Save the date! Meet the new generation of start-ups in 2017

Save the date! Meet the new generation of start-ups in 2017

 

 

Dear journalist,

Start it @kbc, the largest start-up community in the country, will soon be organising its first 'pitch day' of the new year. Over a hundred ambitious, promising start-ups will be presenting their innovative business ideas in front of a panel made up of our elite partners and mentors.

Which entrepreneurs will be able to realise their dreams with the help of Start it @kbc? We are looking forward to introducing them on Tuesday 7 February. In addition, you will be among the first to find out how Start it will be making the difference for enterprising Belgium in 2017.

All we ask you is to reserve the date in your schedule for this interesting morning on an exclusive location in the city centre of Brussels. You will soon receive the press invitation including all details.

We will meet you on 7 February!
The Start it @kbc team

 

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 www.startit.be. 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: www.startit.be
For Start it @KBC logos and images: startitkbc.prezly.com/media
Press kit Start it @KBC

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