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Level Up Belgium puts the spotlight on our top scale-ups

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Experts, Starting Up, Growing on Apr 25, 2017

On 6 and 7 June, a select group of leading international investors will get to know the hottest Belgian tech startups to watch during ‘Level Up Belgium’. Gent BC, Startups.be, EY and B-Hive are joining forces to make this event a large scale ‘Betech showstopper’.

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Spotting your dream job at Antwerp Startup Fair

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights on Apr 03, 2017

Innovation, opportunities and tenacity were in the air in Antwerp last week... Antwerp Startup Fair opened its doors and gathered under one roof a complementary mix of people interested in investing, buying - or working for startups.

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Pieterjan Bouten: “We need more success stories in Belgium”

Posted in Insights on Mar 07, 2017

“The Belgian tech ecosystem is becoming stronger every year, but we could use some more success stories”, explains co-CEO Pieterjan Bouten from Showpad a couple of days before Tech Startup Day.

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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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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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Jurgen Ingels: “Fundraising is like a mating process”

Posted in Insights, Fundraising on Jan 11, 2017

The fundraising process is very similar to the mating behavior of animals, stresses B-Hive founder Jurgen Ingels, who’s writing a book about the topic. In his first column for Startups.be, Ingels elaborates on the rules to be followed and the steps to be taken. “Fundraising is an art that can be lea...

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5 tips on how to become a better entrepreneur

Posted in Ecosystem, Go Global, Insights, Experts, Starting Up on Apr 04, 2017

Startup guru John Richards shares 5 wisdoms that will make you a more successful entrepreneur. Startups.be claimed a spot in the front row for this riveting SXSW session on cutting-edge entrepreneurship.

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Antwerp Startup Fair 2017 reviewed by its startups

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights on Mar 29, 2017

Startups.be and partners organised another edition of the Antwerp Startup Fair. Here is what the attending startups said about the event!

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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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