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Bizidee Awards: Meet the Winners!

Posted in Startup News on Dec 17, 2015

On December 9th, Bizidee concluded its 14th edition and here are the entrepreneurs who were recognized! Bizidee is the entrepreneurial competition in which startups can be awarded the best business plan recognition and have a chance to win the top prize of € 15,000. IN THE LARGE CA...

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iText and Hancom announce their joint venture ThinkFree

Posted in Startup News on Dec 11, 2015

Leading PDF library company iText and professional software developer Hancom communicate their entrance to the European market with software joint venture ThinkFree. By this new collaboration,ThinkFree brand is to offer Hancom solutions integrated with iText functionality to professional markets ...

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Belgian startup UXprobe gets € 100K in investment

Posted in Startup News on Dec 08, 2015

UXprobe, a Belgian startup that specializes in testing and improving the user experience in web apps, raises € 100,000 support from CreatiFI - European accelerator for the creative sector. The accelerator rewarded nine cases out of 126 startups from 15 European countries. The Belgian start-up UXp...

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Announcing the 10 first Tech Startup Day 2016 speakers

Posted in Startup News on Dec 07, 2015

Today, we’re delighted to announce our first 10speakers – includingthe Minister of the Digital Agenda, #Betech founders that secured funding and many more. Keep on reading for more details. Alexander De Croo -Deputy Prime Minister for Open VLD and Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agen...

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Web Summit 2015 Overview

Posted in Going Global on Dec 01, 2015

This past November, Startups.be lead a delegation of 13 Belgian startups to theWeb Summit, the largest technology conference in Europe. After 5 editions Web Summit has grown into a global gathering of the world’s leading thinkers and doers in technology from all over the world. And we did not miss i...

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iMinds 4th best incubator in the world

Posted in Startup News on Nov 26, 2015

UBI Global is a Swedish non-profit organization that maps incubation program and guides , and annually benchmarks the performance of more than 400 incubators from 70 countries on the basis of 58 parameters. The iStart incubation of iMinds scored remarkably well in this ranking. According to UBI G...

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Sentiance Raises $5.2 million in Series B Financing Round

Posted in Startup News on Nov 17, 2015

The new funding closely follows an earlier financing round of $2 million in January 2015. The new round of funding was achieved earlier than expected and gives Sentiance additional resources to undertake and more rapidly complete its groundbreaking development projects. By filtering meaningful co...

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Andaman7 secures €1,3 M

Posted in Startup News on Nov 04, 2015

The young startup got new funding and gets ready to execute its global strategy. Thanks to different investors, among them the fund Meusinvest, the Belgian app will keep adding new features and more functionalities. Andaman7 allows users to store their health record on their smartphones and share...

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Meet the Belgian delegation at Slush

Posted in Going Global on Nov 03, 2015

Helsinki may not be the first city springs to mind when speaking about startups, certainly not in comparison with tech hubs such as London, Paris or Berlin. Despite the fact that Finland only represents 0,3% of the worldwide population, it attracts more than 1% of global VC money and is home to 10%...

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Opinum secures €1M from a set of Belgian and American investors

Posted in Startup News on Nov 02, 2015

Energy startup Opinum closed an investment round of over 1 million Euro. A consortium of investors, among which Sambrinvest, SRIW environment, Inventures, MyMicroInvest and a number of Belgian and American business angels provided the funds. Led by CEO Loïc Bar and currently headquartered in Liège,...

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Belgian Xetal wins award at the German Design Award 2016

Posted in Startup News on Oct 28, 2015

Xetal Kinsei technology has been awarded the Special Mention in the Building and Elements category of the German Design Awards 2016. This recognition is the top global prize of the German Design Council which features a panel of international design experts to judge the entries. Francesco Pess...

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Belgian tech startups are ready to take over Dublin!

Posted in Going Global on Oct 20, 2015

A select group of entrepreneurs will showcase their hottest products and services at The Web Summit! Once again, we've brought together tech startups to take part in the Web Summit from November 3rd to 5th. Thanks to the support of Flanders Investment & Trade, AWEX and Invest-Export Brussels, Sta...

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Doctena Scores €4.5M Funding to keep developing its Medical Booking Platform

Posted in Startup News on Dec 14, 2015

Headquartered in Brussels, Doctena has raised €4.5 million funding round made up of investment from undisclosed private investors, business angels, and debt. The company sells a medical booking platform that lets doctors offer online booking to their patients and has successfully launched in thre...

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Social Shopping App Shopally gets $1.4 M in seed funding

Posted in Startup News on Dec 08, 2015

Based in Brussels and NYC, Shopally has raised $1.4 million in seed financing to boost the development and prepare a global roll-out of its mobile affiliate app. The funding round was led by a group of unnamed angel investors and supported by M&A advisor Bertrand & Associates. Launching at the en...

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"KBC Start it Fund": 10M in new venture capital

Posted in Startup News on Dec 07, 2015

KBC Securities launched "KBC Start it fund", a new venture capital fund for startups from Startit @ KBCecosystem to support their continued growth. Two years ago KBC launched together with several partners the early-stage incubator Startit @ KBC which provides support and advice so that they can ...

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LindaCare closes a € 1.5M Series A financing round to launch its activities in Europe

Posted in Startup News on Dec 04, 2015

The software company specializing in the field of telemonitoring solutions for chronic disease patientshas announced the closing of a € 1.5 million Series A financing round, led by Capricorn Venture Partners. The funding will be used to support the development and launch of LindaCare’s product in ke...

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Belgian federal Open Data policy Summary

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem on Nov 30, 2015

Back in July, Belgium celebrated the green light for the federal Open Data strategy. You can now see a summary of the policies involved in this big step towards making the national administration leaner and more efficient.These are some of the crucial highlights: State-owned companies are incl...

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Turbulent wins 1st place at the Startup Nations Summit 2015

Posted in Startup News on Nov 22, 2015

The Antwerp-based startup, Turbulent, who developed a new and efficient hydropower technique to deliver affordable, renewable energy, was elected as one of the best tech startups in the world by securing the 1st place at The Pitch Competition, during the Startup Nations Summit 2015 in Monterrey, Méx...

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Antwerp Mayor Receives Startup Policy Leadership Award from Global Entrepreneurship Network

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Policy on Nov 17, 2015

The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), an organization of programs and initiatives that promote entrepreneurial growth, honored Mayor Bart De Wever of Antwerp, Belgium, with the 2015 Startup Nations Award for Local Policy Leadership. De Wever was recognized for his public sector achievement a...

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AppTweak raises $500,000 in seed capital

Posted in Startup News on Nov 04, 2015

Brussels-based startup AppTweakspecialised in'app store optimisation'(ASO), got$500,000 toexpand its sales and grow its team. The fresh capital will boost the product by adding more languages and new features. Founded in 2013, this young Belgian startup already has companies like LinkedIn, Samsun...

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