NAB Show Overview by Image Matters

May 25, 2016 by in category NAB, Startups

Each April Belgium makes a stand-out appearance at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. This year was no different, and the Belgian booth was full with twelve cutting edge companies in the broadcast, entertainment and digital media industry. These companies come to exhibit the best in Belgian technology and also to keep tabs on the […]

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AmoStyle: The original shoe with removable outsoles

May 6, 2016 by in category Startups

One pair of shoes with three different types of outsoles, that is the idea that took seed in the mind of Melissa Wilket. This young Belgian entrepreneur at the head of AmoStyle, imagined accessories where the base would change according to desire and comfort. More specifically, any owner of the shoe stamped AmoStyle can choose […]

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TechCrunch Article: Fall of the Unicorns

April 28, 2016 by in category BeTech, Startups

Tech Crunch recently released an interesting article that predicts the fall of unicorns which brings a new dawn for water bears. We can count today 229 Unicorns (startups valued more than $1billion) whose largest areĀ : Uber , Xiaomi, Airbnb, Palantir, Snapchat, Dropbox and Pinterest. As of October 2015, Uber was valued by Fortune at US$51 […]

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Getting a U.S. Visa

April 21, 2016 by in category BeTech, Startups

At the Belgian Trade Commission we have met many people asking us about the different options for the elusive U.S. visa. This is not our domain of expertise, nor do we have any say in the American visa process, but we believe it is time to give our interested blog readers an overview of the […]

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Moment of Silence for Belgium

April 18, 2016 by in category Events

Last month, the world was in shock when Brussels was the target of a terrorist attack. Like Belgians around the world, the Belgian community in the Bay Area wanted gather together in solidarity with the tragedy in their home country. In response to this call for unity, our office helped organize an event that evening, […]

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GDC European Pitch Night 2016 Recap

April 11, 2016 by in category Events, GDC, Startups

For the third year in a row we have had the pleasure to co-organize a European Pitch Night during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Like last year, the goal of the pitch night was a collaborative effort to bring gaming studios, developers, and investors together to showcase the the best of the European […]

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Belgian Entrepreneur: Donald Staar

March 14, 2016 by in category Belgian Success, Startups

Last week we had the opportunity to meet Donald Staar. Donald was about to leave San Francisco after having pitched his new idea for the app of tomorrow and created a solid network, which is essential in order to launch a new idea. Donald discovered an unsatisfied need while he was in London. He could […]

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GDC European Pitch Night 2016

March 2, 2016 by in category GDC
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We are proud to announce that we are co-organizing the third annual European Pitch Night during the 2016 Game Developers Conference. Join us on Tuesday, March 15 and discover top game studios from Wallonia, Flanders, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, Sweden, and Norway! Talented startups from each country will showcase their breakthrough technologies and new game innovations. […]

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Galion Term Sheet

February 25, 2016 by in category BeTech, Startups

The Galion Project has recently announced a new initiative to help up and coming entrepreneurs: the Galion Term Sheet. This series A term sheet was created in collaboration with over 60 entrepreneurs and two lawyers from the law firms Jones Day and Gide to create a starting point for founders in their discussions with potential […]

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Bloom Wins Extreme Tech Challenge

February 12, 2016 by in category Belgian Success, Startups
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Yesterday, Bloom Technologies, a spin-off of Belgian nanoelectronics research center IMEC, won the Extreme Tech Challenge on Necker Island! The journey started back in October when over 2,000 startups applied for the elite competition. Bloom advanced to the final three startups after a pitch competition at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January which earned […]

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