to assist start-ups with 1,000 vacancies to assist start-ups with 1,000 vacancies

Start it @KBC and embark on partnership

Brussels, May 21, 2019 – Start it @KBC, Belgium’s biggest start-up accelerator, and, the country’s leading job platform for recruitment and employer branding, are joining forces. Over the next six months, the start-ups belonging to the Start it @KBC community are looking to recruit almost 1 000 extra employees: that’s the finding of an internal survey of 451 active start-ups and alumni. The new partnership will enable start-ups in the Start it @KBC community to draw on the know-how and expertise that possesses.

In January 2019, Start it @KBC surveyed the active start-ups and alumni in its community to gauge the economic impact of the start-up community. It found that its businesses were looking to recruit almost 1,000 new employees between them in the coming months.

Lode Uytterschaut, Founder & CEO of Start it @KBC: "The average start-up in our community employs four people and is looking for two more. Thanks to the partnership with, our start-ups will now be able to spotlight themselves and their potential more effectively for a larger target audience. The employment market is pretty tight, right now, which means it’s not easy to recruit the right employees, especially ones who fit the business culture."

Start-ups can now use a Brand Page at to describe what their firm stands for in their own words, images, videos and house style. They can also use’s extensive network to advertise their vacancies.

Mark Maldeghem, Business Director at "Start-ups are the ideal environment for people at the beginning of their career. They can learn a huge amount in a short time, because of the variety the job offers. It’s not just a question of tech jobs, either: support profiles are needed too, such as sales and marketing people and, at a later stage, brand managers and representatives. Start-ups definitely aren’t just looking for technical profiles."

Greater freedom and engagement

Start-ups find it harder to attract staff than established businesses, partly because they are less well-known. What’s more, they often lack the financial resources to share their vacancies with a large audience and to offer a salary package as attractive as that of a large company.

All the same, working for start-ups can offer a lot of benefits.

Lode Uytterschaut, Founder & CEO of Start it @KBC: "Anyone who values engagement and self-development will definitely feel at home at a start-up, many of which have been launched with a strong mission and the ambition of changing the world. So, working for a start-up can offer you greater creative freedom and autonomy. If things go well, you’ll also develop faster, the decision-making process is quicker and there’s no complex hierarchy. You have a much stronger sense of being part of a team."

Anyone who likes the idea of working at a start-up can now find all the current vacancies with a single click on the jobs page at


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About Start it @KBC

Start it @KBC is Belgium's largest accelerator and supports and promotes entrepreneurs with an innovative idea and scalable business model. The international Start it @KBC community consists of a network of more than 830 startups and scale-ups that share their experiences and expertise.

Start it @KBC was founded in 2014. The accelerator is founder-centric and offers their program completely free of charge. Start it @KBC does not take shares in the startups and only imposes one condition: the joint pursuit of maximum economic and social impact, diversity and sustainability.

The Belgian hubs of Start it @KBC are located in Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt, Kortrijk and Leuven. In addition, Start it @KBC has international offices in Budapest, Gyor and Prague and pied-à-terres in New York, San Francisco and London. Since 2017, Start it @KBC is a member of the exclusive Global Accelerator Network (GAN), which offers the startups additional expansion and sales opportunities abroad, as well as a wealth of benefits from technology partners worldwide.

Start it @KBC has strategic partnerships with large companies to better support startups. Today, strategic partners of Start it @KBC are Accenture, DPG Media, KBC, and Telenet. Since 2019, Start it X also immerses intrapreneurs of corporate companies in the Start it @KBC network.  

Startups who want to participate in the one-year Start it @KBC acceleration program and wish to make free use of mentoring, network, workshops and co-working spaces, can apply throughout the year via the website:

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