PRESS INVITATION Demo Day: 16 promising start-ups show their best side

PRESS INVITATION Demo Day: 16 promising start-ups show their best side

30 November 2017 | 6.30pm-10.00pm | KBC Tower | Schoenmarkt 35, Antwerp



Dear Journalist,

30 November is Demo Day, the start-up event of the year!

During a series of nerve-racking, 3-minute pitches, 16 start-ups will give their all in front of a critical audience of 300 investors, CEOs and captains of industry.

Previous editions of Demo Day prove beyond a doubt that a good pitch will open doors to new venture capital. While several start-ups have, on the strength of their Demo Day pitch – been admitted to some of the world’s top accelerators. This year, the standards have once again been set very high. Want to find out who will go home with the Audience Prize and the Start it @KBC Award, each worth 5,000 euros!

The 16 start-ups are currently working around the clock in preparation for Demo Day. While an experienced team of mentors is coaching them to perfect their pitch and deliver a top-class stage performance on 30 November.

Demo Day offers our start-ups the ultimate forum for promoting their business to investors and potential customers. Who, in turn, have a chance to discover and support innovative start-up talent. And you? You will get an exclusive inside view of start-up life while getting to know a few promising start-ups in Belgium. 

The start-ups scheduled to present their pitch on 30 November cover both B2C and B2B domains. The companies cover a broad spectrum of sectors from health and food to real estate, design, energy, DIY, HR, artificial intelligence and machine learning:

2Grow, Bao, Belgunique, Blueberry, Chestnote, Co-libry, Condugo, Epihunter, Inmanta, Karma Karma, MindFuel, Mymesis, Sitwear, SpareSpace, Staenis, Talentree.

You can find more information about the start-ups in the press kit below.

6.30pm     Welcome
7.00pm     Pitch competition
8.30pm     Awards presentation
8.45pm     Networking even with canapés  

Practical info
Thursday 30 November 2017
KBC Tower | Schoenmarkt 35, Antwerp

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See you there!
The Start it @KBC Team


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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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