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2018 Tech Startup Day Awards nominees announced - it's time to vote!

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem on Feb 12, 2018

For the third year in a row, Startups.be will be handing out awards to startups that had a remarkable track record last year. Our jury proposes a shortlist in five categories, and it’s up to you, the Belgian startup community, to decide about the winners!

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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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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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5 Reasons to attend Tech Startup Day

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights on Jan 26, 2018

There are many reasons why you should join Tech Startup Day on March 15th. Here is our top 5!

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Van Overtveldt promises €400 million 'super fund' for Belgian tech sector

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Funding, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Jan 18, 2018

The Belgian Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt is working on a new government 'super fund' that will invest in Belgian funds that put large amounts of money into local scale-ups.

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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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Start to act and save our planet!

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Experts on Jan 31, 2018

Energy efficiency is not the “sexiest” of terms of all, nevertheless we all understand the immense importance of preserving energy and reducing our consumption to save the resources of our planet.

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LindaCare raises 7 million euro to improve remote patient monitoring

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Funding, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Jan 30, 2018

LindaCare, a digital health company specializing in remote patient monitoring solutions for chronic disease management, announced a seven million Euro Series B investment, featuring participation by Philips, together with PMV as new investors. Existing investors Capricorn ICT Arkiv, Connecticut Inno...

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The Colruyt family invests in Ontoforce

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Insights, Funding, Going Global, Growing on Jan 26, 2018

The Ghent-based technology company Ontoforce has announced a new capital round of € 4,3 million in growth financing led by Korys (the investment structure of the Colruyt family), Annie Vereecken, PMV and LRM. The new investment will be used to fuel Ontoforce's growth and future development.

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Showpad secures another $25 million to continue global expansion

Posted in Startup News, Ecosystem, Funding, Going Global, Growing, Fundraising on Jan 25, 2018

The Belgian sales and marketing platform Showpad has secured $25 million in additional Series C funding from Insight Venture Partners. The funding will be used for investment in new markets, the expansion of Showpad’s global strategy, and continued product development.

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