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 supports and promotes entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and scalable business models. As such, it is Belgium’s largest community of start-ups. As a pioneer in Belgium, Start it @KBC aims to have a positive impact on the country’s economy and society. 

 For their first 3 months at Start it @KBC, start-ups join a strong, tailor-made accelerator programme while continuing to profit from top-notch mentorship, diverse expertise, an extensive international network and an inspiring co-working space for a period of 18 months. Start it @KBC continuously adapts its programme in co-creation with its start-ups.  

One of Start it @KBC’s key objectives is to stimulate (international) cross-pollination between more than 650 start-ups and scale-ups but also amongst investors, experienced mentors, experts from a wide variety of domains (technology, sales, legal, marketing, communication, etc.) and other global accelerators and incubators. The community also plays a leading role in promoting diversity and female entrepreneurship. 

Start it @KBC also has a clear international vision. In addition to hubs in Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt, Leuven, Kortrijk and Budapest, the community also includes a presence in New York. 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 start-ups on the international stage and up to 1 million dollars’ worth of exclusive advantages from technology partners.

Via the Start it @KBC’s Corporate Incubation Program, start-up teams within large companies have also been able to transform innovative ideas into fully-fledged businesses under the guidance of Start it @KBC. 

Start it @KBC began in 2014 as a partnership between AccentureCronos GroepFlanders DCimecjoynKBCMobile VikingsTelenet Kickstart and local academic partners. 

Start-ups can apply to the programme at any time via the website The selected founders are then invited to pitch their idea to a professional jury at 1 of 2 pitch events per year, after which a new batch of start-ups begin their entrepreneurial journey at Start it @KBC. 

For more information:
For Start it @KBC logos and images:
Press kit Start it @KBC

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