The #1 start-up accelerator in Belgium
Start it @KBC is a unique startup accelerator because we're 100%-no-strings-attached and founder-centric. We support courageous entrepreneurs in making an impact through their passion and ambition.
A unique one year program to speed up your growth with the support of vast expertise, an enormous global network, an inspiring work space and quality mentorship.
- Your investment: FREE (no strings attached!)
- Capacity: 65 selected participants
- Application deadline: September 19th
- Duration: 1 year
We are now accepting applications for our Fall cohort!
Get guidance to overcome growing pains.
Get connected to business partners and investors.
Move beyond borders and expand your market.
Our accelerator works with innovative businesses of all industries and all startup & growth phases. We’re looking for enthusiastic & open-minded founders of all backgrounds, genders, ages and nationalities.
No strings attached
Start it @KBC DOES NOT ask for equity, money or expect you to become a customer of our partners. All we ask for is motivation and engagement.
Grow your network
Start it @KBC is the #1 Belgian ecosystem of startups, scale-ups, mentors and experts.
Grow your business
Get guidance on funding, get connected to business partners and get valuable advice from our mentors and experts.
Grow your skills
Sharpen your skills and put them into practice by learning from real experts.
Grow your market
Move beyond borders thanks to our international partners, our hubs in New York and Budapest, as well as the global community through our GAN membership.
Get personalised coaching
We assign a member of our team to you to advise you, to match you to our volunteer mentors and partners, and to guide you through the events, workshops and promotional opportunities that are most relevant to you.
Boost that bootstrapping
You can use our co-working spaces in Antwerp, Brussels, Budapest, Ghent, Gyor, Hasselt, Kortrijk, Leuven, New York & Prague + get over $1 million of perks through GAN.
Get smarter at Start it Academy
Start it Academy is exclusively for those who are taking part in or who have graduated from our accelerator program. The knowledge-packed program includes:
- Online & in-person workshops, talks and webinars
- Sector-specific content, tailored to your business
- Exclusive offers, free or exceptional discounts on partner offers
- Access to Experts in the Cloud
Full one-year program
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Frequently asked questions
Start it @KBC is an intensive, challenging and founder-centric one-year acceleration program, built by startups for startups. We ask that you take part in the full program from beginning to end, along the timeline shown above.
In a word: NOTHING! That's right: no money, no shares, no special rights for mentors or partners. We are the one and only no-strings-attached startup accelerator in Belgium.
We’re there for startups in all industries, at all stages of growth. From ideation to scale-up, we will support your company.