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Le Web @ Paris

I recently attended Le Web conference in Paris. The content of the event was excellent, and almost for the first time in my life it was difficult to choose between some of the tracks. There were some issues concerning poor Internet access, poor food and cold rooms. There is a letter from the organizers at their site explaining which subcontractors failed on which issue… 

A must-have part of this kind of conference is a start-up competition. After I saw the candidates for the final, it was clear which one would win. Viewdle from Ukraine was simply amazing. I’d say it’s kind of Video Google, and for sure it’s gonna be a big hit. Concerning many other competitors, however, it was different story. It seems to be quite (and too) common to copy an idea of another service and make it just a little bit different. I wish for more innovation, that’s what we need. 

I was part of a Finnish start-up group and we also sponsored a Sauna Truck to on-site. See this little video for an interview around the truck. Sauna was obviously a big success, and a good place to warm-up after being at the cold venue itself. See also this great post at Arctic Startup.

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