Flanders' startup scene is home to a myriad of promising startups, scaleups and supporting cities and organizations. They’re thriving, growing and collaborating thanks to the advantages of a close-knit ecosystem and the undeniable perks of Flanders.
Startup.Flanders was founded as a global brand identity for Flanders’ buzzing startup ecosystem. Its goal is to help ambitious entrepreneurs – in any phase or industry, from Flanders or abroad – set up, scale and succeed with their startups in Flanders, all while enabling them to benefit from our startup ecosystem as much as possible.
To achieve that, we have all the right moves and an array of tools up our sleeves. As your gateway to international and technological growth, we guide you towards:
Startup.Flanders has your back. And Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) has ours.
As a brand of Flanders' official government agency for international business, Startup.Flanders can rely on FIT’s broad international network of experts and partners, 30+ years of experience and hands-on employees who are dedicated to making ambitious Flanders-based and international entrepreneurs' dreams come true.
FIT's goals in a nutshell:
Help Flanders-based companies export and internationalize, so they can grow.
Execute Flanders' internationalization strategy together with FIT partners.
Attract foreign companies to invest and expand in Flanders.
Boost the international marketing of Flanders-based innovation and put Flanders on the global map.