Benelux Tech Tour

Brussels, Belgium


The Benelux Tech Tour is a matchmaking event for international investors and our most promising startups. The Benelux Tech Tour is the first regional Tech Tour event to incorporate the selection of Emerging companies. This provides a significant opportunity for the region's start-ups and early stage companies to gain visibility among the investment community and of course access to a potential pool of seed capital.

Our Benelux TechTour partners and ING, in particular, would like to allow a maximum amount of emerging companies to leverage this occasion, by opening up this first afternoon filled with hands-on keynotes & high-level networking. Join the 25 selected companies and make sure to be the next one on stage!


12:15- 12:45 Registration
12:45- 13:00 Welcome by ING & Emmanuel Verhoosel (ING executive committee member responsible for commercial banking) and Karen Boers (Managing Director

13:00- 13:15 Keynote Speech by Peter Maynard (Microsoft)

13:15- 13:45 Financing an emerging company with Banks - do's and don'ts ( Bart Eekhaut - ING)

13:45 - 14:15 Financing an emerging company with VC's - do's and don'ts (Jurgen Ingels- SmartFin Capital)

14:15- 14:45 How to structure an emerging company (Gergely Bacso - McKinsey ) 

14:45- 15:00 Legal do's and don'ts - (David Dessers - Cresco) 

15:00- 15:15 Financial plan do's and don'ts - (Bert Kegels - BDO)

15:15 Emerging Company Fair

Discuss your business with our expert advisors from ING, Belgian VC's from the selection committee, McKinsey, Cresco & BDO, and many of the partners

17:45 Plenary session

  • Startup Pitches: 5 Emerging Company winners
  • Building Startup Ecosystems, Omar Mohout

18:15 Networking Cocktail

19:00 End