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We’re rolling out investor readiness workshops for Walloon startups!

Posted in Fundraising on Feb 10, 2017

You want to become agile and start raising money? Then don’t miss the fundraising workshops we’re organizing together with Digital Wallonia and Creative Wallonia Engine throughout the Walloon region in the next few months!

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Jannie Haek elucidates how coincidence can be magical

Posted in Failing Forward on Feb 07, 2017

Every week, we share insightful and inspiring Failing Forward keynotes. This time, Jannie Haek explains why is failing forward so important to entrepreneurs. Enjoy!

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Belgian investors now enjoy tax benefits from crowdfunding investments

Posted in Startup News, Insights, Policy, Funding, Growing, Fundraising on Feb 02, 2017

Belgians who invest in young companies through crowdfunding enjoy tax benefits as from this week.

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Antwerp Startup Fair 2017: what to expect

Posted in Ecosystem on Jan 31, 2017

Registrations are open to join the trade fair powered by Antwerp City!

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NVISO, lex.be and CommuniThings were awarded almost €500K each

Posted in Startup News, Funding on Jan 27, 2017

Three Brussels-based startups are the new prize-winners of the 6th edition of Rise Innovative Starters awards, initiated and powered by Innoviris.

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Itineris raises additional 10 million euro to conquer American market

Posted in Startup News, Funding, Growing on Jan 25, 2017

The Belgian scale-up Itineris raises another 10 million euro in a follow-up round led by GIMV. The specialist in operational software and services for the utility industry is more ready than ever to conquer the American market.

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MolenGeek turns the spotlight on young entrepreneurs in Molenbeek

Posted in Startup News on Jan 20, 2017

Situated just across the Brussels canal in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, MolenGeek is a magnet for everyone, and primarily for young people from the neighborhood who wish to work in tech or become digital entrepreneurs. Last week the MolenGeek project was granted half a million euro from the Federal Governme...

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Silicon Valley billionaires club invests in Belgian startup Collibra

Posted in Startup News, Funding on Jan 18, 2017

The Belgian data governance specialist Collibra just announced a $50M Series C funding round. Iconiq Capital, the private Silicon Valley venture capital firm of Mark Zuckerberg, Reid Hoffman and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, is leading the round.

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Brussels and London work hand in hand to set up a fintech bridge

Posted in Ecosystem on Jan 17, 2017

B-Hive is signing a cooperation agreement with Innovate Finance as one of the first steps in the further deepening of its international ties.

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Lut Wyers takes a deep dive into the mindset and serendipity

Posted in Failing Forward on Jan 17, 2017

Interested to listen to a Failing Forward keynote on the mindset, culture and serendipity? Here it goes! Lut Wyers makes the audience focus on the cause and effect - our mindset.

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iDalko secures half a million investment by KBC Start it Fund

Posted in Startup News, Funding on Jan 16, 2017

The Antwerp-based startup is the first one to be financed by KBC Start it fund.

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Wouter Remaut appointed as new ceo of Co.station

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem on Jan 15, 2017

<p><strong>Wouter Remaut had been appointed as the new ceo of Co.station by its board of directors. In this function, Wouter becomes responsible of the daily management of Co.Station sites in Brussels and Ghent and the potential expansion of Co.Station as main growth platform for technology scale-up...

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Are you ready for fundraising? 5 picks for raising funds you should learn right now

Posted in Fundraising on Feb 09, 2017

It’s a bit more than 2 weeks ago, when we kicked off our first “fundraising basics” workshop in Brussels. In case you missed it, here's how it went. Enjoy!

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A new legal regime for “not too disruptive” collaborative platforms

Posted in Insights on Feb 03, 2017

The global market of collaborative economy is expected to rise up to 335 billion in 2025! Let's get down to Belgium! Would the new legal regime by the Belgian government meet both objectives of regulating the collaborative economy while not restraining its huge potential? Time will tell.

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Digital education as a weapon against radicalization

Posted in Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Experts on Feb 01, 2017

Katja Schipperheijn (sCool) believes that edtech start-ups can help to prevent radicalization at an early stage, by supporting digital and ‘socially responsible’ education methods.

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Why Gert Bergen thinks failing forward is so important to entrepreneurs

Posted in Failing Forward on Jan 31, 2017

Every week, we share insightful and inspiring Failing Forward keynotes. This time, Gert Bergen explains why is failing forward so important to entrepreneurs. Enjoy!

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MuuseLabs and Bloomlife selected as SXSW Accelerator finalists

Posted in Startup News on Jan 25, 2017

More than 500 companies from all over the world submitted their web-based products to the 9th annual SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event. Two Belgian startups, MuuseLabs and Bloomlife, are among the finalists!

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Gemma Galdon Clavell reveals her story of an "unlikely entrepreneur”

Posted in Failing Forward on Jan 24, 2017

Every week, we share insightful and inspiring Failing Forward keynotes. This time, Gemma Galdon Clavell reveals her story of an "unlikely entrepreneur”. Enjoy!

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Volta Ventures leads 400.000-euro funding round in security-startup BitSensor

Posted in Startup News, Funding on Jan 18, 2017

The Dutch startup BitSensor has raised 400.000 euro in an investment round led by Volta Ventures to further develop their security solution.

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No!

Posted in Insights, Fundraising on Jan 18, 2017

“Never let a ‘no’ discourage you”, insists Frank Maene, managing partner of the Belgian investment fund Volta Ventures. “The world belongs to those who persevere.”

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