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Fall 2011 Brussels
Sessions: 2011-10-12 - 2012-01-19
Our vision is to Globalize Silicon Valley by creating and fostering local startup ecosystems in promising markets across the globe. We aim to help launch 1,000 technology companies per year in over 75 cities worldwide.
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 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.
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.
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.
Cofounders, Hiring and Firing
Fall 2011 Brussels SemesterWhat talent do you need in the beginning to be successful? How do you recruit the first team members with extremely limited resources? How do you conduct a thorough interviewing process? How do you compensate? How do you set expectations, measure results and remove or fire under-performing resources? Do you need a cofounder? Do you need to have engineering in-house?