Princess Astrid of Belgium Visits Austin, San Antonio and Other Texas Cities on an Economic Mission


Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium is visiting Texas this week on an economic trade mission. On Sunday, Princess Astrid, the sister of Belgium’s current monarch King Philippe, attended a reception at the University of Texas at Austin hosted by its President Greg Fenves.

Spotify Launched in Austria Today, Rumored To Launch In Belgium, Switzerland This Week


After launching in Austria today, as per the latest reports, Spotify is planning its launch in Belgium and Switzerland this week. Guess it was the launch in the US that was holding back Spotify’s expansion in the rest of Europe. This is just a speculation but things have sped up recently, especially after the music streaming service shook hands with the world’s largest social network ; Facebook.

Amazing TNT Belgium Launch

Leveraging Ideas

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How a Husband-And-Wife Brewery Outlasted the Founders' Marriage

Inc Startups

Kim Jordan, co-founder of the New Belgium Brewing Company, describes to Inc. executive editor Kris Frieswick how her board of advisors saved her business from her divorce

This Early Decision Will Have the Single-Biggest Impact on Your Business

Inc Startups

5000 conference how she shaped the future of her company, New Belgium Brewing, before it even produced its first pint of beer Kim Jordan tells the audience at the Inc.

It's All About Ownership

Inc Startups

At craft brewery New Belgium, the beer flows freely and the company''s books are open for all employees--who are also owners--to see. New Belgium Brewing may be the only business to employ both microbiologists and carnies. New Belgium also renews its people.

DOOM THURSDAY: Battering Ram by SardoniS - There is a lot more.

Mark Birch

DOOM THURSDAY: Battering Ram by SardoniS - There is a lot more to Belgium than beer, waffles, and the headquarters of the EU. Well, maybe that is not their thing, but Belgium doom band SardoniS has been putting out some decent albums. SardoniS Battering Ram doom metal metal new album BelgiumThere is stoner doom metal. Their latest is III and it is doomy and full meaty metal goodness.

Vivino Raises $25M On A Round Led By Moet Hennessey’s CEO


According to Venturebeat, Vivino use the funds for expanding its marketing efforts in the world’s top wine consumption regions, including United States, Italy, France, Spain, Belgium and Germany. The Danish wine discovery company Vivino closes $25M Series B round, says Venturebeat.

Why This Brewery Founder Doesn't Regret Mixing Love and Business--Even Though It Ended in Divorce

Inc Startups

Kim Jordan, co-founder of New Belgium Brewing Company, explains how her business tore apart her marriage--and why she's about to do it all again. People

How to Sell Out in Style

Inc Startups

So when Ecover, a Belgium-based maker of green cleaning products, acquired Method in September, Ryan and Lowry celebrated in their own way. That was followed by a Belgian-beer tasting party and Belgium trivia. The first goal was to find Belgium on a map," Ryan jokes.

10 Storytelling Festivals You Must Attend in 2016


Considered the largest storytelling festival in Europe, the Alden Biesen Festival is a multilingual storytelling gathering that takes place in Belgium and is very targeted to young and adult students. We are storytelling animals.

Employee-Owned Companies: Good for Business, Not So Hot for Film

Inc Startups

But the owners of New Belgium Brewing, Namasté Solar, and DPR Construction wouldn''t have it any other way. The documentary opens with Michael Miller, a beer delivery man who''s been with Fort Collins, Colorado-based New Belgium for a handful of years.

Joining The B Team

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

We will join 75 other B-Certified companies in Colorado and over 1,700 in nearly 50 countries around the world including well-known leaders New Belgium Brewing, Patagonia, Seventh Generation, Ben & Jerry’s, Kickstarter, Etsy, Warby Parker and Hootsuite.

UPS Goes Long With Eurasia Rail (


The railway crosses Belgium, France, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Poland, before coming through China. UPS is adding more intermodel stations to China's mega Europe-Asia railway.

Curiosity, Confidence and Fearlessness Shaped Fashion Icon Diane von Furstenberg’s Life


By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News As a little girl in Brussels, Belgium, Diane von Furstenberg did not know what she wanted to do when she grew up but she wanted to be a woman of independence who could pay her own bills and drive her own bus.

92-year-old NC man receives Purple Heart earned in WWII

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

FAYETTEVILLE — A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II

#OWS: one insider's view on how banking lost its way (and what to do next)

Fred Destin

Early incidents that I was a witness to included the Kingdom of Belgium, that tried to reduce its debt exposure with some funky FX structures and ended up with major leveraged position on Sterling right at the time when Soros decided to attack the currency. Merrill Lynch late last year paid the Kingdom of Belgium $100 million to end a long-running dispute over a series of derivatives losses that, at one point, totaled $1.2 I spent the first years of my career in derivatives.

Shoestring Marketing Budget? Get Your Customers to Do It For You

Up and Running

In Belgium, you had to dance a happy jig to get your free cola. To survive as a business you need sales, and to generate sales you need marketing.

92-year-old NC man receives Purple Heart earned in WWII

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP)

Spam Laws, Email Marketing, and Compliance

Duct Tape Marketing

Belgium – Etat des lieux en juillet 2003, July 4, 2003. Spam Laws, Email Marketing, and Compliance written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit Flickr. Every year, governments increase restrictions on unsolicited email.

What Greek Startups Can Teach the World


The Entrepreneur Week European kickoff was originally slated to be held in Belgium, but Whitehill was “intrigued that something so unstable [could present] the right time, right place and right opportunity to make entrepreneurship a pillar of solving the problem.”.

New speakers + Ignite + streaming locations

Startup Lessons Learned

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 is just around the corner: May 23, 2011 in SF. You have just under a week to get general admission tickets before prices go up. A lot of people missed the early bird rates and wrote to me about it. Don't be late, buy your ticket now. We've also added a number of extremely discounted tickets for full-time students. New Speakers Our program keeps getting better and better. We're debuting many brand new case studies, and I could not be more excited.

'Why I Stopped Giving It Away'

Inc Startups

Dries Buytaert created Drupal, the platform on which millions of websites are now based, while still a student in his native Belgium. Becoming a hero among Web developers was cool--but it didn't actually pay. So Dries Buytaert, the developer of Drupal, built a company.

Swedish Payments Provider Klarna raises €90 Million for acquisition of SOFORT


SOFORT plugs into e-commerce shops and solutions for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Poland, and the UK. Things have been happening lateley over at Stockholm-based safe payments provider Klarna.

Founder Institute doubles down on Europe, now runs 10 startup accelerator programs continent-wide

The Next Web

Applications to the newly launched programs are now open, in addition to applications for long-established programs in Berlin, Paris, Belgium, and Amsterdam. The Founder Institute , the early-stage startup accelerator that aims to ‘globalize Silicon Valley’, is doubling down on Europe big time. As promised at the end of July , the organization has now announced the launch of five new programs across the continent, doubling its European presence to ten chapters across as many countries.

Why Entrepreneurship Needs Immigrants

Inc Startups

Originally from Belgium, Vandebroek is chief technology officer and president of the innovation group at Xerox. Immigrants are vital to the creation of new businesses in the U.S., especially Silicon Valley tech start-ups. How important are immigrants to the entrepreneurial landscape?

Top 5 Tech Predictions for 2025

Inc Startups

Everything will be translated on the fly Imagine having a meeting with a partner in Japan, a customer in Belgium, and a Chinese manufacturer over a high-def video conference feed. Futurists and smart thinkers weigh in on the technology that will change how you'll do business. The verdict?

6 Tips To Help Entrepreneurs Win And Grow A Strong Customer Base


Michailidis told a story of how he reached out to the CEO of a large grocery chain at his home in Belgium. “I by John Vrionis, partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Make Money & Make the World Better (& What it Has to Do With Your Brain)

Inc Startups

In addition to the companies listed above, take a look at the websites for New Belgium Brewing Company , Seventh Generation , The Body Shop , Green Mountain Coffee. When you do something altruistic, your brain releases a squirt of the neurotransmitter Dopamine, and you feel good.

How A Dorm Room Side Project Became The Web's Hottest Operating System

Inc Startups

It now has more than 400 employees, offices in Germany, Sweden, Belgium, and Singapore, and investors like Goldman Sachs, Accolade Partners, and Investor Growth Capital. Dries Buytaert thought maybe a dozen people would ever use his software.

Northern France leverages their location for entrepreneurs


On top of a budding entrepreneurial community its strengths lie in its strategic position in Europe, for example being one hour from Paris, one hour from London, thirty minutes from Belgium and an hour and a half to Netherlands.

Fast-growing Estonian EdTech DreamApply Targets Finland


I went to Belgium to practice my French and to learn about Belgian culture, but I also learned more about Estonian culture and myself. Globalization is pushing for employees with international vision and multicultural experiences, but both, the universities and the students, are struggling with this partly because of the old-fashioned paperwork in the recruitment process.

Holvi to open in 19 European countries, staff acquisitions in three


These countries include Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.

Revolutionise the Dreaded Conference Call

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

it’s sooooo long and boring and half the time you can’t even hear Belgium!” – Source. Dreading that meeting? Then make a call. At 10am (GMT) on Thursday the 16 th July 2015 Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Dutch leader of the Eurozone confirmed a bail out for financially unstable Greece. The decision to offer a bridging loan of £5 billion was discussed via a conference call between Greece ministers and the Eurozone which includes 19 countries.

The Very Best Digital Metrics For 15 Different Companies!

Occam's Razor

A much more detailed collection of recommendations I’d written for the Government of Belgium a little while back. The very best analysts distill, rather than dilute. The very best analysts focus, when most will tend to gather.

OWA Beer – From Europe And Japan, With Love.


Brewer and owner of OWA Beer, Leo Imai, originally a Yokohama native, now plies his trade from Aalst, about 19 miles northwest from Belgium’s capital of Brussels. How did a brewer of Japanese origin end up making beer in Belgium of all places?

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Augmented Reality Glasses for Firefighters – a firefighter’s initial impression

Jeff Hilimire

When Hateya (a Belgium company) announced that they have developed technology that helps firefighters navigate burning buildings via augmented reality glasses , I immediately reached out to one of my friends who is a firefighter hero to ask him his impression is of this new technology.

A Beer Drinker's View of the Venture Industry

Genuine VC

A Red Hook IPA didn’t taste like a Sam Adams Lager or the Belgium-style ale at your local brewpub – all of which were very different than a Bud Light. A Red Hook IPA didn’t taste like a Sam Adams Lager or the Belgium-style ale at your local brewpub – all of which were very different than a Bud Light. Most VCs drink beer, but how much do they realize that their industry is increasingly resembling that of the beer industry?

EURO: how short-term politicking is threatening our continent

Fred Destin

The excellent Roger Ehrenberger is angry (" Geting Real "); so am I. I am angry at the continued bickering that paralyses Europe in the face of is sternest test yet. Note: This is not a post about the impact on startups -- for that you can go read the recent gigaom writeup by Bobbie Johnson.