Over 1100 people gathered on February 18th for a new edition of the Tech Startup Day, the biggest tech entrepreneurship event in Belgium.

The conference organised by Startups.be, the one-stop-shop for Belgian tech entrepreneurs, featured over 6 simultaneous tracks ranging from the idea stage to exit scenarios.

Seasoned entrepreneurs and experts shared their views and expertise on business modelling, bootstrapping, pitching, funding, scaling up and intrapreneurship.

On an interactive and dynamic format, everyone from enthusiasts to startup veterans enjoyed the insights-packed event that welcomed highlighted keynote speakers like the minister of Digital Agenda, Alexander De Croo, who shared key updates about the Belgian Startup Manifesto.

Besides the workshops and talks spanning the startup topics rainbow, this edition introduced the Tech Startup Day Awards, a contest to find and celebrate the most dazzling home-grown talent.The winners were CR3DO (Startup Student of the Year), FoodPairing (Disruptive Innovation of the Year), Teamleader (Startup of the Year) and Take Eat Easy (Scale Up of the Year). Thanks to over 3600 total votes for each category, the awarded companies will get prizes to foster their growth and internationalisation (for further information on the awards please [click here][1])

Additionally, the event also featured Hack-a-Post, a hackathon aimed at impacting society with IoT and postal assets. This initiative was co-organised with Proximus, BPost, Microsoft and All Things Talk.

By Gabriela Fernández Scala