Organizing 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.  

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Main partners

Business Angels Netwerk Vlaanderen unites entrepreneurs and investors. BAN Vlaanderen distinguishes itself thanks to the A of the Angels. They provide capital and engagement. BAN Vlaanderen is supported by the Flemish government and is a unique channel for entrepreneurs to elevate their company to a higher level with "friendly" capital and "wise deals". BAN Vlaanderen provides a complete service package, including deal guiding-services, to entrepreneurs and business angels to pursue them towards sustainable deals.

Bitstream is an experience agency with an unquenchable creative appetite.
An innovative concept? Challenge us! Tell us your idea and we will turn it into an unforgettable project.  
Sounds good? Then listen to who we have in-house for this: event planners, creative content experts, video artists and experienced technicians. A flexible high performance team. Together under 1 roof. With a very strong reputation in content creation. Bitstream turns your project into a surprising experience that you will never forget. Let’s work together!

At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with over 276,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. We're committed to support today's start-ups to become the leading companies of tomorrow. 

Four & Five is a future-oriented business law firm with a laser focus on corporate, commercial and IT law, M&A, GDPR and real estate. At Four & Five, we do things a little differently. We combine deep legal knowhow with a fresh forward-thinking mindset and a highly pragmatic approach in which our clients and their business are centre staged.

MT (Management Team) is an award-winning multimedia platform. Our goal is to inspire the leaders of today and tomorrow. Better leaders make a better world. We offer our readers new ideas and insights, interviews with important CEO's, management gurus, strong business cases from home and abroad. We cover the playing field of business, management and leadership. We make our own, often unique choices, focus strongly on our readers and deliver quality. That's why MT is a success story since 2016.

Session partners

The Beacon is an Artificial Intelligence & Internet of Things community that brings tech entrepreneurs, corporates, researchers and innovation actors together. The Beacon, smart innovation for the industry, port & logistics, mobility and smart city!

Antwerp is brimming with innovative entrepreneurial talent and has become a real hotspot for startups and growth companies. For instance, the City has more than 350 startups, dozens of growth companies netting 500,000 euros in capital, many incubators, accelerators and other startup initiatives. The City supports such private initiatives and even gives startups a bit of a boost.

Hangar K is an incubator in Kortrijk where startups, corporates and students work together on a new digital economy. Through intense collaboration between those actors and an acceleration through Start it @KBC, imec.istart and DAE Studios, Hangar K succeeds in making their ecosystem grow year after year. If you have any plans in game tech, EdTech, AI … Hangar K is your place to be!

BNP Paribas Fortis is always willing to go the extra mile with you. Our financial solutions are designed to make your life easier, help you grow your business and assist you in making sustainability a high priority. Every day we’re working on ways of doing banking better. This is what we call #PositiveBanking. We offer a full range of products and services through our two core businesses: Retail and Private Banking, and Corporate Banking.

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

Already a heartland of technology, Ghent has set the goal of becoming the technology capital of Europe. A goal we hope to achieve in close partnership with all public & private stakeholders connected to the local tech sector.

The BlueHealth Innovation Center (BHIC) is a unique combination of top players (local governments, companies, research centers and care institutions) who share the same common goal. Our mission is to support the digital transformation of healthcare through digital innovation. We specifically stimulate young entrepreneurship in HealthTech. We coach students, start-ups and care professionals in the development of innovative digital projects, be it in cure, care or prevention.

Orsi Academy is worldwide recognized as a training and expertise center in the field of new technologies, including minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery. Thanks to an ambitious investment project in Melle (Ghent, Belgium), Orsi Academy has built a unique ecosystem in which doctors, scientists, engineers and industrialists connect to demonstrate and advance innovative medical technologies, thus increasing the quality and the security of modern healthcare.

Flanders.health is the business network that bridges technologies for healthcare innovation. To support innovations in the healthcare domain at the crossroads of Key Enabling Technologies, FlandersBio, DSP Valley & Medtech Flanders have joined forces in developing a new innovative business network named flanders.health.

Reliability, flexibility, efficiency.  Manpower® is the pioneer of staffing solutions. Through a comprehensive range of continually evolving service offerings, Manpower provides the flexibility and agility businesses need to adapt to a changing world. Through our branch network, our consultants seek out the perfect candidate… or the perfect job.

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.

Making a profit from your creativity can be a piece of cake. But most of the time, it's a proper challenge. In the creative sector, it takes more than talent or a kick-ass product to gain a foothold or to build a profitable business – no matter how unique, inventive or brilliant your ideas. So every now and then, a little guidance will come in handy. Enter Flanders DC!

Supporting partners

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