Archive for December, 2010

Arriving at #leweb

admin 8th of December 2010 by admin

First impressions of main auditorium at Le Web.


Web2Ireland Drinks and Food for #leweb on Tuesday 7th

conor 6th of December 2010 by conor

In a bid to avoid the usual conference fragmentation tomorrow (Tuesday) night in Paris, we’d like to suggest the following places where we have been and enjoyed before.

Drinks from 6pm at: Brasserie Select Haussmann, 28 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris. PinPoints location here.

Food from 8ish (an Irish 8pm) at: Au Petit Riche, 25, Rue Le Peletier. (about 250m away). PinPoints location here.

Nearest Metros are Station Chaussée d’Antin-La Fayette (Line 9), Boulevard Haussmann and Station Richelieu-Drouot (Lines 8 and 9), Boulevard des Italiens.

The restaurant is obviously subject to numbers, availability and booking which we’ll sort tomorrow. Failing that, the brasserie itself does decent standard fare. Leave a comment below, @conoro on Twitter or text me on 087-9790297 if you think you’ll be coming.

To aid with finding each other, any chance we can all use Foursquare? Follow me here.

Web2Ireland at Le Web

conor 4th of December 2010 by conor

Next week will see the largest ever number of Irish people at Le Web which began as Les Blogs back in 2004. It’s building up to be a stonkingly good few days.

Your old reliables, Messrs Burns and O’Neill, will of course be there but mainly wearing our start-up hats this time. So we’re chuffed that there will be a new Web2Ireland blogger/vlogger on the ground. A huge thanks to John Peavoy for agreeing to be the eyes and ears of the Irish web community over the two days. As anyone who knows John will tell you, he’s not just a Super-Connector, he is also deeply interested in the web and Irish start-ups.

If you spot him with his flipcam, please share all your thoughts about the event. We’ll be posting as often as possible here during and after Le Web.

Since nothing official seems to be in place for Tuesday night, let’s try and arrange dinner and a few drinks for the Irish contingent. I’m on @conoro,  Fergus is on @fergusb and John is on @johnpeavoy. We’ll all be on @web2ireland. I’ll also be on +353-87-9790297

Ireland Demozone Startups at Le Web

conor 1st of December 2010 by conor

It’s less than a week to Le Web and we’ve all started smoking Gauloises and reading Sartre in preparation.

Karen Hallez has a great post over on the Enterprise Ireland Best Connected Blog with all the details of the Ireland Demozone. The startup-ups who’ll be there are:

You can follow all these Irish companies on Twitter at

Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland will be hosting a networking reception on the Demozone.  At 17.30 on the 8th December, Ireland’s Ambassador to France, Paul Kavanagh, will kick off the reception to enable Irish companies, VCs, the big names in the Internet world and journalists to come together and share news and views.

For more information, please contact:

Karen Hallez, Enterprise Ireland Paris,


Ray Walsh, Enterprise Ireland Dublin,