Our Partners

Our Partners

 

Thought Leader Partners

SmartFin

SmartFin operates anti-cyclical and long-term oriented investment vehicles managed by a strong team that combines financial, operational and entrepreneurial experience supporting its portfolio companies in their growth ambitions. We provide replacement and expansion capital to European growth companies that display the potential for significant value creation in fast growing market segments.

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Innoviris

Innoviris is the Brussels Institute for the encouragement of scientific research and innovation.

Our mission is to support and stimulate research, development and innovation in and for Brussels through the funding of innovative projects by companies, research organisations and the non-commercial sector.

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DXC technologies

DXC Technology is the world's leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, serving nearly 6,000 private and public sector clients from a diverse array of industries across 70 countries.

The company's technology independence, global talent and extensive partner network help clients harness the power of innovation to thrive on change and guide their digital transformation journeys.

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Huawei

Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking second in the world for mobile phone shipments in 2017 Sixteen R&D centers have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India and China.

HUAWEI Consumer BG is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, PC and tablets, wearables and cloud services, etc. Huawei’s global network is built on almost 30 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.

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Innovation Partners

Cresco

Cresco is a premier business law firm serving the business and legal needs of entrepreneurs, emerging, growth and established companies, and investors. Cresco’s lawyers combine years of international legal experience with business expertise acquired through extensive in-house experience at leading companies active in a broad range of sectors and industries. Cresco is currently working with hundreds of entrepreneurs and their companies, as well as dozens of early and growth stage financial and corporate investors.

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Business Partners

Exellys

We are Tech Talent Integrators.

This is what we do: First, we’ll help you choose from a broad range of jobs, technologies and customers to find the 'perfect fit'. Then you’ll enter our proprietary Start Smart coaching and training program. In two years’ time, you’ll gain the essential skills, competencies and knowledge necessary to become a highly effective professional. After two years, you’ll get the opportunity to integrate at your customer, thus becoming an internal employee.

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PWC

PwC is committed to providing quality audit, tax and consulting services to its public and private clients in Belgium and internationally.

PwC is founded on the principle of creating value through relationships – it’s a principle that lies at the heart of everything we do and everywhere we are.

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Workero

Workero is an innovative provider of workspace & knowledge between corporates, startups and working heroes. Workero allows you to book shared desks, private offices and meeting space and simply connect with your industry. Start working @ any company you want creating new business opportunities, expand your collaboration and empower co-creation.

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DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

With over 120 lawyers based in Brussels and Antwerp, DLA Piper in Belgium combines DLA Piper's global reach with local know-how. Recognized among Belgian leading law firms, we advise national and international companies, national governments and institutions across all areas of law and industry sectors. Based in the heart of the European capital, DLA Piper in Belgium is the EU Centre of Excellence for the firm. This means that we are well-versed in managing complex legal, regulatory and policy files with EU components and are actively involved in the EU consultative and decision-making processes ensuring that our clients' interests are represented during the legislative process.

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Beyond Law Firm

BEYOND is a business law firm with a focus on corporate law, intellectual property, ICT law, tax law and commercial law. BEYOND is dedicated to innovative and creative companies and their entrepreneurs, especially in the startup sector as well as in the technology, media and digital sectors.

Thanks to its drive and entrepreneurial spirit, BEYOND assists its clients in their strategic decisions establishing strong partnerships. BEYOND challenges its clients continuously providing them a specific point of view looking beyond the mere application of legislations, since there is more to law than laws.

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Portfolio Booth Partners

Imec.iStart

Imec.iStart is the first investor and supporting partner to scale your tech startup, ranked the no.1 university-linked accelerator in Europe by UBI Global.

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WSL

WSL is the incubator of engineering sciences.

Its mission is to support the creation and the development of technological companies in Wallonia in different fields such as aerospace industry, automotive industry, medical device, greentech, IT and IOT, mirco/nano technology and biochemistry.

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Orange Fab

Orange Fab is an initiative to establish commercial partnerships with promising start-ups in the domains of IoT, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, network.

Orange is looking for mature start-ups with an MVP and an existing customer base.

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Watt Factory

WATT Factory is a smart city hub and accelerator.

It combines the expertise and enthusiasm of five experienced entrepreneurs motivated by sustainability and innovation.

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The Birdhouse

The Birdhouse is a Belgian accelerator program.

We help you grow your startup through workshops, coaching sessions and an invaluable network.

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Start It KBC

Start it @ KBC supports startups in their wild ride.

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Bryo

Bryo focusses on high potential, enthusiastic entrepreneurs. Start-ups are guided through group sessions and individual coaching in order to face decisions, challenges and problems before, during and after the business has been launched.

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accelero

Accelero focusses on ambitious entrepreneurs leading fast growing companies. In order to continue growing in a strong and sustainable way, we provide an exclusive program in line with the specific needs of our participants.

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Communication Partners

Be Central
Netwerk Ondernemen
Hub Brussels
Guberna
Guberna