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MuuseLabs and Bloomlife selected as SXSW Accelerator finalists

Posted in Startup News on Jan 25, 2017

More than 500 companies from all over the world submitted their web-based products to the 9th annual SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event. Two Belgian startups, MuuseLabs and Bloomlife, are among the finalists!

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MolenGeek turns the spotlight on young entrepreneurs in Molenbeek

Posted in Startup News on Jan 20, 2017

Situated just across the Brussels canal in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, MolenGeek is a magnet for everyone, and primarily for young people from the neighborhood who wish to work in tech or become digital entrepreneurs. Last week the MolenGeek project was granted half a million euro from the Federal Governme...

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Silicon Valley billionaires club invests in Belgian startup Collibra

Posted in Startup News, Funding on Jan 18, 2017

The Belgian data governance specialist Collibra just announced a $50M Series C funding round. Iconiq Capital, the private Silicon Valley venture capital firm of Mark Zuckerberg, Reid Hoffman and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, is leading the round.

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Wouter Remaut appointed as new ceo of Co.station

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem on Jan 15, 2017

<p><strong>Wouter Remaut had been appointed as the new ceo of Co.station by its board of directors. In this function, Wouter becomes responsible of the daily management of Co.Station sites in Brussels and Ghent and the potential expansion of Co.Station as main growth platform for technology scale-up...

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NGDATA closes $9.4M Series B round

Posted in Startup News, Funding on Jan 05, 2017

Customer experience management solutions specialist NGDATA announced that it has closed an additional $9.4M of venture funding, bringing their total Series B round to roughly $20M. Idinvest Partners led the round with participation from existing investors including Pamica, SmartFin Capital, Capricor...

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Belgian biotech company Univercells receives $12M grant

Posted in Startup News, Funding on Jan 02, 2017

The grant and a consortium with Batavia Biosciences and Natrix Separations will result in developing a breakthrough vaccine manufacturing platform. “We expect our integrated platform to be a real game-changer for global health,” claims José Castillo, CTO and co-founder of Univercells.

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The top 10 benefits of Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

Posted in Startup News on Dec 21, 2016

Why is Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs great for entrepreneurs? We listed top 10 amazing benefits that make this cross-border exchange program an unforgettable experience.

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Appiness hit top 20 at K-Startup Grand Challenge Demo Day

Posted in Startup News on Dec 19, 2016

The final 20 teams of K-Startup Grand Challenge had amazing pitches in front of the judges, accelerator VCs, and 200+ audience, taking home over $800K in grants and investments. Appiness, a Belgian startup, was one of the winners hitting top 20 during the K-Startup Grand Challenge Demo Day.

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Time-defying app Chestnote picks up €650,000 funding

Posted in Startup News, Funding on Dec 18, 2016

Time-traveling may still be out of reach, but Chestnote is breaking the time barrier in a different way. The promising startup has just secured capital to boost its slow-messaging service and take it to the next level.

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78% of businesses feel threatened by digital startups

Posted in Startup News on Dec 13, 2016

78% of businesses believe digital startups will pose a threat to their organization, either now or in the future, according to new research from Dell Technologies.

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Itineris raises additional 10 million euro to conquer American market

Posted in Startup News, Funding, Growing on Jan 25, 2017

The Belgian scale-up Itineris raises another 10 million euro in a follow-up round led by GIMV. The specialist in operational software and services for the utility industry is more ready than ever to conquer the American market.

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Volta Ventures leads 400.000-euro funding round in security-startup BitSensor

Posted in Startup News, Funding on Jan 18, 2017

The Dutch startup BitSensor has raised 400.000 euro in an investment round led by Volta Ventures to further develop their security solution.

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iDalko secures half a million investment by KBC Start it Fund

Posted in Startup News, Funding on Jan 16, 2017

The Antwerp-based startup is the first one to be financed by KBC Start it fund.

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José Zurstrassen quits MyMicroInvest, focusses on LeanSquare

Posted in Startup News on Jan 12, 2017

José Zurstrassen is no longer the executive president of crowdfunding platform MyMicroInvest. He’ll be focusing on new projects at Leansquare instead.

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nanoGrid raises secures €600.000 for next grow phase

Posted in Startup News, Funding on Jan 05, 2017

Business Angels Network Flanders boosts the energy specialist company

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