------------------------------- More info about Start it @kbc Start it @kbc supports and promotes innovative and scalable entrepreneurship and, with over 477 startups, is Belgium's largest startup community. To achieve this, the community concludes partnerships with organizations and companies that adopt the same pay-it- forward mentality. This way, Start it @kbc is building an ecosystem and a dynamic network of early-stage startups, scale-ups, incubators, accelerators, mentors, VCs, supporting partners and strategic partners.
Start it @kbc is constantly reshaping, expanding and improving its offering in co-creation with the startups. The community has hubs in Antwerp, Ghent, Hasselt, Leuven, Kortrijk, Brussels and is firmly committed to internationalization in Europe and the United States.
Thanks to the Strategic Partners (Accenture, Joyn, Cronos, Flanders DC, imec, KBC, Mobile Vikings, Telenet Kickstart and local knowledge institutions) and a steadily growing group of Supporting Partners, the startups can rely on vast amounts of expertise, an enormous network, business premises, mentorship and the most comprehensive custom-made Startup Academy in Belgium.
Startups with an innovative business idea can submit their idea all year round via the website. Three times a year, selected startup founders can pitch their ideas to a professional jury.