Sesamers on Tour: Belgium Recap

See the full program of the session here.

Interview with Bruno here.

2:13 Belgium – beer, chocolate and… startups

Overview of the best of the 3 different regions in Belgium, the dynamics of the country and what is hot and happening for startups and tech events.

12:20 An overview of the strengths of the Flanders startup ecosystem

How does Flanders stand out? Why is it interesting for startups, corporates or investors to set up business in Belgium?

32:44 Belgium – an investor and scale-up point of view

Success story of the joint journey of an investor and a unicorn to be. Jurgen gives some insights from a Belgium based VC fund, always looking for new success stories in EU and neighboring countries. Zhong shares how he grew from a small country to an international active company.

53:26 How an incubator makes the difference for a startup

Belgium has a flourishing HealthTech scene, let’s zoom in. Ilse shows how a university-linked incubator can make the difference, what makes Belgium unique when starting up and what to take into account raising funds. Jonathan takes us along on his HealthTech startup journey and shows how to survive and thrive in Belgium and beyond.


Thank you so much to our partner Startups.be | Scale-Ups.eu and La French Tech for their involvement in Sesamers on Tour.

Who is Startups.be | Scale-Ups.eu?

Startups.be & Scale-Ups.eu joined forces in 2018 to solidify our offering for the Belgian tech ecosystem at large. Together, they are the one-stop-shop for tech entrepreneurship. They pride themselves in being the leading growth platform in Belgium that connects Europe’s most promising startups and scale-ups with our network of deep-pocket investors, corporate buyers, global partners and relevant stakeholders. Their goal is to fast-track innovation and collaboration with high-tech companies.

They enable startups and scale-ups to squeeze time into their lifecycle and grow faster. They create high-quality business networking events for inspiration and matchmaking. They facilitate open innovation between startups/scale-ups and large corporates. The Big Score, The Big Squeeze, Startup Fairs, SuperNova and GoGlobal missions are only a glimpse of what we are famous for! Startups.be | Scale-Ups.eu is the top-of-mind time-squeezer for tech startups and scale-ups.

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