Start it @KBC is an accelerator programme that supports and promotes innovative and scalable entrepreneurship. Representing around 550 start-ups, it is the largest start-up community in Belgium. Its success is in part due to partnerships with a range of companies and organisations that have the same pay-it-forward mentality, enabling Start it @KBC to power a diverse ecosystem and dynamic network of start-ups, scale-ups, incubators, accelerators, mentors, VC’s and expertise partners.
Start it @KBC is continuously evolving, expanding and improving its offer as part of a co-creative process with its start-ups. The accelerator currently operates through hubs in Antwerp, Ghent, Hasselt, Leuven, Kortrijk and Brussels coupled with a clear international focus in Europe and the U.S. as a member of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN).
Start-ups with an innovative business idea are encouraged to submit their idea via the website at any time. The best candidates are then invited to pitch their idea in person to a professional jury which convenes 3 times per year.