Startup Competition


Worldwide Startup Competition

Like every year, we invite you to enter online for the unique chance to pitch your project to a panel of select judges during the prestigious LeWeb Startup Competition finale in Paris, 9-11 Decembre 2014.

Watch all previous Startup Competition sessions and interviews on our Youtube channel.

Join The Competition

NEW! Startup Tour

In addition to the traditional Startup Competition, a dedicated team from LeWeb will be stopping by some of the world’s top cities, looking for dynamic local startups to join the competition.

Think you have what it takes to win? Meet us in Berlin, Stockholm, Paris, or Barcelona during our first-ever Startup Tour!

Discover The StartUp Tour

Why take part?

  • Win an opportunity to pitch on stage at LeWeb’14 Paris.
  • Benefit from a dedicated on-site pitch desk to showcase your projects.
  • Gain visibility among the LeWeb community and major international media.
  • Pitch to all participants as well as our all-star panel on the last day of LeWeb if selected as one of the top three competitors.

Success Stories

  • LeWeb Startup Competition winner Waze was acquired by Google for $1.3 billion.
  • LeWeb’13 London Startup Competition winner Pricing Assistant, raised €500K in project financing 3 months after the event!
  • LeWeb’12 Paris competition finalist Be-Bound raised €1.2M in financing.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the eligibility rules to the Startup Competition and Startup Tour?

Your startup must meet the following requirements:

  • Product or service, B2B/B2C, any industry
  • Less than €1.5M (US$2M) of fundings
  • Startups less than 3 years old
How many finalists will be selected to the Final December 9-11, 2014?
This year, 20 startups will be invited to compete at LeWeb’14 Paris and pitch on stage for the Finals. The winners of each regional competition will have
reserved spot as finalists, but the majority of startups will still be selected
via our regular Startup Competition application form.
How many startups will be selected to pitch in each city of the Tour?
Up to 10 startups will pitch on stage of each chapter. The winning startups of each chapter will join the final in Paris December 9-11, 2014.
May I directly apply to the Final? Even if I’m not selected to the Startup Tour?
Yes, just like previous editions of the Startup Competition, you may directly apply to the Startup Competition December 9-11. 2014. You have until October 5
to submit your application.
May I apply to both the Startup Tour AND the Final?
Yes, after applying to a chapter in a city near you (Berlin, Stockholm, Paris, Barcelona) you may also apply to the Final to multiply your chances.