KBC Bank NV

  • KBC is one of the leading financial groups in Europe. It is a multi-channel bank-insurance group with a geographic focus on Europe, catering mainly to retail clients, SMEs and local midcaps. The group occupies significant, and in many cases leading positions in its core markets of Belgium, Central and Eastern Europe, and Ireland. The KBC group has also selectively established a presence in a number of other countries and regions around the world.
    KBC is one of the largest companies in Belgium and is listed on Euronext Brussels (ticker symbol ‘KBC’).Visit our websites http://www.kbc.com and http://www.kbc.beIn SME (small & midcap enterprises) lending business, new entrepreneurs, starters or growing businesses submit their business plans to KBC in order to make an evaluation of their business viability. By developing a digital system, which can automatically assess the quality of a business plan and suggest improvements, we can help entrepreneurs to develop and improve their plans in a (semi)automated way.  Eventually the success rate of starting businesses can be increased with this very innovative approach.Within KBC Group, Start IT@KBC (website: http://www.startit.be) is a unique startup accelerator, driven by its mission to support people in their passion for entrepreneurship. Curiosity is what drives us.  We are always searching for innovations that can make the world a better place. We offer startups a trusted and safe network in which to expand their business. We only realize our dreams when they do.

     

    The accelerator Start it@KBC supports and promotes entrepreneurs that have an innovative idea and a scalable business model. The accelerator is a partnership between Accenture, Cronos Group, Flanders DC, Imec, Joyn, KBC, Mobile Vikings, Pfizer, Telenet and local academic partners.

    As the largest startup community and startup pioneer in Belgium, operating through hubs in Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt, Kortrijk and Leuven, Start it @KBC wants to have a positive impact on the Belgian economy and society.

    In the first three months, founders are able to enjoy a strong acceleration programme at Start it @KBC. And after an initial check-up by a Boardroom consisting of several experts, they continue to enjoy mentorship, expertise, customized workshops and funding advice, more than 1 million $ in benefits with tech partners, lots of fun, an extensive network and co-working space full of newfounder friends for up to a year. After that, the startups have six months to ‘leave the nest’ and to spread their wings. Startups can therefore stay for a maximum of 18 months. The offer is constantly optimized in co-creation with the founders.

     

    Start it@KBC strongly focuses on cross-pollinations: not only between more than 650 startups and scale-ups, but also between investors, experienced mentors, experts in various domains (technology, sales, bootstrapping, business models, funding, rights, marketing, communication …) and other accelerators and incubators worldwide through GAN.

Team of KBC