With confirmed appearances from many of the tech industry’s biggest names, the event will complement the traditional Paris event later this year and takes the theme “Faster than Real Time”. Loïc Le Meur, who along with his wife Géraldine are LeWeb’s organisers, define real time as “occurring immediately”. They then ask: "Is it possible then to be Faster than Real Time?" The Le Meurs feel that the theme of this year’s second edition of LeWeb definitively captures the dynamic spirit of international start-ups.
The event is supported by the UK Trade and Investment board as well as being a Tech City initiative. LeWeb was brought over across the channel at the invitation of David Cameron and his team to bring an international dimension to London’s growing tech start-up industry.
While the number of dynamic European start-ups can rival those of any other region in the world, those that have a true global reach are found few and far in between. Experts argue that the lack of overall European success in the tech start-up field is because of the lack of a sufficiently favourable environment of support and growth.
LeWeb aims to remedy this by kickstarting Europe’s start-up culture through a competition between 16 European tech start-ups primed to present their business ideas with the best one winning funding and attention from investors to create further value and opportunity.
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