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Boston / Toronto

Starts on: 10 December 2018

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Though all eyes focus on established tech havens like San Francisco and New York, Boston has been fostering and nurturing a tech ecosystem well worth its long winters

The pace of venture capital investment is rising strongly in the city, with life sciences and intelligent systems as the main drivers. In combination with a visit to Canada’s main tech city Toronto, we’ll provide you with a GoGlobal mission that more than worthy of your attention.

The special focus of the mission will be on startups active in AI and in digital health.

What's in it for me? 

  • Get to know all the ins and outs of taking your business to Boston or Toronto. 
  • Meet with & learn from Belgian scale-ups in digital health and AI, such as Ontoforce, Sentiance and many more. 
  • Pitch your startup to local Boston & Toronto based investors. 
  • Speeddate with relevant prospects & potential partners in digital health and AI. 
  • Connect with relevant stakeholders in the local digital healh & AI ecosystems. 
  • Learn from some of the most prominent local startups & scale-ups in digital health and AI, such as Memora Health. 
  • Meet with relevant people from Brigham and Womens Hospital en Harvard Medical School in Boston. 
  • Visit of Microsoft (AI & Advanced Analytics division). 
  • Visit of MIT & IBM's Watson Lab together with Sophie Vandebroek. 
  • ...

We're preparing a fully fledged high profile program that caters to your needs as we speak, keep your eyes open in the coming weeks! 

The price for this GoGlobal Mission is 1.500 euro for startups and 3.900 euro for corporates (excluding flight & hotel). Belgian startups and SME's are entitled to a subsidy that covers about 50 percent of the total costs via Flanders Investment & Trade, Awex or Brussels Invest & Export (see below). Antwerp based startups enjoy a discount of 75 percent on the net price of the mission. Please contact us for more information about subsidies & discounts! 

Please contact our partner ALK Reizen for the best prices for your flight (arriving in Boston on Sunday december 9th, flying to Toronto on Wednesday-evening December 12, and heading back to Belgium either on Friday-evening December 14 or Saturday December 15), and for the booking of your hotel. 

In Boston (9-12 december), we recommend The Midtown Hotel, where most of the participants will stay during their visit. As for Toronto (12-14/15 december), we recommend the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Downtown Toronto. ALK Reizen can help you with the booking, and guarantees the best rates available! 


Flanders (check out an important notice of subsidies)

Any doubts regarding this Go Global Mission? Not sure if it's the right event for your startup? Drop us a line!


Contact Frederik Tibau, Content Director at 

Check out the partners!

About is the one stop shop for Belgian tech entrepreneurs. We partner with startups to reach their global ambition, we facilitate joint innovation with business partners worldwide, and we’re the reference center of expertise in the Belgian startup ecosystem. 

About Pulse Foundation

Pulse Foundation was created by entrepreneurs joined together by one philanthropic ideal and ambition: stimulate employment opportunities and encourage entrepreneurship. 
Go Global missions are nourished thanks to the support of the Pulse Foundation, encouraging startups as a source of growth and development.

About Flanders Investment & Trade

Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) promotes international enterprise in Flanders in a sustainable way as a key factor in the social and economic development of our region. FIT does so by supporting the international activities of Flemish companies and by attracting foreign investors to Flanders

About Digital Wallonia

Wallonia’s digital strategy, platform and brand, Digital Wallonia sets the framework for all of the Walloon Government’s actions in terms of Wallonia’s digital transformation. Over 500 million euros have been harnessed over four years for its implementation. 

About The Brussels-Capital Region

The Brussels-Capital Region supports numerous initiatives to stimulate the economy. Brussels Economy and Employment (BEE) promotes sustainable economic development and job creation in the Brussels-Capital Region with a whole raft of financial assistance measures for businesses. Additionally, BEE promotes the Region among potential foreign investors and encourages foreign trade. 


Starts: 10 December 2018 23:58

Ends: 14 December 2018 23:58

Venue: Boston, Massachusetts, États-Unis (click on the link to see it on Google Maps)