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Joint Declaration Reinforcing the Central and Eastern European and Western Balkans Technological Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Starting Up on Nov 20, 2018

A New Declaration signed by organisations representing startups in Central and Eastern European Union Member States and the Western Balkans outlines concrete commitments to boost the regional growth potential of the regions and its entrepreneurs.

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“Europe has a unique opportunity to lead in Deep Tech”

Posted in Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Experts, Funding on Sep 24, 2018

“The next wave of innovations is all about ‘Deep Tech,” says Dr. Chahab Nastar, CIO of EIT Digital. “These are sophisticated technologies rooted in research and hard to reproduce. Europe has a unique opportunity to lead in Deep Tech.”

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Startups.be becomes Startup Europe Ambassador

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Growing on Mar 19, 2018

Startups.be proudly becomes “Startup Europe Ambassador” in Belgium. The Startup Europe Ambassadors are a group of key influencers in the European startup ecosystems to provide information and advice about the European Commission's Startup Europe initiative. The objective is to democratise the startu...

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How to successfully run a crowdfunding campaign for your startup

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Experts, Funding, Fundraising on Feb 16, 2018

Whether it is to start your own company or to grow it to the next level, even the greatest entrepreneurs with the largest amount of business management knowledge cannot avoid fundraising. “Fundraising is not an exact science, there is no recipe for guaranteed success”, says Chris Thomas, founder of ...

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France Digitale joins the European Startup Network

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Growing on Nov 16, 2017

The European Startup Network (ESN) has joined forces with one of the most important startup ecosystems in Europe, France. France Digitale, an independent non-profit organisation will represent the French ecosystem in the network.

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Alexander De Croo is among finalists for the Startup Nations Award for National Policy Leadership

Posted in Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Experts on Oct 05, 2017

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Agenda Alexander De Croo has been nominated for the Startup Nations Award for National Policy Leadership.

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Startups.be joins forces with FIT to support the internationalization of Flanders’ tech startups

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Policy, Experts, Going Global on Oct 03, 2017

Startups.be has reached a structural collaboration agreement with Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), Flanders’ agency for international enterprise. The agreement was signed on 3 October 2017 by Karen Boers, CEO of Startups.be, and Claire Tillekaerts, CEO at FIT, during an official ceremony at the Ho...

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Will startups be hit by the copyright torpedo?

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy on Sep 28, 2017

4.5 million jobs are created by the startup sector. This sector is under threat from the Copyright Directive. How can we improve and adapt European copyright law to match the development of new technologies? Here is what the European startup community has to say.

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"The digital future of Europe is crucial for all of us"

Posted in Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Experts, Growing on Sep 20, 2017

European leaders are facing a unique momentum. The European economy is showing strong signs of recovery, and pro-European leaders have received a clear electoral mandate in several member states. Now is the right time to have a clear European project for the future. Now is the right time to build an...

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Summer’s big announcement - The Belgian corporate tax reform - What’s in it for startups?

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy on Aug 30, 2017

On 26 July, the Belgian government released plans to significantly reform the Belgian corporate tax regime. While all the details are yet to be released, we can expect profound changes.

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WinWinner raises 10 million euros in funding for Flemish entrepreneurs

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Funding, Starting Up on Oct 05, 2018

Ghent, 4 October 2018 - Ghent-based WinWinner, which specializes in guiding companies in their search for growth financing, has reached the sum of 10 million euros in raised financing for entrepreneurs in September. Flemish growth companies can’t or don’t always want to approach their bank when the...

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VentureEU: €2.1 billion to boost venture capital investment in Europe's innovative startups

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Funding, Growing on Apr 12, 2018

The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have launched a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme (VentureEU) to boost investment in innovative startups and scale-ups across Europe.

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10 ways to make the most out of Tech Startup Day 2018

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Insights, Policy, Experts, Starting Up, Growing on Mar 08, 2018

Haven't you put Tech Startup Day on your calendar yet? We suggest you better do it quickly. With exactly 1 week to go until Tech Startup Day, the anticipation is growing for Belgium's leading startup conference!

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Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: about Startups.be's journey

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Experts, Starting Up, Growing on Jan 31, 2018

Three years ago, Startups.be engaged in a European initiative dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship for first-time entrepreneurs and for those who are experienced and would enjoy getting fresh insights into their businesses.The journey has come to an end, but what a ride it was!

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Top 5 facts about the Walloon tech ecosystem

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Policy, Experts, Starting Up, Going Global, Growing on Oct 26, 2017

From comprehending the Walloon tech startup players, to portraying the Walloon startup ecosystem at the global level. In the first semester of 2017, The Digital Agency and Startups.be have conducted a profound study to assess the state of the tech ecosystem in the Walloon region.

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