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Failing Forward conference was a success

Posted in Failing Forward on Dec 22, 2014

The Failing Forward event was held on December 15th in Genk, where more than 200 attendees listened toentrepreneurship idols, industry experts and specialized mentors talk aboutbusiness challenges. Once again, the conference brought together over twenty experienced and highly successful entrepren...

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Win a ticket for Failing Forward!

Posted in Ecosystem, Failing Forward on Dec 02, 2014

Failing Forward is an inspirationalkeynote conference that gathers successfultechentrepreneurs with people from other disciplines and sectors to share an honest tale about the hardship that paved their road to success. Th event will take place on December 15th at C-mine, Genk and you canassist for ...

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Cloud Angel Webfund versterkt door samenwerking met iMinds

Posted in Starting Up on Sep 04, 2014

iMinds stapt samen met Combell mee in succesverhaal voor veelbelovende start-ups. Gent, 3 september 2014 - Het Cloud Angel Webfund, dat enkele maanden geleden door Combell gelanceerd werd, wordt vandaag versterkt door de komst van iMinds. Zij zijn het leidinggevend digitaal onderzoekscentrum in V...

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Telenet invests 1Mio Euro in startup partnership with Idealabs

Posted in Startup News on May 19, 2014

Telenet announced a 1 Mio Euro investment into the Antwerp accelerator Idealabs last week. The new Telenet Idealabs is a vertical accelerator of 4-8 months that boosts tech and media ideas through seed-funding, intensive mentoring, a creative workspace, professional services and leverage of the Tele...

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New calculation of social security contributions !

Posted in Startup News on May 15, 2014

(Dutch version below) Le nouveau mode de calcul : qu’est-ce qui change ? Dès2015,le calcul des cotisations sociales des travailleurs indépendants se fera différemment.Sur notre site Internet, vous trouverez tout ce que vous devez savoir. Consultez régulièrement ce site et inscrivez-vous sans pl...

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First GUIDE to the Belgian Startup Support Community

Posted in Startup News on Mar 06, 2014

At Startups.be we just launched the first comprehensive GUIDE to the Belgian Startup Support Community. Belgium counts with a great number of startup supporting and initiatives, making it hard for entrepreneurs to find the appropriate connections or contact them at the right point in time. With t...

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Belgian Booth @NAB Show Las Vegas

Posted in Going Global on Jan 22, 2014

Startups.be is happy to host a startup booth for Belgian tech enterprises that want to be part of this great event. We are facilitated by AWEX and will be joining forces with iMinds, AWT and Impulse.Brussels! The NAB Show joins people from 156 countries to explore the trends and technologies dr...

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Failing Forward 2013 - Success!

Posted in Failing Forward on Nov 29, 2013

Pictures, presentations, quotes - we captured the best moments & are happy to share them with you! Thanks for those who joined our Failing Forward movement and made it a success! If you didn't we hope you get convinced to come next time. Video Summary Presentations Alain Heureaux Auré...

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15 Belgian startups joining Startups.be booth at LeWeb (Paris)

Posted in Going Global on Nov 19, 2013

The Walloon Agency for Telecommunications (AWT), the Brussels Enterprise Agency (BEA) and the Flemish research institute iMinds join forces once more to kickstart the internationalization of 15 Belgian startups. They will jointly provide a Startups.be demo and networking booth at LeWeb in Paris for ...

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4 reasons you need to be at Failing Forward

Posted in Failing Forward on Nov 08, 2013

Failing Forward is an inspirational keynote conference, where 25+ experienced Belgian entrepreneurs will give an honest testimonial about the hardships they encountered on their way to success and the lessons learned that got them through. Here are a few reasons you need to make your way to the T...

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Belgian startups join IT leaders in Dublin

Posted in Going Global on Nov 06, 2013

Some of the most promising startups from Belgium were selected to participate in Europe’s (even the world’s) most important Web Summitthat took place on Wednesday October 30 and Thursday October 31, 2013 and attracted more than 10,000 visitors. To these startups made in Belgium, the Web Summit in...

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Le Web Paris 2013 - Belgian Booth!

Posted in Going Global on Oct 15, 2013

ABE, AWT, iMinds and Startups.be join forces again to take 15 startups to Le Web Paris 2013! This is an unique opportunity for 15 startups not only to attend the#1 Web Event in Europe with more than 3,500 participants and 50 exhibitors but also to to be featured at a 'Belgian startups' booth and ta...

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Belgian Delegation of Tech Startups to Attend Le Web (Paris)

Posted in Go Global, Going Global on Dec 05, 2014

Thanks to the support of the Walloon Agency for Telecommunications (AWT), Impulse.Brussels, iMinds and Flanders Investment & Trade, a total of 16 startups will participate at Le Web from December 9th to 11th, in Paris, where they will showcase their products and services to over 3.800 international ...

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Belgian Tech Startup Delegation at Web Summit Stands Out

Posted in Going Global on Nov 12, 2014

A strong group of Belgian startups participated in the Web Summit (4th- 6th in Dublin, Ireland) and made quite an impression. Startups.be grouped the 60+ startups present under a single brand, offering a joint booth in a prime location in the Main Hall of the event. The Belgian tech talent caught th...

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The Lean Startup Method: Common Misconceptions and Lessons

Posted in Starting Up on Jun 09, 2014

Eric Reis is a celebrity in Silicon Valley and one of the driving forces behind the Lean Startup method. The method makes new businesses and their products successful very quickly. The thinking behind the ‘Lean Method’ is worth looking at because there are many misconceptions about it, and because i...

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Tech Startup Day materials available

Posted in Startup News on May 16, 2014

Thank you allfor turning our 3rd Tech Startup Day into another great event! With 65 awesome speakers and most of our members present, we were able to meet & exceed the expectation of the530 participants! We're hurrying to get all the Tech Startup Day materials online -presentations,video report ...

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For the Belgian entrepreneur, the customer is king and knowledge is power

Posted in Starting Up on Apr 11, 2014

In Belgium, the customer is sitting comfortably on his throne. A recent study by HR service provider Securex, UGent and the employers' association NSZ/SNI reveals that for the Belgian entrepreneur (0 to 4 employees) client relationships are considered of central importance. Which makes perfect sense...

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Accenture calling for Startups!

Posted in Growing on Feb 13, 2014

Accentureis looking for startups in people mobility to partner for innovation! Facing many market disruptions in different industries and societal challenges that surpass specific areas of expertise, it’s time to develop convergencemodels to boost innovation. This would allow for different perspe...

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KBC opens incubator in Antwerp

Posted in Startup News on Dec 06, 2013

At the KBC Tower in Antwerp's Schoenmarkt, KBC just made seven floors available to accommodate start-up businesses & partners. Together with Accenture, Flanders DC, the University of Antwerp, Cronos andMobile Vikings, KBC is launching Start It @kbc, an incubator that not only gives ...

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Test your Business Model with Pimento Map

Posted in Starting Up on Nov 28, 2013

Based on in-depth research on hundreds of businesses, this methodology is a fast easy and accurate way to evaluate the chances of success of your business model. It gives the opportunity to entrepreneurs, business angels or venture capital firms to build an objective opinion on a new business idea. ...

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