Глобальный индекс экосистем стартапов 2022

2022 | StartupBlink View the Global Startup Map p. 125 In the coming years, Belgium is preparing the digital transformation of its public and private sectors. Together with Microsoft, the Belgian government announced the Digital AmBEtion, an investment plan that aims to have a positive impact on the economy and the startup landscape of the country. We would also like to congratulate Mechelen for the jump of 257 spots globally, entering the top 600. In addition, Houthalen-Helchteren made its debut in the top 1000, bringing the country's total number of ranked cities to 11. Due to this significant momentum, Hasselt and Aslst have both lost 1 point in the national rankings. Belgium’s ecosystems rank in the top 50 for 2 industries. Brussels is ranked 43rd for Software & Data while Ghent excels in Healthtech, where it ranks 42nd. Startup Ecosystem Overview In 2020, Belgium joined the unicorn club with Collibra, a data intelligence platform. This major milestone for the ecosystem opened the way to other success stories, such as Odoo and Deliverect. Belgium, from its capital of Brussels, is the nerve center of the EU, creating an advantage for local startups that are close to major regional initiatives. While the country does not yet have a Startup Visa, it did set up an attractive Immigrant Entrepreneur Program which allows foreigners to invest in or set up a business in Belgium. Helping the growing Belgium startup community is the country’s largest accelerator, Start it @KBC, which offers startups the support they need to scale internationally. Thanks to the country’s geography, which hosts most of the EU institutions as well as Europe's second largest maritime port in Antwerp, startups in Belgium are well positioned to expand into European and international markets. Early stage Median round: $1.2M Medium and late stage Median round: $10.1M Startups Funding Share