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Showpad Launches Windows version and forms Strategic Alliance with Microsoft

Posted in Startup News on Mar 30, 2015

Due to the high demand from enterprise leaders using Microsoft Windows within their company, Showpad launched its Windows app version 1.0 last week. Sales and marketing teams using Windows can now install the Showpad app to have better and more effective sales conversations.This release is a fir...

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Catalan week for #BeTech startups: MWC & 4YFN

Posted in Ecosystem, Go Global, Going Global on Feb 27, 2015

From 2 to 5 March in Barcelona, two main event will take place: 4YFN (4 Years From Now) and Mobile World Congress. Startups will showcase their products in this expo that will address a series of testimonials and workshops: - Disruption by mobile: disruption trades, business models, competitive ...

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Belgian Startup Manifesto- Call for stories!

Posted in Startup News on Feb 19, 2015

Join the Belgian Startup Movement and share your ideas to improve the environment for startups with the hashtag #BEStartupManifesto Startups are the future of our economy. They empower people to work on things that they are passionate about. They empower people to innovate, to create the tools and ...

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BAN Vlaanderen boosts startup Geo Communication Group

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Growing on Feb 12, 2015

Thanks to two capital injections and Business Angels Network (BAN) Vlaanderen's expertise, Geo Communication Group is ready to conquer Flemish and international market.After an initial contribution of € 150,000 in April 2014 , the first contacts were made for an additional loan awarded by Participat...

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Belgian APP acquired by Microsoft

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem on Feb 05, 2015

Local startup scene is still on fire! After three companies received generous funding, the #BeTech ecosystem reaches yet another high spot: Microsoft is reportedly acquiring Sunrise, a smart calendar app co-founded by the Belgian Jeremy Le Van.Accordingly to the news website Tech Crunch, Microsof...

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Tips for maximizing your participation to 4YFN -MWC

Posted in Go Global, Going Global on Jan 23, 2015

As Belgian Tech Startups are in the spotlight these days, we would like to share some tips for those entrepreneurs taking their companies to the next level and attending Four Years From Now (4YFN) and Mobile World Congressin Barcelona, from March 2nd to 5th. And for those who are not sure whether to...

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Three in a row! Belgian Startups received generous funding!

Posted in Startup News, Growing on Jan 21, 2015

Great news for the #BeTech ecosystem! This week, Sparkcentral, Sign2Pay and Sentiance (formerly known as Argus Lab) rose some substantialsums of money in their respective investment rounds. Sparkcentral scored US$12 millionin a Series B funding round led by Split Rock Partnerswith participati...

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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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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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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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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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Tapazz is a finalist in Ashden Sustainable Travel Awards

Posted in Startup News on Mar 17, 2015

Antwerp-based Tapazz made its way to the shortlist of the Ashden Sustainable Travel Awards! Established in 2001, the Ashden Award is a global recognition to the excellence in green energy. Tapazz ,currently competing in the "Travel" category, is taking the sharing economy on a new journey with it...

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Belgian-Dutch start-up wins prestigious FinTech award

Posted in Startup News on Feb 19, 2015

Sign2Pay won nearly half the votes for the MPE Corner Award 2015 with 600 payment experts and key decision makers voting. The Merchant Payments Ecosystem Conference, already in its eighth edition, is Europe's premier event on merchant payments, including mobile, online and in-store payments. The con...

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Over 100 international investors to storm Belgium looking for local startups

Posted in Startup News on Feb 12, 2015

Exciting news for the local entrepreneurs! On May 20th & 21st a delegation of 100+ investors will arrive inLeuven, Antwerp and Rotterdam seeking for Benelux promising technology companies. Within the framework of the Benelux Tech Tour,leading European Venture Capital firms will look for the next ...

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Cronos launches new startup incubator in Antwerp

Posted in Startup News on Feb 12, 2015

Last week, Cronos Group introduced The CoFoundry, a new incubator that will focus on small technology companies active in the cloud. The CoFoundry intends to operate as a kind of "co-founder" with the goal to accelerate the growth of startups in every possible way. It will not only provide a suit...

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Starter Coach: Free coaching for 10 entrepreneurs

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Starting Up on Jan 30, 2015

Zenitor is offering 10 entrepreneurs that sign up via Startups.be a free coaching program! As a new member of Startups.be, Zenitor is lending a helping hand to entrepreneurs who started a business in the last five years. The " Starter Coach ", sponsored by Agentschap ondernemen, offers a tailored...

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Registrations for Tech Startup Day 2015 are open!

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem on Jan 22, 2015

The 4th edition of Tech Startup Day is scheduled for March 12th, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. The event will offer a unique convergence of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship and welcomes all startup veterans and enthusiasts from Belgium and around Europe. Organized by Startups.be, a consor...

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Startup Master Class I - Genesis: Idea Stage

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Starting Up on Jan 07, 2015

Do you have an idea to start off your company? Then you should learn how to get the best out of it and be ready for the next steps! We would like to share with entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts what we believe is an excellent guide to make ideas work: the ebook "Startup Master Class I - Genes...

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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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