JobsinBrussels is the only website of its kind primarily focused on offering easy access to English speaking jobs, coupled with smart and useful collaborative features to support job seekers (simply mouse over a job listing to experience the power of Web 2.0)


The Microsoft Innovation Center Belgium is a non-profit association dedicated to the local Software Economy Growth.  The MIC encourages entrepreneurship and operates on 4 levels, following the cycle of developing an idea into a business.

First, the MIC creates an environment favorable to innovation and entrepreneurship in the IT sector through its events and communications.  Second, the MIC promotes knowledge through training, seminars and certifications rewarding achievements and operational skills. The MIC has its own certification center Prometric, which aims to raise 500 certifications in three years.  

 

Third, the MIC encourages testing and prototyping of new projects through the provision of testing software (MIC is a partner of the Microsoft BizSpark Program).  Finally, the MIC promotes entrepreneurship through a semi-annual  "Entrepreneur Bootcamp", as well as by supporting initiatives like the Founder Institute.


Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is a leading Spanish law firm and has had an office in Brussels since 1985, which has enabled it to acquire a great deal of experience with the EU authorities and to put forward the client’s points of view (companies and public authorities) when directives adopted and decisions taken affect their interests.

From Avenue Louise, the traditional location of major international firms with a presence in Brussels, the lawyers of this office furnish legal assistance in all areas of EU law, including the right of jurisdiction and that of foreign trade, and represent the Firm’s clients vis-à-vis the European Commission and the EU Courts of Justice and First Instance.


The BetaGroup is a group of 2,100 Web Entrepreneurs in Belgium passionate about Internet, Software, Mobile Technology and Online Media.

We aim to connect Entrepreneurs, Creative Thinkers, Software Developers, Digital Marketers, Web Designers, Web Agencies, Advertisers, Publishers, VC's, and Business Angels to innovate together. We want to provide a platform to meet each other, present our projects and foster new collaborations.


ICAB is a technology incubator for entrepreneurs wishing to start a business in the field of ICT or Engineering.

The mission of ICAB is to help grow and develop emerging technology companies.  By fostering intellectual synergy and networking, ICAB creates a dynamic climate for creative entrepreneurs, enabling the development of new ideas and successful business operations.

ICAB offers a full range of start-up services as well as flexible workspaces in a state of the art facility in close proximity to the center of Brussels and the main university campuses.


The Westartup community exists to help Belgian entrepreneurs move from dreams to reality.  The process is fueled by co-creation, which means that an entrepreneur can put his or her idea online and then get constructive support and criticism from other members of the community.  At Westartup, entrepreneurs can also look for co-founders, partners, service providers, and investors.  


Webmission is a group of Belgian web tech & mobile entrepreneurs, bloggers, journalists, developers and tech enthusiasts that have voluntarily joined forces to promote abroad the many good ideas and projects that are brewing in the country.

Startup Research

Fall 2010 Brussels Semester

What market are you pursuing? Is the target market big enough? Is it growing or shrinking? What are the other characteristics of your market, and why do you care? How do you find data on your market? How do you define your competitors? What are inexpensive tactics to do custom market research, such as surveys? How can you determine if you can win in your target market, and when do you decide to walk away?

Goal:
Identify your target market.

Date:
2010-09-20, 06:30 PM

Mentors


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Niko Nelissen
CEO, TapCrowd

Niko is the CEO of TapCrowd. TapCrowd helps businesses, retailers and brands to reach the always-connected consumer through mobile apps and mobile marketing. Niko is also co-founder and board member of Oxynade (MijnEvent), a VC funded company specialized in eTicketing ...

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Kirill Makharinsky
Co-founder, Ostrovok.ru

Kirill is the co-founder of Ostrovok.ru, a leading travel service in Russia backed by General Catalyst Partners and several other top-tier travel investors. He previously cofounded Quid, YouNoodle (both funded by Peter Thiel / Founders Fund) and managed analytics and m...

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Adeo Ressi
Founder/CEO, Founder Institute

Adeo Ressi is the founder and CEO of the Founder Institute, the world's largest startup-technology company accelerator. The Institute is the eighth startup that Mr. Ressi has founded or built, four of which were acquired and three of which are still operating. Mr. Ressi...

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