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Thumbs up for the Belgian federal Open Data strategy

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy on Jul 24, 2015

The adoption of an open data strategy has been given green light following the proposal of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Digital Agenda and Telecoms Alexander De Croo. This is a crucial step in strengthening the Belgian digital ecosystem and the evolution towards a leaner, more effici...

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ING FinTech Village: Get an insight into the first accelerator dedicated to Belgian financial technology

Posted in Ecosystem on Jul 16, 2015

ING Belgium coordinates the launch of ING FinTech Village, the first Belgian accelerator dedicated to financial technologies, in collaboration with Deloitte, SWIFT Innotribe, Belcube, SmartFin Capital, Eggsplore and Startups.be. Thanks to its specific expertise, each partner contributes to the proje...

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DataCamp raises $1M to develop its learning platform

Posted in Startup News on Jul 15, 2015

The Belgian startup will utilise the seed money to expand its online data science services.The investment was made by venture capitalist Chris Lynch’s firm, Accomplice. DataCamp, currently based in Leuven and New York (but soon moving to Boston), was launched in 2010 by Jonathan Cornelissen, Mart...

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A new edition of MIC Brussels Boostcamp is about to kick-off

Posted in Startup News on Jul 10, 2015

On July 14th, the 8th edition of the MIC Brussels Boostcampwill kick off.It's the flagship acceleration program organized by the Microsoft Innovation Center Brussels for early-stage businesses. The Boostcamp consists of a series of hands-on, practical workshops in key areas of knowledge for start...

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From Flanders to Atlanta: call for startups

Posted in Going Global on Jun 29, 2015

Is your startup an exciting must-watch company from Flanders? A Flemish-Dutch economic mission is recruiting promising Flemish entrepreneurs willing to scale up their business overseas. From October 4th to 7th, the Minister-President Geert Bourgeois and the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will le...

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20 top investors are looking for the 50 best Belgian startups to invest in!

Posted in Startup News on Jun 26, 2015

That’s why FundMe, Leansquare, MyMicroInvest and Trends-Tendances team up to shed light on the hottest Belgian startup of the year 2015 Fundme, with the magazine Challenges, does this operation every year in France, with the « 100 French startup to invest in ». Now we’re looking for Belgium’s top 50...

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Discover The Winners of The Boostcamp & Acceleration Program Final

Posted in Startup News, Starting Up on Jun 25, 2015

During the final of the 7th and 2nd Boostcamp MIC Acceleration program of Microsoft Innovation Center Brussels (MIC Brussels), the most promising "first-time entrepreneurs" were rewarded according to their businesses potential. The MIC Boostcamp is a 4-month coaching program launched in 2011, whi...

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Belgian startup studio eFounders raises $6M in Series A funding

Posted in Startup News on Jun 23, 2015

Yet another #BeTech funding news! Brussels- and Paris-based startup studioeFoundersannounced on Tuesday that it has raised a Series A funding round of $6 million. The sum comes from angel investor Ogel Tscheltzoff, a former partner of the studio’s co-founder, Thibaud Elziere; the two co-founded t...

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Betacowork Scholarships: Meet the winning teams!

Posted in Starting Up on Jun 22, 2015

Meetsies, Marjore and Browcast are the lucky ones! The three startups will get the chance to develop their businesses from Betacowork offices in Brussels. Regardless of what kind of business you’re building, you need support. Thanks to the Betacowork Scholarship, these three selected early-stage ...

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Edebex secures € 3M to continue its fast-paced growth

Posted in Startup News on Jun 18, 2015

The cash injection follows a successful first round that had enabled the Brussels-headquartered startup to raise €800,000 a few months ago. Pascal Berend, a French serial entrepreneur, is the investorbehind this funding opportunity. The funds will increase the team (the plan is to go from 12 to 2...

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#BeTech Accelerators: take a look at this mind-blowing infographics!

Posted in Startup News on Jun 16, 2015

Sirris and Startups.be have published this beautiful visual display that features all the accelerators in the Belgian Tech Startup Scene. Have a look and spread the word!

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Microsoft announces a partnership with over 150 of the world’s top accelerators

Posted in Startup News on Jun 16, 2015

Due to the new agreement, the technology giant will deliver $120,000 of free Azure to qualified global startups from 47 countries. Microsoft’s cloud is leading the way in the new era for startups and enterprises alike, with the most simple AND complete cloud experience available. The offer expand...

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OJOO wins the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur competition

Posted in Startup News on Jul 17, 2015

After securing a € 1 million investment less than three months ago, the Belgian gaming platform keeps its path to success. OJOO is bringing home the first prize awarded by Silicon Valley Entrepreneur. Ojoo is the easiest way to create, play and sell location-based games, tours and maps from your mob...

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Allied For Startups lands in Brussels

Posted in Startup News on Jul 16, 2015

The worldwide network of advocacy organizations focused on improving the policy environment for startups has set up a full-time office in Brussels! With Lenard Koschwitz as new European Affairs Director, the new headquarters will seek to ensure entrepreneurs' opinion reach out government institut...

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etouches purchases mobile technology company TapCrowd

Posted in Startup News on Jul 14, 2015

The provider of cloud event management software solutions has acquired the Belgian startup as a strategy to increase its mobile reach. As part of the move both Tapcrowd founders will get involved in etouches: Brecht Fourneau will become part of the marketing team headquartered in Europe, while Niko ...

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Startup Europe Club: A single-entry-point portal entirely dedicated to EU tech entrepreneurs

Posted in Startup News on Jul 01, 2015

At Startup Europe Club, entrepreneurs will find not only the Startup Europe Manifesto but the Manifesto of each of the most important ecosystems en Europe. Thanks to the EU Networks, if you are a young entrepreneur or not so young, if you are male or female, if you have a promising idea and you n...

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Translation And Copywriting Platform TextMaster Scores $5M In New Funding

Posted in Startup News on Jun 29, 2015

TextMaster, the Belgium startup that offers a platform for content translation, copywriting and proofreading, has raised a new $5 million round of funding, adding to the approximately $3 million previously raised since being founded in 2011. The lead investor is Serena Capital, along with existing b...

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Belgian startup 87 Seconds doubles its workforce in Paris

Posted in Startup News on Jun 25, 2015

Specialist in animated videos, 87Seconds is a #BeTech company working for major French customers like Orange, Michelin or Voyages-SNCF. Growing at a fast-pace, the startup has announced that will soon double its workforce in its Parisian division since the French market is constantly changing on ...

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Twikey helps the Port of Antwerp to get rid of cheques

Posted in Startup News on Jun 23, 2015

Together with Twikey, the Port of Antwerp has developed a unique solution to consign the use of cheques to the past. In collaboration with Belfius, BNP Paribas Fortis, KBC, ING Belgium and Bank J. Van Breda & C°, a complete electronic solution has been developed to get rid of the paper cheque.

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Russian and Belgian startups pitched their innovative services in a co-organised event

Posted in Startup News on Jun 22, 2015

On June 22nd, the Russia-EU Match-Making Event took place at Co.Station. Thanks to the co-organisation of Startups.be and Russian-based ITMO University, the event was the perfect opportunity to identify and match business partners for high-tech startup companies. Special guests of the event include...

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