Hack Belgium could be the start of an amazing new project. But the next step is not easy!
So what happens after Hack Belgium? You’ve spent 3 days working on your project with a great bunch of people and you’re all set and super excited about the next step, but then reality hits home.
As a next step you may need to do some extra validation with experts and users, but where will you find these experts? You may need to develop a prototype, but do you have the skills and funds to take that next step? And can you and your team members afford the time and resources that you’ll need to continue with the project?
Those are tough questions and it is why many really promising projects fizzle out in the weeks and months following Hack Belgium. We don’t want that to happen. We want you to succeed!
The Belgian Innovation Ecosystem Wants to Support Your Project!
To make sure that you have the best possible chance of succeeding with your project after Hack Belgium, we’ve asked all our partners and supporting organisations to seriously step up their commitment to Hack Belgium participants.
Hack Belgium has many partners and supporting organisations that represent the full diversity of the innovation landscape in Belgium, including large corporations, government agencies, startup incubators and accelerators, universities, research institutes and a host of other entities that have specialised expertise and resources.
Real, Tangible Support For Making Your Project a Success
Life After Hack Belgium support varies from organisation to organisation, but always it is something tangible and concrete. It could be free or discounted access to relevant services. It could be continued mentoring and expert advice. Or free office space. Or a first step toward a place in an incubation programme and even startup funding. Or it could be a first step towards your first real customer!
Some of the support offered is linked to a Theme Challenge. An organisation can contribute a challenge to a Theme and will only offer support to teams who manage to come up with a really good solution to their challenge. Many of the Challenges listed under the Hack Belgium Themes have Life After Hack Belgium support linked to them, make sure you check them out!
Other organisations are offering support that is not linked to a specific Theme or Challenge. They’re open to any project that meets the criteria they deem important. Check them out, they’re all listed below.
How to receive Life After Hack Belgium Support
If you are interested in one or more of Life After Hack Belgium offerings, then you’ll need to do 3 things:
Be serious about your project
Do the absolutely best you can at Hack Belgium to develop an idea and project proposal that is both ambitious but also feasible for you and your team to commit to after Hack Belgium.
Express your interest in the Life After Hack Belgium offerings that interest you
A form will be made available on Day 3 of Hack Belgium so you put your mark next the offerings you want. Also, make sure that your team profile is also up to date (a form will be available at Hack Belgium) so that the Partners and Supporting Organisations can evaluate your project.
Attend the Life After Hack Belgium pitch event on the 26th of April
This event is open only for Hack Belgium teams who are serious about going further, and for the partners and supporting organisations who are serious about supporting Hack Belgium teams. You can register for this event at Hack Belgium or later online.
Life After Hack Belgium Offerings
Get coached into imec.istart’s accelerator program
Imec will be watching Hack Belgium with keen interest to see if there are any great candidates for their business accelerator, imec.istart.
Serious teams with an excellent tech product pitch will be invited to imec’s offices for a thorough assessment and coaching session, to help you prepare your application to imec.istart. If you want to apply to imec.istart this is the best preparation you can get!
Imec.istart is there to help you launch your business idea successfully. The imec.istart program offers an initial financial injection (50,000 EUR pre-seed funding), professional coaching and mentoring, access to technology and working facilities, and access to a broad network of partners and investors.
Since its launch in 2011, imec.istart helped more than 150 tech start-ups in diverse fields – ranging from multimedia and logistics to the healthcare sector – to develop into sustainable ventures. In 2018, imec.istart was granted first place in the European ‘Top University Business Accelerators’ ranking by UBI Global and was ranked fourth best in the world!
Fast track into Start it @KBC support in Belgium
Start it @KBC supports and promotes entrepreneurs with an innovative idea and scalable business model. It is the largest start-up community in Belgium and aims to create a positive impact on the economy and society in Belgium.
Startups can enjoy a strong acceleration program at Start it @KBC for 3 months period. They are receiving mentorship, expertise, an extensive access to the incubator network and co-working space (for 18 months).
More information can be found at www.startit.be
Start it @KBC will be at the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event in April to offer 3 awards.
Each of those team will receive 2 hours of mentorship on a 1-on-1 basis at Start it @KBC. Their experts will help to validate the idea on customer experience, on route to market, on strategy. Today their experts are coaching startup teams from all sectors on customer and will help to access Start it @KBC’s broad network.
Anyone who takes up this mentoring is also eligible for a Golden Ticket to Start it @KBC’s next program for startups. This means that the application is immediately forwarded through the first round of judging applications straight into the Pitch Day in front of our experts.
The Pitch Event will be the opportunity to win this award.
Receive funding & support from VITO’s Tech Transfer division
VITO is serious about their commitment to Hack Belgium teams! Provided a team is serious about inlicensing VITO technology at the event, they could receive support from the VITO Tech Transfer team, which can start with ideation but can even include founding and funding of your startup. VITO will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event in April to explore possible next steps with interesting Hack Belgium teams, so make sure you make it that far!
Work with Space Applications Services to get your project into space
Link up to space! Space Applications Services will let you experience what it means to develop & operate for space and to explore possible collaborations into materialising your terrestrial solution based on space.
Space Applications Services and our ICE Cubes service strongly believe in the strength of open innovation. Hence we look forward in exploring possible collaboration with teams from Hack Belgium who come up with innovative solutions for the challenge of earth solutions based on space assets.
The best team addressing our challenge will be invited to our Space Applications Services HQ site in Sint-Stevens-Woluwe to see first-hand and hands-on what it means to engineer, develop and operate for / in space. They will be able to sit in the ICE Cubes mission control centre and send commands to space. You will visit our clean room. In addition we will then evaluate and explore possible collaborations into materializing your terrestrial solution based on a project in space. ICE Cubes will also promote your promising idea through our channels.
Space Applications Service will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event in April to assess the teams responding to the challenge and explore possible next steps for promising solutions.
Get advice from Microsoft Innovation Center, Come & See what they have to offer
Microsoft Innovation Center is a non-profit organization supported by the private sector (Microsoft and Proximus) and the public sector (Wallonia Region and Digital Wallonia).
Its purpose is to support the development of the walloon economy through digital. It’s a team and a community, ready to help you to progress in your ideas, projects and skills.
Microsoft Innovation Center is a place where you can find inspiration and discover innovative projects that will build the world of tomorrow. The Microsoft Innovation Center is all about helping people to transform an idea into something real quickly.
- Is your project that technically possible?
- Is this manageable with a small budget ?
- What should be the version 1?
Microsoft Innovation Center will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event in April and invite you to exchange on those question and path for your project.
Get coached into Start.LAB and win their award
The Start.LAB is an incubator for young entrepreneurs. They help starters launch their business and grow as entrepreneurs.
To be eligible to apply, all entrepreneurs need to have a link with the Brussels Capital Region (either living or having studying here).
Start.LAB will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event in April and it will be an opportunity to win few hours of mentoring, access to the coworking space.
Receive one year of dedicated mentoring and support from BECI (BECI-Starter program)
BECI (Brussels Enterprise, Commerce & Industry) consists of the Brussels Business Federation and the Brussels Chamber of Commerce and represents 35.000 enterprises. BECI defends the interest of the Brussels private sector towards the government and public institutions.
BECI-Starter program offer a flex space, a digital track focus on digital marketing. When joining the program starters receive an individual support with a coordinator, will be in contact with BECI experts (business advisor and knowledge center/representation center). Starter are also receiving collective accompaniment with thematic workshops, groups of entrepreneurs and will join various networking events.
Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event in April will happen at BECI where opportunities for collaboration can be crystallised.
An opportunity to join The Growcery’s consumer-centric community
The Growcery is a place where brand and start-ups team up to maximize the success of consumer-centric products and businesses.
They give access to a pilot infrastructure enabling rapid prototyping and pilot production for consumer-oriented innovative projects. They are actively involve a diverse range of niche players and experts to deliver tangible improvements for our community through joint learning, technology standards & best practices and shared services.
The Growcery’s will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event in April and it will be a opportunity to join The Growcery’s consumer-centric community.
Key aspect for future collaboration are :
- In consumer-centric space
- Identified customer pain
- Disruptive business model
- Clear strategy on go-to-market
The Pitch Event will be the opportunity to explore a possible path to continued collaboration and partnership.
Win a ticket to join the next call for Extrapreneurs
Extrapreneurs is an opportunity for companies to develop new and sustainable projects that gives them strong assistance from a team of entrepreneurs actively participating in the ongoing socio-economic transition.
This innovative incubator is made up of training that will adapt the participants and their project to the new economic paradigm, by coaching, by expert forums and an international network of professionals and companies-in-transition!
Extrapreneurs will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event in April to aware most relevant idea with ticket to join next Extrapreneurs call.
Get coached into LIFARE accelerator in Antwerp
LIFARE is a virtual accelerator with an attached investment-fund for innovative companies looking to increase their sales in a sustainable manner and go international.
LIFARE will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event in April and will offer to the most relevant idea a Sales Hacking Award :
- Mentorship & Consulting from the internal LIFARE team.
- Pitch Training
- Chance to Pitch for a jury panel of experts.
Get advice by Leyton Belgium
Leyton helps more than 1000 companies in Belgium to finance their innovation by finding and applying the best tax/grants scheme to them. Hack Belgium and Leyton approach are complementary (e.g. originating innovative ideas to answer society gaps).
Leyton will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event in April and will provide to the participants with valuable input to take into account unconventional sources of funding for their idea/project.
Get a invitation to pitch at Mind & Market in April
Mind & Market is the result of a collaboration between Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) and non-profit local business association Alliance Centre BW.
Mind & Market supports innovative projects since 2009. Projects originate from both academic and business backgrounds in Wallonia. Innovation here is meant in the broad sense of the term, it comprises all kinds of innovations – in products, services and processes – and all sorts of activities – e.g. health, ICT, engineering, chemicals, food, marketing, management, sustainable development…
Mind & Market will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event in April and will award most relevant team with: Coaching & mentoring for a team located in Brabant wallon and would like to join CEI LLN – Incubateur de l’écosystème Louvain.
Win a Business/Technical Prototyping Voucher with Make it
Make it is a startup studio. We create startups with entrepreneurs. Make it 30 people strong team provides entrepreneurial experience and technical capabilities for entrepreneurs to build strong foundations for their project and going from 0 to 1. Three key expertises: digital marketing, software development, hardware engineering.
As a startup studio, at Make it, we are adept of the dream and do. We make our dreams happen (4 startups, offices in the US…). We can work with you on your dreams, as co-founders. With our experience and our technical skills, we live the startup life while reducing risks of launching a startup or risks of innovation. One motto: fail fast.
Make it will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event in April to offer their award to the most relevant teams.
Free advice from 1819 how to develop your business
1819 is the leading information service for anyone who is starting or developing a business in the Brussels-Capital Region.
Its purpose is twofold:
– providing entrepreneurs with first-hand knowledge about the different aspects linked to the performance of any economic activity whatsoever (financing, government grants for launching or expanding a company, selecting the appropriate company form and social security status, administrative formalities and access to the profession, permits required for initiating new activities,…).
– orientating companies in terms of the entire network of Brussels institutions and organisations set up to help businesses.
The 1819 service is permanently in contact with an extensive network of government institutions, private organisations and associations that offer various types of guidance, financing, training or support to the Brussels-based entrepreneur.
It is already available for you now! Do not hesitate to contact the 1918 service, no matter what phase your project is in. That is precisely what it is there for!
If you want to find them, 1819 will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event in April.
Free Market Research with Bilendi
Bilendi is offering a free national survey of 1000 Belgians to one Hack Belgium team. Apply if you’re interested!
Free Growth Hacking Advice from MAD Kings
King of Growth Hacking, MAD Kings, will offer a Hack Belgium team one free consulting session and 80% discount on tickets for their Growth Hacking Workshops. Apply if interested!
Get support from LeanSquare
LeanSquare‘s core business in the (co)financing of the „new economy“ start-up which show a real potential for growth. LeanSquare offers a wide range of tools to prepare the ground for financing. At the maturation stage: tools for everyone (MOOC, articles for the general public, community, etc.), at the acceleration stage: collective tools as well as individual tools, in order to ultimately draw up a good financing plan.
The Pitch Event will be the opportunity to explore a possible path to continued collaboration and partnership.
Get support from Creative Valley
Creative Valley is creative hub in Hainaut. It is composed of a large partnership of public actors, local and international one, university, research centers and museum… working on economic transition from our traditional toward more creative one.
Creative Valley & IDEA will also attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event, where opportunities for collaboration and exchange can be crystallised.
Get support from COOPCITY Brussels an entrepreneurial initiative
COOPCITY is helping project that have a high added value on the social and environmental fields.
They helps you to develop and make your project come true thanks to its different services:
– support programs adapted to entrepreneurs’ needs
– a coworking space in the centre of Brussels
– resources for the future social entrepreneurs
During the Pitch Event in April they will offer 2 Coopcity award to most relevant projects.
Get Free office space and support for transforma bxl
Transforma bxl is a coworking and innovation space hosting a community of entrepreneurs, innovators, and creatives. Our mission is to empower all types of entrepreneurs to innovate and to accelerate the development of their businesses.
Startups, corporates, SMEs, communities, and public institutions are welcome in our ecosystem to: (cowork, organize collaborative meetings/events, innovate through tailor-made innovation programs/workshops, prototype their products from idea to market in our makerspace, access professional logistics services with our professional warehouse, meet wonderful changemakers).
We welcome you in our sustainable ecosystem to boost your projects in a stimulating and collaborative environment.
Transforma bxl will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event in April and will award the most relevant team with free office space and support to help advance ideas born during Hack Belgium.
How to win the award? Be a team willing to spend time and energy in bringing their idea, born during Hack Belgium, to life.
Win online class from Microsoft Innovation Center Brussels
The Microsoft Innovation Center Brussels is a public-private partnership between the Brussels Capital Region and Microsoft. We aim at fostering technology adoption and work with various audiences (developers, startups, SMEs, larger companies, schools). For starting entrepreneurs from the Brussels Capital Region, we notably offer access to a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
Win a WEB technical prototype with Wild Code School
Wild Code School offers you intensive training to become a developer. They have designed a training programme that allows you to acquire a large range of skills in 5-month time. They manage to achieve a rate of efficiency by the use of digital tools in the learning process, project-based teaching methods, and customized coaching provided by our instructors.
Wild Code School will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event in April to offer their award to the most relevant teams with one WEB development prototype.
Oceans Theme Offerings
Receive mentoring, office space, incubation & scientific support from Blue Growth Incubator GreenBridge & Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
GreenBridge, an Ostend-based Blue Growth incubator, is interested in supporting top Hack Belgium teams with mentoring, office space and other incubation support. The Flanders Marine Institute can support teams as a gateway to the marine science community in Flanders.
GreenBridge aims to be a sustainable breeding ground for successful technological entrepreneurship. It supports tech companies with office space and tailor made services package. Together with the University of Ghent, GreenBridge is also developing an active knowledge pool around Blue Growth (the sustainable exploitation of oceans) thanks to its unique location on the coast and its proximity to Energy Port Ostend. Blue Growth encompassess blue energy, aquaculture, marine biotech, deep sea mining and coastal defense.
The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) is a centre for marine and coastal research. As a partner in various projects and networks it promotes and supports the international image of Flemish marine scientific research and international marine education.
In its capacity as a coordination and information platform, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) supports some thousand marine scientists in Flanders by disseminating their knowledge to policymakers, educators, the general public and scientists.
Work Theme Offerings
Secure a partnership or other forms of support from Belgium’s 3 public employment services, Actiris, Le Forem, and VDAB
Actiris, Le Forem and VDAB are firmly committed to the principles of open innovation and therefore very interested in exploring possible collaborations with Hack Belgium teams who come up with promising solutions to their challenges.
Actiris, Le Forem and VDAB will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch Event in April 2019 to assess the teams who have responded well to the challenge and whish to take it a step further. The Pitch Event will be the opportunity to explore a possible path to continued collaboration and partnership.
Education Theme Offerings
Partner With Libraries Without Borders
Libraries Without Borders (BSF) is very interested in exploring possible collaborations with Hack Belgium teams who come up with promising solutions to their challenges.
Libraries Without Borders’ mission is to improve access to education and information for all by strengthening the actions of librarians and other actors of formal and non-formal education in France, Belgium and 20 other countries around the world.
Since 2010, following the earthquake in Haiti, BSF has developed a strong expertise in the field of intervention in situations of humanitarian crisis thanks to a media library kit that can be deployed on the most difficult terrain. At the same time, BSF is naturally committed to the digital world and is developing numerous projects that make digital technology available to education.
Build a solution that plugs in Syntra’s digital platform
SYNTRA Vlaanderen is very interested in exploring possible collaborations with Hack Belgium teams who come up with promising solutions to their challenges. SYNTRA Vlaanderen offers people and companies the knowledge to cope with the new economic reality. Knowledge is the cornerstone of every company. The Syntra platform unites all educational providers and companies, within the apprenticeships system in Flanders. The best solutions, which could enable this platform, will be invited to SYNTRA Vlaanderen and integrated within existing services.
Cities Theme Offerings
Come and win the CITY OF LEUVEN AWARD
Steeped in centuries of culture and history, Leuven quickly captures your heart. It is an internationally oriented city accustomed to accommodating individuals and families from every background. Combined with an excellent education system and high standard of medical care, Leuven has all the ingredients to be a great place to live.
The team that provides the most promising solution to their challenge will be offered the opportunity to further develop their project with the support of the City of Leuven, more specifically within the implementation of the Open Space Plan or the Heat Plan.
Leuven City will also attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event, where opportunities for collaboration and exchange can be crystallised.
Circular Consumption Theme Offerings
Partner with the Circular Flanders
Circular Flanders is the hub and the inspiration for the Flemish circular economy. It is a partnership of governments, companies, civil society and the knowledge community that will take action together.
Circular Flanders will be very attentive to the Life After Hack Belgium Pitches, where opportunities for collaboration and exchange can be crystallised.
Media Theme Offerings
Get ready to boost media innovation with VRT Sandbox
VRT Sandbox is part of VRT (Flemish public broadcaster). They introduce new ideas & technologies in the VRT media ecosystem by organizing innovative collaborations with startups and entrepreneurs. VRT Sandbox will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event in April and will be available to provide feedback.
Health Theme Offerings
Get incubation, investment or other support from Johnson & Johnson Innovation JLABS
Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS (JLABS) and Janssen Pharmaceutica are firmly committed to the principles of open innovation and therefore very interested in exploring possible collaborations with Hack Belgium teams who come up with promising solutions to their challenges in Clinical Trials and Youth Smoking.
There are various opportunities in this regard, from employment or incubation to investment and commercial agreements. JLABS will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event in April 2019 to assess the teams who have responded to the innovation in clinical trials and cigarette smoking challenges.
The best teams will be invited to JLABS @ BE, the first JLABS site in Europe, hosted on the Janssen Pharmaceutica R&D Campus in Beerse, Belgium, for a more thorough evaluation and to explore a possible path to continued collaboration and partnership.
Get funding or other support from AstraZeneca to empower diabetes patients & their Caregivers
AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in three therapy areas – Oncology, Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism and Respiratory. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.
AstraZeneca is committed to fund, support and follow-up on truly added value projects demonstrating to go beyond the existing solutions addressing the challenges in Type 2 Diabetes.
Selected projects will be presented to and challenged by the AstraZeneca Senior Leadership team on innovation, solution-oriented and patient centricity.
Get a pilot project going in the healthcare sector with In4Care
In4Care will introduce the award winner – via all its communication channels – to all their members (hospitals, care homes, psychiatries, organisations for people with physical or mental disabilities, child care, …) with a request to establish a (hopefully fertile) pilot environment for the award winner. On top of that they’’ll facilitate both the connection as the establishment of the pilot situation. Where needed they’ll surround the award winner with extra experts or mentors.
In4Care is a member organisation of +400 care organisations. The core business of In4Care is helping its members innovate. They see HackBelgium as a great opportunity to help their members do just that.
Mobility Theme Offerings
Get mentoring and support from Taxistop
Taxistop is Belgian NGO who creates shared and connected mobility solutions: Carpool.be, cambio, on-demand transport for elderly, mobihubs, … Taxistop also works on public and political awareness by campaigns, presentations, innovation projects.
To the team that provides the most promising solution to their challenge, Taxistop offers mentorship and possibly participation to an international event, after Hack Belgium. How this follow-up support will take shape, will appear at the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event.
Taxistop will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event, where opportunities for collaboration and exchange can be crystallised.
Win the Greenpeace Mobility of the Future Award
Greenpeace uses non-violent creative action to pave the way towards a greener, more peaceful world, and to confront the systems that threaten our environment. We are resolutely independent, we do not accept funding from corporations or governments.
The team that provides the most promising solution to their challenge will be awarded the Greenpeace Mobility of the Future Award. The exact shape of this award is still to be defined, but will allow you and your team to move around with care for the air (think electrical step or Cambio abonnement).
Greenpeace will also attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event, where opportunities for collaboration and exchange can be crystallised.
Work with GoodPlanet to find more sustainable mobility alternatives
GoodPlanet Belgium inspires young and old to make for a sustainable society, on many fronts. They’re your guides towards a Good Planet if you will. GoodPlanet will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event, where opportunities for collaboration and exchange can be crystallised.
Receive one year of dedicated mentoring and support from BECI (BECI-Starter program)
Receive individual support with a coordinator and contact with BECI experts (business advisor and knowledge center/representation center). Collective accompaniment with thematic workshops, groups of entrepreneurs and various networking events.
Win a support award from BECI & MO pop-up
BECI (Brussels Enterprise, Commerce & Industry) consists of the Brussels Business Federation and the Brussels Chamber of Commerce and represents 35.000 enterprises. BECI defends the interest of the Brussels private sector towards the government and public institutions
BECI has a special track for mobility and will offer as an award a Membership MO – Urban Mobility Movement. It will help you to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable urban mobility.
BECI – MO; will also attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event, where opportunities for collaboration and exchange can be crystallised.
Food Theme Offerings
Get a free ticket to the top Food Waste event from FoodWIN!
FoodWIN is the network of Food Waste Innovators. They fight against food waste in the urban food system. They do this by showing solutions and actions against food waste and by supporting cities and their stakeholders in their strategy to reduce food waste.
FoodWIN will award the team with the most promising solution to their challenge (on food waste) with a ticket to the Food Waste Fest, scheduled the week after Hack Belgium! It is the main food waste innovation event of the year, where successful solutions to food waste will be celebrated and shared. Although food waste is a complex and regretful problem, this day proves there are ways forward.
The Food Waste Fest is where decision makers and civil servants of cities and municipalities, executives and facilitation managers of Belgian and European food companies meet pioneering food waste changemakers.
FoodWIN will also attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event, where opportunities for collaboration and exchange can be crystallised.
Partner with the Urban Ecology Center
The Urban Ecology Centre is a NGO that aims to increase Brussels’ resilience by stimulating social innovations in favour of ecology. It functions as a bridge-organisation by setting up and facilitating complex partnerships with a diversity of actors in order to activate many concrete projects in Brussels, as well as popular education and participatory action-research.
The Urban Ecology Centre will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event, where opportunities for collaboration and exchange can be crystallised.
Be sure to check out their challenge “Improving Food Resilience”
Finance Theme Offerings
Win B-Hive award and get some hours of coaching
B-Hive is a European collaborative innovation fintech platform that brings together major banks, insurers and market infrastructure players.
They are working on common innovation challenges and build bridges to the start-up and scale-up community. B-Hive aims to put Brussels on the map as the smart gateway to Europe and leverage on the opportunities offered by the digital transformation for the financial services industry. They believe that building bridges between important fintech hubs and the Eurozone enables both European and non-European companies to grow and expand.
B-Hive will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event, where you will get a chance to win the B-Hive award.
Energy Theme Offerings
Receive support to validate your idea with Eurelectric
Eurelectric, the Union of the Electricity Industry, is the sector association which represents the common interests of the electricity industry at pan-European level, plus its affiliates and associates on several other continents. We currently have over 35 full members, representing the electricity industry in 32 European countries.
This year for Eurelectric want to you an opportunity to Pitch of your solution in front of a panel of executives from European utilities, and receive feedback from these experts!
Eurelectric will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event, where opportunities for collaboration and exchange with expert will take place.
Make sure you check out their challenges in the “Energy Theme”.
Join pitch event and win 3 days Flux50 mentoring
Flux50 gives you insight and advice to elaborate your idea into a funded development project and possibilities of co-operation with complementary companies.
Flux50 orchestrates and facilitates the realisation of a ‘ smart energy region ‘, aiming to create economical value for Flemish companies. Their innovative ideas follow a trajectory from a feasibility study and research project through a development project to a final demo project resulting in a market ready product or service. All these projects scan be funded after a positive evaluation of the objectives of innovation and the impact for the Flemish industry. All Flux50 members can become useful partners with their knowledge and experiences to enter the market evolving by the energy Transition.
Eurelectric will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch event, where they will look for innovative ideas, convincing business cases and high industrial impart.
Oceans Theme Offerings
Secure a partnership or other forms of support from De Watergroep
De Watergroep is firmly committed to the principles of open innovation and therefore very interested in exploring possible collaborations with Hack Belgium teams who come up with promising solutions to their challenges.
De Watergroep will attend the Life After Hack Belgium Pitch Event in April 2019 to assess the teams who have responded well to the challenge and whish to take it a step further. The Pitch Event will be the opportunity to explore a possible path to continued collaboration and partnership.
Make sure you check out their challenges in the Water Societal Theme.