What's a Go Global Mission?
From 2016 Startups.be will lead international missions and visit some of the most exciting startup hubs in the world. We'll organise pitching & networking opportunities with investors, the local tech scene, potential clients and make sure you get the right information on how to set up shop in these ecosystems. We'll meet Belgians who already took the plunge and visit some tech stars while at it.
England’s capital city and the region with the Britain’s highest number of startups at 22% - with 484,224 businesses started in 2013 - London has some serious entrepreneurial spirit. Over 100 of Europe's 500 largest companies - along with 75 per cent of Fortune 500 companies - have offices in London.
London also boasts the largest concentration of higher education in Europe, meaning that not only are original ideas fresh and frequent (and from all over the world) but there’s always a new crop of talent keen to get onboard an exciting start-up journey.
A perfect pitch for investment, London generates approximately 20 per cent of the UK's GDP, meaning there are plenty of knowledgeable dragons (or angels, depending on how you look at it) keen to take start-ups to the next level. And as London is one of the pre-eminent financial centers of the world, they often bring heaps of financial experience with them too.