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Paris International Tech Meetup - Leetchi, Blablacar, Twilio and Mayfield Fund

  • Jun 10, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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International Startupers and Techies!


It’s that time again.  Be sure to block off Monday, 10 June 2013 on your calendars for one of our biggest and coolest events co-organized in partnership with*!


With the help of,*,* and*, we are thrilled and honored to bring to the stage three great international success stories and an American VC:

Tim Chang, Managing Director of Mayfield Fund, is a proven venture investor (Silicon Valley) and experienced global executive, known for his thought leadership in Gamification, Quantified Self, and Behavioral/Social Science-led Design.  He has been named to the Forbes Midas List of Top 100 Tech Investors, as one of CNET’s 12 Most Influential Tech Investors and as a Power Player West, Digital Media and Mobile Power Player by Always On. Tim invests in the mobile, social, adtech, and health 2.0 themes.


Céline Lazorthes, the CEO of Leetchi will talk about its series B funding round and its expansion to the UK and German markets. Leetchi has experienced a 25% growth month on month with a 10x increase in the amount of money handled via the platform between 2010 and 2011. Leetchi’s API is also now being used by Ulule, skimm and octoo among others.


Frédéric Mazzella, the CEO of Blablacar (formerly known as will not only touch upon the collaborative economy and how his company has managed to sign up over 3M users but also why they changed the name of the company last year.  Hint: it has something to do with International :)


James Parton, the Director of Twilio Europe, was the 1st full time hire outside of the US for Twilio and will talk about how Twilio is shaking up the telecom industry through its APIs as well as the startup scene through its Twilio Europe Fund.  Heck, you might also even see a demo on how to set up a phone line in a web application in just over a couple minutes :)


For the first time ever, we will also allow 5 lucky meetup members to each give a 60 sec elevator pitch on June 10th. So, if you’re looking for validation from the crowd or for co-founders or other team members in general or just want to test your pitching skills, please send to [masked] by Midnight June 7th (Maximum 5 sentences) a description about your company/startup and why we should select you to pitch on stage :). On June 8th, we will select the top 5 entries to compete on June 10th.  Our esteemed guest panel will be the judge of the top 3. And yes, there will be prizes for top pitches! (10,000€! worth of different web and app services to help you get your startup off the ground)



19:00: Kick-off - Free drinks served by Moonbar waitresses for those that arrive first :)

19:30 - 20:00: James Parton (Twilio)

20:00 - 20:30: Céline Lazorthes (Leetchi)

20:30 - 20:40: Sponsors presentations

20:40 - 21:00: Tim Chang (Mayfield Fund)

21:00 - 21:30: Frédéric Mazzella (Blablacar)

21:30 - 21:45: 60 Sec Elevator Pitch Contest!

21:45 - 23:00: Pitch Contest Prizes and Happy Networking

Register now, slots are limited !



Be sure to check them out.  They make all of this possible! - Find the latest startup events and competitions in Paris, London & Berlin !  Sign up if you haven’t already and check out our awesome interactive event calendar online. - We make sure email gets delivered.  Whether it be transactional or newsletters, check out our service and start sending and tracking emails in under 5 minutes!  Plans start at Free :) is the fastest and easiest way to accept online and mobile payments in Europe. The payments service provider operates in 34 countries and processes 120 currencies. - Beyond search and awesome Glasses, Google also helps startups build and monetize their business.

StartUp42 is a 4-month startup accelerator aimed at helping early-stage technology startups validate initial business and technical assumptions. We are a non-for-profit project backed by EPITA and a network of established corporations.The program is open to all, free of charge and we don’t take equity!


Your @ParisITM and @MoonbarHQ Crew

Stephen and Julien

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  • acastelnau

    très bons intervenants, très bruyant hélas et manquait de thème central aux discussions, un peu trop ouvert donc manquait parfois de pertinence. Mais très intéressant d'avoir des retours d'entrepreneurs aussi brillants ! Merci Paris International Tech Meetup et Moonbar !

    3 · June 11, 2013

    • Julien

      Merci pour ces informations. Le thème était expansion à l'international. Nous ferons mieux la prochaine fois ;)

      1 · June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    2 · June 11, 2013

    • Julien

      Thanks for coming! Hope to see you next time ;)

      June 12, 2013

  • Jakob G.

    Thanks for a really rewarding outing, well done and excellent speakers.
    The noise: a common side effekt people networking :-)

    3 · June 11, 2013

    • Julien

      Thanks for the great feedback! yeah we have to find the mix between networking and speakers ;)

      June 12, 2013

  • Stephen b.

    Thanks everyone for coming out and listening to 4 amazing speakers. We had an awesome time and hope you did too. I know it was a little noisy but we tried our best considering the space and number of people!

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • Arnaud B.

    I would like to thank Moonbar, and all the sponsors of this great event.

    The whole Bistri team is really happy about this price at the Pitch contest. This package of web and app services will help us a lot.

    This is my 60 seconds pitch:


    Arnaud |

    5 · June 11, 2013

  • Frédéric H.


    1 · June 11, 2013

  • Mario

    Held up by a meeting, hoping to make it by 8 15! Looking forward to hearing what all you fine folks are working on.

    June 10, 2013

  • Julien

    We are very excited to see you tonight. Moonbar TEAM

    3 · June 10, 2013

  • Eva M.

    GM Europe of 99designs - #1 marketplace for graphic design

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • cotenceau

    Hi everybody !

    I just launched Stratup, which is an editorial website for all those who are passionnated by the entrepreneurial environment !
    The goal is to provide information to startuppers, and to interviews some who have already implemented their business. We want to give more visibility to them, focusing on their strategy to understand what are their levereges to grow and succeed. We definitely want to create a large community ! For now, the site is only in French, but may be developed in English as well a bit later ! So if you're interested in presenting the startup you run or in contributing by being part of the authors of the community, feel free to contact me at [masked].

    Have a look at the website :

    Cheers ;)


    1 · June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    startup's lover! Currently working @leeaarn. Activist for a ''Co-world' . Thinking to start my own business.

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • Sammy S.

    Hey Guys! My name is Sammy. Today I will move to Paris (since my girlfriend lives there) and I will actually move my startup Frily, there as well. Frily, for businesses, is an amazing platform for market research and even a stronger tool for customer acquisitions - while for consumers its an exciting place to get the best free stuff ever offered. I dare to say that it’s the smartest customer acquisition tool ever created, and you will understand why. The site is ready to launch, together with iOS & Android apps. I did a test launch of Frily last week in Sweden, now planning to take it live in France ASAP. I currently have a couple of developers in Russia and now I’m looking to create a local killer team in Paris consisting of talented individuals. I'm looking for a designer (UI/UX/FE) to take the role as head of product and a hacker to take the role as CTO. If you, or someone you know could be a good fit these roles, please contact me at [masked]. See you guys tonight!

    June 10, 2013

  • Stephan W.

    Looking forward to meet Paris startupers - feel free to talk to me also if you would like to get in touch with

    2 · June 9, 2013

  • Stephen b.

    Hey Everyone - HUGE NEWS for the pitch contest*.... Want to compete for up to 10k€... yes, that's right. 10,000€! worth of different web and app services to help you get your startup off the ground, than be sure to send your 5 line startup description to [masked] before midnight tomorrow, friday.

    - Your PITM team - Stephen and Julien

    *Pitch contest is held in English - but don't worry, we don't care about accents or grammar, just your startup or idea!

    2 · June 6, 2013

  • Stephen b.

    Hey Everyone,

    Remember that if you have a cool startup or even an idea that you want to pitch in front of seasoned French, English entrepreneurs and an American VC, this is your chance! Pitches will be in English. In case you're hesitating, remember it's the idea that counts, not your accent. After all, if you are serious about your startup or idea, you'll have to go through this process anyways so this is your chance to get great feedback from amazing entrepreneurs themselves.

    Be sure to send your startup or idea description to [masked] by this weekend to be considered.

    June 4, 2013

  • Kenza

    How to register for pitches?

    1 · June 3, 2013

    • Stephen b.

      Please send an email to julien'at'moon­

      June 4, 2013

    • Julien P.

      And please note that pitches need to be in english. You can also send your registration to [masked]

      June 4, 2013

  • Behnami S.

    Thanks! See you soon.

    1 · May 31, 2013

  • Antoine D.

    Look forward to the meeting !

    1 · May 28, 2013

    • Stephen b.

      Hey Antoine, Thanks! It should be a good one. We thought we would mix up the interaction as well with the 60 Sec pitch contest. Should be fun!

      May 28, 2013

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