This way, we want to use our international expertise for our local start-ups and entrepreneurs. In line with our mission to offer the necessary 'brand building' blocks for every company and entrepreneur, from start-up, over SME, to multinational.
Imec.istart, imec’s open accelerator program, offers tech startups pre-seed funding and tailored support to succeed and grow globally.
Since 2011, they have invested in more than 260 companies. Every year, they select around 30 high-potential startups to join a 12-month program in Belgium.
Together with the imec.istart alumni network, they continue to help founders on their entrepreneurial journey.
Proef! is a food lab that encourages food makers to innovate and co-create. The Proef lab is equipped with a test kitchen and an incubator space. The founder, Maxime Willems, offers various services, from product development to coaching start-ups.
In short, Foodlab Proef is a one-stop shop for every food company, start-up, chef or bartender interested in creating the food concepts and trends of tomorrow.
With references such as Davai (Dumplings), Ritchie Drinks, Ferm Kombucha, Pa'lais and Monsieur Boudin, among others, they are a well-established player in the Belgian food scene.