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Failing Forward 2016: inspiration and action

Posted in Failing Forward on Nov 21, 2016

On November 16th, Failing Forward, an inspiring keynote conference powered by Startups.be and its partners, nailed its fifth edition in a row. The motto “Failure is not contiguous, success is “ was a red thread of the conference leading to truly fascinating discoveries.

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Sparkcentral raised $20M to promote its international expansion and to support the rapidly growing corporate customer base

Posted in Startup News on Nov 18, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO and HASSELT, November 18, 2016 - Sparkcentral, the leading digital customer communications platform, has got the $ 20 million investment under its belt. The venture round is essential to boost the growth of Sparkcentral in the EMEA region, promote product innovation, and contribute to ...

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Startup Osimis won the Digital Start-up award at KIKK

Posted in Startup News on Nov 13, 2016

The KIKK Belfius Awards recognize the most innovative digital startups in Wallonia. From nearly one hundred nominations this year, Osimis, the HealthTech startup, was elected the winner of the "Digital Start-up" award and received a check of €10K for its medical imaging platform Lify.io. and its hig...

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Entrepreneurship is all about failing and getting back on your feet

Posted in Startup News on Nov 08, 2016

You can't do business without making a mistake from time to time. That's the key message Startups.be and Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (in Dutch: Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen) want to get across to the public.

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POM raises €175K only 6 months after its launch

Posted in Startup News on Nov 02, 2016

POM, the Brussels-based fintech startup, launched its application that helps to settle payments only 6 months ago. From then on some breaking changes have happened… During the FinTech Belgium Summit 2016, the hot startup has been awarded the «winner of the jury prize», while last week it announced 1...

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From eco farms to chips and fish resto… The stories of young entrepreneurs

Posted in Startup News on Nov 01, 2016

For many, entrepreneurship is a demanding calling, where the rewards for success are varied and great. Learning, beyond doubt, is a part of the entrepreneurial journey. Gain insight into the stories of young entrepreneurs, who nailed on-the-job training abroad.

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Logistics tech startup SLiCKss raises €1,5M in funding

Posted in Startup News on Oct 13, 2016

Logistics tech startup SLiCKss raises €1,5M in funding. The new funds will be used to further develop and commercialize SLiCKss’s vision of bringing enterprise level software to companies of any size and strengthen its top-notch team.

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Belgian startup Sentiance hires former OgilvyOne NY president and opens office in NYC

Posted in Growing on Oct 03, 2016

The Antwerp-based company announced that Dimitri Maex,former president of OgilvyOne NY, is joining the startup as their global president and chief revenue officer. As part of the new strategy, Maex will open an office in New York since Sentiance is expanding into the US market following the recent $...

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Belgian startups make a difference at TechCrunch Disrupt

Posted in Going Global on Sep 26, 2016

The Startups.be delegation that visited TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco in September certainly stood out of the crowd. The most important lessons the Belgians learned in the city by the bay? That they have to think BIG, and that everybody’s doing business at the speed of light in Silicon Valley....

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Showpad wins BelCham Entrepreneurship Award

Posted in Startup News on Sep 23, 2016

Nailing a perfect pitch and winning over challenges is not new for Showpad. This week the Belgian scale-up was named “The Most Promising Company of the Year” at the 2016 BelCham Entrepreneurship Awards in New York City. Trilled and exited by the honorable announcement at the Gala on the exclusive...

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16 national startup associations join forces in the European Startup Network (ESN)

Posted in Going Global on Sep 08, 2016

On September 7th, 2016, the European Startup Network (ESN) was officially launched in Brussels. With a total of 16 democratically organized, non-profit, and independent startup associations from Europe join forces into the ESN, the ESN constitutes the European umbrella organisation representing star...

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Major Enterprise Organisations Back GEN Belgium

Posted in Ecosystem on Nov 18, 2016

GEN Belgium will develop and coordinate the various programs and activities of GEN Global in the country while providing an additional international bridge for the many initiatives that already exist in Belgium.

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De Wever: “Antwerp should become the European Capital of Things”

Posted in Insights on Nov 17, 2016

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>“Startups are well positioned to come up with solutions to the challenges cities face”, explains Bart De Wever, whose city was given international recognition for its policy towards start-up companies. The weekend ahead will see the Mayor of Antwerp pass on th...

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Belgian investment assistant Swanest secures €750,000 in first batch of funding

Posted in Startup News on Nov 14, 2016

Fintech startup Swanest is developing an AI-enabled investment assistant and raised its first round of funding at €750,000 from the Belgian early-stage investor Philippe Gillion.

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The new highlight of Teamleader: €10M in Series B funding

Posted in Startup News on Nov 09, 2016

2016 is a truly fantastic year for Teamleader. Facts speak louder than words: Tech Startup of the Year, most promising SME in East Flanders and the opening of the new office in Spain. The most recent highlight was announced this week. The company just nailed €10M in Series B funding from Fortino Cap...

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FLAVR granted €450K from Flemish investors

Posted in Startup News on Nov 03, 2016

Why not trying food cooked by talented local chefs from your neighbourhood? FLAVR, the Antwerp-based startup, offers an online platform, giving people the opportunity to enjoy delicious and budget-friendly meals made with love by the best local chefs. Today, the startup announced that it raised 450K...

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Startups.be in a new jacket

Posted in Ecosystem on Nov 01, 2016

We have a new website, new logo, new team members and new ideas! Meet the new Startups.be!

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Lindacare bags $500,000 investment award at VentureClash

Posted in Startup News on Oct 30, 2016

LindaCare, a digital health software company specializing in the field of remote monitoring solutions for chronic disease patients, was among the 10 finalists invited last week to Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, for the final round of “VentureClash”. The Brussels-based startup gained the ...

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Barefoot raises €1M to empower its five startups

Posted in Growing on Oct 07, 2016

A major investment gained with the support of ING bank will enable the startup studio to develop its five startups. A collaboration of several entrepreneurs, Barefoot aims to professionalize the digital sector in helping businesses toinnovate with greater agility. It is responsible for five separ...

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