Le Web is the biggest web event in Europe, and the organisers have increasingly looked to make start-ups the stars of the show, giving great companies the visibility they need to get them past that initial gestation period when so many don’t make it.
Video interviews with founders of European start-ups filmed at Le Web tech event in Paris
It’s usually not because of a lack of vision or talent, but because start-ups haven’t got the capital to get to step 2. That’s very much the spirit of BizSpark, the Microsoft programme which helps start-ups get going by providing them with software, assistance and access to a large network when they need it the most i.e. when they need to scale from being a “big idea” to a fully operational company.
Slightly overdue, but better late than never! Please find below a couple of interviews we conducted with start-ups at Le Web (see previous entry here) back in December.
The two companies featured are Lokad and Huddle, European start-ups which are part of the BizSpark programme. Lokad is a Paris-based company which helps startups convert raw data into forecasting information. We spoke to Joannes Vermorel, CEO: hear him introduce Lokad and talk about how he benefited from BizSpark. Huddle is a UK-based start-up which has developed a hugely successful online workspace network allowing people to work together remotely with great ease. In our short interview, Andy McLoughlin, co-founder and VP of strategy, tells us a little more about Huddle and how they have benefited from using Microsoft technology. Enjoy.