- Telenet Kickstart
- April 3, 2017
Imec.istart welcomes general ICT related business ideas, but also offers special tracks for projects in eHealth, Logistics & Mobility, Media, Telecom & Entertainment, and Space Technology.
Imec.istart typically has three open calls throughout the year: January, May and September. After the call closes, a team of imec and industry professionals screens the submitted start-up proposals and selects those that will move on to the next stage. These teams will be invited to a pitching session to defend their plans. The jury will then decide which ones will be accepted in the program.
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The 16th of March marks the official launch of the imec.istart fund. Its goal? Boost the support for Flemish tech startups who are kickstarting their company. The fund, representing 12,5 million euros in investments over the next five years, will be the biggest one in its category; pre-seed investments.
This support for digital innovation and entrepreneurship in Flanders is a collaboration between the Flemish Government, ING, BNP Paribas Fortis, Cronos and Telenet.
Read all about it in the press release.
To facilitate the acceleration of promising start-ups on their way to becoming scale-ups, we are joining the imec.istart fund. As part of this strategic partnership, a consortium consisting of Barco, Mediahuis, Medialaan, MediaNet Vlaanderen, VRT Sandbox and Telenet have created a special Telecom, Media and Entertainment vertical. This joint initiative is looking to boost great ideas in this particular segment of the market and help digital entrepreneurs by providing extra funding, sharing our expertise and by giving promising start-ups access to our business network.