The 4th edition of Tech Startup Day is scheduled for March 12th, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. The event will offer a unique convergence of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship and welcomes all startup veterans and enthusiasts from Belgium and around Europe.
Organized by Startups.be, a consortium of 75+ organizations actively supporting starting tech entrepreneurs, the one-day event is expected to attract over 750 attendees. On an interactive and dynamic format, Tech Startup Day 2015 will feature 4 topic tracks including:
a) Keynote Presentations: attending delegates will get inspired and learn from experienced Belgian startup founders and leading startup ecosystem players. Accomplished entrepreneurs such as Boris Paillard (Co-founder & CEO Le Wagon), Bruno Lowagie (Founder iText) and Karen Boers (Co-founder & Managing Director Startups.be) will take the stage.
b) Startup Workshops – targeted to tech entrepreneurs starting and growing their business, these sessions will provide comprehensive overviews of business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. Key topics include “From Idea to Startup: Models, Models, Models”, “Bridging the Death Valley: from Solutions to Revenues”, “Scaling Up: Exploring Frontiers & Going Global” and “Funding: Ownership & Exit Scenarios”
c) Pitch Session: Adopt a CTO & a CEO - Startup founders, will pitch to potential IT candidates willing to join their vision. Prospective CTOs and CEOs, including, but not limited to web and mobile developers, will get a concise and pointed overview of the vision and needs of innovative startups looking for tech talent.
d) Corporate Innovation: executives struggling with innovation opportunities and disruptive technology, will get the chance to learn from experienced professionals how to develop and nurture a lean and strong intrapreneurship culture that can help them take off.
Find out more about the programme here
Many well-known entrepreneurs have already been confirmed as speakers, including: Anne Collet (Coach at Le Wagon) Jeroen Corthout (Founder at Salesflare), Thijs Feryn (Evangelist & spokesman at
Combell) Jurgen Ingels (Co-founder and CTO at Clear2Pay) Peter Maynard (Senior Audience Marketing Manager at Microsoft) Omar Mohout (Growth Engineer at Sirris) Ben Piquard (Activist and Co-Founder at CoEntrepreneurs.be) Bart Van der Roost (CEO at neoScores) Jan Tielens (Technical Evangelist at Microsoft) Robin Wauters (Founding Editor) at Tech.eu Jonathan Schockaert (Co-founder & CEO at ListMinut) Gertjan De Wilde (Founder at BeatSwitch) Thomas Depuydt (Venture Portfolio Manager at iMinds)
Taking place on March 12th, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. at The Egg in Brussels, Belgium, the event will bring together an unparalleled mix of hands-on workshops, real-life testimonials, plenary keynotes and networking. Registration is free of cost and is open until March 10th.
The event is organized with the support of Microsoft, Flanders Investment & Trade, Agentschap Ondernemen, Vlaanderen in Actie and KBC.