Presenting partners

Together they are the one-stop shop for tech entrepreneurship. Startups.be | Scale-Ups.eu take pride in being the leading growth platform in Belgium that connects Europe's most promising startups and scale-ups with a global network of investors, corporate buyers and relevant stakeholders to fast track innovation and collaboration.

Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship is the contact point for entrepreneurs in Flanders. We encourage and support innovation and entrepreneurship, and contribute to a favorable business climate. By being a one-stop-shop, we build a bridge towards stronger entrepreneurship. We offer information, support and advice for entrepreneurs.With the right support or tailor-made advice, we help you take the next step in developing your enterprise.  

Voka, the biggest Flemish network of enterprises, was established in 2004 as an alliance of the then eight Flemish Chambers of Commerce. As a network VOKA unites more than 18.000 businesses representing 65% of the private employment and 70% of the added value in Flanders and Brussels. As the most influential network of entrepreneurs, their mission is to create an optimal framework for successful entrepreneurship.

VOKA Stories

supporting partners

A leading audit and consulting practice in Belgium, Deloitte offers value added services in audit, accounting, tax and legal, consulting, financial advisory services, and risk advisory services.

Procter& Gamble is an American multinational consumer goods corporation  specialized in personal health/consumer health,  personal care and hygiene products. Over the years P&G has invested increasingly in open innovation initiatives.

Already a heartland of technology, Ghent has set the goal of becoming the technology capital of Europa. A goal we hope to achieve in closepartnership with all public & private stakeholders connected to the localtech sector.

SPEED is a European Interreg project aiming to build an ecosystem for smart port app development in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and the UK, bridging the gap between the worlds of European ports and the nascent data science – IoT market.

Imec.istart , imec’s business accelerator, offers tech startups pre-seed funding and tailored support to succeed and grow globally.
It’s their mission to help founders in their entrepreneurial journey, and beyond.

We are a rela­tion­ship-dri­ven firm and advise clients on their most com­plex trans­ac­tions and oth­er impor­tant busi­ness matters.

We are a motion design team that make characterful, spirited videos which inspire and delight. As a creative partner we serve forward-thinking clients,  big and small. At the centre of everything we do is the audience,  our imagination and you.

Selecting VCs

Fortino Capital Partners is a European enterprise software investor, managing a€240 million growth private equity fund and two venture capital funds for earlier stage software opportunities. The firm has offices in Antwerp and Amsterdam. Fortino Capital’s investment portfolio includes MobileXpense, EfficyCRM, Odin Groep, Tenzinger, Maxxton, LetsBuild, Teamleader, among others

Smartfin is aventure capital / private equity investment firm providing both early stage and growth capital to fast growing B2B technology companies, headquartered in Europe that display the potential for significant value creation. Smartfin partners with teams that demonstrate leadership, integrity, vision, entrepreneurial spirit, character and the risk profile to build a successful company. The funds’ investments range from €0,5M euro up to €30M.

Volta Ventures is a seed & early stage venture capital fund focused on internet& software companies in the Benelux. The fund’s team, with support from 30business angels, expects to make a substantial impact on every company it invests in by working with the founders and management to identify new markets, hire senior talent, provide ongoing guidance, arrange further financing rounds and exploring strategic options.

Force Over Mass focuses on B2B technology innovation (Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech)in Europe and the UK. We invest in companies that combine transformational technology with strong business models. Force Over Mass likes to support companies and founders over multiple funding rounds & typically invests in the Seed+ / Series A and Series B stages with our Growth Funds. We believe that consistent performance is driven by broad sourcing, a disciplined investment process, helping companies scale, and optimal portfolio construction.

Endeit Capital is a growth capital investment firm with offices in Amsterdam (NL) and Hamburg (DE). They provide mid/later stage growth capital typically between €3m - €12m to European internet companies with international growth potential. Areas of investment include digital media & marketing tech, marketplaces, BtB/BtC commerce& enterprise cloud services

Target Global is an international Venture Capital firm headquartered in Berlin, with €700M in assets under management. Connecting the key European startup ecosystems we leverage the unique DNA of each of our target geographies, across our global network. We invest in e-Commerce,finTech, travel, software, and transportation. Our partners have been investing for more than 15 years in the digital technology space, backing some of the greatest European success stories.

Newion is an independent venture capital fund and focused on companies operating in IT,SAAS, Cloud and b2b Software. Newion is a highly dedicated investor that is actively engaged with its portfolio companies and keeps in close contact with them. Particularly in the field of strategy and finance. The funds track-recordcomes from a strong belief in lean startup methodology, chasm theory and leadership models, as well as deep industry knowledge in b2b SaaS companies.