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Swiss VC invests in Brussels based fintech startup The Glue

Posted in Startup News, Funding, Going Global, Fundraising on Mar 24, 2017

The Glue, the Brussels based fintech provider that was initiated by Jurgen Ingels, Wim De Waele and Stefan Dierckx, closed a capital increase of 5 million euro led by Swiss and Silicon Valley based Polytech Ecosystem Ventures.

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Tech Startup Day 2017: Meet the exhibitors

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem on Mar 23, 2017

See the list of companies that showcased their services and products at Tech Startup Day!

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Failing Forward Wrap up

Posted in Failing Forward on Mar 21, 2017

Every week, we share insightful and inspiring Failing Forward keynotes. This time, we show you a wrap up of all the inspiring talks at failing forward . Enjoy!

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AproPLAN, IOT Factory and Cloudalize gear up expansion in the UK

Posted in Startup News on Mar 16, 2017

Three Belgian Digital companies wishing to expand their businesses to the UK have won the chance to meet potential partners and venture capitalists in London after impressing a panel of British digital experts and venture capitalists at this year’s Digital Pitching Forum run by the UK Department for...

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ING FinTech Village: second edition welcomes 10 new FinTech startups

Posted in Ecosystem on Mar 15, 2017

After the successful 2016 edition, the ING FinTech Village opens its doors today for the second time.It promises once again to be an exciting challenge for a mix of 10 Belgian and international FinTech startups. The selection was made based on criteria such as a solid concept and a dynamic team.For ...

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Gerard Goldstein's adventure in launching a product and failing forward with it

Posted in Failing Forward on Mar 14, 2017

Every week, we share insightful and inspiring Failing Forward keynotes. This time, Gerald Goldstein explains why failing forward is so important to entrepreneurs. Enjoy!

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Tech Startup Day 2017: top networking, awards and a royal visit!

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem on Mar 13, 2017

The king, the awards, an international delegation and over 1000 attendees were some of the highlights. It was another great edition of this exciting event and we are glad to say Startups.be team, the driving force behind this big conference, pulled it off for the 7th time!

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Pieterjan Bouten: “We need more success stories in Belgium”

Posted in Insights on Mar 07, 2017

“The Belgian tech ecosystem is becoming stronger every year, but we could use some more success stories”, explains co-CEO Pieterjan Bouten from Showpad a couple of days before Tech Startup Day.

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Tech Startup Day goes international!

Posted in Startup News on Mar 01, 2017

Tech Startup Day celebrates its fifth anniversary in 2017. Last year, over 1.100 people enjoyed the workshops and the networking. This year we’re going international, showcasing a European start-up delegation for the first time.

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Life Panel: Personal stories about Failing Forward

Posted in Failing Forward on Feb 28, 2017

Every week, we share insightful and inspiring Failing Forward keynotes. This time, the LIFE Panel shares personal stories about failing. Enjoy!

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DW Hub gives boost to startups in Wallonia

Posted in Startup News on Feb 28, 2017

Do you want to stay informed about what’s happening in the French speaking parts of our country on the startup front? Then you’re in the right place, because as from now, we join forces with Regional IT for the latest on Wallonia and Brussels.

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Nomadesk has been sold to UnifiedPost

Posted in Startup News on Feb 27, 2017

The digital solutions specialist UnifiedPost has acquired the Belgian Dropbox-competitor Nomadesk. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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“It’s the unexpected that makes SXSW unique”

Posted in Ecosystem, Go Global, Going Global on Mar 23, 2017

“We explore, or we expire”, said astronaut Buzz Aldrin during his keynote at SXSW Interactive in Austin, and there’s no better way to summarize the famous Austin festival.

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Digital Attraxion: Meet Hainaut’s new digital startup accelerator

Posted in Startup News on Mar 21, 2017

Digital Attraxion is Wallonia’s newest startup accelerator. Here’s the latest from Wallonia and Brussels, courtesy of Regional IT.

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Estimate your Startup Valuation

Posted in Fundraising on Mar 21, 2017

Perhaps one of the most important factors to consider when meeting investors is the startup valuation. We underscore two logical and rational approaches to enhance a clear understanding of the valuation process and to ensure you get the best-in-class result.

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Rombit takes over security specialist Sercotec

Posted in Startup News on Mar 16, 2017

Antwerp-based tech company Rombit acquires security specialist Sercotec. This acquisition is complementary for both sides and will allow to further create and develop a smart access platform, an integrated solution for access and user monitoring at industrial sites.

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Silverfin picked up $4.5M in Series A funding led by Index Ventures

Posted in Startup News on Mar 14, 2017

Silverfin, a startup out of Ghent, secured $4.5M in Series A funding led by Index Ventures. Silverfin will use the investment to accelerate product development, expand the team at its headquarters in Belgium, and will use part of the funds to expand to the UK.

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Sodexo acquires Mechelen-based startup Xpenditure

Posted in Startup News on Mar 14, 2017

The French food services and facilities management multinational joins forces with a Flemish expense management startup Xpenditure.

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Small Teaser and UniFly are startup and scale-up of the year!

Posted in Startup News on Mar 09, 2017

Small Teaser has been awarded as ‘Startup of the Year’ during Tech Startup Day in Brussels. Best scale-up is the drone management platform UniFly. CitizenLab gets the award for Student Startup of the Year, while Birdee is the most Disruptive Startup. All four startups received congratulations from h...

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King Philippe of Belgium to attend Tech Startup Day

Posted in Startup News on Mar 06, 2017

Tech Startup Day, scheduled for March 9th, has the honor to welcome King Philippe of Belgium at the Egg in Brussels. The King will meet young entrepreneurs, academics and investors to discuss the challenges and the opportunities facing the Belgian startup ecosystem.

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