KBC Starts a New Journey with ‘Startit@KBC Brussels’

few members of the Korea Research and Innovation Centre–Europe have attended the Grand Opening of Startit@KBC Brussels this Tuesday, 15 September 2015 and would like to congratulate them on setting up such an interesting project and programs for Startups.

KBC Brussels is the joint brand of the former KBC and CBC networks in the European capital. Damien Van Renterghem noted: “KBC Brussels is aimed specifically at clients and prospects living or working in Brussels. Our headquarters in the centre of the capital are a perfect reflection of our Brussels, European, cosmopolitan and multi-cultural embeddedness. Created by the bank-insurer KBC, we are a true startup, ready to breathe a new life into the financial sector of the Brussels Region. I’m proud to invite you to the launch of Startit@KBC in Brussels.”

Launched in 2013, Startit@KBC is currently the largest incubator in Belgium for early stage companies. They offer free office space and expert support to approximately 180 startups active in Hi-Tech, Fin-Tech, Sales, the Sharing Economy, Design, Entertainment & Beyond. The expert support offers networking, masterclasses, one to one coaching and events. All of this will bring startups to a seedable business model.

On Tuesday 15 September, Startit@KBC opened the doors of its fifth premises, this time in the heart of the European district in Brussels. Their aim is to strengthen the vibrant local ecosystem by ‘paying forward’ towards early stage startups.

The program counts now 178 Startups with 331 people and 34 mentors. Startit@KBC Brussels “embrace the start-up mentality through facilitation, mentorship and creativity”.

Find the Startups here: www.startit.be/startups
Find the mentors here: www.startit.be/mentors

KIC-Europe wish a lot of success to all of the startups that joined this project and most of all to KBC Brussels.

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