Sun, sea and startups

Set sail for Start it @KBSea in Ostend

The Kursaal in Ostend will be the ultimate startup hotspot from the 21st till the 23rd of August. Why? Because the Start it @KBC community will turn the place upside down, with a three-day acSEAlaration event. Ostend’s historical Kursaal venue will be bursting with startup energy, enthusiasm and ambition.

An office with seaview this summer? Register for the free co-working space AcSEAlerator Cepphar at the Kursaal in Ostend, available all three days. Each KBSea day is built up around a different subject with interesting workshops, inspirational networking events and sports on the beach. Kids are welcome too, we provide free animation by Zazou on Wednesday afternoon. 

KBSea is a place where business and pleasure come together to create a unique atmosphere, where anything can - and will - happen, from co-working to networking and from beach tennis and barbecues to yoga and Tesla rides (yes you can test drive!).  

Don’t miss this exclusive event! We’ll ‘sea’ you there!

Don't forget

     1. to register for every event/workshop/experience you want to attend, check out the programme below and get your tickets immediatly
     2. to carpool, register on my.covevent.be/startitkbsea as driver or passenger
     3. to take your sunscreen with you

 

DAY1 #moneyday (21/8)

09.00h 19.00h Cepphar acSEAlerator free co-working

Working with a seaview... Like a dream come true! Book your free seat at our temporary co-working space in the lounge of Kursaal Oostende and we will provide wifi, coffee, water, fruit, electricity, a lot of expertise thanks to the visiting mentors, cool startups, great workshops and magnificent events.
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09.30h 10.30h Press conference *invitation only*

With the Major of Ostend Johan Vande Lanotte

10.30h 12.30h Dragon's Den

Join us if you are: (1) A startup founder in need of some pitch practice and feedback before you start your funding round (2) A curious member of the public, or actually interested in investing in startups. It's simple, founders pitch, and the audience gives feedback and votes at the end for who they would invest in.
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14.00h 17.00h Sail with investors *invitation only*

STARTUPS, ever dreamed of being stuck on a boat with investors? Do you want to have a deep dive talk with them about your current investment challenges? Jump on the boat and tell them what you need! INVESTORS, looking for interesting investment opportunities? We selected a bunch of promising startups who will share their ambition during this boattrip.

14.00h 17.00h Workshop Bootstrapping by Peter Verboven (Condugo)

In this interactive workshop, Peter Verboven will show you the practical side of bootstrapping your startup by cleverly combining your own sweat, several means of financing and smart accounting.
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19.00h 22.00h Bolero inspiration night

Learn all about crowdlending and the benefits and risks for both entrepreneurs and investors. After the info sessions join the panel discussion about 'Crowd loans for SMEs and growth companies', closing with a walking diner.
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DAY2 #techday (22/8)

09.00h 19.00h Cepphar acSEAlerator free co-working

Working with a seaview... Like a dream come true! Book your free seat at our temporary co-working space in the lounge of Kursaal Oostende and we will provide wifi, coffee, water, fruit, electricity, a lot of expertise thanks to the visiting mentors, cool startups, great workshops and magnificent events.
Get your free tickets here

08.30h 09.15h Yoga on the beach

Goodmorning! Time for yoga on the beach. Let Kathy Dergeloo from Kurmasana take your workout out of the air-conditioned gym and onto the warm sand. After all, there's no better way to get beach-body ready than on the actual beach, right? Namaste!
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09.30h 11.30h Workshop Deving like a PRO by Accenture 

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12.30h 14.30h Workshop IoT by Imec

This workshop provides you with an overview of the latest (imec) technologies that enable smart and intuitive IoT applications. 
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15.00h 17.00h Workshop Chatbots by Oswald

Oswald is a powerful platform for training, building and creating intelligent chatbots. In this workshop we will guide you through some of the most important features. Furthermore, you get exclusive access to the platform and our experts are ready to answer all of your questions.
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17.30u-19.30u CEO on the beach

A number of CEO’s, a number of beach chairs, a bunch of startups and very good questions... the perfect receipt for CEO on the beach! The CEO's share in a no-nonsense way their experiences as a manager and entrepreneur with you. Sit next to them and dare to ask advice for your challenges.
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19.30h 22.00h Beach tennis & pizza

Time to meet up with the startups from all over Belgium! And what's a better way than a tennis tournament ... On the beach!!! Startup GoTennis is setting everything up for us. We'll provide the beers and the pizza. Let us know if you like to join by subscribing here.
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DAY3 #salesday (23/8)

09.00h 19.00h Cepphar acSEAlerator free co-working

Working with a seaview... Like a dream come true! Book your free seat at our temporary co-working space in the lounge of Kursaal Oostende and we will provide wifi, coffee, water, fruit, electricity, a lot of expertise thanks to the visiting mentors, cool startups, great workshops and magnificent events.
Get your free tickets here

09.00h 10.00h Yoga on the beach

Goodmorning! Time for yoga on the beach. Let Kathy Dergeloo from Kurmasana take your workout out of the air-conditioned gym and onto the warm sand. After all, there's no better way to get beach-body ready than on the actual beach, right? Namaste!
Get your free tickets here

10.30h 12.30h Workshop Social media for Studio Brussel - 10 years of growing the closest online community in Flanders

Social media is getting to it’s adolescence, and still it’s changing on a daily bases. New social platforms arise and social ‘language’ changes. How do we at Studio Brussel try to stay on this fast train? Tips & tricks from winning cases and failures.
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14.00h 15.30h Workshop community building on tight budget

In the early days Mobile Vikings' growth was not based on traditional awareness media. Rather on selecting a niche and creating mechanisms to grow organically within that niche. In this workshop I will reveil these mechanisms and together we will discover the consumer psychology behind their success.
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16.00h 18.00h Workshop sell like a market vendor

Don't we all hate the clingy market vendors? Really pushy, loud, sketchy, … Just awful.
So what sets a good market vendor apart from an annoying one? How do you convince people to buy your product on the spot.
During this workshop Dries will talk about his own experience as a market vendor and a door-to-door salesperson. He'll share the things he's learned, things that work and things that don't. You'll craft the perfect street sales pitch, and get some experience by actually going out on the streets.
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19.00h 23.30h BBQ #partytime

Thursdayevening! Let's move that ass to the beachclub for tasty food, drinks and great people!! We invite our startups, partners & mentors for a tasty bbq.

 

Check out the previous edition of Start it @KBSea