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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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