imec.istart Founders Circle

Meet the Newbies of Summer 2019 &

Congratulate the Graduates of Summer 2018

July 3, 2019 at The Beacon, Antwerp

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The imec.istart community is rapidly expanding – with new tech start-ups joining the program on a regular basis. 

Remember how thrilled you were when you got selected for imec.istart? Remember your first pitch?
The imec.istart Founders Circle event on July 3, 2019 in Antwerp is the perfect occasion to welcome the newest selection of imec.istart’ers. 

Moreover, at Founders Circle imec.istart will congratulate the graduating founders of summer 2018.
They have worked hard to achieve their goals. We are concluding another successful year, marked with new records:  

  • Adshot: During the iStart program Adshot was able to secure a second seed round with thought-leading business angels and the imec.istart fund, which will bring more in-house experience and means to further scale our application.
  • Alexandria.Works: In the course of the last year, Alexandria.Works was invited to set up a long-term trial with, among others, the European Council and the City of Ghent. Alexandria.Works proved to be superior in a precision & recall test against a tagged-based competitor. 350K angel investment secured.
  • Deliverect: In 9 months time, Deliverect succeeded in having a product market fit and raised over 3.7 million euros to expand their business across EU.
  • EPCON: EPCON has released its first version of their computer-aided diagnostic tool. They are actively involved in the setup of pilots in Pakistan, Vietnam, Philippines and South Africa. Moreover, they have been nominated for AI Startup of the year.
  • Nextbook: Nextbook has launched its learning platform at KU Leuven in a successful pilot project with 350 students. They are also mentioned in the Flemish Parliament. 
  • NGrave: In less than a year, NGRAVE achieved to transform a conceptual idea into what soon will be regarded as a real and tangible crypto security breakthrough. NGRAVE was able to distill a clear product suite vision and established some of the best possible partnerships around to co-develop the product. Also proud to have remained very resilient and completely dedicated to work on this beautiful project day in day out.

Join us for this causal & fun evening with drinks, snacks and a pitch-competition, where you will act as the final jury!


  • 16:00 - Welcome
  • 16:15 - Congratulations to the Graduates of Q1 2018! 
  • 16:30 - Newbies Pitch Competition
    • 3-minute pitches by founders summer 2019
    • YOU will be part of the jury
  • 17:30 - Networking amongst imec.istart founders & imec.istart coaches

Practical info

Participation is free, but registration is required



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