Startup Competition

LeWeb Startup Competition winners announced

Congratulations to the 3 winners of the LeWeb Paris'12 Startup Competition

#1 Qunb was chosen as the first place winner

#2 Be-Bound took second place

#3 Recommend took third place

All videos of the startup are now available on our Youtube channel

Thanks to all of the startups who competed in the Startup Competition and to everyone who shared and supported their favorite startups online.


Startup Competition finalists

Our 16 finalists will present on Plenary 2 stage December 4th, led by Chris Shipley from Guidewire. The Startup Competition Program is available here.


Update October 22:

We want to thank you for your participation to the startup competition. The submission period is now closed.

The 16 selected Semi-Finalists will be notified on November 5. All the best for the competition!


LeWeb Paris 2012 Start-Up Competition
LeWeb continues its proud tradition of bringing the very best global startups together in its Startup Competition for the Paris event on December 4, 5, 6th, 2012. We are looking for the most exciting and innovative startups and of course if your company or your product is in the "Internet of Things" space (LeWeb12 theme) this will be even better (but not compulsory!). If that sounds like your startup, Apply Today! (Entry is Free).
Eligible startups: 
  • Have less than €1.5M (US$2M) of investment
  • Address either consumer or business users
  • Will launch the company and/or product at LeWeb Paris 2012


The competition timeline:
  • September 24: Competition Opens
  • October 21 (midnight PST):  Application deadline
  • November 5:  Semi-Finalists notified
  • December 4, 2012: Startup Competition 
  • Top 3 Pitches present on the Plenary Stage:  December 6, 2012, followed by the competition award ceremony.  
Applying is free, the 16 semi-finalists will present on stage and will receive two tickets to LeWeb12 Paris and an invitation to demo their products in a dedicated Startup Competition Lounge during the 3 days of the event. 
The LeWeb Paris 2012 Startup Competition is produced in partnership with Guidewire Group, Inc. To complete your online application, go to
Applicants must provide basic company profile and funding information, product description, and link to an online video or slide presentation pitching the business and product.  Applicants must also complete the G/SCORE™ self-assessment on the Guidewire Fusion site.  All applicants will have on-going, free access to Guidewire Fusion, where their company profile can be discovered by investors, corporate partner and innovation practices, and M&A executives.
ELIGIBILITY RULES:  ENTRY IS FREE. You need not be a customer of LeWeb or any of its partners or sponsors. Applications must be completed on or before 11:59pm PST on October 21 to be considered. Applicants may be required to provide additional information, including a video and/or slide presentation, during the semi-finalist and finalist selection stages. Community online voting may be used determine competition semi-finalists and finalists. Applicants must have less than €1.5M (US$2M) of investment from any and all sources (including, but not limited to, friends & family, angel investors, institutional VCs, government grants). Applicants may be asked to provide unaudited financial statements disclosing sources of funding. Finalists may be video recorded during the conference and and finalists agree that the video may be used in conjunction with the conference promotion before, during, and after the event, and understand that conference attendees may be invited to vote on the videos during the conference. Finalists agree to launch their company and/or product at the LeWeb Paris 2012 Conference, December 4 - 6, 2012. Finalists will receive two complimentary tickets to LeWeb Paris 2012 as well as access to the Startup Competition Lounge to demonstrate their product during LeWeb Paris 2012.