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Startup Fair 2020

Posted in Startup News, Starting Up on Sep 01, 2020

Leading matchmaking event between high potential talent and tech startups & scale-ups! Our Startup Fairs serve as a meeting place for startups & scale-ups to connect, meet and discuss job or internship opportunities with high-potential talent. This year our startup job fairs will be hosted online. ...

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Joint Declaration Reinforcing the Central and Eastern European and Western Balkans Technological Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Starting Up on Nov 20, 2018

A New Declaration signed by organisations representing startups in Central and Eastern European Union Member States and the Western Balkans outlines concrete commitments to boost the regional growth potential of the regions and its entrepreneurs.

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WinWinner raises 10 million euros in funding for Flemish entrepreneurs

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Policy, Funding, Starting Up on Oct 05, 2018

Ghent, 4 October 2018 - Ghent-based WinWinner, which specializes in guiding companies in their search for growth financing, has reached the sum of 10 million euros in raised financing for entrepreneurs in September. Flemish growth companies can’t or don’t always want to approach their bank when the...

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5 facts you should know about the Brussels tech startup ecosystem

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Starting Up, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on May 24, 2018

Choosing the Brussels region as the place to launch your startup has its pro’s and con’s, but pro’s definitely beat con’s. A new study conducted by Startups.be and the Brussels region reveals that the 75% of the local founders would recommend their friends to create their startup in Brussels.

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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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Xavier Niel invests in universal admin interface Forest Admin

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Experts, Funding, Starting Up, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Jan 15, 2018

Six months after its launch, Forest Admin has closed a 3 million euro round to accelerate the technological and international development of its admin-as-a-service interface for businesses. The round is co-led by Connect Ventures and Xavier Niel, with the participation of Taavet Hinrikus (CEO of Tra...

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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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OTA Insight announces capital round of $ 20 million

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Funding, Starting Up, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Dec 14, 2017

OTA Insight, the data intelligence platform for the hotel industry, has announced a new capital round of $ 20 million in growth financing. The capital round was led by Eight Roads Ventures, alongside F-Prime Capital Partners and previous investors in the company.

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Security wearable specialist Ticto raises 1.7 million euro

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Go Global, Funding, Starting Up, Growing, Fundraising on Dec 14, 2017

Ticto, a Belgian pioneer in security wearables, announced the closing of a 1.7 million euros funding round. In combination with the conversion of bonds issued end 2015, this results in a total capital increase of 5.5 million euros. The company plans to use the funding to expand product development a...

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Top 5 facts about the Walloon tech ecosystem

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Policy, Experts, Starting Up, Going Global, Growing on Oct 26, 2017

From comprehending the Walloon tech startup players, to portraying the Walloon startup ecosystem at the global level. In the first semester of 2017, The Digital Agency and Startups.be have conducted a profound study to assess the state of the tech ecosystem in the Walloon region.

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Tech Startup Day is now The Big Squeeze

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Experts, Funding, Starting Up, Fundraising on Nov 26, 2018

For its seventh edition, Belgium’s leading startup conference Tech Startup Day is being revamped and changes its name into ‘The Big Squeeze’. Powered by Startups.be and Scale-Ups.eu, the one-day inspiration and networking conference positions itself as Belgium’s key event on time squeezing for start...

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How do you as an entrepreneur, find the focus to grow quickly?

Posted in Startup News, Insights, Funding, Starting Up on Oct 25, 2018

What support measures does an ambitious startup or entrepreneur need to be able to enter into the scale-up phase sooner? What common mistakes can be avoided? And, how does he select companies to invest in? Investor and face behind Clear2Pay and Scaleups.eu ,Jurgen Ingels gives all his insights and s...

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Customer Centricity is the holy grail for every company!

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Starting Up on Oct 04, 2018

How can startups really act customer oriented? When and how do you have to invest in your customer? Leslie Cottenjé founder of Hello Customer, answers all these questions while explaining how her own scale-up Hello Customer works.

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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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18-year-old raises €340.000 from prominent Belgian angel investors

Posted in Startup News, Starting Up on Jan 29, 2018

Faqbot, creator of a new automated, personalized chatbot platform, has announced a seed round of €340,000 led by influential Belgian business angels. Launched in 2017, Faqbot enables companies to build an automated helper bot - chatbot - quickly, easily and cost-effectively, without coding.

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