Babelverse founders Mayel de Borniol and Josef Dunne were working out of the Tropo HQ office in San Francisco when they received the call that they had been accepted to compete among 15 other startups in the Le Web 2011 Startup Competition.
With over 600 applicants and only two weeks to prepare for the competition in Paris, France, we were able to sit down with them over a few beers and discuss their game plan to win, their experience in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley for the first time, being a part of the Start-Up Chile Program and how they used Tropo for Crisis Response to help victims of the Japan Earthquake in March 2011.
Our Babelverse boys won 3rd place in the Le Web 2011 Startup Competition and we couldn’t be more proud. Clearly their motto of including alcoholic beverages to help their inspiration and creativity along with their faith in always somehow being in the right place at the right time helped them win in Paris. Congratulations!