With new startups and spinoffs joining every day and VC investment coming in from all corners of the world, Flanders’ startup scene is growing rapidly.
Eager to find out who’s already part of it? Check out Flanders’ startup database.
Facts & figures
Flanders’ cities are known for their beauty, cultural heritage and high quality of living at an affordable cost. But that’s not all. Behind the picturesque cityscapes, there are ambitious startup & tech hubs ready to help you succeed.
The fact that startups thrive in Flanders is no fluke. The region has a variety of assets that both local and international startups can use to their advantage.
With 60% of Europe’s purchasing power accessible in under 24 hours, startups in Flanders can reach Europe’s largest end-markets in no time. Bonus: innovation hubs like Amsterdam, Berlin, London and Paris are all just a hop away.
As one of the EU’s top 5 innovation leaders according to the European Innovation Scoreboard, Flanders’ tightly packed and interconnected R&D scene offers plenty of opportunities for co-creation and co-innovation.
There’s a myriad of available government grants and subsidies, tax incentives and support services to help startups make it in Flanders, Europe and beyond.
From incubators and accelerators to universities, knowledge institutions, research centers, corporates, government agencies and more: Flanders has a strong network to back your business and innovative success.