Last week we headed towards London to attend the LeWeb conference and its startup competition. With over 400 entries we were very pleased to hear that we made it into the final 16!
This did mean that we had preparations to make, so we got to work. Our team actually build some features from scratch from the time that we got notice until we got ready for our flight. That, and a pitch that needed to be prepared including a matching slide deck meant we had a lot to do.
We also heard that everyone at LeWeb would be wearing a suit, and since we didn’t have one, we had them custom made so we didn’t have to jump on the sowing machine ourselves. The result?
Those suits actually were the smartest decision we made since they provided tremendous value to us. They were comfortable, and we didn’t go unnoticed. We had several people walk up to us and interview us just because of the looks.
Our presentation didn’t go without problems though, we called it the demo-devil, some might just call it a demo snafu. Either way, we learned one thing; Never do a live-demo. You can watch our pitch and the failed demo below:
We did get positive feedback on our pitch though, as always some even said it was the best one they saw. But everyone agreed on one thing, our slides definitely looked the best.
Want to have a look for yourself? Go ahead:
Back on the floor our suits still grabbed tons of attention from journalists with cameras:
For now, that’s it. But we’re definitely going places, and we’ll keep you in the loop.
To learn more about what we announced at LeWeb London, please dive into our press release.