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Chinese telecom billionaire Li Ka-Shing invests in Ghent based scale-up Cloudalize

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Funding, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Jul 25, 2018

The Hong Kong VC Horizons Ventures invests 4 million euro in the Belgian scale-up Cloudalize. The Ghent based daas company provides in graphical work environments for architects and designers.

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Dobco Medical Systems gets €2.2M funding for international expansion

Posted in Startup News, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Jul 18, 2018

Fortino Capital has announced the investment of €2.2 million in Dobco Medical Systems, a Belgian software company specializing in online solutions for medical imaging. Fortino Capital will help Dobco Medical Systems’ management with the further development of their platform and their international e...

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Faqbot launches a new chatbot platform to go international

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Going Global on Jul 06, 2018

Faqbot has launched a newly redesigned platform to support its international growth.

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BESIX Group launches its Start-Up Accelerator

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Insights, Going Global on Jun 21, 2018

BESIX Group is well aware that innovation, especially open innovation, is now a strategic issue. By creating its Accelerator, the Belgian Group has taken a new step towards greater openness and diversification, both upstream and downstream of the construction process itself.

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Antwerp startup IPee launches products in China

Posted in Startup News, Go Global, Going Global on Jun 08, 2018

IPee, an Antwerp manufacturer of innovative sensor technology for the sanitary world, launches in China.

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RetailSonar expands into the Netherlands

Posted in Startup News, Insights, Going Global, Growing on May 29, 2018

After six years of successful growth in Belgium, RetailSonar is ready to conquer the European market, starting from the Netherlands.

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START2ACT is supporting European startups towards energy efficiency

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Experts on May 28, 2018

Environmental issues are one of the main challenges facing the world. The EU has adopted different measures to improve energy efficiency in Europe and set itself a 20% energy savings target by 2020. Startups are at the forefront of these changes. Startups.be and a group of international energy and e...

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Meet the 3 winners of the Sustainable Technology for Africa contest

Posted on May 07, 2018

During the ‘Sustainable Technology for Africa’-event in Leuven, three African start-ups (with Belgian links) were crowned. They enjoy further support and receive a social loan up to €100.000. This event was created by Ondernemers voor Ondernemers in cooperation with Thomas More, VITO and the African...

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VentureEU: €2.1 billion to boost venture capital investment in Europe's innovative startups

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Funding, Growing on Apr 12, 2018

The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have launched a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme (VentureEU) to boost investment in innovative startups and scale-ups across Europe.

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UgenTec raises €7.5 million Series A funding

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Funding, Going Global on Apr 04, 2018

Hasselt-based startup UgenTec closes a €7.5million funding round to scale its DNA analysis software, access new markets and recruit talent. The round was raised by existing shareholders, management and investment firm LRM.

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Octinion, eRowz and Yields.io win this year’s UK Digital Pitching Competition at TSD

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Going Global on Mar 21, 2018

Three of Belgium’s most exciting and innovative start-ups crowned winners at this year’s UK Digital Pitching Competition.

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Startups.be becomes Startup Europe Ambassador

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Growing on Mar 19, 2018

Startups.be proudly becomes “Startup Europe Ambassador” in Belgium. The Startup Europe Ambassadors are a group of key influencers in the European startup ecosystems to provide information and advice about the European Commission's Startup Europe initiative. The objective is to democratise the startu...

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Here are 10 of Europe’s most prominent VC’s to watch in 2018

Posted in Ecosystem, Funding, Growing, Fundraising on Jul 25, 2018

Here is a list of 10 of Europe’s most prominent investors in to watch in 2018. Take a look if you want to raise some funding for your startup.

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Start-up June Energy raises €2.1 million

Posted in Startup News, Go Global, Failing Forward, Funding, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Jul 18, 2018

The two-and-a-half-year-old Antwerp start-up June Energy announces a new capital round of 2.1 million euro. Some 5000 customers already use the technology to switch regularly to a cheaper energy supplier.

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MY-GATEWAY awards ten startups with Web Summit tickets

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Experts, Going Global, Growing on Jul 03, 2018

MY-GATEWAY holds an open application to give away free Web Summit tickets to ten startups based in or focused on Central Eastern European countries until July 20th.

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Software AG acquires Belgian scale-up TrendMiner

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Funding on Jun 13, 2018

Software AG announced its acquisition of the Belgian data analytics scale-up TrendMiner for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 2008 and based in Hasselt, TrendMiner specializes in visual data analytics for the manufacturing and process industry and will complement Software AG’s Internet of Things (Io...

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Belgian IoT startup Rombit wins 2018 International Startup Battleground at BridgeSF

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Going Global on May 29, 2018

One of the leading IoT startups from Belgium, Rombit has been awarded as the ‘Most Innovative International Startup of 2018’ at Bridge SF held in San Francisco recently.

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eFounders startups raise $120 million in 6 months

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Funding, Growing, Fundraising on May 29, 2018

What do Front, Aircall, Slite, Station, Forest and Spendesk have in common? All 6 were created by the startup studio eFounders, and all 6 have raised a total of $120M in funding since January.

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5 facts you should know about the Brussels tech startup ecosystem

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Starting Up, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on May 24, 2018

Choosing the Brussels region as the place to launch your startup has its pro’s and con’s, but pro’s definitely beat con’s. A new study conducted by Startups.be and the Brussels region reveals that the 75% of the local founders would recommend their friends to create their startup in Brussels.

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Antwerp Startup Fair links startups to potential customers and talented jobseekers

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Experts, Growing on Apr 17, 2018

The City of Antwerp, Startups.be and partners such as EY, Port of Antwerp, Synergrid and Digipolis join forces to organize the third edition of Antwerp Startup Fair, the job fair for anyone interested in buying from or working for a startup.

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