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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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