PRESS INVITATION: Brussels Demo Day - higher, stronger, bigger!

PRESS INVITATION: Brussels Demo Day - higher, stronger, bigger!

30 March 2017| 6:30 pm -11:00 pm | Avenue du Port 2, 1080 Brussels

  • 14 pitches of start-ups to an audience of 300 investors and entrepreneurs
  • A first: Virtual reality pitching
  • Start it @kbc Brussels is bursting out of the seams and is moving to a bigger location
On 30 March, the first Start it @kbc Demo Day for 2017 will take place, in the presence of 300 captains of industry and investors. The ideal public for the pitching start-ups who will be giving a live presentation of their innovative business ideas. And the Demo Day will be held in new premises, since Start it @kbc is bursting out of the seams of our current premises in the rue de la Science...

Higher and stronger. That is the best way to describe the recipe for the Brussels Demo Day 2017. 14 promising Belgian start-ups will make their three-minute pitch to a select audience of business managers, investors and entrepreneurs. An excellent opportunity for the innovators to show what they’ve got and to extend their business network substantially.

And bigger too, for Start it @kbc, with the support of its partner KBC Brussels, is bursting out of the seams and will be moving to a new 700 m2 location at the end of April . We will now have twice the space! And this is also the spot where the new edition of Brussels Demo Day will take place.

The start-ups who will pitch at the first Demo Day of 2017 are

Ava & Trix, Bookwidgets, Datylon, Investimmo, Noho, Pom, Postbuzz, Pozyx, Qwibl, Ritchie, Scriptbook, The Kobi Company, Tsjing and Zendo.

The two best pitchers will have a chance to win the highly coveted Start it @kbc Award or the Public's Award, each with a value of € 5,000.

6:30 pm    Welcome with G&Ts & appetizers
7:00 pm    Start-up pitches
8:30 pm    Announcement of the winners of the Public's Award by Damien Van Renterghem (CEO of KBC Brussels) and the Start it @kbc Award by Katrien Dewijngaert and Lode Uytterschaut (founders of Start it @kbc)
8:45 pm    Walking dinner and networking
11:00 pm    End

A first: Virtual reality pitching
On Demo Day, discover the VR Pitching boxing ring where start-ups have a chance from now on to practice their pitches more effectively. A first, in collaboration with our partner Telenet Kickstart!

Where and when?
30 March 2017
KBC Auditorium, avenue du Port 2, 1080 Brussels

Please confirm your attendance at Demo Day via or +32 468 19 75 07.

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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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