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Live the leweb 2011 experience from the beginning to the end (Courtesy of Babelverse)

As Shoni and I often work in tandem (collaboratively at the same time), like many start up co-founders and entrepreneurs, we each bring a different perspective and skill set. But instead of us ‘compromising’ ourselves and ideas, we look for ways to expand those ideas, make them fit into context and be more complimentary.

This week as Shoni was working to make a post regarding Babelverse and the award they won at LeWeb, I started to review all the buzz that was generated around LeWeb, Europe’s hottest Tech Conference. And knowing the lack of knowledge of these types of events in LatAm I started thinking of how I can make it easy for LatAm people to relive this experience even if they weren’t there.

Even more relevant was that Babelverse (the only start up representing LatAm and Chile) got the third place and also a bunch of new fans in a relatively short period of time.

In case you haven’t heard about Babelverse before, well, it’s:

an application that provides Realtime translation by people (not machines) on any device


Since I saw there was a huge amount of data around them on LeWeb, after a few minutes I had that “aha” moment and wondered myself:
how does it feel to attend and also win an award at LeWeb? It probably feels really freaking A-W-E-S-O-M-E, right?

Curating mode on.

In AndesBeat vision to bridge the gap between LatAm and the English speaking startups, while showcasing LatAm based startups, I decided to go and try to rebuild the experience.

Peep the timeline below of how (I think) it all went down:


There are 100 tweets waiting to be read for you… scrolldown with patience.. (the last headline is “Press Coverage”)


Featured Image credits: Franchellin Vincent (Fotopedia Magazine)