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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) 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.

Mentor Idea Review

Spring 2011 Brussels Semester

Can you pitch your idea in one minute and survive the scrutiny of seasoned CEOs? How viable is the idea itself? Can you present the idea in a meaningful and articulate way? Have you done the research necessary to understand the market and prove that the idea is valid?

Review your idea with Mentors.
2011-04-13, 06:30 PM


Roger Yee
Roger Yee - Investor/LP, Fortify Ventures , Fortify Ventures

Roger is a veteran of start-ups, having founded three companies that included investor-backed funding and successful exits through acquisitions and IPOs. His previous companies and executive roles include ShadowLogic, Inc. (CEO), a cybersecurity services company; LaunchFu...

Jean-Louis Van Marcke
Founder / CEO

Jean-Louis is an entrepreneur with broad experience in all aspects of setting up and managing ventures. He has direct experience with e-business, consulting and industrial projects, and is interested in early-stage startups as well as companies “on the bubble.” In 2000, ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Dan Seidman
Founder / CEO, Promotional Communications LLC

My name is Daniel Seidman and I am a Partner/Founder of Promotional Communications LLC. My previous company was DigiX BVBA which I founded in 2008 and sold to Promotional Communications in 2008. Other creations of mine are GrapeX, the worlds first online wine fu...

Kester Goh
Founder, Incubaid

Kester recently joined PMV to head Flanders Care Invest, a fund targeting innovative companies in the health care. Until 2011, he was managing partner and founder at Incubaid, a high tech incubator focussed on cloud computing. Amplidata, Aserver, Awingu, Dacentec and Rack...

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