Roularta Media Group, Duval Union selected 9 start-ups for the Roularta Mediatech Accelerator program. The aim is to combine the best of both worlds with the Roularta Mediatech Accelerator and to create a win-win scenario where start-ups will be helped to achieve sustainable growth. Angel.me is partner in this innovative program and will be a mentor for the selected startups.
On January 16 the 9 start-ups met each other at a kick-off event at Roularta Media Group. The start-ups receive Media for Equity, Housing & Infrastructure, Knowhow & Experience, a free MediaNet membership, Mentoring, Access to Data & Technology, 25,000 euros of Funding and so much more. They will for instance follow a varied program of training sessions and pitch bars in the next 18 weeks.
Pitch in Brussels had it’s 10th edition and Angel.me had an active part as the main sponsor for the event for the first time. A new partnership at a new location, as the notorious Monk café was the place to be for the event this time.
It was inspiring and cosy at the same time. This 10th edition was drenched in the warm atmosphere of the Séparé, the first floor event space of the bar. It was here, in the heart of Brussels’ Xmas market, that 3 promising entrepreneurs had the opportunity to pitch their projects to an attentive audience.
Kick off was served by SHIFT, a CMS for manager and employees of the hospitality/event industry.
Second round was for Pleezme, an app to capture, organize and share all the things you love. This way you remember them when you want to give inspiration to people you want to please.
The last pitching session was for Speakerhub. A platform making it easier for event planners to find suitable, high-quality speakers for their events. Also helping speakers, trainers and moderators to gain more visibility.
It was up to the attendees to vote for the winner of this friendly competition. It was Speakerhub who got the honour to be the king of this edition.
Stay tuned for the 11th edition in January next month. Date to be determined, but surely same place, same inspiration.
We’re glad to be part of a new edition of Chivas: The Venture. For the third year in a row, Chivas wants to support social entrepreneurs by investing €1,000.000,- in extraordinary social startups. Because we really believe that generosity and success are two connected things, we invested the last 2 years €2.000.000,- in startups who want to change the world for the better.
Angel.me has a seat in the jury and will guide the startups through The Venture. We also will give workshops to help them build and grow their company.
Along Angel.me, the startups will receive help and feedback from: Sébastien Deletaille, Catherine Alexandre, Marnik D’hoore, Amid Faljaoui, Thierry Vandebroeck, Julie Cruyt, Bruno Wattenbergh, Omar Mouhout, Peter Verhasselt, Anthony Laraningom, Vincent De Coninck
Angel.me teams up with Securex to help the entrepreneurs with the business side of their project. We help them financially and Securex helps them build their business. It’s a golden combination!
Securex is one of the leading organisations in the BeNeLux when it comes to HR, payroll, insurances, business building,… . We believe it’s vital to partner up with an organisation like Securex to make sure that the entrepreneurs are supported by the best organisations in order to be successful.
Our partnership gives the entrepreneurs some advantages:
Free support to register your company and request your tax number
And the choice between:
1 hour free business plan coaching (by a Securex Business Coach), OR
A subsidy analysis (an overview of local, regional and national subsidies that you can apply for)
Angel.me will contribute to the new acceleration program of Roularta Media Group. The Belgian media group will invest its expertise and experience to guide innovative entrepreneurs in the challenging media landscape of tomorrow. Ten media startups will have the opportunity to participate and each will receive 25.000€ in capital funding, 200.000€ in media space, mentorship and coaching in exchange for 5% equity stake. Bart Becks, founder and CEO of Angel.me, will engage as a guide of the creative media entrepreneurs and will give workshops related to funding, international scaling and building growth organisations. Participants to the program will as such be introduced to the tips and tricks to achieve success in a crowdfunding campaign.
The accelerator is reaching out to established media tech startups who can contribute to the future of the media landscape. Roularta will try to attract innovators with big dreams for the huge potential of digital media. Entrepreneurs who are able to translate their ideas into a profitable business model are welcome to submit their candidacy. Starters can subscribe until December 9th. Afterwards 10 candidates will be selected to go through a 18 week training program.
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60 sites globally were approved to be part of this program : angel.me (Europe), kickstarters (US), kiva (US) , Kickante (Brazil), Kibidango (Japan), Indiegogo (US), Patreon (US), change.org and most of the leading global fundraising and crowdfunding platforms.
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