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.

Naming and Branding

Fall 2010 Brussels Semester

What is a brand? Is it you? Is it your vision? How do you determine what you stand for, and then how do you come up with a good company name? What are the characteristics of a good company name? What do you need to do to protect your name?

Goal:
Name and brand your business.

Date:
2010-09-27, 06:30 PM

Mentors


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Noam Perski
CEO, JamesList

Noam is the Founder & CEO of JamesList. Before running the worlds largest luxury marketplace he was Director of Ampersand Global, a cause-oriented communications firm and Director of Development & Communications at the International AIDS Society. He has led communication...

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Bryan Thatcher
CEO, Fusebox Inc

Bryan Thatcher is CEO of Empressr, a leading Web application that allows users to create, manage and share rich-media presentations. As CEO and Founder of Fusebox, Bryan applies his mind for innovation to some of the most revered brands in finance, media, and pharmaceutic...

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Walter De Brouwer
CEO, OLPC

Walter De Brouwer was involved in the merger of Eunet with Qwest Communications, Jobscape with Stepstone and was the founder of Starlab. He is the chairman of The British Royal Society of Arts and a director of Tau Zero Foundation. He earned a PhD in Semiotics from the U...

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