March 15th 2018

#1tech startup event in Belgium


Get Inspired by hands-on examples and testimonials.

Tech Startup Day 2018 brings together a diverse group of top experts, creative visionaries and opinion leaders that cover actual topics from startup cities and access to markets to co-creation and the art of pitching.

Keynote Speaker

Inma Martinez
A serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Inma Martinez is a globally recognised talent in social engagement through technology. Since the 2000s, Inma was part of the core data team that created the first A.I. software for mobile personalisation worldwide. Since then, she has been behind the creation and launch of key technological innovations, both at startups and at large corporates world-wide. She is an ambassador for the UK Trade & Industry Business Catalyst programme in matters of digital economy, entrepreneurship and knowledge transfer. Red Herring ranked her among the top 40 women in technology, and FastCompany labelled her a "firestarter".

Scaling Up: Going Global

Matthew van Niekerk
Co-founder & CEO at SettleMint

Pieter van Leugehagen
Co-founder & Int. Growth Director at Yondr

Jeroen De Backer
CEO at Pridiktiv

Maarten Vandenbroucke
CEO at Ticto

Theodore Marescaux
Founder & CEO at Muuselabs

Access to Talent

Karoli Hindriks
Founder at Jobbatical

Georges Caron
CEO at Bubbl Software

Frank Aernout
CEO at BeWorkHappy

More tba soon!

Innovate With Startups: Sharing Experiences

Andrea Rosen
Chief Innovation Officer at Cube GmbH

Antoine Maurel
Investment Manager at Orange Digital Ventures

Evert Bulcke
Chief Commercial Officer at Rombit

Stay tuned for more!

Best Practices in Startup Cities

Simon Schaefer
Founder & CEO at The Factory Berlin/Lisbon

Piet Opstaele
Innovation Lead at Port of Antwerp

Bas Beekman
Director at StartUpAmsterdam

More coming soon!

Pitching: Smack My Pitch Up!

Bart Van Loon
Experienced Pitching Coach



Rob De Roo - VIVES, University College Dep. Aeronautics

Bram Vanderborght - VUB, Brubotics

Bart Theys – KULeuven

Wilm Decre - KULeuven

Sven De Cleyn - Imec

Sven De Troy - Sirris

Lieve Van Gysel – Aetos Drones

Gert Pauwels - Orange

Steven Krekels - VITO

Marc Kegelaers - Unifly

Yasmin Bhatti – Erkelens Law

Munish Khurana - Eurocontrol

Geoffrey Mormal - ALX Systems

Quentin Van Coppenolle – FOD Mobiliy and Transport

Yves Schellekens - Agoria