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Startup hubs converging towards a truly unified European startup ecosystem

Posted in Insights on Dec 13, 2016

Karen Boers, co-founder & CEO Startups.be & European Startup Network, argues power movements are key for startups to be heard.

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De Wever: “Antwerp should become the European Capital of Things”

Posted in Insights on Nov 17, 2016

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>“Startups are well positioned to come up with solutions to the challenges cities face”, explains Bart De Wever, whose city was given international recognition for its policy towards start-up companies. The weekend ahead will see the Mayor of Antwerp pass on th...

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8 Essential legal tips for your Startup

Posted in Ecosystem, Insights, Starting Up on Sep 16, 2015

We all know the situation: you have spotted the perfect business opportunity, performed customer and market research and built a prototype. But then the legal related issues pop up .You suddenly realise that you have to tackle that detail you had overlooked: the legal aspects! From business structur...

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Thumbs up for the Belgian federal Open Data strategy

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy on Jul 24, 2015

The adoption of an open data strategy has been given green light following the proposal of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Digital Agenda and Telecoms Alexander De Croo. This is a crucial step in strengthening the Belgian digital ecosystem and the evolution towards a leaner, more effici...

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Too proud to fail?

Posted in Insights on Nov 28, 2016

Fear of failure is hard-wired into the cultural DNA of the Flemish. ­Although most of the Flemish agree that starting your own business may be a good career decision, successful entrepreneurs are hardly put on a pedestal and rarely shown in the media. Thus, we need a more positive entrepreneurial cu...

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