For the second 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 four categories, and it’s up to you, the Belgian startup community, to decide about the winners!

Those winners will be announced during the Tech Startup Day on March 9, at The Egg in Brussels. Voting is open until March 6 at noon!

After much deliberation, our professional jury - composed of Omar Mohout (Sirris), Béatrice De Mahieu (Virtuology Academy), Simon Alexandre (The Faktory), Wim De Preter (De Tijd) and Frank Maene (Volta Ventures) - proposed a shortlist in four categories. They retained five startups in each category.

"We organize these awards to celebrate our Belgian tech talent", explains Karen Boers, Managing Director of Startups.be. "We Belgians are often very modest about our achievements. Instead, we should be proud of our 'homegrown talent."

Of course, there are some very interesting prizes to win. Among them a free seat on one of our top notch international GoGlobal missions, flex desks for one year at Co.Station (Brussels or Ghent), coaching sessions by the jury, a free hosting offer courtesy of Combell, a 6 months’ seat at the Belcham offices in New York (Pulse Foundation), and many more.

Startup of the Year

(Raised seed capital in 2016 or made quite a buzz)

Howaboutsales

At Howaboutsales it’s all about bringing companies and their sales partners closer together through an easy-to-use business relationship management software (BRM)

Jack

JackMedia is a messaging application to rediscover the pleasure of waiting. Jack allows you to decide when your message (a “Jack”) can be read by the recipient.

Kensu 

Lifting Data Science to the Enterprise level with Adalog: a knowledge driven Data Science platform.

Pridiktiv

Pridiktiv is a smart and mobile health collaboration platform. Which enables nurses and caretakers to work with actual data, to reduce the non-medical training time and to reduce the administration time after a long day.

Small Teaser

Small Teaser is a community blogging platform. With a built-in ad server, they provide content creators the ability to earn a share of the advert revenue.

Scale-up of the Year

(Raised a series A or shows other signs of scaling in revenue or employee growth)

Aproplan

Aproplan is a construction app that helps you build faster and lets you keep track of your progress and collaborate with your team.

GuardSquare

GuardSquare helps you protect your applications and your organization from hacking and its consequences.

Silverfin 

Silverfin helps accountants work smarter by managing their entire workflow on one platform.

Theoplayer

Theoplayer is an Award-Winning HTML5 Video Player which delivers a world-class viewer experience without plugins, on every platform and every device.

Unifly

The Unifly cloud-based software platform enables the safe integration of drone traffic in the airspace and tells drone pilots & operators where they can fly safely & legally. The central dashboard streamlines the management of operator & pilot assets.

Disruptive innovation of the year

(Companies that have a breakthrough technology or innovative business model)

Birdee

Birdee is a digital saving management solution dedicated to Mass Affluent investors. It has been developed by Gambit Financial Solutions, a software company that implements customer-centric solutions in Europe since 2010.

Eyeco Eyeco

Eyeco eyeco was founded with a lofty mission: apply their knowledge in nanotechnology to remove the burden of eyewear and make people see more, all the time.

Ipee

Ipee develops and manufactures smart and integrated sensor solutions to improve the wise use of water, to enhance hygiene and to reduce costs for the sanitary industry.

Sentiance

Sentiance offers real-time Ambient Intelligence automated through a proprietary sensor fusion platform to enterprises, DMPs, SMEs and mobile app developers. The platform empowers companies to build behavioural profiles of connected users and enriching those profiles with personalized, predictive and context-aware services.

Xenomatix

XenomatiX, with its solid state Lidar, masters the technology for 360° precise and high resolution sensing under all light and weather conditions and at any driving speed. Together with leading automotive companies, they are providing the car of the future with the eyes to ultimately replace human drivers.

Student startup of the year

(Founded by someone who was a student up to September 2015)

AcademicLabs

AcademicLabs is a network of research units sharing expertise, services and infrastructure to facilitate collaborative research.

Amanote

Amanote is a note-taking app which improves note taking during presentations, lectures and conferences

CitizenLab
CitizenLab helps governments become more citizen-centric, through a user-friendly cloud software, insightful data analytics and focus on mobile.

Eightant

Eightant is a software application that allows landlords to manage their buildings efficiently. But it also enables them to communicate with their tenants in a very userfriendly way.

ZetaPulse

ZetaPulse helps you connect with the right individual at the right time. Create awareness or send out coupons when users are near your store or at a specific location.

Voting is open! You can choose the winners until March 6th, 12 noon. Cast your vote!