IBBT (Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology) is an independent research institute founded by the Flemish government to stimulate ICT innovation. The IBBT team offers companies and organizations active support in research and development. It brings together companies, authorities, and non-profit organizations to join forces on research projects. Both technical and non-technical issues are addressed within each of these projects.



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.


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)


BrusselsJobs.com is the top jobsite for international experts and expats in Brussels, Belgium and Luxembourg in Business, Admin, Finance and IT


The Café Numérique is a non-profit association which organizes technology meetings every wednesday at 7PM in Brussels and every two weeks in Liège. Its objective is to promote innovation and teach anyone interested about new technologies.  The meetings are free and open to everyone.


The BetaGroup is a group of 3,500 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.


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


Pitch Arena is a networking platform for Founders of early stage companies.

Startup Research

Spring 2011 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:
Choose your business and market.

Date:
2011-03-27, 10:00 AM

Mentors


7.00
David Friedensohn
Founder, BigStar

David Friedensohn has led several web based media businesses both as founder/CEO and as turn around chief executive. These include Sonicnet.com in 1995 through 1997, Bigstar Entertainment where David went "from powerpoint to public offering" in 16 months in 1999, Upoc Net...

8.48
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...

7.88
Rodrigo Sepúlveda Schulz
President, Sepulveda Capital

Rodrigo is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and currently President at Sepulveda Capital specializing in strategic advice to entrepreneurs and business angels launching new ventures or seeking turnaround opportunities Formerly, he was Founder & CEO vpod.tv, Found...

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