Start it @KBC supports and promotes entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and scalable business models and has within its community over 750 startups and scale-ups, making it the largest community of its kind in Belgium. As a founder-centric pioneer in Belgium, Start it @KBC aims to have a positive impact on the country’s economy and society, e.g. for diversity and female entrepreneurship.
Startups can apply throughout the year via www.startit.be. The selected founders pitch for a professional jury twice a year, and a new group of startups begins the one year-long tailor-made accelerator programme, with top-notch mentorship, diverse expertise, an extensive international network and an inspiring co-working space.
Start it @KBC also has a clear international vision, with hubs in Budapest, Gyor and Prague, in addition to Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt, Leuven, Kortrijk, and a presence in New York, San Francisco and London. As of 2017, Start it @KBC has been a member of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN), a select network of 120 global accelerator programmes, offering extra opportunities for startups on the international stage and up to 1 million dollars’ worth of exclusive advantages from technology partners.
Start it @KBC was established in 2014. Today it is a partnership between Accenture, DPG Media, KBC, and Telenet. With Start it X, the accelerator launched a sister company to support intrapreneurs in large corporates.
For more information: www.startit.be
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