On 6 and 7 June, a select group of leading international investors will get to know the hottest Belgian tech scale-ups to watch during ‘Level Up Belgium’. Gent BC, Startups.be, EY and B-Hive are joining forces to make this event a large scale ‘Betech showstopper’.
On June 6th, the investors get familiar with 25 young Belgian growth companies that raised between one and two million euro, and want to go abroad quickly. On June 7th, the focus will be on Belgian scale-ups that closed a Series A investment round, as well as on a handful of starters with the potential to disrupt the market.
In total, 50 businesses will be put on the investor’s radar during the two-day event. On 20 and 21 May, the selected companies will be trained by renowned Belgian captains of industry during a high-level ‘Scale-up Masterclass’.
Accel, Corsair, Index, Microsoft, Atomico, Dawn, Fortino, Vitruvian, Capricorn, ID Invest, HPE Growth Capital, MyMicroInvest, Newion, Partech, Volta Ventures and Icos have already confirmed their attendance. Several more top VC’s will be added to the program in the coming days. The speakers include Pieterjan Bouten (Showpad), Alain De Taeye (Tele Atlas) and Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo (Open VLD).
Initiator Bruno Vandegehuchte from the Gent BC platform: “Although there is a large amount of seed capital available in Belgium and the policy-making is increasingly becoming startup-friendly, our promising tech companies don’t have sufficient access to VC’s that are able to provide big tickets and make a difference. The access that Level Up creates to these ‘deep pocket’ investors from centers such as London, Amsterdam, Paris and Stockholm, is very valuable.”