10 Startups To Watch In Ghent

There are many successful stories coming out of the Belgian startup scene, and Ghent can surely take pride in several household names like Showpad and Engagor that are now big players in the international market. With lots of research hubs, incubators, accelerators and a renowned university, it is no wonder that Ghent is home to many high-performing companies. (Author: Gabriela...
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Top 10 Brazilian Undiscovered Startups

While Brazil’s overall GDP fell 4 percent in 2015, its tech industry has been largely immune to the slowdown, growing 20 percent from 2014-2015. The Brazilian startup ecosystem is still in its early days, but there are many startups growing under the media radar in this thriving environment. We believe they deserve to be discovered, and, who knows, maybe one day become the champions...
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10 Startups To Watch In Antwerp

The port city has a proven track record when it comes to successful startups: with €26M in venture capital (2015), and an internationalization rate of 11%, Antwerp has positioned itself as one of the hot hubs for entrepreneurship in Belgium. (Author: Gabriela Fernández – Startups.be / Image Credit: iStock) BEATSWITCH Launched in 2013, Beatswitch is connecting festival organizers and booking agencies. In...
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Around The World In 10 Startups #1

Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcohols. The beer industry has a rich history filed with tradition. But changes are brewing in the industry! These are the most innovative concepts in the beer industry today. (Image Credit: Wil Stewart) BREWIE Hungary – Brewie is a fully automated home brewing machine that takes care of every single...
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Top 30 Startups To Watch In Seoul

The advent of supercomputers has led countries around the world to compete for the title of “most technologically advanced nation in the world.” A cursory look at technology usage around the world reveals that Seoul, South Korea is a serious contender for the title. (Authors: Silicon Luxembourg, and G3 Partners) When walking the streets of Seoul it is common to see...
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Korean Unicorn Club

Whether cheering for an unlikely hero in a movie or rooting for the success of a sports team that has been having a bad season, there is something inside of us that wants to cheer for the “little guy.” As humans, we want to reward those who work hard in order to overcome all obstacles placed in their way. The...
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K-Startup Grand Challenge: The First Accelerator Program For International Startups

This past spring, the South Korean government announced the creation of an accelerator program for startups from all around the world: K-Startup Grand Challenge. Conducted and financed by the government, it presents an amazing opportunity for startups interested in running their business in Korea. (Above: Pangyo Global Startup Campus in Korea / Image Credit: Born2Global) The global startup acceleration program aims...
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A Touch Of Luxembourg In Korea

Did you know the Grand Duchy has opened a representative office in South Korea? Younhee Kim, Representative and Executive Director of the Luxembourg Trade & Investment Office in Seoul, talks about the business support services she provides to companies conducting business from and with Luxembourg. “LTIO Seoul is promoting Luxembourg startup events (ICT Spring, Luxembourg Internet Days…), support programs (Fit4Start,...
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10 Startups To Watch In Brussels

With a rich pool of talent and expertise in everything from health tech to food tech, it’s no surprise Brussels is a buzzing hub of entrepreneurship. During the past few years, business incubators and accelerators have been established at a fast rate in the European capital. Brussels also counts with a growing network of VCs, angel investors, mentors and community-based...
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10 Startups To Watch In Ljubljana

Connecting the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, there’s a small but very diverse country: Slovenia. According to Lonely Planet, an earthly paradise of snow-capped peaks, turquoise-green rivers and with a Venetian-style coastline. According to startups, the best place to start your business. Its capital Ljubljana is a real hidden gem amongst capitals, worth visiting. With ABC Accelerator opening its offices...
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10 Startups To Watch In Vienna

Vienna, named most liveable city worldwide for the seventh time in a row, also managed to develop a vivid startup scene over the last couple of years. Located right in the center of Europe, equipped with an excellent infrastructure and active support from the government, the city is attracting international startups, investors & ecosystem shapers as well. Success stories such...
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10 Startups To Watch In Berlin

The Berlin-based startup scene is one of the fastest growing ecosystems in the world. People from all over the world come to the German capital to turn their visions into reality, build new companies and create innovative products. The lively founder’s scene is greatly responsible for the city’s creativity, innovation, economic development as well as international attraction. It’s an important...
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10 Startups To Watch In Amsterdam

Next to London and Berlin, the Dutch startup ecosystem is already considered to be one of the strongest in Europe, with the aim of securing its place in the top 3 of startup ecosystems in Europe. In April 2016, the European Commission awarded Amsterdam with the title European Capital of Innovation for its strong stance on innovation in governance, economics,...
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How Luxembourg Can Be Inspired By New York’s Startup Ecosystem

Europeans have long admired the New York way of life and the U.S. business-oriented mindset. Numerous cities across Europe are trying to replicate Silicon Valley’s model, infusing it with their own “European” ingredients. Jean-Claude Knebler, Consul General of Luxembourg in New York, talks about the Big Apple’s startup ecosystem and how Luxembourg can be inspired by the city “where everything...
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Slovenia vs. Luxembourg: same difference!

ABC – Acceleration Business City – Accelerator is an acceleration engine that pushes new businesses and startups to greater heights, by providing services such as mentorship, management training, an initial investment and office space in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The vision of the incubator is to establish South-Eastern Europe as a region of innovation. The incubator travelled to Luxembourg at the end...
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