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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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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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Start it @KBC Opening in Brussels!

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem on Aug 06, 2015

On 15 September, the newest Start it @kbc offices will open their doors at Wetenschapsstraat 23, in the heart of Brussels. At this new location in the capital, start-up businesses will be provided not only with free office space, but also with coaching, training and networking capabilities in a stim...

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Belgian delegation promoting game industry at Gamescom

Posted in Startup News, Go Global, Going Global on Jul 24, 2015

From August 5th to 9th, a handpicked batch of game studios from Belgium will hit Gamescom, Cologne. Gamescom, one of the largest European trade fairs for interactive games, will be the ideal scenario to spread the word about the Belgian gaming industry. As many other companies joining internat...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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neoScores Secures €2M in Funding

Posted in Startup News on Jul 27, 2015

neoScores is a pioneer in offering digital music scores, it gives musicians the opportunity to simply and securely buy and use sheet music and to share notes with fellow musicians. The application allows to use digital scores via smartphone, tablet or computer through any operating system. On the...

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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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