PARIS – LeWeb’13 Paris today announces the 3 finalists of its internationally-renowned Start-Up Competition. Finalists have been selected from over 700 presented projects.
First price :
IntelClinic (Poland) – How often have you wished to have more time? Intelclinic helps people gain more time by lowering amount of sleep they need to be refreshed and regenerated. We created NeuroOn – the world’s first brainwaves monitoring SLEEP MASK – allowing to switch from monophasic to polyphasic sleep, meaning you sleep less and more efficiently. www.intelclinic.com
Second price :
SocialSafe (UK) – SocialSafe is a social media organiser that enables users to take ownership and control of their social media interactions, downloading and keeping a complete record of everything, aggregating it together in one place. SocialSafe’s positioning is unique as users’ data is stored privately in their own local personal data stores, making it fully compliant with the major social networks’ Terms of Service regarding data storage by third-parties. www.socialsafe.net
Third price :
Flinja (USA) – Flinja targets the college demographic missed by LinkedIn. 53% of recent college grads are finding themselves under or unemployed, yet there are millions of jobs left unfilled. Flinja solves this by providing a platform where students can gain skills and build relevant work experience completing paid projects while in school. Employers, in turn, have quick, easy access to local and national talent they can test out before hiring. www.flinja.com
LeWeb Start-Up Competition provided entrants with an international platform to pitch their projects at LeWeb’13 Paris, on December 10 and 11. The three winning projects had the opportunity to present their Start-Up to Internet specialists, business angels and venture capitalists on the main LeWeb’13 Paris stage.
The LeWeb’13 Paris Start-Up Competition is sponsored by Microsoft, whose Bizspark program just celebrated its 5th birthday, helping more than 50,000 startups. Microsoft is also strengthening its support for startups with Microsoft Ventures and the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator network.
Launched in 2004 by Loïc and Geraldine Le Meur, LeWeb Paris is Europe’s leading Internet conference, networking and business event. Each year LeWeb Paris brings together start-ups, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, Tech leaders, visionary thinkers, business angels, specialist bloggers and media who are operating in the vast Internet eco-system. In 2012, the LeWeb brand was extended to the United Kingdom with the launch of LeWeb London. In December 2012, LeWeb was acquired by Reed MIDEM, a leading organizer of international tradeshows and conferences.