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Centrica acquires REstore for €70 million

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Funding, Growing on Nov 07, 2017

British energy supplier Centrica has acquired Belgian power management startup REstore for €70 million to further expand Centrica’s geographic footprint.

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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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“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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"Growing fast is like sex in the 50's"

Posted in Insights, Experts, Starting Up, Growing, Fundraising on Sep 25, 2017

Our society has missed out on an astonishing number of large companies, because, at a certain stage in their growth process, they weren’t able to overcome their growing pains. Why do so few companies succeed in overcoming these hurdles?

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"The digital future of Europe is crucial for all of us"

Posted in Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Experts, Growing on Sep 20, 2017

European leaders are facing a unique momentum. The European economy is showing strong signs of recovery, and pro-European leaders have received a clear electoral mandate in several member states. Now is the right time to have a clear European project for the future. Now is the right time to build an...

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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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Alexander De Croo is among finalists for the Startup Nations Award for National Policy Leadership

Posted in Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Experts on Oct 05, 2017

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Agenda Alexander De Croo has been nominated for the Startup Nations Award for National Policy Leadership.

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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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Will startups be hit by the copyright torpedo?

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy on Sep 28, 2017

4.5 million jobs are created by the startup sector. This sector is under threat from the Copyright Directive. How can we improve and adapt European copyright law to match the development of new technologies? Here is what the European startup community has to say.

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