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Over 250 attendees enjoyed a new edition of Failing Forward

Posted in Failing Forward on Oct 15, 2015

For the third year in a row, Startups.be challenged the stigma associated with failure by bringing together powerful testimonials and diverse speakers for a full day of inspiration. On October 14th in The Egg Brussels, 18 seasoned speakers testified openly about the hardships they've faced in the...

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50 Belgian startups are looking for investors

Posted in Startup News on Oct 01, 2015

Trends Business Magazine unveils the first Belgian top 50 startups looking for aggressive investors. From the applications submitted (more than 250 cases for this first edition!), a jury of 20 "top investors" (10 French and 10 Belgians) has selected 50 Belgian promising startups worth to keep an ...

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VUB spin-off Collibra Raises $23 million in Series B

Posted in Startup News on Sep 28, 2015

Collibra, the data governance company that helps customers understand, trust, and use data efficiently, nets $ 23 million (20.5 million euros) in funding from Index Ventures and Dawn Capital. Founded in 2008, Collibra provides an easy-to-use business application that automates any data-related bu...

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Plan du Numérique : Wallonia fuels innovation & connectivity

Posted in Startup News on Sep 18, 2015

Wallonia is set to become a smart and connected region where tech startups arerenownedglobally. That's why the region has come up with a solid proposal to fuel digital innovation as well as quality, education, public services and well-being. On September 18th , Pierre Rion, President of the Digit...

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8 Essential legal tips for your Startup

Posted in Ecosystem, Insights, Starting Up on Sep 16, 2015

We all know the situation: you have spotted the perfect business opportunity, performed customer and market research and built a prototype. But then the legal related issues pop up .You suddenly realise that you have to tackle that detail you had overlooked: the legal aspects! From business structur...

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Showpad will pitch at the European Innovation Day

Posted in Startup News on Sep 09, 2015

Startup Europe will take 15 brightest scaleups to Silicon Valley for the upcomingEuropean Innovation Day. The Belgian Startup Showpad is part of the batch going toMountain View on September 21st. Check out the entire list of companies Showpad is a sales enablement solution that gives marketing...

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iText reloaded! Another recognition for the Belgian Startup

Posted in Startup News on Sep 04, 2015

It's happening again... say hello to the national champion in the European Business Awards! iText Group NV has been named as a National Champion for Belgium in The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM; a prestigious competition supported by businesses leaders, academics, media and political ...

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How to start up in the UK: Highlights, Challenges and Advice

Posted in Ecosystem, Go Global, Going Global on Aug 27, 2015

The British Ambassador Alison Rose met with a select group of Belgian Entrepreneurs to talk over their business visit. It is no secret that at Startups.be we believe that startups are born global and we are trying to do our best to take Belgian talent to the international scene. Luckily we have m...

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Investor Readiness vouchers: and the winners are....

Posted in Startup News on Aug 19, 2015

During the summer, Antwerp Management School carried out a call for entrepreneurs willing to attend the first-level masterclasses Investor, Organization and Personal readiness. So far, 12 out of 20 vouchers (€ 1.000 each) have been claimed! Thanks to it, the winners will be able to choose a maste...

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5 Reasons to Attend Failing Forward

Posted in Failing Forward on Aug 17, 2015

In just a few weeks from now, on October 14th; Startups.be’s Failing Forward Conference arrives in Brussels. Our team is working hard to carefully craft sessions that give you concrete tactics and takeaways you can implement in your life and business for success. There's so much going on with the...

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Startups.be strikes a partnership with the Korea Research and Innovation Centre-Europe

Posted in Ecosystem, Going Global on Aug 16, 2015

Thanks to this new agreement, both organisations will establish a framework to enhance the support they provide to entrepreneurs. On August 14th, Dr.Ing. Gi Won ON, Korean Research and Innovation Centre (KIC-Europe), and Karen Boers, Managing Director at Startups.be, signed the Memorandum of Unders...

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iText did it again! More recognitions for the Belgian Startup

Posted in Startup News on Aug 13, 2015

iText, the premier open source PDF library designed for developers, earned Silver in the Best in Biz Awards International Awards for small or medium business product of the year. This is the first time iText has been recognized by the Best in Biz Awards. The company was selected among hundreds b...

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Sony Acquires Softkinetic Systems

Posted in Startup News on Oct 08, 2015

Sony Corporation announced that is has completed the acquasition ofSoftkinetic Systems, after reaching an agreement with the company and its major shareholders. With this move, Softkinetic - which possesses time-of-flight ("ToF") range image sensor technology - has become a wholly-owned subsidiary o...

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Failed Businesses- Billion Dollar Lessons?

Posted in Growing on Oct 01, 2015

While so many business and leadership books on the market focus on what worked well, Paul Carroll is flying from San Francisco, to join us on Failing Forward and explain how those same "success" strategies can backfire - based on facts & research of once (but no longer) thriving businesses. P...

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Failing Forward: Time to Break Through the Stigma

Posted in Failing Forward on Sep 25, 2015

European startups have long felt the sting of failed ventures, yet forums to discuss what went wrong are scarce. And when starting to invite speakers for a conference on this topic, you experience how deeply people - and especially entrepreneurs - fear discussing this subject in public. And yet f...

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Startups create 49 000 jobs

Posted in Startup News on Sep 18, 2015

Innovative businesses and startups in Belgium generated nearly 50,000 new jobs during 2014, according to a study by Sirris Growth Engineer Omar Mohout. The study, which was prepared in cooperation with Startups.be, took into consideration 1400 startups, which represent 40% of the Belgian market. ...

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Teamleader opens an office in Berlin

Posted in Startup News on Sep 10, 2015

The Belgian startup Teamleader will open an office in Berlin! The CRM specialist will serve the German SME market from its headquarters in the capital. "The one in Berlin is our first office in a non-Dutch speaking country," says Co-Founder Jeroen De Wit. "We want to prove that we can adapt our m...

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13.000 Jobs Created by Innovation-based Incubators in 2013

Posted in Starting Up on Sep 08, 2015

EBN, the Brussels-based innovation network, publicly announces the results of its 2014 annual quality survey. The network, with over 150 quality certified Business and Innovation Centres throughout Europe and overseas, has fostered the creation of over 13.000 jobs and helped to raise more than 284 m...

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How Coworking is Changing the Way We Work

Posted in Startup News on Aug 28, 2015

Traditional offices are becoming less and less common these days, and many business settings, startups in particular, are turning to shared office space to save money. When coworking, the workspace is shared, but the people work independently. It is not uncommon for people who are coworking to even ...

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MyMicroInvest raises €3M to attract foreign capital

Posted in Startup News on Aug 21, 2015

The Belgian crowdfunding platform MyMicroInvest will use the money to expand to six European countries. Jacques de Vaucleroy (AXA), Philippe Haspeslagh (Vlerick), the French entrepreneur Patrick Abadi and the management team of MyMicroInvest itself participated in this new round of funding throug...

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