Start it @KBC is the only Belgian accelerator to join the GAN which links together 120 startup cities and 85 top accelerator programmes across six continents. As such, GAN is the world’s largest startup network, boasting big names such as TechStars, Startupbootcamp and Numa.
“As Belgium’s largest accelerator, we need to look beyond our borders and forge genuine links with the international startup ecosystem,” says Start it @KBC founder, Lode Uytterschaut. “As part of GAN, we are now in a position to offer our startups a long list of extra benefits - such as introductions at some of the world’s largest big tech companies, while opening the doors to new markets to reinforce their international growth potential.”
“Joining GAN is also beneficial for Start it @KBC itself. Members regularly exchange experiences and share knowledge, which empowers us to be the best accelerator for our startups, all while making a genuine contribution to the Belgian economy,” adds Lode Uytterschaut.
41 new startups at Start it @KBC
Start it @KBC today welcomes 41 new startups to its accelerator programme. The last pitch wave of 2017 attracted business idea submissions from 162 startups. Of those, the following 41 startups were selected by the jury on the basis of an oral presentation and will become part of Start it @KBC next year:
AirShaper, Caldr, Capratio, CrewPlanner, Crimibox, Dazuld, EDSE, Foodcost.be, Fred&Barnes, Gingerwald, GoTennis, Guardway, Hereso, House of projects, Hyperlane, Liso Yachts, Jointechnix, Klær, KnowledgeFlow, Lancr, LiLo, Livana, Metachat, Motiontribe, Nash, Oak Tree Projects, OrthoGrow, Port-WiFi, Pristin Sellier, Quivr, Recovr, Roeku, Smoothy, SO YES, Talkeezy, Urban Harvest, Vintastique, WebMonks, Wenthworth Andrews, WeTasker.
Lode Uytterschaut, founder of Start it @KBC: “This wave is extremely diverse in terms of content, which can only enrich the community as a whole. The jury was unanimous in their evaluation that the quality has gone up even further with this wave. Proof that Belgium has a lot to offer on the world stage in years to come. “
See the press kit for more information about the new startups.
The next pitch wave at Start it @KBC takes place in February 2018. Startups can already submit their business idea over the coming weeks and months via www.startit.be.
GAN is a highly curated community of accelerators, partners, and investors. GAN creates opportunities around the world for startups to access the human and financial capital they need to create and grow their businesses, wherever they are. More information about GAN can be found at gan.co.