of the solution?

    --  Is the company going to present itself as a new entity or is it
announcing a new product/service?

    Members of the jury for this new edition: Scott Rafer - Lookery; Mark
Oiknine - 3i; Julien Codorniou - Microsoft; Eric Archambeau - Wellington
Partners; Andreas Schlenker - Partech International; Ouriel Ohayon -
Lightspeed Gemini Internet Lab; Thomas Crampton - Journalist; Rodrigo
Sepulveda - Vpod.TV; Simon Levene - Accel Partners; Martin Duval - Orange; Ola
Ahlvarsson - Result; Steffi Czerny - Hubert Burda Media/DLD; Erik Stuart -
eBay ; Mattias Ljungman - Atomico Investments; Alex Vieux - Red Herring; Saul
Klein - Index Ventures/SeedCamp; Cecile Moulard - Badiliz; Guillaume Buffet -
CRM Company Group; Olivier Abecassis - TF1; Om Malik - GigaOM; Pierre
Kosciusko-Morizet - PDG PriceMinister; Yoav Andrew Leitersdorf - YL Ventures;
Michael Arrington - TechCrunch; Christian Lindholm - Fjord; Frederic Court -
Advent Ventures

    Timetable for the Start-Up Competition - 11 December 2007

    Presentation of the 3 sponsor Start-Up

    10:30 - 10:40 Ekaabo

    10:40 - 10:50 GooJet

    10:50 - 11:00 Nomao

    Startathalon

    
     11:00 - 11:10 Zyb                    14:30 - 14:40 LouderVoice
    11:10 - 11:20 Wichro                14:40 - 14:50 WooMe
    11:20 - 11:30 Erepublik             14:50 - 15:00 WaveStorm
    11:30 - 11:40 Yooplus               15:00 - 15:10 Wixi
    11:40 - 11:50 RTGI                  15:10 - 15:20 Zoomorama
    11:50 - 12:00 Yoowalk               15:20 - 15:30 Alenty
                                        15:30 - 15:40 DIGICorp
                                        15:40 - 15:50 Holistis
    12:30 - 12:40 Siteheart (Walk2Web)  15:50 - 16:00 CodaSystem
    12:40 - 12:50 Creative Ions
    12:50 - 13:00 Studio Melipone
    13:00 - 13:10 Floobs                16:30 - 16:40 Babelgom
    13:10 - 13:20 Scopa.TV              16:40 - 16:50 Wuala (Caleido)
    13:20 - 13:30 PLYMedia              16:50 - 17:00 eXo Platform
    13:30 - 13:40 Screenvision          17:00 - 17:10 G.ho.st
    13:40 - 13:50 SplitGames            17:10 - 17:20 BlueKiwi
    13:50 - 14:00 CTXGames              17:20 - 17:30 SaleMiner
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    For further information, please visit www.leweb3.com

    Please apply for your official press pass by email only at
sdupraz@singapour.com

    About LeWeb3:

    The first edition of LeWeb3 was masterminded by Loic Le Meur
(http://loiclemeur.com/France). The idea is simple: turn Paris into the
world's Internet and blog capital for two days.

    In 2006, LeWeb3 was a sell-out. Shimon Peres opened an edition featuring
1 350 participants from 36 countries, who had come to exchange points of view
during talks involving Niklas Zennstrom - founder of Kazaa and Skype, Reid
Hoffman - founder of LinkedIn, Tariq Krim - founder of Netvibes, and Marc
Simoncini - founder of Meetic...

    LeWeb3 today is Europe's leading Internet-dedicated event.




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For further information: Press contacts Singapour RP Sandra Codognotto 
Sophie Dupraz / Sibylle de Villeneuve 01 73 04 60 56 / 53
scodognotto@singapour.com / sdupraz@singapour.com

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