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Patrick Polak’s inspiring talk on VCs & the art of fundraising

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Experts, Fundraising on Jun 26, 2017

Sometimes a well-told expert advice is all you need! Last week, Patrick Polak, one of the best VCs in Benelux met entrepreneurs and startups in Brussels and talked about the art and craft of being a VC and fundraising.

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Sympl raises €1,1M

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Funding, Growing on Jun 21, 2017

The new round of funding gives Sympl extra valuable resources to undertake and to transform the future of recruitment.

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4 questions you should ask yourself when you are thinking of raising capital for your business

Posted in Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Fundraising on Jun 15, 2017

Raising capital is a hot topic in Belgium, and with good reason. It is highly important and often very challenging for entrepreneurs. The experts of VGD audit, tax & accountancy give their insights in how to navigate across investment opportunities.

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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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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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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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Net Futures: what will our society look like in 2027?

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy on Jun 23, 2017

What will Europe's digital economy & society look like in 2027? And what will be the key technologies to use? On 28 and 29 June, the Net Futures Conference in The Egg in Brussels addresses these and other questions, at a time when Europe is at the brink of entering the fourth industrial revolution.

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Discover Israel - the Silicon Valley in your backyard

Posted in Go Global, Insights, Going Global on Jun 19, 2017

Israel is a high-technology powerhouse and this is no coincidence: with respect to Venture Capital, it is the second-best place in the world to be after Silicon Valley. From September 3rd to 7th, Startups.be will take a delegation of startups in Digital Innovation and Cleantech to this entrepreneuri...

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The why and how of metrics!

Posted in Ecosystem, Insights, Fundraising on Jun 02, 2017

Every business runs on metrics. Yesterday, we, together with impulse.brussels, kicked out the 7th investor readiness workshop that addressed the challenges and essentials of metrics and unit economics. Check out the 5 bits of advice from the workshop.

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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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