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“Slush is the center of the universe in tech”

Posted in Go Global on Dec 10, 2016

About 30 direct leads. That’s what Teamleader brought home from Slush in Helsinki. Together with 14 other startups from all over Europe, the Gent based CRM-specialist inaugurated the first ever Startups.be/European Startup Network booth in the Finish capital.

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After 5 months on the market Doctoranytime got €1M financing

Posted in Startup News on Dec 07, 2016

“We started 5 months ago in Belgium and have already 1000 doctors using our website to find new patients and manage their practice on a daily basis,” says co-founder and CEO Sylvain Niset. Recently the Belgian startup Doctoranytime raised a new €1M funding round from business angels.

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sCool recognised at the CreatiFi awards

Posted in Startup News on Dec 07, 2016

sCool takes home the audience award powered by CreatiFi

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Brussels and Antwerp in top 15 European AI hubs

Posted in Ecosystem on Dec 02, 2016

Brussels and Antwerp are in the top 15 hubs of artificial intelligence talent in Europe, according to a new report from the international venture capital firm Atomico. As Europe is becoming more and more focussed on deep tech, this is a significant evolution.

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Too proud to fail?

Posted in Insights on Nov 28, 2016

Fear of failure is hard-wired into the cultural DNA of the Flemish. ­Although most of the Flemish agree that starting your own business may be a good career decision, successful entrepreneurs are hardly put on a pedestal and rarely shown in the media. Thus, we need a more positive entrepreneurial cu...

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Unifly gets €5 M financing for international growth

Posted in Startup News on Nov 22, 2016

Sky is not the limit! Terra Drone (a major Japanese drone operator and system integrator) confirms its trust in the VITO spin-off Unifly by investing a total of 5 million euro together with Qbic and PMV. Terra Drone provides 80% of the total capital.

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The 2nd European Startup Monitor shows how European startups internationalise and cooperate to grow

Posted in Policy on Nov 22, 2016

The German Startups Association and the European Startup Network (ESN) have successfully published the 2nd European Startup Monitor (ESM). It represents 2,515 startups, 6.340 founders and 23.774 employees from 18 different countries including those newly added to the research: Cyprus, Finland, Portu...

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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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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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Belgian Startups Delegation is choosing Paris to go global

Posted in Go Global on Dec 09, 2016

Last week Startups.be in partnership with the Innovation Hub brought a delegation of more than 10 Belgian startups to Paris. A wide spectrum of activities allowed us to experience one of Europe's and world’s foremost innovation hubs. We've learned a lot, and we are excited to run through the highlig...

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eFounders raised €5M to build 8 new startups

Posted in Startup News, Funding on Dec 07, 2016

Founded in 2011 by Thibaud Elzière and Quentin Nickmans, eFounders received €5M from 40 entrepreneurs and European family offices in a recent capital round. This capital will enable the Brussels and Parisian startup studio which has already founded 9 startups including Mailjet, Front, Aircall, Ment...

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Virteo raised over €2M

Posted in Startup News, Funding on Dec 06, 2016

The Belgian fintech startup Virteo has raised €2.2M in a new round of financing. The startup intends to use this money to accelerate the commercialization of its home market, expand the capabilities of the platform and to prepare for expansion abroad.

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How to tackle the dilution and valuation problem

Posted in Fundraising on Dec 01, 2016

Does your mind go blank when someone mentions you the valuation of your startup? Check out our first blog post of our Get Investor Ready series, featuring basic information, advice, and free templates to download.

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Commission is doing away with the stigma of entrepreneurial failure and gives boost to startups in Europe

Posted in Policy on Nov 23, 2016

More venture capital for startups and doing away with the stigma of entrepreneurial failure: the EU wants to support entrepreneurs to get back on their feet quicker. On Tuesday the Commission unveiled the Start-up and Scale-up Initiative that aims to give Europe's many innovative entrepreneurs every...

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ScaleUp Europe - a Manifesto for change and empowerment in the Digital Age

Posted in Startup News on Nov 22, 2016

The first of its kind in Europe, the Manifesto is intended to serve as a comprehensive roadmap for making Europe not just the best place in the world to start a business, but the best place to grow and to scale up.

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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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