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!
On March 15th, Belgium’s number one startup event brings all the key players in the ecosystem to the heart of Brussels. To let you see the forest for the trees, we've created a handy list of startup must-dos.
1. The more you network, the better!
Entrepreneurs looking for partners and clients know the importance of a good networking event. Well, it’s your lucky day, because Belgium's leading startup event brings all the key players together under one roof, so you can mingle with the right people and make powerful new connections. Isn't that handy?
2. Take care of your brand awareness
Brand awareness is key! Tech Startup Day gives you and your company a chance to be seen on so many levels, make sure you don’t lag behind!
3. Meet investors
You don't expect to wake up one day with a piggy bank full of money, do you? Tech Startup Day gives you the opportunity to approach numerous corporate decision makers, investors and public-sector officials. If you have a startup (or just a great startup idea), don't hesitate to have a cup of tea with one of them.
4. Bring your startup to the next level
Let's shake things up! We bring you expert workshops, panel discussions and inspiring testimonials to take your startup to the next level. Make sure you get the most out of Tech Startup Day and sign up for a workshop that suits you best!
5. Visit Startup Village
Startup Village is Tech Startup Day's main networking hotspot. Walk around and mingle with the brightest innovators and the hottest Belgian startups.
6. Schedule your meetings
Yep, we know you are very busy! That's why Tech Startup Day gives you the opportunity to schedule meetings using a handy networking tool, Conversation Starter. It might also prevent you from standing alone holding a cup of coffee with no one to talk to... And don't forget our #1 advice "the more you network, the better."
7. Get inspired
You don't have a startup company (yet) but great ideas pop up on a daily basis? Perfect! Get inspired by attending expert workshops and participate in powerful discussions, so that your ideas start taking shape!
8. Know what to expect
Being prepared is half the work. First of all, watch the program so that you know what happens and do not miss any important discussions or workshops. Secondly, make sure you know who is attending Tech Startup Day and who you want to talk to.
9. Spread your message
Forget about your comfort zone for a day, it's time to pitch your startup and to go for new contacts and top deals. After all, anyone attending Tech Startup Day has the same goal: receiving valuable business information and building relationships.
10. Let your network know you attend Tech Startup Day
You are already active on social media, so why not use it? Use your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to let your network know you are at Tech Startup Day. Make sure you participate in the #TSD18 call by using this official hashtag.
Do you need an extra push?
Check out this interview with Ellen Malfliet from Unifly (awarded as The Scale-up of the Year for #TSDAwards17) and get even more reasons to join us on March 15th!
Get your tickets here!
By Delphine Peeters