The Big Score is an international investor and corporate matchmaking event, organized by Startups.be | Scale-Ups.eu. The Big Score accelerates collaboration between selected, elite scale-ups, international investors and corporate innovators. Our USP is our 100% focus on boosting sales and funding by welcoming only relevant profiles: 100 nominated European scale-ups that pitch to and connect with 400+ international VCs and corporates. We provide luxury spaces, a handy networking tool and printed key info to confirm our reputation as Europe's nr. 1 deal boosting event! In addition, our relaxed vibe, upscale cuisine and side events will keep you hooked for future editions.
The Big Score is a two-day event on November 8 & November 9. The day program is roughly between 9am and 6pm. The Big Score has two different event tracks:
TRACK 1 – 50 nominated, growth stage scale-ups that grace the stage and connect with 300+ investors and corporates (exclusive for these profiles) (100% LIVE)
TRACK 2 – 50 Belgian (pre) seed startups that can connect with niche investors and corporates (exclusive for these profiles) and 200+ students & internseekers (100% LIVE)
The event is organized in easily accessible and premium business center MeetDistrict, in the Ghelamco Football Arena, in Ghent, Belgium.
Adress: Ottergemsesteenweg Zuid 808 b300, 9000Ghent, Belgium
(NEW - outside the center - 50m of the event location)
Akkerhage 10, 9000 Ghent
(city center – Triple A location – 8km of the event location) Korenlei 10, 9000 Ghent
(city center – A+ location – 8km of the event location) Hoogstraat 36, 9000 Ghent
(city center – A+ location – 8km of the event location) Hoogstraat 63, 9000 Ghent
International trains arrive at Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid. Several trains depart directly from there to Gent Sint-Pieters every hour. The train takes 35 minutes to Gent Sint-Pieters. From there ask for a taxi (10min) to bring you to MeetDisitrict in the Ghelamco Arena (foorball stadium) in Ghent. Everybody knows this landmark. Alternatively, you can hop on a direct bus.
The Ghelamco Arena is near all of the major highways in Ghent and just ten minutes away from the city center. Upon arrival at the venue, you can park your car at parking of Brico PlanIt (follow signage). Please note that the MeetDsictrist parking is not accessible to The Big Score guests.
Want to boost your deal flow as a growth stage VC or tackle your pressing challenges as a corporate and score BIG in 2023? Reach out to Amaury Casteleyn.
We use the networking tool Conversation Starter. After claiming your ticket, we will provide a link to easily create a profile on the tool. This is essential to browse the attendees and pre-schedule one-on-one meetings (depending on your ticket type). A week before the event you will be notified when you can start to browse attendees and book meetings. The tool will suggest ideal meeting times, keeps your schedule organised and notifies at which numbered meeting point you can hook up with your contact. We provide dozens of spacious rooms to meet discretely, in all comfort.
Registered ticketholders will be invited via e-mail (check your spam) to create a networking profile on Conversation Starter, the only way to preschedule meetings at The Big Score. You will only get access with the e-mail address used to register as an attendee when you claimed your ticket.
It takes 5 minutes to create your profile. In addition you can also set your availabilities and if you don’t want to meet during The Big Score you can also exchange contact information to reconnect after the event.
A week in advance we will open the networking tool for you to browse participants and start pre-scheduling meetings. You will be notified via e-mail when this happens. Please respect your engagements and our event timing.
For questions on the above, please contact Amaury Casteleyn