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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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“Investing in pre-seed startups is more like a lottery than a science”

Posted in Ecosystem, Insights, Experts, Funding, Starting Up, Fundraising on Jul 04, 2017

Execution is key for a young startup company that wants to raise money, argues Daan Moreels. In this column, Imec’s entrepreneur in residence gives some golden tips and tricks for young entrepreneurs that want to start a business.

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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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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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Jurgen Ingels: “In the age of digital transformation, collaboration is key”

Posted in Ecosystem, Insights, Experts on Jul 06, 2017

In this column, B-Hive founder Jurgen Ingels elaborates on the changes resulting from digital transformation, with a special focus on employee engagement. “It will be a passage into an era of greater time efficiency”, he believes.

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“Data is the new oil” - Here are some of the key findings of Net Futures 2017

Posted in Ecosystem, Insights, Policy on Jul 03, 2017

What will our society look like in 10 years? How will data, algorithms and AI shape our economy? Policywise, what will be the focus points of the EU in the next generation of the Internet? Last week, the European Union took a new step towards addressing these and many more cross-disciplinary issues ...

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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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