Live question-and-answer session with the startups making the buzz @LeWeb

Benoit Descary and I invite you to ask questions of the entrepreneurs behind the most promising startups of the moment, live from the LeWeb’10 conference in Paris.

To find out more about these startups, follow the Ustream channel Inside LeWeb throughout the day, or read our Twitter streams @zelaurent and @bdescary. Look for the hashtags #inside #leweb.

Here is the list of the interviews we’ve done at LeWeb’10:

LeWeb: Why you should love startups!

LeWeb: Why you should love startups!
A few days before the opening of the LeWeb ’10 conference, Benoit Descary and I prepared an exclusive program to introduce the startups we think will stand out on the Web in the next few months.

Sixteen startups were invited to a contest organized by the LeWeb conference. Eight of them will be participating in an online Q-and-A live on the Ustream channel in 15-minute sessions presented by Benoit and myself:

Our goal is to give you special access to these exceptionally promising startups. It’s a rare opportunity to find out more about their processes, business models and technologies, and discover the motivations that inspired them to reinvent the Web.

It was this article by Cédric Giorgi – originally posted on Mry’s blog – criticizing France for having no pride in its startup entrepreneurs that made us decide to show you why you should love Web startups 🙂

Before and during LeWeb, Benoit and I will also be sharing the inside scoop about Europe’s biggest web conference of the year – the organization, the speakers, the events, the bloggers. You can follow us here:

It’s your time to ask questions to the startups!

NB: Alexandra Francon, Community Manager of Hellotipi, has graciously agreed to help us keep all these information channels updated throughout this two-day conference.

Live from the Deloitte Predictions 2009

Live from the Deloitte Predictions 2009

Today in Toronto and tomorrow in Montreal, I will be covering the Deloitte technologies, medias and telecommunications (TMT) predictions with my friend Christian Aubry. We’re streaming the event live on the Deloitte’s Ustream Channel. You can also follow the latest news on Twitter. For my fellow bloggers, I will share live the event backstage with my iPhone & Qik. Enjoy the top secret organization of the Deloitte TMT Predictions.

Chris Anderson gives us a lesson on Web 2.0

On October 9, Infopress, a Montreal press group, organized a conference about new business models. Even if I saw good speakers, I came like everybody else for the very famous keynote speaker of this conference, Chris Anderson, editor in chief of techno/trendy Wired magazine.

After a complete and interesting biography of Chris Anderson made by Pr Christian Dussart (HEC Montreal), the Wired‘s editor in chief started to explain how he embraces the francophone culture. The best example is that their five children speak French at school. Then, he introduced his presentation by discussing changes in consumption mode: small business versus blockbuster, David vs Goliath. And… that’s it!!!

Chris Anderson didn’t give his permission to videocast his presentation and to spread it on Internet. For him, Internet is a new place of freedom where everybody can share contents without any restrictions… except HIS content.

No hard feelings, you can visit Amazon and buy his book entitled The Long Tail (go fast & you could save $6.54). If you come from Mars and have never heard about this theory, it’s a good explanation of the unlimited potential of Internet sales. One of the best example is precisely the Amazon’s on-line store.

PS: I would like to mention that Infopresse has done an extraordinary job of organization and were very friendly with us.