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Belgian federal Open Data policy Summary

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem on Nov 30, 2015

Back in July, Belgium celebrated the green light for the federal Open Data strategy. You can now see a summary of the policies involved in this big step towards making the national administration leaner and more efficient.These are some of the crucial highlights: State-owned companies are incl...

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Turbulent wins 1st place at the Startup Nations Summit 2015

Posted in Startup News on Nov 22, 2015

The Antwerp-based startup, Turbulent, who developed a new and efficient hydropower technique to deliver affordable, renewable energy, was elected as one of the best tech startups in the world by securing the 1st place at The Pitch Competition, during the Startup Nations Summit 2015 in Monterrey, Méx...

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Antwerp Mayor Receives Startup Policy Leadership Award from Global Entrepreneurship Network

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Policy on Nov 17, 2015

The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), an organization of programs and initiatives that promote entrepreneurial growth, honored Mayor Bart De Wever of Antwerp, Belgium, with the 2015 Startup Nations Award for Local Policy Leadership. De Wever was recognized for his public sector achievement a...

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AppTweak raises $500,000 in seed capital

Posted in Startup News on Nov 04, 2015

Brussels-based startup AppTweakspecialised in'app store optimisation'(ASO), got$500,000 toexpand its sales and grow its team. The fresh capital will boost the product by adding more languages and new features. Founded in 2013, this young Belgian startup already has companies like LinkedIn, Samsun...

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Belgian Xetal wins award at the German Design Award 2016

Posted in Startup News on Oct 28, 2015

Xetal Kinsei technology has been awarded the Special Mention in the Building and Elements category of the German Design Awards 2016. This recognition is the top global prize of the German Design Council which features a panel of international design experts to judge the entries. Francesco Pess...

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Sony Acquires Softkinetic Systems

Posted in Startup News on Oct 08, 2015

Sony Corporation announced that is has completed the acquasition ofSoftkinetic Systems, after reaching an agreement with the company and its major shareholders. With this move, Softkinetic - which possesses time-of-flight ("ToF") range image sensor technology - has become a wholly-owned subsidiary o...

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iMinds 4th best incubator in the world

Posted in Startup News on Nov 26, 2015

UBI Global is a Swedish non-profit organization that maps incubation program and guides , and annually benchmarks the performance of more than 400 incubators from 70 countries on the basis of 58 parameters. The iStart incubation of iMinds scored remarkably well in this ranking. According to UBI G...

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Sentiance Raises $5.2 million in Series B Financing Round

Posted in Startup News on Nov 17, 2015

The new funding closely follows an earlier financing round of $2 million in January 2015. The new round of funding was achieved earlier than expected and gives Sentiance additional resources to undertake and more rapidly complete its groundbreaking development projects. By filtering meaningful co...

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Andaman7 secures €1,3 M

Posted in Startup News on Nov 04, 2015

The young startup got new funding and gets ready to execute its global strategy. Thanks to different investors, among them the fund Meusinvest, the Belgian app will keep adding new features and more functionalities. Andaman7 allows users to store their health record on their smartphones and share...

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Opinum secures €1M from a set of Belgian and American investors

Posted in Startup News on Nov 02, 2015

Energy startup Opinum closed an investment round of over 1 million Euro. A consortium of investors, among which Sambrinvest, SRIW environment, Inventures, MyMicroInvest and a number of Belgian and American business angels provided the funds. Led by CEO Loïc Bar and currently headquartered in Liège,...

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