By Ali Colwell
On June 6 and 7, B-Hive had the opportunity to be a part of Level Up Belgium—the leading tech investment event set in the city of Ghent. The presentations included the 50 hottest scale-ups in SAAS, big data, mobile, IOT and e-commerce.
The first day of these presentations introduced investors to 25 companies that have raised €800K and €2M in the last three years, who pitched for their next rounds of funding in the hopes to boost their business and become the next big success story.
The second and final day of the event included 25 high-growth scale-ups presenting on the successes within their companies—and it was certainly a valuable session, as these companies have large funding rounds under their belts and have expanded abroad.
Our CEO and managing partner Wim De Waele delivered the second-day keynote, talking about B-Hive and its role as a European ecosystem to all organizations dealing with the impact of digital technology on the financial system, while our founding and managing partner Jurgen Ingels delivered a talk on the law of time reduction and how companies can “squeeze” time.
Overall, Level Up Belgium was packed full of inspiring talks, thoughtful discussions, plenty of pitches and, of course, great networking. Thank you to all of those we had the chance to speak with, and we look forward to next year’s edition!