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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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Sensolus raises €2.75 million to grow beyond European borders

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Funding, Going Global, Growing on Oct 13, 2017

The Ghent-based IoT startup Sensolus announced that Capricorn ICT Arkiv and Quest for Growth invested about €2.75 million in the business. The funding round was also joined by an unnamed angel investor with expertise in international market expansion.

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LynxCare raises money and opens office in Silicon Valley

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Funding, Starting Up, Going Global on Oct 10, 2017

The Leuven based healthcare startup LynxCare raises 1.2 million euro. The young company, that tracks and monitors patients for hospitals, also has someone working in San Francisco.

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Showpad opens Chicago office, welcomes former Marketo EVP Jason Holmes as COO

Posted in Startup News, Go Global, Going Global, Growing on Oct 04, 2017

Sales enablement platform Showpad has hired Jason Holmes as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Holmes will open and run Showpad’s new Chicago office, which will serve as the company’s North American headquarters.

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Startups in Israel: “Invent something, and then sell it”

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Insights, Experts, Going Global on Sep 28, 2017

If there’s one place in the world that’s strongly resembles Silicon Valley, it’s must be the area around Tel Aviv. This September, a delegation of 70 Belgian startups and corporates discovered the assets of ‘Silicon Wadi’ during a large-scale mission organized by the City of Antwerp, Startups.be, Fl...

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Walloon energy saver e-Peas raises 3 million euro

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Funding, Starting Up, Going Global, Growing on Sep 21, 2017

Founded in 2014 and developed within The Faktory, the Walloon energy saver specialist e-Peas has raised three million euro from an impressive bunch of international investors. The capital will enable the startup to launch several new products.

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Best Brain wins Antwerp pitch competition at DLD Festival in Tel Aviv

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Starting Up, Going Global on Sep 06, 2017

The Israeli healthcare start-up Best Brain wins the Antwerp pitch competition at the DLD Festival in Tel Aviv. BestBrain develops ‘neurofeedback headsets’ which can be used at home without doctor supervision.

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Belgian startups take a bite out of the Israeli food industry

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Going Global, Growing on Aug 30, 2017

A group of Belgian startups in food and agritech is travelling to Israel during the first week of September to get to know the local food tech scene, and to work together with some of the biggest food corporations in the world.

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How Hong Kong wants to become the San Francisco of China

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Insights, Going Global on Jul 20, 2017

The start-up scene in Hong Kong is still young and fragile, but local governments have created a new masterplan in which the city could become the San Francisco to Shenzhen’s Silicon Valley in the ‘Bay Area’ of the Pearl River Delta.

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SpotCrowd is among 114 new companies joining the Techstars Worldwide Network

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Going Global on Jul 18, 2017

SpotCrowd joins the Techstars Retail accelerator this summer in Minneapolis for 3 months of boosting their business, capped off by Demo Day on October 11th. "It’s a great honour! We are just the second Belgian startup admitted to Techstars," proudly says SpotCrowd co-founder Roderick Lindner.

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9.5 Magnitude is a new Belgian startup builder

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Funding, Starting Up, Going Global, Growing on Oct 22, 2017

9.5 Magnitude is a pre-seed corporate venturing investment platform. It positions itself as co-manager and co-investor of startups that are tailored to the needs of large companies.

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Sentiance closes strategic partnership with SoftBank in Japan

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Funding, Going Global, Growing on Oct 11, 2017

Sentiance joins forces with Realize Mobile Communications (RMC), a leading Japanese provider of mobile solutions and a member of the SoftBank Group, to develop joint offerings in the Japanese market.

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Ten ways for startup founders to make the most out of Web Summit and Slush

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Insights, Experts, Going Global on Oct 04, 2017

Before you attend larger-than-life events such as WebSummit and Slush, a good preparation is crucial! Here are ten ways to make the most out of your visit.

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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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“No reason to be ashamed about our Belgian scene”

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Insights, Experts, Going Global on Sep 28, 2017

Now that our mission to Israel is over, it’s time to collect some comments. Was the experience useful for the startups that participated? What did they learn?

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