LeWeb'12 London - Faster Than Real Time


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Real Time is defined as “occurring immediately.”  Is it possible then to be Faster than Real Time?  It appears so.Whether it’s Highlight, constantly broadcasting your location, or Voxer, a walkie-talkie social experience born out of the fields of war torn Afghanistan, it is clear that our appetite for split-second interaction is insatiable.

Not only are new technologies giving us what we crave, the entrepreneurs behind them must exist in this Faster than Real Time world to compete. They must remain laser focused, yet have cat like reflects to adapt, pivot, whatever it takes to stay in the game.
One entrepreneur says it feels like you are operating in a “suspended reality.” Moving along at light speed, then pausing ever so slightly while the world catches up, then off again.  You go to bed one night with a great idea for a company and you wake up in the midst of your first round of funding.  Well, not exactly.  But you get the point.
For established companies, a chaotic marketplace — with rapidly shifting social, cultural, and technological disruptions — is forcing them to respond, whether ready or not.
LeWeb London will explore the idea of Faster than Real Time, from all of these angles.  Checking out the hot new technologies at the heart of it, learning how entrepreneurs are navigating the raging rapids and hearing industry visionaries take on the concept.

thanks to Jeremiah Owyang of Altimeter for inspiration about our theme
thanks to gapingvoid for the sketch

Congrats to the 16 selected companies for the Startup Competition!

Congrats to the 16 companies semi-finalists selected for London startup competition are ( by alphabetical order - Update June 8)