The work began last July and I can hardly believe that it’s finally here, but today we kicked off the proceedings for the Fourth Edition of LeWeb3.
Started by French entrepreneur Loic Le Meur as a gathering for Europe’s bloggers, the conference has expanded exponentially since its inception from the modest 200 person audience in year one to nearly 2,000 attendees this year!
Last year Loic connected with me through my work with Guidewire Group, about two weeks before the conference. The job was to organize and manage the start-up competition.
It was a daunting challenge.
Two weeks, fifty companies, a handful of judges and no structure, format or judging criteria were in place.
By the time December 11, 2006 rolled around we had a schedule, judging criteria, an organized judging panel and then I flew to Paris to moderate the whole thing.
It was a great success.
This past spring, Loic approached me to tackle a bigger piece of the pie for the 2007 show. He asked if I’d produce the program and the start-up competition again.
I said yes.
This week, many months of hard work have come to fruition.
And if you can’t be in Paris, you can still check things out.
Just click here for the live stream of conference proceedings!