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Nominees for Tech Startup Day Awards 2016 Announced: Voting is Now Open

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem on Jan 19, 2016 has announced the shortlist of companies for the first annual Tech Startup Day Awards. Winners will be selected by the community, who will have the chance to support their favorites by submitting their vote until February 17th, 2016. On a mission to strengthen Belgium’s entrepreneuria...

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FlagWorlds raises €225.000 in seed capital

Posted in Startup News on Jan 13, 2016

The amount raised from business angels will allow FlagWorlds to complete the development of its web platform and its mobile app, which will be available in App Store and Google Play. FlagWorlds is a community-based geolocation network. Its mission is to generate social bounds in a world where any...

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EYnovation & join forces to help Belgian entrepreneurs

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Starting Up on Jan 05, 2016

EYnovation, the startup program powered by EY, is working with towards a common goal: to help make dreams come true for the entrepreneurs in Belgium. Karen Boers, Managing Director at and Wouter Desmet, Partner at EY Subsidia, share their views on the ecosystem and the highl...

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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, 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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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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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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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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Volta Ventures leads €1 million funding round in Cashforce

Posted in Startup News, Funding on Jan 13, 2016

The young Flemish startup has announced a €1 million Series A funding round led by Volta Ventures, marking the fund’s fourth investment of 2015. Pamica NV, the investment company of Michel Akkermans, former Chairman and CEO of financial technology company Clear2Pay, is co-investor. Cashforce,an i...

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Belgian startup CarAmigo strikes a partnership with Ford

Posted in Startup News on Jan 08, 2016

CarAmigo, Belgium's first peer-to-peer car rental, has signed an agreement with the car manufacturer Ford. The new alliance is meant to help Ford customers to register their cars on CarAmigo and learn the possible savings by using the calculator available on Alex Gaschard,...

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Top 5 reasons to attend Tech Startup Day 2016

Posted in Startup News on Dec 21, 2015

5. It’s a magnet for innovators, like Loïc Bar, the prolific author whose venture seeks to give sense to building and micro-grid utility consumption by harnessing the power of big data and IoT. 4. Set your course with 10+ Parallel Sessions. Whether it’s “Funding: Spinning the Wheel of Fortune”, "...

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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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