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Octinion, eRowz and Yields.io win this year’s UK Digital Pitching Competition at TSD

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Going Global on Mar 21, 2018

Three of Belgium’s most exciting and innovative start-ups crowned winners at this year’s UK Digital Pitching Competition.

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Startups.be launches AI-powered job platform

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights on Mar 15, 2018

Startups.be launches a brand-new job platform that intelligently links jobseekers and startups looking for talent. “Being able to attract talent is one of the big difficulties that our startups face”, says Jan Bormans of Startups.be. “With our new job platform, we tackle this problem.”

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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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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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5 Reasons to attend Tech Startup Day

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights on Jan 26, 2018

There are many reasons why you should join Tech Startup Day on March 15th. Here is our top 5!

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Fortino Capital invests 20 million euros in MobileXpense

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Funding, Growing, Fundraising on Dec 28, 2017

Fortino Capital invests the first 20 million euros from its new Digital Growth Fund in cloud software pioneer MobileXpense. The Brussels-based company is specialized in travel and expense management and already completed more than 1.300 implementations worldwide.

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Half of Belgian media and entertainment startups don’t grow fast enough

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Insights, Experts, Funding, Starting Up, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Dec 20, 2017

While a growing number of Belgian startups are successful in Belgium and abroad, a study conducted by Telenet and Startups.be reveals that half of the media and entertainment startups in our country don’t grow fast enough.

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The Birdhouse gets funded by Belfius

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Funding, Growing on Nov 20, 2017

As of 2018, Belfius foresees to invest 10 million euro in the most promising startups that come from the six-month acceleration programme.

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Belgian insuretech scale-up Qover wins German DIAmond award

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Insights, Going Global, Growing on Nov 17, 2017

The Belgian insuretech scale-up Qover won the prestigious DIAmond Award during the DIA Conference in Munich. Qover convinced the jury through a live demonstration of how you can build an insuretech business in just 5 minutes. Different insurance services are available in open API’s that can be integ...

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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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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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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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Start to act and save our planet!

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Experts on Jan 31, 2018

Energy efficiency is not the “sexiest” of terms of all, nevertheless we all understand the immense importance of preserving energy and reducing our consumption to save the resources of our planet.

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The Colruyt family invests in Ontoforce

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Funding, Going Global, Growing on Jan 26, 2018

The Ghent-based technology company Ontoforce has announced a new capital round of € 4,3 million in growth financing led by Korys (the investment structure of the Colruyt family), Annie Vereecken, PMV and LRM. The new investment will be used to fuel Ontoforce's growth and future development.

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Yields.io raises €1.25M to conquer the global financial markets

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Funding, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Jan 09, 2018

Yields.io, a disruptive model validation service provider, announces a €1.25 million seed funding round led by Volta Ventures. Pamica NV, the investment company of Michel Akkermans, former chairman and CEO of Clear2Pay and FICS, is co-investor. Both Volta Ventures and Michel Akkermans will join the ...

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