Microsoft BizSpark - Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to Microsoft software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, including investors, and providing marketing visibility to help entrepreneurs starting a business. Microsoft BizSpark is a worldwide partner of the Founder Institute, providing software, support, facilities, and mentoring to many entrprenuers within the Fouder Insitute network. Learn more about our partnership here, and sign-up for BizSpark here.


iMinds

iMinds 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 BetaGroup is the largest Belgian network of Internet, software, mobile technology and online media, with over  3,500 Web  professionals and entrepreneurs . It organizes a monthly pitch slam for startups attended by 350+ people and also runs a coworking space in Brussels.


Trends Tendances Magazine
 
Trends-Tendances is the main Belgian economic magazine.

Marketing on the beach

Marketing On The Beach is an editoral project of Technofutur Tic to develop web entrepreneurship in Wallonia and Nord Pas de Calais. They are particularly focused on e-commerce and e-marketing.


The Westartup community exists to help Belgian entrepreneurs move from dreams to reality.  At Westartup, entrepreneurs can also look for co-founders, partners, service providers, and investors. Co-creation based.  


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


Tech Podcast Brussels Belgium

 Techbrew is  a podcast about technology and tech events happening in Belgium.


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 Belgium.

Startup Research

Fall 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:
2011-10-19, 06:30 PM

Mentors


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Melanie Chamaah
Co-founder & Managing Director, Samarkande

Melanie founded an Internet startup in Belgium in 2000 and got it funded. She had to face the dot com burst. Later she created an online platform and was also responsible for the marketing of Kysoh, a Belgian hardware startup that created Tux.

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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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Koen Blanquart
Chief Strategy, Agyx (and other organisations)

Koen is a strategice value innovator, an entrepreneur and a passionate technology scout. He has (co-)founded a number of companies, recently including Hercules Trophy North America, Agyx and ICT4me. Koen organizes his businesses in an international fashion, meaning t...

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