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.

Hiring, Firing and Cofounders

Fall 2010 Brussels Semester

What are the right mix of skills that you need to launch a world-class technology company? Should you be looking for cofounders, team members, freelancers or interns? When should you plan to bring on people to help? How do you recruit and interview to find the best resources? What are the compensation guidelines in the beginning for cofounders and other various roles? How do you set expectations, measure results and remove or fire under performing resources?

Goal:
How to find the best people.

Date:
2010-10-18, 06:30 PM

Mentors


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Jose Zurstrassen
Founder, Skynet

José is an Internet entrepreneur and a Private Equity Investor. His first major success came with founding Skynet, Belgium's leading Internet Service Provider, which was subsequently sold to Belgacom. He then founded Keytrade, Belgium's leading Online Broker. Keytrade wen...

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Bart Becks
Co-Founder and CEO , SonicAngel

Bart is the co-founder & CEO of SonicAngel, a new music platform that allows fans to directly empower talented musicians. He is also Chairman of the IBBT, the research and innovation institute for ICT and Media. Additionally, Bart founded an advisory firm to support inno...

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Koen Matthijs
Founder, SpartaNova

Koen is the Founder of SpartaNova, an innovative sports talent management platform. Previously Koen was the Founder of Cernum, an SAP solutions consultant and implementation company. Cernum was sold to Alti SA in 2007. Koen started his career in business consulting and...

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