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And the winners are ....

And the winners are .... | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurship. TiE Brussels, a nonprofit association dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, hosts networking events and mentors startup founders.
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We’ve had so much fun at the European Finals of TiE International StartUp Competition and the time has come for us to announce the winners!!!   Our judges were looking for an inspiring teams and they certainly had a very hard time!   It was amazing to see how the students were seizing the opportunity to get the best advices.   This was a friendly “Entrepreneurship focused Event” and it was so easy to do it with you!  As the participants, you are the focus of our plans! 


We can’t forget to thank each of the judges (Arun, Christian, Filipe, Michael, Philippe, Parag, Satin, Vikas) who took time out of their busy schedules to come from Dallas, Delhi, Heidelberg, Lisbon, Manchester… to the event and spent time with our students and graduates. We couldn’t have this European Finals without you!!!  


And of course, thank you to all of the sponsors ( PMV, TiE Global, KU Leuven R&D, TiE UK North)  who helped facilitate this event, and kept things running smoothly. 


Join me in congratulating Eventigrate, Rice Track Winner and Sunslice, Investor Track Winner! We wish them the best of luck! 



 

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15 Surprising Things Productive People Do Differently -

15 Surprising Things Productive People Do Differently - | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it
I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including 7 billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, “What is your number one secret to productivity?” After analyzing all of their responses, I coded their answers into 15 unique ideas.
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 Hell,  Yeah!!!  Completely true!

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Take your business to the next level! Brussels, February 2nd, 2016

Take your business to the next level! Brussels, February 2nd, 2016 | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it

Are you an early adopter of tech products? Are you working with the European tech scene? Looking to invest in the next unicorn?  Then you don't want to miss out on this great networking opportunity!

Join us at our next networking event and meet Serial Entrepreneurs, Investors, Networkers and other Professionals on February 2nd starting at 3:30pm. Entrance is FREE so register now! 

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How to build a biotech start-up – a BELL talk by Christian Tidona

How to build a biotech start-up – a BELL talk by Christian Tidona | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it
Our next guest in the series of Biotech Entrepreneur and Leadership Lectures will be Christian Tidona, a serial biotech entrepreneur and managing director at the BioMed X Innovation Center and BioRN Network in Heidelberg, Germany. During his lecture he will provide us with useful advice on how to build a biotech start-up.



Christian Tidona studied biology and received his PhD in virology ...
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Proud of our TiE Brussels Past President :)

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New deadline: November 13th,2015 to sign up for the richest StartUp Competition in the world!!

New deadline:  November 13th,2015 to sign up for the richest StartUp Competition in the world!! | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it

TiE Brussels is happy to call for entries for this year’s TiE International Startup Competition! Here is your chance to win up to 1,000,000$ in capital investment, plus a real-world experience with 275+ high caliber judges, all senior level investors, entrepreneurs and industry leaders!

 

TIE International Startup Competition is a 2 track competition in which teams can choose either the Rice University Track or the Investor Track. Those who choose the Rice Track must meet additional eligibility requirements* including having at least two student team members on their team, one graduate level University student. This competition provides a chance to compete in World's largest and most successful Business Plan Competition at Rice University in Houston, Texas awarding more than $2.9 million in prizes in 2014; more than 155 past competitors are in business today having raised in excess of $844 million and employing more than 2000 in these early stage businesses.

 

The second track, the Investor Track, is open to all and will lead the teams to the World’s Largest Entrepreneurial Conference, TiEcon for the Global Finals in Santa Clara, California.

 

**What winners will get ?**

- Generous funding opportunities: $2.9 Million + in prize money was awarded with all teams winning at least one cash award were granted in 2014

- Opportunities to receive individual feedback during 3 separate sessions

- All expenses paid for the trip to Houston or Santa Clara  (flights, hotel, meals)

- Attend Power Boot camp hosted by TiE Silicon Valley or TIE Houston

- Exposure to TiE Angels and VC’s

- Free tickets to TiEcon 2016

- Booth at TiEcon for top 3 Finalists

 

**Who's Eligible for the Rice Track ?**

The competition is for students enrolled in a degree program (students in certificate programs are not eligible) in the current academic year. Students who graduated in the preceding academic year are not eligible to participate. However, an exception will be made for students who both worked on their business plan or technology in the prior academic year and graduated during the preceding summer, i.e., the summer of 2015. An exception will also be made for students from non-US universities that have a different academic calendar. 

 

**How to submit your application?**

Website for submission: http://tiebrussels2016.istart.org/   ;

Local European Event: PMV, Oude Graanmarkt 63, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Submission Date (Executive Summaries): 26-Oct-2015 11:59 PM

Business Plan Submission Date: 6–Dec- 2015 11:59 PM

European Finals in Brussels: 2-Feb-2016

 

**Have a question? **

For more information, please check it out here: http://tisc.tie.org/ and if you still have some questions, Ines can be contacted  at ines@brussels.tie.org  

We would love to support you!

 

TiE Brussels

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TiE Brussels: Mentoring sans frontières pour entrepreneurs belges

TiE Brussels: Mentoring sans frontières pour entrepreneurs belges | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it

Le mentoring comme règle de base

 

Les séances de mentoring personnalisé auxquelles se prêtent les membres fondateurs du TiE et de ses diverses antennes locales sont généralement conduites à distance, via télé ou vidéoconférence ou via Skype. C’est l’antenne locale qui se charge d’identifier, dans le réseau international, celui ou celle qui pourra le mieux apporter une réponse efficace à la demande, parfois très spécifique, posée par un néo-entrepreneur.

 

Pour être plus efficace dans ce petit exercice de “matching”, les responsables du TiE ont créé leur propre outil de type LinkedIn – le TiE Link – afin de déterminer où se trouve à tout moment tel ou tel membre, s’il est disponible pour une réunion physique ou virtuelle, à quelle période… Un autre outil se charge de croiser les données de localisation des membres avec leurs profil, spécialisations thématiques, secteur d’activités…

 

Si les ‘mentors’ du TiE se font un devoir de se mettre à la disposition des néo-entrepreneurs en quête de conseils ou de guidance, leur temps, parfois, est compté. Lorsque le coaching s’opère à distance, à la demande, le temps imparti est potentiellement plus généreux que lors des sessions de pitch organisées par exemple à l’occasion de la conférence TiEcon.

Lors de cet événement, le nombre de sollicitants est tel que le temps alloué pour la présentation d’un projet peut fort bien ne pas dépasser les 5 ou 10 minutes. “Aussi faut-il l’exploiter à 1.000%. Être prêt à tout faire passer dans ce pitch de 5 minutes et, surtout, être bien préparé pour répondre aux question qui seront posées une fois le pitch terminé”, souligne Ines Jurisic, directrice opérationnelle du TiE Brussels.

L’agenda est serré mais ceux qui se sont prêtés à l’exercice semblent en avoir retiré pas mal de satisfaction.

“A l’occasion du TiEcon et de la mission économique, les participants ont l’occasion d’obtenir de l’aide pour structurer leur stratégie, valider leurs idées, identifier d’où peut venir la traction du marché… La participation à cette mission économique dédiée à l’ICT leur permet de gagner du temps sur leur go-to-market.” C’est aussi l’occasion de prendre conscience que l’eldorado californien n’en est pas forcément un, compte tenu du fait que les conditions d’entrée sont sévères.

Par contre, le seul fait de rencontrer des investisseurs et des entrepreneurs californiens, qui vivent dans un espace-temps et selon des règles sensiblement différentes de ce qu’on connaît chez nous, “force les gens à accélérer le processus”, à se défaire de certaines chaînes qui freinent leurs ambitions ou leur mode de pensée.

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Thank you Brigitte Doucet for this wonderful piece! You summed up so well what TiE Brussels is all about:  "Borderless Mentoring for Belgian Entrepreneurs" !


Next session of TiE Brussels Mentoring Lounge is planned on September 17th in Brussels!  Enjoy you holidays too  :)

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Friendly Reminder: The last day to apply for Russian-Belgian Pitching and Match-Making Session on June 22 in Brussels!

Friendly Reminder: The last day to apply for Russian-Belgian Pitching and Match-Making Session on June 22 in Brussels! | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it

On Monday, June 22, Co.Station Brussels will host an event aimed at identifying and matching business partners for hi-tech startup companies.


Special guests of the event - companies from Future Technologies Acceleration Program, recently launched by the ITMO University in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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You are an early-stage belgian tech startup and working on smart electronics, machinery, robotics, optics, photonics, biotechnologies and new materials?  


Come and share your solution with Russian Startups at Russian-Belgian Match Making Session on next Monday at Co.Station on Monday June 22!

 

See you there!

 

 

 

 

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TiECON 2015 and the legendary Mr. Jack Welch -- Be The 'Chief Meaning Officer'

TiECON 2015  and the legendary Mr. Jack Welch -- Be The 'Chief Meaning Officer' | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it
This was the advice given by the legendary Jack Welch to 4,300 aspiring startup founders and CEO’s last week at TiECON, the largest entrepreneurship conference in Silicon Valley. Welch was speaking with his co-author and wife, Suzy Welch, to promote their new book, “The Real Life MBA,” the proceeds of [...]
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Join us next year May 6 & 7 and learn how we  can all  Be The 'Chief Meaning Officer' and still make money ! See you all :)

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TiEcon Belgian Missions 2015 - Great souvenirs... we all had a blast!

TiEcon Belgian Missions 2015  - Great souvenirs... we all had a blast! | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it
In collaboration with the Agence du Numérique and TiE Brussels, we recently finished a stream of missions here at the Belgian Trade Commission, San Francisco. Spanning from an Investment Mission and B2B – Group Meetings, to TiEcon and the closing dinner of cross-mentoring between French MEDEF companies and Belgian startups, we all had a blast! …
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A wonderful week with wonderful people in a wonderful place :)

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TiE Brussels Charter Member Hugues Bultot : "MaSTherCell or the future of CMOs"

TiE Brussels Charter Member Hugues Bultot : "MaSTherCell or the future of CMOs" | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it

In an exclusive interview, Hugues Bultot, Chief Executive Officer of MaSTherCell, an emerging pioneer in the industrialization of cell-based therapeutics, based in Gosselies (Belgium) shares with us his vision for the future of the CMO.

 

 

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The Brussels Times - 8 Belgian start-ups represent Belgium at TiEcon conference in California

The Brussels Times - 8 Belgian start-ups represent Belgium at TiEcon conference in California | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it
The TIE network (The Indus Entrepreneurs) was founded in the US in 1992 by a group of entrepreneurs, business owners and seasoned professionals, all of Indian ethnicity. Their aim was, and still is, to foster entrepreneurship through, among others, networking, mentoring and training.

At the current time, the network has some 15,000 members spread over 18 countries, including India and Australia, but also Belgium via TIE Brussels of which AWEX (Walloon Agency for Exports and Foreign Investment) is one of the founding members.

“TIECon is one of the largest conferences to bring together Silicon Valley’s diverse, dynamic, and expert ecosystem.  Every year, the global gathering dedicated to techno-entrepreneurs attracts an international audience of several thousand visitors, 2014 holding the record with 4,200 visitors,” explained AWEX and WSL officials at the end of this year’s Californian event. The 2015 conference enabled a number of Belgian entrepreneurs to not only meet and pitch to local investors but also to discover the determining factors, in particular the psychological factors, required to succeed in the US market.

Among the companies that have particularly benefited from this experience are BCnet, a website which aggregates ads for second-hand products and which is currently experiencing rapid growth; Phasya, a Liège University spin-off that has developed software to monitor drowsiness; and MT-C, a provider of data protection solutions. All three are members of the WSL incubator. Andaman 7 (a peer-to-peer web platform), Byte Paradigm (debugging software for programmable logistics circuits), Visupedia (like a visual Wikipedia) and Dynamic Flows (software for managing emails in Outlook) also made the trip to California.

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See you folks next year!!!

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TiE Brussels Charter Member : Wim De Waele vertrekt als CEO iMinds

TiE Brussels Charter Member : Wim De Waele vertrekt als CEO iMinds | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it
Na tien jaar stapt Wim De Waele op als CEO van iMinds, het Vlaams digitaal onderzoekscentrum. Vanaf september bouwt hij met serie-ondernemer Jurgen Ingels aan een ecosysteem voor start-ups die zich bezighouden met financiële technologie.
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After ten years as CEO of iMinds, the Flemish digital research center, Wim De Waele steps down  in order to start a new adventure  for startups engaged in FinTech. TiE Brussels wishes you best of luck!

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AdN represented by Carmelo Zaccone - ICT Trade Mission Participant 2015 - Silicon Valley

AdN represented by Carmelo Zaccone - ICT Trade Mission Participant 2015 - Silicon Valley | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it

Agence du Numérique (ex-AWT)Promotion des TIC en Région wallonne, sur les plans de la production, de la communication et de l'utilisation. Les TIC sont devenues un outil essentiel pour les gouvernements, les entreprises et les citoyens

Siège social : Avenue Prince de Liège, 133 - 5100 Namur

 

En ligne : http://www.awt.be | E-mail | Voir Agence du Numérique (ex-AWT) sur la Plateforme ICT pour la Wallonie

 

 

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A big thank you Carmelo for this incredible input and for the ICT Guided Tour organisation!!! See you soon!

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Top five startups are...

Top five startups are... | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it
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Tech deals produce homegrown Oregon investment capital by TiE Oregan

Tech deals produce homegrown Oregon investment capital by TiE Oregan | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it
"You're seeing people put money back into the ecosystem now."
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Nitin Rai is president of TiE Oregon, a collection of individual investors who have backed a number of startups. After the angel investment group had success with three notable startups – Geoloqi, Zapproved and GlobeSherpa

 

 

Best of luck Nitin !

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How to network like a pro!

How to network like a pro! | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it
Networking is one of the most powerful ways to succeed in your professional career and grow your business. It may seem daunting at first – particularly if you’re shy – but learning how to network should be a top priority for all professionals. Networking has a range of benefits. It can accelerate your career success
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See you at the next TiE Brussels Networking Event on February 2nd 2016! Stay tuned!

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Bravo The Faktory!

Bravo The Faktory! | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it

Depuis 2 ans, le cofondateur et ancien CEO d’EVS Pierre L’Hoest se consacre à l’accompagnement de start-ups avec The Faktory, une structure qui mêle incubateur, accélérateur et fonds d’investissement. Les start-ups qu’il sélectionne doivent utiliser une convergence de technologies qui les met sur des marchés de rupture ou des marchés de niche. Initialement installée au terminal passager de Liege Airport, la structure est en cour de déménagement dans les anciens locaux d’EVS, avant de rejoindre un tout nouveau bâtiment en 2017.

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We are proud of our  Charter Members:)  

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"Delegate everything, but never delegate Success" - Ashokism

"Delegate everything, but never delegate Success" - Ashokism | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it

“75% of all successful people have said mentoring has played a significant role in their success. “– Forbes

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Dear TiE Brussels Friends,

 

Thanks to everyone who came along to TIE Brussels Mentoring Lounge last Thursday!  We're delighted to say that thirty five people turned up for our event and we hope that everyone had a fabulous time.

 

New friends were made, deals were done, advices were shared and several local startups  were connected with business mentors from TiE Network for a quick chat.

 

Without the help we received from our charter member Michel Casselman, PMV , it wouldn’t have been possible to host the event.  So once again, thank you Michel and the team (Tiffany, Fatima and Karin)  for looking after us!!!   

 

And of course, special thanks to our dear master of  “Ashokisms™”, Mr Ashok Rao, who generously shared  his time and the ingredients of his own recipe on Entrepreneurship and Innovation !!! Thank you Ashok!

 

And last, but very much not least, some of you have already done it J, getting involved with TiE Brussels always leads to active dialogue with like-minded professionals whether it's face-to-face at the TiE Conferences, Lounges… or for a few minutes on the phone when it is really needed  http://brussels.tie.org/en/home/joinTie

 

We can't wait for the next TiE Brussels Mentoring Lounge. Please get in touch if you'd like to be reminded of the date. We look forward to seeing you soon !

 

Thank you all so much!

 

Ines Jurisic

Executive Director

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Red tape forces top Indian entrepreneurs to shift overseas

Red tape forces top Indian entrepreneurs to shift overseas | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it
Excessive red tape in processes such as early-stage investing and mergers and acquisitions is forcing young, promising ventures in India to shift overseas, a group of top Indian entrepreneurs and investors told Finance
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TiE Brussels Member : MoodMe, avec ses émoticones, invente la voix de son traître

TiE Brussels Member : MoodMe, avec ses émoticones, invente la voix de son traître | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it

Pour rappel, MoodMe vous propose d’agrémenter vos messages d’émoticones d’un genre nouveau (des avatars 3D puisés dans une galerie de portraits de personnes plus ou moins célèbres). Elle avait notamment fait le buzz (avec un petit retard désagréable) lors de la récente coupe du monde de football, permettant aux fondus de foot de s’échanger des messages en coiffant visages et accessoires de circonstance - revoir pour le fun deux ‘fans’ involontaires, aux visages “moodés” à l’insu de leur plein gré.

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TiEcon and Silicon Valley: les effets d’une mission "Exploring Potential Opportunites"

TiEcon and Silicon Valley: les effets d’une mission "Exploring Potential Opportunites" | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it
La participation à la conférence TiECon, elle-même, a permis de combiner participation à des conférences, contacts directs avec des clients et investisseurs potentiels (soit sur le stand conjoint de la délégation, soit lors de rencontres nocturnes), et rencontres avec d’autres participants à la conférence, venus y faire le plein de contacts.
Une soirée franco-belge avait notamment été organisée qui n’a pas uniquement été placée sous le signe de la détente. Ce fut l’occasion par exemple pour Christophe Hermanns, de Vigo, de nouer des contacts avec le patron du groupe français Mulliez (connu pour un modèle économique qui privilégie diversification, complémentarité et réinvestissement stratégique), pour une conversation à bâtons rompus sur l’entrepreneuriat, le croisement des technologies et les modèles économiques.
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@TiE_Brussels invites you to the next edition of this mission during @TiECon 2016  that will take place on May 6 and 7! Thank you all!  

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TiE Brussels Charter Member William Stevens, E.Unlimited : Speaker at the "First Innovative Entreprise Week on June 16th in Riga, Latvia

TiE Brussels Charter Member William Stevens, E.Unlimited : Speaker at the "First Innovative Entreprise Week on June 16th in Riga, Latvia | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it
ACCESS TO FINANCE FOR RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND SMES 2015 - CONFERENCE

On behalf of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the European Commission, and the local Organising Committee, we are delighted to invite you to Riga.

The conference will bring together high level policy-makers, financial intermediaries and representatives of the research, innovation and business communities.

For three days, we will discuss the European Union’s investment policies and its support for business development and innovation to further improve the standard of living in Europe.

 

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TiE Brussels Charter Member, WSL : Les grands groupes en quête d’idées innovantes

TiE Brussels Charter Member, WSL : Les grands groupes en quête d’idées innovantes | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it
Quand les raideurs du fonctionnement interne des grandes entreprises les poussent à se rapprocher des petites pour retrouver un dynamisme créatif. Un « mariage » pas toujours facile.
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Great news today! - Silicon Valley is rewarding Belgian Startups !

Great news today! - Silicon Valley is rewarding Belgian Startups ! | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it

 

BC-Net, Dynamic Flows and Phasya have just been named Finalists of the"2015 TiE50 TOP START-UP" competition to be held on May 15th and 16th in Santa Clara, CA at the occasion of TIE Conference.  TiE50 is TiE Silicon Valley’s premier annual awards program keenly contested by thousands of technology startups worldwide and 3 Belgian Companies were selected from a total pool of 2716 screened companies.  

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TiE Brussels wishes best of luck to our finalists!!!

 

BC-Net-  www.bcdotnet.be

Dynamic Flows - www.dynamicflows.be

Phasya - www.phasya.com

 

Meet us at the booth 303 @TiEcon ! #TiECon2015 #TiEcon @TiE_Brussels @ComWSL pic.twitter.com/ukh55T1v5J

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Belgian Trade Commission - ICT Trade Mission great Help in San Francisco !!!

Belgian Trade Commission - ICT Trade Mission great Help in San Francisco !!! | TiE Brussels | Scoop.it

Here at the Belgian Trade Commission, San Francisco, we build bridges between Wallonia and the United States; facilitating the flow of innovation between Walloon companies wishing to expand internationally, and U.S. companies contemplating a move to Wallonia.

The Belgian Trade Commission is committed to jump-starting the international future of Walloon companies, at no cost to you.   
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Thanks a ton for all your hard work!!! Special thanks to a special lady Nancy de Fays who did a great job!!! See you soon guys :)

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