Out of the 56 companies that presented on stage 6 were This Week in Startups “alumni” which is more than 10%. Those startups made their first public appearance on the TWiST webcast just like Yoocasa and Supermarmite in Paris.
Storkbrokers officially launched their new website on the mainstage at LAUNCH Conference. The startup is famous for being the first company to receive an angel investment by Jason live on the show.
This was originally from an Ask Jason segment. The founder of Addroid asked Jason for some legal advice after having received a letter from George Lucas, yes Star Wars, stating the use of the name Droid is protected by LucasArts. The founder’s argument was that it is a word play around advertisement and android.
Mougg was a classic call in for the Shark Tank segment right before LAUNCH Conference. The shark tank format is similar to our pitch session at TWiSTParis meetup. Jason offered the founder a table on the Launch Pad during the show.
Brand Yourself www.brand-yourself.com
Again, classic call in for the Shark Tank from about a year ago.
A company all Paris participants will remember quite well. It was the epic fight between Yoocasa and Shoefitr at the end of our first TWiST Paris meetup in July 2010 which Shoefitr finally won by a hair. At LAUNCH Conference they won the price for “Most likely to be acquired” in the Launch Pad section. A great success and promising next step!
Tripbod was the winner of the second TWiST London meetup which got the chance to present their product during the first all London episode back in February. After some great feedback the team got their invitation for the LAUNCH Conference plus a table at the Launch Pad.
I think this shows the value of pitching your startup at one of the global meetups pretty well and therefore I welcome every startup entrepreneur in Paris to submit your application for the next edition of TWiST Paris on April 8th.
The jury which is formed by
- Lon Harris, former Creative Director of the ThisWeekIn network and initiator of the meetup series
- Blaise Vignon, Emerging Business Lead at Microsoft
- Vincent Lhoste, founder of Alambik
- and myself
will choose six companies to pitch the Paris audience on April 8th. Three of those chosen by public voting will then have the great opportunity to pitch Jason Calacanis and Tyler Crowley live on This Week in Startups.
For everyone else who want to get in touch with us and also use this event for some serious networking or talking to some of the participants from the previous editions, I would like to point you to our tickets available on Eventbrite for only 10 Euros to cover the cost for drinks over at Microsoft. There are a few press places available which includes of course tech bloggers and if you entitle to that the best will be to contact me directly under: kirsten[at]twistparis[dot]com
I’ll be happy to see as many familiar and new faces as possible on April 8th (we’re a bit limited in the places available though) and I look forward to having a personal chat with you!