Join IPACSO and participate in the upcoming Benelux Tech Tour, May 19-21, 2015.


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Benelux Tech Tour 2015

The Benelux Tech Tour will take place across 3 days on May 19-21 2015 and will showcase 75 world-class, high-tech innovative companies from the Benelux region, top international speakers & 10 entrepreneurial success stories from the region talking about their road to success.

To be able to deliver a unique on-the-road event, Tech Tour, and iMinds have joined forces to deliver an ambitious program for international investors taking them on a tour of the top locations in the region and showcasing its top entrepreneurs.

For Investors the event brings the opportunity to see 50 emerging companies and 25 of the top selected growth companies from the region present at the event. The selection of companies will be across a range of high-tech sectors.

Entrepreneurs who participate will have an unprecedented opportunity to meet 100+ investors from the Benelux region and beyond that are seeking to grow their portfolio with innovative companies from the Benelux. The objectives of this mission are to identify the upcoming and leading top privately held companies from the Benelux Region and to promote investment by bringing international investors together with the region's next wave of entrepreneurs.

Why Should You Attend?

Join 100+ local and international entrepreneurs, investors, cluster managers, start-up incubators, private bankers, fund managers from the Benelux, USA, Asia and wider Europe for:Three Days Of Quality Relationship Building with Investors, CEO's and Decision Makers In A Dynamic Programme That Moves Between 3 Great Benelux Technology Hotspots
Meet 25 Growth Company Leaders Looking To Fast-Track Expansion & Join Live Pitches By 50 Emerging Company Leaders Looking For Series A/B Investments

How the Benelux Tech Tour Works
The Tech Tour and organising partners, iMinds and, reach out to their extensive networks of entrepreneurs and call for applications to present at the event.
A Selection Committee and Investor Jury made up of seasoned International Venture Capitalists, screens, chooses and invites CEO’s of the 50 best emerging companies and 25 top growth companiesin the Benelux.
The selected companies each present their business plans to investors and receive feedback.
The event format allows for the maximum networking so that investors and entrepreneurs can meet and get to know one-another.

Why the Tech Tour is unique?
Tech Tour events are organised by investors for investors.
The Tech Tour hallmark is quality, only the best innovative companies are selected to present to an exclusive group of European and International investors.
The Tech Tour’s unique format means that delegates are in constant movement, touring 3 key technology hubs in Belgium and the Netherlands. From years of experience we know that time spent on the move with other delegates creates wonderful opportunities to really speak to one another and make lasting connections.


Presenting Company Applications

Entrepreneurs– Why apply to present?
The Benelux Tech Tour will bring a delegation of 100+ investors of the highest caliber, who are actively looking to invest in Benelux companies
The Tech Tour does not charge selected companies to present, selection is on merit only
Emerging companies are invited to attend a preparatory Venture Academy and Growth companies have the chance to attend a CEO Masterclass in the month prior to the event
The selected 75 finalists will each present their business plans to senior partners, vice presidents and CEO`s from the global venture capital and technology industry.
One2One meetings are offered to entrepreneurs so that they have the chance to meet with the key investors on their radar
In addition, entrepreneurs benefit from networking opportunities, local and international media exposure and potential opportunities to secure funding.

Application is open to companies based in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg from two different stages of development:

1) Emerging companies seeking seed to series B funding.
2) Growth stage companies seeking series C and onwards funding, and/or international partnership.

Companies must be active in:
Internet / Media
Clean technology
Life sciences
The deadline for applications is March 15, 2015.

Apply as an Emerging Stage Company

Apply as a Growth Stage Company

The application process requires you:
to complete your profile*
upload a general company presentation
upload latest business plan or executive summary (optional)
There is no charge to apply and no fee for selected companies to attend the event (only your own travel and accommodation) – selection is only merit-based.

* Financials are not mandatory but advisable. Please refrain from disclosing confidential information.


For more information, please visit the TechTour Benelux website.


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