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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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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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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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Startups.be launches AI-powered job platform

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights on Mar 15, 2018

Startups.be launches a brand-new job platform that intelligently links jobseekers and startups looking for talent. “Being able to attract talent is one of the big difficulties that our startups face”, says Jan Bormans of Startups.be. “With our new job platform, we tackle this problem.”

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How to successfully run a crowdfunding campaign for your startup

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Experts, Funding, Fundraising on Feb 16, 2018

Whether it is to start your own company or to grow it to the next level, even the greatest entrepreneurs with the largest amount of business management knowledge cannot avoid fundraising. “Fundraising is not an exact science, there is no recipe for guaranteed success”, says Chris Thomas, founder of ...

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Start to act and save our planet!

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Experts on Jan 31, 2018

Energy efficiency is not the “sexiest” of terms of all, nevertheless we all understand the immense importance of preserving energy and reducing our consumption to save the resources of our planet.

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LindaCare raises 7 million euro to improve remote patient monitoring

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Funding, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Jan 30, 2018

LindaCare, a digital health company specializing in remote patient monitoring solutions for chronic disease management, announced a seven million Euro Series B investment, featuring participation by Philips, together with PMV as new investors. Existing investors Capricorn ICT Arkiv, Connecticut Inno...

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The Colruyt family invests in Ontoforce

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Funding, Going Global, Growing on Jan 26, 2018

The Ghent-based technology company Ontoforce has announced a new capital round of € 4,3 million in growth financing led by Korys (the investment structure of the Colruyt family), Annie Vereecken, PMV and LRM. The new investment will be used to fuel Ontoforce's growth and future development.

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Showpad secures another $25 million to continue global expansion

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

The Belgian sales and marketing platform Showpad has secured $25 million in additional Series C funding from Insight Venture Partners. The funding will be used for investment in new markets, the expansion of Showpad’s global strategy, and continued product development.

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Van Overtveldt promises €400 million 'super fund' for Belgian tech sector

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Funding, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Jan 18, 2018

The Belgian Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt is working on a new government 'super fund' that will invest in Belgian funds that put large amounts of money into local scale-ups.

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Xavier Niel invests in universal admin interface Forest Admin

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Experts, Funding, Starting Up, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Jan 15, 2018

Six months after its launch, Forest Admin has closed a 3 million euro round to accelerate the technological and international development of its admin-as-a-service interface for businesses. The round is co-led by Connect Ventures and Xavier Niel, with the participation of Taavet Hinrikus (CEO of Tra...

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Qualifio raises 3 million euro from Volta Ventures and SRIW

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Experts, Funding, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Jan 11, 2018

The Belgian interactive marketing and data collection platform Qualifio raises 3 million euro in a Series A funding round. Investors are Ghent-based Volta Ventures, one of the most active VC funds in Belgium, and SRIW (Société Régionale d’Investissement de Wallonie), the investment arm of the Walloo...

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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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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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Spencer and Twikit are startup and scale-up of the year!

Posted on Mar 15, 2018

Spencer has been awarded as ‘Startup of the Year’ during Tech Startup Day in Brussels. Best scale-up is 3D software builder Twikit. Becycled gets the award for Student Startup of the Year, while Find.me is the most Disruptive Startup. The Tech for Good Award, that was handed out for the first time, ...

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10 ways to make the most out of Tech Startup Day 2018

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Insights, Policy, Experts, Starting Up, Growing on Mar 08, 2018

Haven't you put Tech Startup Day on your calendar yet? We suggest you better do it quickly. With exactly 1 week to go until Tech Startup Day, the anticipation is growing for Belgium's leading startup conference!

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2018 Tech Startup Day Awards nominees announced - it's time to vote!

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem on Feb 12, 2018

For the third year in a row, Startups.be will be handing out awards to startups that had a remarkable track record last year. Our jury proposes a shortlist in five categories, and it’s up to you, the Belgian startup community, to decide about the winners!

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Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: about Startups.be's journey

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Experts, Starting Up, Growing on Jan 31, 2018

Three years ago, Startups.be engaged in a European initiative dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship for first-time entrepreneurs and for those who are experienced and would enjoy getting fresh insights into their businesses.The journey has come to an end, but what a ride it was!

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18-year-old raises €340.000 from prominent Belgian angel investors

Posted in Startup News, Starting Up on Jan 29, 2018

Faqbot, creator of a new automated, personalized chatbot platform, has announced a seed round of €340,000 led by influential Belgian business angels. Launched in 2017, Faqbot enables companies to build an automated helper bot - chatbot - quickly, easily and cost-effectively, without coding.

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5 Reasons to attend Tech Startup Day

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights on Jan 26, 2018

There are many reasons why you should join Tech Startup Day on March 15th. Here is our top 5!

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