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We help tech entrepreneurs to be successful by providing quality access to service providers, business partners, customers and investors.

About us

Startups.be is the one-stop-shop for Belgian tech entrepreneurs with a global ambition. We help them by providing easy and qualitative access to investors, customers and experts.

As a non-profit organisation, we connect the dots in the tech ecosystem and we are the voice of the startups in Belgium, looking to foster the startup culture with a neutral and inclusive approach and a national and international reach.

Since its foundation in 2013, Startups.be has quickly grown to represent more than 1500 startups, and over 120 Belgian organisations working for entrepreneurs.

Center of Excellence
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Knowledge is key to unlock the potential of the startup scene so we focus on gathering top experts and producing impactful insights. Via our Entrepreneur Expert Agency we help startups, event organizers, corporates to get easy qualitative access to experts in the fields of technology and entrepreneurship. We work as the central point of contact facilitating access to a hand-picked pool of accomplished entrepreneurs and experts.

Fostering the startup culture in the country is one of our foremost goals, so we work towards a more startup-friendly environment in Belgium. We provide startups with a voice that resonates at all policy levels, always aiming at meaningful and tangible results. Internationally, Startups.be fuels connections with key stakeholders and is a recognized change-maker among the organisations that are shaping the global tech ecosystem.

Inspiration matters and that is why we fight back the stigma that surrounds entrepreneurship in Europe via the Failing Forward conference that we organise yearly.

40+ experts
40+ attendees at
Failing Forward
3500+ signatures for Startup Manifesto

Xavier Damman
CEO - OpenCollective

Alexander De Croo
Digital Agenda minister - Speaker at Tech Startup Day

Go global
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Startups are 'born global' by nature. That's why it is essential to investigate new markets, look for local partners, open foreign branches or even acquire a local startup early on. To help you speed up that international market-entry and ensure you of the best contacts, we have developed a wide range of 'Go Global' missions and conferences.

These programs provide demo & pitching opportunities, investor matchmaking, B2B contacts, lots of PR opportunities and our fullest support in helping you prepare. Startups.be can count on a wide range of entrepreneurial experts and business partners to help you prepare and conquer the world!

150+ startups went global
20+ conferences and missions in the U.S., Europe and Asia
3+ award winners in international competitions

Johannes Vermeire
Founder - POM

Wouter Vandenneucker
Co-founder & Head of development - Cr3do - Go Global Participant

Fund raising
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A penny for most entrepreneur’s thoughts: where to find the capital to start up and grow a business? Nearly every startup founder lies awake at night figuring out where the next wave of money will be coming from. Starting and scaling a tech business requires a substantial investment that might not always be acquired through your customers.

We have put together a series of resources to help you design your strategy: the ABC of term sheets and equity funding, tips to negotiate the ownership of your business and general advice to prepare you for investor introductions and engagement.

10+ free resources to help you get investor-ready
Match- making
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Cash is king but matchmaking is everything! The engine of the community growth, when we say matchmaking we talk about developing win-win relations between all the key stakeholders in our ecosystem. And when we say all, we mean it: we gather and mingle all the players in the Belgian startup scene.

We connect the dots for startups: we do the matchmaking with corporates, investors and experts. We lead them to talent and expertise via a very extensive network of contacts in Belgium and abroad.

There is no secret sauce to matchmaking but we can guarantee we count with the right mix of the know-how and connections to make you meet the right people with the right resources to get you to the right place.

1100+ attendees at Tech Startup Day providers
2000+ Belgian tech startups
200+ enablers

Béatrice de Mahieu
CEO - Pimento Map and Virtuology Academy

Luc Wynant
Partner - Van Olmen & Wynant

Bart Van der Roost
CEO - neoScores