Le Mash Up has long since been a favorite event of mine. The event focuses on educating students about the startup ecosystem, while bringing students from different backgrounds together to find internships, meet startup icons, and learn about startup problems. The group just announced their upcoming event, which will take place July 24th, and will be centered around Guy Kawasaki’s “The Art of the Pitch.”
Kicking off the event as usual will be a fireside chat with Annabelle Roberts, a pitching coach, and Cedric Ingrand, LCI’s tech journalist. The event allows startups who consist of at least one student founder to apply to pitch – the sign-ups and voting are done via the Mash Up Facebook page. While currently the only signed up startup is LeCamping’s WebShell, I’m sure there will be more startups flying up there soon. While the winner of the event doesn’t win any particular prize, much like the monthly Start In Paris series, it does offer young startups the chance to pitch an audience of potential early adopters.
For startups, this event is a great place to find your next intern – where else will you find a student so willing to work for cheap that he’ll spend his Monday night at a networking event?