We won the LeWeb Startup Competition

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I’m really pleased to announce that we won the LeWeb 2014 Startup Competition!

After a hard-fought semi-final against some really great startups, we made it to the final three, which meant pitching on the main stage on the final day of the conference.

The panel was made up of some giants of the tech world, including LeWeb organiser Loïc Le Meur, Lastminute.com co-founder Brent Hoberman and French Minister of State for Digital Affairs Axelle Lemaire. They posed some pretty demanding but very interesting questions, our favourite being ‘What Is The Future Of Art?’ We’ll have 3000 words for them by Monday morning.

The other two finalists were both great ideas and are well worth a mention. EasySize makes it easy for shops to decrease their return rate by using an algorithm to make sure customers are ordering the size that’s right for them; and NaturalCycles is a smart fertility monitor that lets you naturally plan or prevent pregnancy using just your daily temperature. We’re sure they’re both going to go on to great things.

In the end we won, which is a massive honour. You can check out the entire pitch below – there may be a rap involved.

LeWeb Days 2 & 3

Days 2 and 3 at LeWeb saw us battle with the metro, play with Oculus Rift, pitch for the first and last times, and down some aggressive beer.

Stay tuned for a full report detailing how we got on, but for now we leave you with some excellent grapefruit juice.

 

DAY 2

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8.22am – Pullman Dock – Pamplemousse

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9.50am – Pullman Dock – Demo’ing (this is what we mainly did, we swear)

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3.45pm – Hausmann Dock – Startup Competition Final 1

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4.07pm – Hausmann Dock – Group photo with Rodrigo Barros 

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8.07pm – Diner au Le Bon Bock

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DAY 3

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8.12am – Marcadet Poissonniers metro – Safety first

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11.29am – Makery – Theme Park ride

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2.34pm – Backstage – Pre-match warm up

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2.34pm – Pullman Stage – Full flow

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5.05pm – LeWeb – Au revoir

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5.05pm – Aux Pipalottes Gourmandes – Strong

LeWeb Day 1

LeWeb 2014 kicked off today.  With over 3,200 attendees and enough croissants to stock a patisserie, it’s one of Europe’s largest tech conferences, and a great opportunity to spread the Jukedeck word.

Here’s our photo journal of Day 1. Watch out for the cheese.

 

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9.01am, Jukedeck stand – Nous avons construit un programme qui écrit music originale

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 12.11pm, The Cheese Board – Lunch

 

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2.47pm, Centre LeWeb – Abbiamo construito un programma che scrive musica originale 

 

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10.15pm, Châtelet – Late night pitch revision

 

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11.49pm, Moulin Rouge – LeWeb 2014 Official Party 

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11.57pm, Discothèque le Moulin Rouge – Bon 

LeWeb Day 0

We’re in Paris as finalists in the LeWeb Startup Competition.

It’s phenomenal to be in birthplace of Charles Gounod and David Guetta, so we thought we’d share some images to let you know how we’re getting on.

 

 6.47am, London St Pancras – En route

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 10.39am, Paris Gare du Nord – Sortie

 

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 12.02pm, Bar du Front Populaire – We were expecting a beef tart. Schoolboy error

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2pm,  Eurosites Les Docks – Welcome to LeWeb

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 3.37pm, Pullman Dock – Rehearsing pitches and #hashtags with Rodrigo Barros

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 8.15pm, Pont Neuf – Bonne nuit