Here are the 5 hottest startups in Belgium

The Next Web

With the best classic comics, specialty beer, gourmet chocolate, and golden brown fries, Belgium has enough local remedies to soothe the stressed-out EU official. But a new and growing subculture is also taking hold: the startup scene. While it may not yet be a mega tech hub like London, Berlin, or Paris, for such a small country it already boasts the fifth highest number of fintech deals.

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.


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12 Questions: Meet Raoul Camion (Belgium)

crowdSPRING Blog

Raoul lives and works in Vielsalm, Belgium. I’m Raoul Camion (of course, it’s not my real name), I’m 40 years old and I live in Vielsalm, a (very) small city in the Belgium Ardennes with my wife Cindy, my little son of 9 years old, Toto, my two cats (one is a complete psychopath, he’s the Charles Manson of the cats) and all the other people who are living in the Ardennes too. What is the design industry like in the Belgium?

Entrepreneurial Journey Takes Melvin Brewing To Denver’s Heights and Beyond

The Startup Magazine

During the festival, beers are shipped overseas to South Korea, Japan, Norway, Belgium, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Jeremy Tofte’s family background in the beer business shows through in his work with Melvin Brewing.

Help! My marketing planning is a mess

The Startup Magazine

Currently, Belgium and the Netherlands are our first goals. Marketing Belgium budget communication content Email marketing HubSpot inspiration Marketing plan Marketing Strategy Netherlands online courses Organization Productivity Project management Search engine optimization Social media startup strategy team Technology training whiteboardStartup marketers are worried. They have no time for ‘the fun part’.

San Antonio-based Assembla Buys MyGet


Assembla, a software development platform based in San Antonio, has announced plans to acquire MyGet, a software management company, based in Belgium. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Assembla, founded in 2005 and acquired by Scaleworks in 2016, is a software as a service company that sells a platform that allows coders […]. The post San Antonio-based Assembla Buys MyGet appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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.

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? That sparked a journey to Europe, with stints in Ireland, Germany and Belgium to learn how to make beer.

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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. And so, before you ask yourself what can storytelling offer to your business, think back on what you engage with as a person. Looking at the hundreds of thousands of years of storytelling history, we can see how storytelling has evolved.

Common B2B Challenges and How To Solve Them


At the time we were planning a workshop for B2B tech startups from the IMEC accelerator (Ghent, Belgium) and had a chance to interview many of the companies that had signed up.

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How Remote Startups are Changing the Game for Everyone


Plann3r, a remote startup from Belgium, helps you create slick-looking meeting pages in minutes. Based on our history, we can see that unprecedented events have the potential to cause permanent mass changes. Remember the 9/11 attack? That attack changed the face of airport security forever.

[Event] Ukraine, Thailand And US Take Top Spots At Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012


Third Place: Hotfix (Belgium). They came, they saw, and they – well, some of them, at least – conquered. The student teams from all over that participated in the 10th annual Imagine Cup have challenged each other and themselves with their technology innovation projects, and the winners have now emerged.

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.”.

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.

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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.

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 streaming live

Startup Lessons Learned

I have been getting emails and tweets all day from people upset that they cannot get into Startup Lessones Learned 2011 - either here in SF, where we're sold out, or in one of the more than 100 simulcast locations around the world, many of which are sold out, too. We struggle with this issue every year, because we strongly encourage everyone who can to participate with their local entrepreneurship community. Strengthening ties between entrepreneurs is one of our most important values.

Courting Mike Butcher

Babbling VC

I met Mike, if I remember correctly, in Belgium (or was it Luxembourg.I I wrote a tongue-in-cheek tweet this morning after seeing someone post slides Mike Butcher was presenting at an event. pjozefak Want to get on @TechCrunch? mikebutcher explains how. link] OR pro tip: be smart & say "I''ll sponsor your next event!" ;-) 22/02/15 10:58. He was discussing how best to get bloggers to write about you and I agree with everything he said.

Why So Many Small Emerging Managers Don’t Use Placement Agents

David Teten

Although not a placement agent charged with raising the money, this person was an important and critical member of the team and was a key factor in helping us to keep track of where we had been and where we were going – ‘If it’s Tuesday, it must be Belgium.’ ”. The pros and cons of choosing a placement agent for small funds. It would make life a lot easier for emerging managers if they could outsource the entire fundraising process. But can you?

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Developments in 3D printing

The Equity Kicker

I’m in Leuven, Belgium for most of this week visiting 3D printing leader Materialise and attending their 3D printing conference. For most of you Materialise is a lead contender for the ‘most successful and innovative European company you’ve never heard of’ The business is 20 years old, has 1,000 employees in 15-20 countries, and most importantly works on a lot of amazing projects.

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.”

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. ” Maybe they have different Standards of Practice in Belgium, but I doubt it.

Joining The B Team

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. For a long time I’ve been fascinated by the intersection between entrepreneurship and social change.

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?

10 Companies Want To Show You The Money


Currently available in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Spain, Norway, Germany, Portugal, Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the USA. by Pabla Ayala, cofounder of pFunk Media Is your holiday gift-giving list becoming longer and pricier than your current wallet can handle? Make extra cash to help with those expensive holiday costs and maybe even help you put some money back in your wallet so you don’t start the New Year off broke!

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Invest in Israel Newsletter – August 2012 Edition

VC Cafe

Belgium’s STMicroelectronics NV recently acquired Israel’s bTendo , a developer of projection solutions for devices that require multimedia large-scale storage and viewing capabilities, for $9m. As every month, VC Cafe is re-posting the “Invest in Israel” Newsletter, published by the investment promotion center of Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor , which offers many helpful tools for prospecting investors. For the Invest in Israel archive, click here.

Invest in Israel Newsletter – June 2012 Edition

VC Cafe

Girls in Tech London picked the top women in 19 countries – the UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Greece and Israel – on the basis of their leadership and excellence in innovation and technology.

Partying with (PR2) Robots at Willow Garage

Sophia Perl of Wisdom

A PhD student from Kathoieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) who was excited about being part of the uprise of the robotics industry. Tonight, I attended an invite-only PR2 robot beta launch party at Willow Garage in Menlo Park. These guys didn’t hold back on the party - valet parking, huge white tent, hip lounge atmosphere, catering by Le Papilion (I think), and the most luxurious port-a-potties that I’ve ever been in (yes, it’s true!).

Strategy Roundtable: Convert Potential Competitors to Partners


Then Cristina Soviany presented IDES Technologies from Belgium. At today's roundtable we saw three very nice businesses, each with pilot customers, and each working on real problems. At the end of the session, each left with specific action items. First up today was Antonio Lucena de Faria with ActionFlow from Portugal. Antonio has a portfolio of Web-based business process management applications for small businesses with 10-100 employees.

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. The very best analysts are display critical thinking, rather than giving into what’s asked. The very best analysts are comfortable operating with ambiguity and incompleteness, while all others chase perfection in implementation / processing / reports.

Generate and Transformify: Umbrella Solutions to Help Businesses Hire Top Talent Worldwide

Transformify - Recruiting

London, 18.08.2018. Transformify Recruitment CRM and Generate FS have joined forces to help employers hire top talent worldwide. As IT talent becomes scares in many technology hubs like London, New York, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Berlin and many other big cities, the employers are left with no other option than looking for talent elsewhere in the world. However, the ever changing regulatory framework tremendously increases the cost and the administrative burden.

Make Election Day a Holiday: It’s the American Thing to Do

Reid Hoffman

percent (Belgium) to 65.97 A handful of countries, including Belgium, achieve their high turnout rates by making voting compulsory. Photo by Stephanie McCabe on Unsplash. In one important measure of democracy, America is unfortunately not first. Or even 20th.

This Weekend

Startup Lessons Learned

The next couple of days are going to be amazing, as the Lean Startup community converges on San Francisco. I want to welcome all of you who are traveling to be here. Welcome to our fair city. There are only a few tickets left to Startup Lessons Learned 2011 on Monday (May 23). If you haven't registered yet, please do. As a reminder, the first 200 people to show up will get one of the very first copies of the Lean Startup Book , a pre-publication printed galley.

What Can You Learn from the 4-Hour Workweek?

Both Sides of the Table

During this period of time I found ways to get my firm to staff me in Italy, France, Hungary, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain and the UK. A couple of years ago I read the popular book, “The Four Hour Workweek &# by Tim Ferriss. It was recommended to me by my friend, Net Jacobsson , who was trying to do some basic Life Hacking.

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. As part of the Lightspeed Venture Partner Summer Fellowship program, I ask guest speakers to come in each week and talk to the Fellows about key topics related to building a successful startup. Hustle and scrappiness are attributes that every great entrepreneur has.

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. It is for this reason that most businesses set aside a sizable chunk of money for advertising, but wouldn’t it be grand if you could generate sales by getting your existing customers to do your marketing for you?

#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.

Twitter Link Roundup #55 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

crowdSPRING Designer interview – 12 Questions: Meet Raoul Camion (Belgium) - [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!

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. With new restrictions also comes harsher penalties when laws are broken. Here, we’ll give you a quick refresher on where spam laws stand both nationally and internationally, and how your business can avoid costly mistakes. CAN-SPAM Act.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Alfred Jorgensen Laboratory

crowdSPRING Blog

AJL supply these yeasts to breweries in the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, France, Spain, Brazil, Chile, USA, Canada, Australia, the Philippines, Korea, India, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Greece, Belgium, Holland, Vi etnam, Germany and many other countries. Now, I may be the reigning champion of Christmas Party Beer Pong here at crowdSPRING (no big deal…) but this next company may have me beat.

The Secret History of Silicon Valley Part VI: Every World War II.

Steve Blank

From mid-1943 until the summer of ’45, I was in England doing liaison work with the RAF, installing the first radar jammers in a wing of the 8th Bomber Command under Colonel LeMay, and in France, Belgium, and Germany analyzing captured electronic equipment, and working on captured electronic equipment, and working in communications for the 9th Air Force.

EURO: how short-term politicking is threatening our continent

Fred Destin

We have a different set of circumstances now and a profoundly changed Germany, but we also have a political landscape marked by petty regionalism (yes Belgium I am looking at you), racism, a difficult dialogue with Islam, a resurgent Russia, as well as a reluctance to accept issues such as population aging and globalisation. 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.

The importance of confidence and the four keys to getting it

Jeff Hilimire

It doesn’t go well when he’s leading Easy Company into their assault on Foy, Belgium. Watching LeBron James in this year’s NBA Finals reminded me how important, and precious, confidence can be. LeBron had one of his best statistical years, played great through the playoffs, and then in the most important moments he crumbled.

Transcript of Convert Your Ideas and Messages Into Memorable Narratives

Duct Tape Marketing

I have somebody else who was in Belgium and he contacted me and he mentioned that he used the Pitch Deck that it was their yearend marketing report. Transcript of Convert Your Ideas and Messages Into Memorable Narratives written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Transcript provided by Verbatim Transcription Services. Back to Podcast. Transcript. John Jantsch: Can a little deck of cards help you tell better stories? I think it can.