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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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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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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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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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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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