Meet the new wave of start-ups and find out about Start it @kbc's ambitious plans in 2017


Dear journalist,

Start it @kbc is welcoming its brand-new wave of start-ups and we will be pleased to introduce them to you on 7 February! The teams were chosen from over 150 applications after a stringent selection procedure. Under Start it's wings, they will unfurl their business idea over the coming year.

What are the products and services of the future? How ambitious are the start-ups? And how are they planning to go about it? You can ask them yourself.

You will also find out what plans Start it @kbc has in store for start-up land Belgium for 2017. What has the community learnt after three years? And how does this translate into the updated offer for the start-ups? You will find out all about it in the magnificent setting of an age-old, restored building right in the heart of Brussels.

10.30 am    Welcome
10.45 am    “Start it in 2017” by Lode Uytterschaut and Katrien Dewijngaert, founders of Start it @kbc
11.00 am    Presentation of new wave
11.15 am    “Newbie route 2017” by Mark Herman, founder of sympl and mentor at Start it @kbc
11.25 am    Photo opportunity
11.30 am    Interviews and buffet lunch
12.30 pm    End

Practical details
7 February 2017 | 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
KBC – Grand-Place 16 – 1000 Brussels

Parking available in the Grand-Place underground car park. You will receive a free ticket to exit the car park upon leaving the press presentation.

Would you like to join us? If so, be sure to confirm before 3 February by sending an e-mail to or calling +32 468 19 75 07.

See you then!
Start it @kbc & partners


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