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Start it @KBC is unique because we are mission driven, supporting the crazy ones in their passion and story. Curiosity is what drives us. We are always searching for new stuff that can make this world a better place. No matter in which market or stage of life. And as such we create a new breed of leaders. Our aim is to make you financially independent and we connect you to our network to strengthen your story. Because...if you realize your dream, we realize ours as well.


What’s in it for you?

 

First of all: 

Start it @KBC is the only no strings attached accelerator:

  • We DO NOT ask equity

  • We DO NOT ask money

  • We DO NOT expect you to become a customer of our partners

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Grow your Network 

Join the Nr #1 Belgian ecosystem of startups, scale-ups, mentors and experts.

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Grow your Business:

We guide you on the path to funding, connect you to business partners and link you with our mentors and experts.

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Grow your Skillz:

Get smarter at the Start it Academy we co-created with startups.

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Grow your Market:

Internationally with our international partners, our hubs in New York and Budapest and on all continents via the GAN membership.

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Boost that bootstrapping:

Coworking in Antwerp, Brussels, Budapest, Ghent, Hasselt, Kortrijk, Leuven & New York + over $1mio of perks via the GAN partnership.

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Join da Community:

Become a lifelong member of a real founder community

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Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for enthousiastic and open minded founders in all shades, genders, ages and nationalities. Start it is a founder centric accelerator, tailored to the needs of motivated, business minded founders.  

Please apply if you have developed or are developing innovative products or services and if you have the ambition, potential and drive to scale your business. We’re there for all startups in all industries, as long as your business contributes positively to humanity and the world.

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How do you get access to the Start it @KBC community? Take the following steps!

SUBMIT APPLICATION

Every start-up and scale-up can securely submit the online application form by pushing the "apply now" button at any time. The application will be carefully evaluated if they match the selection criteria for the next Pitch Day. All applicants will receive feedback on their application whether or not they are invited to pitch.

 

PITCH DAY

The most Start it fit teams are invited to meet us in person and pitch their business on Pitch Day. Each presenter has 8 minutes to make her or his case: 3 minutes to present and 5 minutes for a Q & A in front of a board. The same day we give you a decision whether or not their team is selected to join the community with constructive feedback.

 

KICK OFF BOOTCAMP

Soon after Pitch Day, the selected teams are invited at a 2-day bootcamp complete with in depth information on the program, workshops, food, drinks & music. Meet the other startups pursuing their dreams - our partners & mentors, and meet your Community Manager who will guide you on your exciting journey at Start it @KBC.

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