Thanks to two years of success at Digital First, the Startup area, a huge gathering of the Belgium's best young entrepreneurs, investors and mentors, is now evolving towards the STARTUP LAB. 200 startups will be welcomed on Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th October. Keep on reading, fill in the 3-step registration procedure as soon as possible and join us to this fabulous gathering!
WHY YOU SHOULD BE PART THIS YEAR ?
Maybe because you want to participate to the biggest entrepreneurs event of Belgium ? Maybe because you want to have a desk at the fair to meet investors, future colleagues and clients ?
In the Startup Lab, 200 startups will be welcomed and presented to the audience. Your startup will enjoy a huge visibility in the centre of the fair (around 8000 sqm) during two days. On the 17th and 18th October, you will meet the Belgian startup ecosystem and access the experts of Digital First and Entreprendre fairs.
VISIBILITY & CONFERENCES
Your startup will also appear in our magazine Inside Digimedia, which will be given out to all participants during the event. You will get the chance to attend conferences and special workshops, given by our partners, dedicated to startup entrepreneurship.
Got a fabulous idea and you are willing to raise more money for your startup? You will be able to pitch in front of investors or to practice if you do not feel ready yet.
STARTUP LAB AWARDS
Those who are selected are automatically shortlisted for the Startup Lab Awards : a ceremony that will take place in the centre of the fair. The jury team will go through all the submissions. More information about those awards is coming soon.
Please note that a selection procedure will be conducted based on the specific criteria
you will provide (amount you raised so far, the number of people in your team, and the year of foundation) and that only 200 startups will be welcomed.
Candidates will be informed of the outcome of their application whithin 10 days.
A 250 euro (excluding VAT) fee will be charged to cover your participation if you are selected.
The next big thing
The Startup Village has grown into a global gathering of the Belgian’s best entrepreneurs, founders, investors and mentors. Thanks to 2 years of success, the Start-up Village will evolve towards the STARTUP LAB.
Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to learn from digital leaders, to grow their connections through a variety of networking moments. Startups will also have the opportunity to attend pitch sessions to present ideas and discuss strategies to build a successful business.
BE PART OF THE 200 BEST STARTUPS IN BELGIUM
Last year, Digital First presented the 100 best startups of Belgium. Following a selection made by a jury of well-knowed personalities of the digital sector, they were invited for free to show to the audience the potential that we have in Belgium. Networking, funding, pitch were the main topics of this dedicated area.
More than 200 startups will be selected by a well known jury and presented to the Digital First audience. Digital First will gather entrepreneurs, investors, incubators and corporations in the same place.
Join us and meet promising startups as the Belgian startups ecosystem.