A Penny For Your Thoughts?

This is a really quick post regarding this week’s upcoming TechCrunch Paris event at LaCantine on March 24th. The event is currently sold out.

Huh?

As I’m moderating the women’s panel, I thought I would take the opportunity to get any lingering questions/comments prior to the event. Take a look at who is on the panel:

Céline Lazorthes

The 27-year-old behind Leetchi.com, who recently raised a round with Xavier Niel and Jérémie Berrebi’s Kima Ventures.

Béatrice Jauffrineau

The founder of Femmes Business Angels, an organization which has helped women invest in companies like Jiwa and Alenty – as well as women-founded companies.

Marie Ekeland

The only lady partner on Elaia Partners team, a French VC firm which has made killer investments including Goojet, Criteo and Wyplay.

Olivier Billon

The 26-year-old male co-founder behind online female fashion guide, Ykone. Oh, and also one of the first success stories to come out of the Sciences Po incubator.

Questions. Comments. Concerns.

Wonder what problems female entrepreneurs and investors run into in a male-dominated tech space? Or maybe what issues a male entrepreneur may run into in a women’s fashion market?  Perhaps being of a minority gender presents secret strengths? If there is something you’d like our panel to share or discuss, feel free to slip in a comment or shoot me an email – my contact details can be found here.

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Paris is so (not) expensive

For start-ups, that is. Here’s one quick example…

Yes, Free Internet.

If you’re passing through Paris for business and need internet to work, LaCantine is an incubator/co-working space that offers FREE internet (and coffee!). Last I checked, that means it’s cheaper than working at Starbucks. And if you need actual très short-term office space, it’s only €7 for a half-day and €10 for a whole. While it may be a little hidden, it’s well worth the hunt.

151 rue Montmartre, Passage des Panoramas

12 Galérie Montmartre, 75002 Paris (Metro: Grands Boulevards, lines 8,9)

Open Monday-Friday 9am-6pm

More info (terrific start-up events and such) @ lacantine.org – I just wish they had their website available in English…