imec.istart

The tech startup accelerator in Belgium is delighted to announce that we’re the no.1  university-linked accelerator in Europe.

Next call opens May 2

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International Recognition

With over 100 companies in its portfolio, imec is committed to helping young entrepreneurs get their idea off the ground. Our imec.istarters have already created more than 300 full-time jobs, with a total turnover of more than 16 million euro. Viewed by external investors as an attractive and secure asset, these start-ups have triumphed in securing follow-up financing: every euro invested by imec opens the door to 3.6 euro of external funding.
These successful results have not been overlooked by the international community: in 2018, imec.istart was granted first place in the European ‘Top University Business Accelerators' ranking by UBI Global and was ranked fourth best in the world!

Why imec.istart?

Committed to supporting digital innovation and entrepreneurship in Flanders, the imec.istart business acceleration program supports entrepreneurs during the early development phase of their tech start-up. This incubation takes a minimum of 12 months and is meant to assess the feasibility of the business proof-of-concept, prepare the (commercial) launch of the first product(s) and establish the start-up to drive this commercialization together with the imec.istart corporate partners.

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Download the complete imec.istart Manual (including all details on the program and evaluation criteria)

For Whom

"Unrivaled opportunity in Flanders, allowing motivated, aspiring entrepreneurs to build their own company with a realistic start capital, surrounded by a network of peers."

Georges De Geu, Lynxcare

Get in touch with Sven De Cleyn

Sven De Cleyn

Director imec.istart

Are you interested in working with imec? Imec.istart director Sven De Cleyn will be happy to answer your questions and provide you all the required information. 

At imec bright people build a bright future.

You could be one of these builders. Whether you are an engineer or an operator, a consultant or PhD student, we need a versatile group of people to help us create positive change.

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imec.istart job opportunities

Junior project manager

Fluves offers innovative monitoring solutions to optimize water and energy management. By using sensor networks and fiber optic systems, we can monitor industrial and environmental processes on several thousand points.

Growth Marketeer

Mealhero is een foodtech startup die het probleem oplost van het combineren van een drukke met een gezonde levensstijl. Mealhero is op zoek naar een echte hands-on Growth Marketeer die - als één van de eerste aanwervingen - mee de marketingstrategie op poten zet en de groei aanstuurt.

Engineering Lead

DataCamp is building the future of data science education. We are looking for engineering leads responsible for all learning interface frontends and the backends and session management framework to support it. 

Talent Acquisition Associate

DataCamp is building the future of data science education. We are seeking an experienced Talent Acquisition Associate to join our growing team in Belgium.

Product Manager (Learning experience)

DataCamp is building the future of data science education. As the Product Manager Learning Experience, you will drive innovation and set product direction for DataCamp’s interactive learning experience.

Product Manager (Content creation experience)

DataCamp is building the future of data science education. As the Product Manager Content creation experience, you will drive innovation and set product direction for DataCamp’s content creation tools.

Electrical High-Voltage Engineer

Marlinks continuously monitors offshore power cables: our advanced software application focusses on the burial depth of the cables. To strengthen our development team, we are looking for an Electrical High-Voltage engineer.  

Sales

Wij zijn op zoek naar een echte sales tijger met talent voor de eerlijke verkoop van digitale producten.  

Content Marketeer/ Allround marketeer

Mond-tot-mondreclame is de oudste, bekendste en meest effectieve marketingstrategie die er bestaat! Bij Ambassify beseffen we dit maar al te goed en hebben daarom word-of-mouth in een digitaal jasje gestoken.  

VP (online) Marketing

Mond-tot-mondreclame is de oudste, bekendste en meest effectieve marketingstrategie die er bestaat! Bij Ambassify beseffen we dit maar al te goed en hebben daarom word-of-mouth in een digitaal jasje gestoken.

Lead Generation Specialist

Mond-tot-mondreclame is de oudste, bekendste en meest effectieve marketingstrategie die er bestaat! Bij Ambassify beseffen we dit maar al te goed en hebben daarom word-of-mouth in een digitaal jasje gestoken.

Web/app developer

Q (questions.ai) is looking for a passionate SW developer to work on its Q messaging and A.I. platform.

Head of Sales

Het jonge team van onlinewerkrooster is op zoek naar een head of sales om samen hun ambitieuze groei te versnellen, in binnen- en buitenland.

Marketing & Business Developer

AirShaper (www.airshaper.com) is een online aerodynamica platform. We zoeken iemand om ons team te komen versterken om met drive en passie de commerciële en marketing lancering uit te werken en mee te bouwen aan ons groeiverhaal.

Senior Full Stack Developer

At AirShaper, we develop an online aerodynamics platform. We are looking to hire a full-time senior developer. 

Commercial Manager

Om de ambitieuze groei van TreeSpoke te ondersteunen, zowel naar klantengroei als naar leveranciers en ecosysteem, zoekt TreeSpoke een commercial manager.

Backend Data Engineer

If you are up for a challenge and want to build applications handling terabytes of data for our clients, we want to talk to you. We are looking for a Backend Data Engineer to design, implement and ship new features.

Inside Sales & Customer Success

If you love making sense of data and convincing others to do so, we would love to talk to you. Cumul.io is looking for an inside sales & customer success colleague, a jack of all trades combining data, dashboards, and customer interaction.  

D3.js Web Application Engineer

As a Web Application Engineer at Cumul.io, you will design and develop software for our next generation visualization solution. We are building a modern, intuitive platform incorporating state-of-the-art interactive data visualizations. 

Junior Software Core Developer Blockchain

T-mining is pioneering to apply blockchain technology in container shipping business. We are looking for an enthusiastic developer to join our team.  

Junior Software Developer Frontend / DevOps

T-mining is pioneering to apply blockchain technology in container shipping business. We are looking for an enthusiastic developer to join our team.

Systems Architect and Technology Leader

Founded in 2014 – waylay is a young and dynamic software company that brings to market an open, API-centric IoT middleware platform.

Junior JavaScript Engineer

Founded in 2014 – waylay is a young and dynamic software company that brings to market an open, API-centric IoT middleware platform.

Integration Service Engineer

Founded in 2014 – waylay is a young and dynamic software company that brings to market an open, API-centric IoT middleware platform.

Platform Engineer (Go/Haskell)

The ultimate goal of PieSync is to connect all major SaaS applications, and provide two-way syncing between any of them. We are hiring a Platform Engineer to join our team in Ghent, Belgium. You'll be working on our platform, which powers a seamless, real-time 2-way sync solution.

Full-stack Developer

Join Fan Arena and build amazing sports apps with the newest technology.

UX/UI designer

LucidWeb is looking for a UX/UI designer with experience, but mostly big passion for VR.

Node.js Backend Developer

LucidWeb is looking for a NODEJS BACKEND developer, with passion for immersive tech.  

Javascript Engineer

Founded in 2014 – waylay is a young and dynamic software company that brings to market an open, API-centric IoT middleware platform. 

Backend Software Engineer

Founded in 2014 – waylay is a young and dynamic software company that brings to market an open, API-centric IoT middleware platform.

Business Development Manager

Founded in 2014 – waylay is a young and dynamic software company that brings to market an open, API-centric IoT middleware platform. 

Digital Designer

DataCamp is building the future of data science education. We’re looking for a Digital Designer to join our team. If you’re a graphic designer who loves exploring and pushing the boundaries of digital creative, you can be a perfect fit!

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