B-Hive is proud to announce our collaboration with imec and our partners – AG Insurance, B-Hive, BNP Paribas and ING – to support new fintech startups through its imec.istart program. This collaboration will enable access to technology and research via imec, access to market via our partners and access to network through B-Hive.
imec.istart is imec’s business accelerator program, designed to support tech startups with coaching, facilities and funding. As a university business accelerator, this program has been recognised as the number 1 European university-linked accelerator by UBI Global.
This business incubation track focuses on startups active in the fintech, insurtech and cybersecurity markets. The initiative is supported by AG Insurance, B-Hive, BNP Paribas and ING, and offers additional financial backing and mentoring on top of the imec.istart basic support package including 50,000 Eur of funding . This is the fifth special track of imec.istart, reinforcing the program’s strategy to provide tailored support to the startups in its portfolio.
B-Hive is committed to empowering fintech startups to continuously grow and strengthen their businesses, and imec.istart is a great opportunity to receive additional support and access to technology, research, a wider market and a stronger network - it’s also worth noting that imec.istart is the only acceleration initiative in Flanders and Brussels to specifically address fintech, insurtech and cybersecurity.
This special acceleration track offers additional support for the startups active in these respective market verticals. This includes specialized coaching and exclusive access to the supporting partners’ networks, expert knowledge and available technologies
Interested in joining the imec.istart program? You can start preparing your submission as imec.istart’s next call opens on May 2nd 2018.