Having brought you news of the event here, 5 start-ups were selected from the 50 or so proposals that were submitted. Hailing from Russia, the UK, Poland, Israel and France, the ladies came to Paris on the evening of March 27 to “pitch” and present their business!
Following a 7-minute pitch from each individual, and deliberation by a panel made up of European professional entrepreneurs, the long-awaited result was announced to the participants.
And the winner is:
Lina Bachar-Kirshon from the Israeli start-up, buzzdoes, a web-based service that allows app users to become app distributors, in a “win-win” deal for everyone.
She was chosen on account of the high-quality and very persuasive nature of her presentation. “We were particularly impressed by the way in which she presented and explained her project,” commented Mrs Barba, a member of the judging panel.
She wins an entry pass to the LeWeb 2012 conference.
Second place goes to:
Alexandra Anghel from the British start-up, WebCrumbz, a platform which creates a simplified version of European newspapers and magazines for use on mobile phones and tablet devices.
Why? The panel felt that there was a great deal of potential for the media on mobile devices.
She will have the opportunity to take part in the Founder Institute program in France, Belgium, or the Netherlands.
The members of the panel were (from left to right):
Pascal Latouche: Head of New Marketing Concepts at Orange
Catherine Barba: founder of Maniea, eCashstore and DIGITAL COMMERCE FACTORY (France)
Simone Brummelhuis: European Vice President of Astia.org & founder of The Next Women (Netherlands)
Alena Osipova: Head of Information Systems at Fast Lane Ventures (Russia)
Gilles Babinet (not visible in the photo) creator of numerous start-ups in France, such as Musiwave and Eyeka