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Orange Fab startup accelerator is launched in Belgium

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Growing on May 30, 2017

Orange Fab, the Group’s international accelerator network, is now open to startups based in Belgium and Luxembourg. Although the first edition is scheduled to open in September, the call for applications is already rolled out.

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“GoGlobal Singapore was one of the most fruitful missions I’ve attended!”

Posted in Go Global on May 24, 2017

Now that our GoGlobal Mission to Singapore is over, it’s time for some comments. Was the mission useful for the 15 startups that participated? What did they learn? What are the results?

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Bye Nest'up, say hello to Startup Camp!

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Starting Up on May 24, 2017

Heir to the NEST'up acceleration program, the new Startup Camp program has been launched in 4 ecosystems in Wallonia (Liège, Mons, Namur and Louvain-la-Neuve). “It is not in 3 months that you are able to provide validated answers to all the questions that arise at a startup”, acknowledges Benoit Lip...

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Storesqure receives €5M to fuel its growth

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Funding, Growing on May 23, 2017

The Belgian e-commerce platform Storesquare receives €5M in fresh capital from KBC and Roularta to fuel its further growth and to compete with online platforms as Bol.com, Amazon and Alibaba.

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What the best startup founders understand about building a killer scale-up

Posted in Insights on May 16, 2017

This month Teamleader, one of the earliest investments of Duco Sickinghe, turned five. While discussing about scaling-up in Europe with founder and CEO Jeroen De Wit at Teamleader’s anniversary event ‘Work Smarter‘ a couple of days ago, the former Telenet top executive came up with a few observation...

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Felix Van de Maele is ICT Personality of the Year

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem on May 15, 2017

Ceo Felix Van de Maele of the Belgian big data specialist Collibra has been elected as ‘ICT Personality of the Year’ during the Data News Awards in Brussels last Thursday. The award for ICT Personality of the Year is awarded by the editorial team of Data News.

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SettleMint global finalist for Blockchain Challenge Dubai

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global on May 12, 2017

SettleMint, Leuven-based startup that is just back from Startups.be’s GoGlobal Mission to Singapore, has been selected as one out of 20 startups worldwide for the ‘SDO Blockchain Challenge’.

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Wouter Nuyten has no fear of losing it all

Posted in Failing Forward on May 09, 2017

Haven't been to a Faalfolie night yet? It's about time you do! See what previous Failing Forward faalfolie-evenings had to offer and which are still coming up.

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What startups need to know about convertible notes and equity

Posted in Fundraising on May 08, 2017

Once again, we were adding science to the art of fundraising... The new topics we brought up last week included the guiding principles of choosing the right investor, equity and convertible notes.

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Telenet is investing in Antwerp-based company Spencer

Posted in Startup News, Funding, Growing on May 05, 2017

5 months after its launch, Spencer is securing a Series A round investment. With this participation, Telenet is aiming to bank on other services than telecom. While for Spencer - it will lead to the next phase of its development and growth.

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Carlo Celis’ journey as a young entrepreneur

Posted in Failing Forward on May 02, 2017

Haven't been to a Faalfolie night yet? It's about time you do! See what previous Failing Forward faalfolie-evenings had to offer and which are still coming up.

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Mission to Singapore puts Belgian startups on the map in Asia’s foremost tech hub

Posted in Ecosystem, Go Global, Going Global on Apr 27, 2017

We're heading to Singapore for our next GoGlobal Mission!

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EIT Digital and Startup Estonia join forces to boost Estonian startup ecosystem

Posted in Ecosystem, Policy on May 26, 2017

EIT Digital and Startup Estonia signed a Memorandum of Collaboration to help the Estonian innovation ecosystem develop further during Estonia’s EU presidency and also play an increasingly important role in the international digital landscape.

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GoGlobal: A hands-on look into Asian markets

Posted in Go Global, Going Global on May 24, 2017

In early May, we headed to Singapore with 15 Belgian startups to explore business opportunities and get first-hand insight into the region. Check out our findings!

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Capturing shareholder agreement & tax shelter

Posted in Insights, Policy, Experts, Fundraising on May 23, 2017

When a shareholder agreement is written well, people on both sides of the table benefit! That's why, at our investor readiness track last week, we together with expert lawyers from Beyond Law Firm focused on different aspects of the shareholder agreement and the tax shelter.

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How it took Noël Slangen forever to get rid of his company

Posted in Failing Forward on May 16, 2017

Haven't been to a Faalfolie night yet? It's about time you do! See what previous Failing Forward faalfolie-evenings had to offer and which are still coming up.

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NGDATA acquires Eccella to fuel international growth

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem on May 16, 2017

Ghent-based customer experience management solutions company NGDATA acquires its American competitor Eccella. The acquisition allows NGDATA to rapidly grow its presence in the UK and North America.

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Showpad goes interactive after acquiring London-based startup Hickup

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem on May 12, 2017

With the acquisition of Hickup, which developed mobile sales playbook technology, Showpad goes interactive. Although no terms of the acquisition were disclosed, the amount of the deal is estimated to be in millions.

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Special focus on tech projects at Mind & Market forum

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Funding on May 11, 2017

The 2017 edition of the Mind & Market Forum enabled 120 project initiators, student-entrepreneurs and startups to present their ideas and solutions to the local community of mentors, enterprises and investors in Louvain-La-Neuve. Here’s the latest from Wallonia and Brussels, courtesy of Regional IT.

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InsurTech startup Qover raises € 5.5M

Posted in Startup News, Funding on May 08, 2017

Brussels-based startup that in 2016 has already secured € 1.5M in a seed round from BelCube, raises € 5.5M in a Series A round led by Anthemis.

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