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.

Outsourcing, Partners and Suppliers

Fall 2011 Brussels Semester

What should you outsource, and what do you need to do in-house? How to segment the vendors that you need? What vendors do you need right when you start, and what vendors will you need as you grow? How do you recruit and select the important vendors? What are tips and tricks to manage vendors in order to ensure a consistent level of quality? How do you fire and replace under-performing vendors? What are common mistakes made when dealing with vendors?

Goal:
Develop a process to select key vendors.

Date:
2011-12-14, 06:30 PM

Mentors


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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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Lorenz Bogaert
Co-Founder CEO, Netlog

Lorenz Bogaert is a Belgian online media entrepreneur. He is co-founder and CEO of Netlog, a pan-European social networking service competing with Facebook. Bogaert studied law and management at the universities of Brussels (BE), Fribourg (CH) and Namur (BE). Lorenz liv...

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Toon Coppens
Co-Founder / CTO, Netlog

Toon Coppens graduated as a Master of Science in Informatics at the University of Ghent. June 2000, during his first year at university, Toon launched the first Belgian social networking site. Next to developing and maintaining several successful online social media prop...

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