Why imec.istart?

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

Facts & Figures

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

For Whom

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 2015, imec.istart was granted second place in the European ‘Top University Business Accelerators' ranking by UBI Global and was ranked fourth best in the world!

"Imec has an exceptional acceleration program. It performs really well on our global benchmark, especially on access to funds and post-incubation performance indicators. This signifies that imec clients have better access to funds and a higher survival and growth rate than the global average. Imec pays a lot of attention to its client companies and engages its ecosystem. It provides exceptional coaching and mentoring services to its clients in a supportive entrepreneurial environment.”

Dhruv Bhatli, UBI Global

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

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 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.

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 JavaScript Engineer

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Integration Service Engineer

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Systems Architect and Technology Leader

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The Vice President Operations

PieSync is a fast-growing SaaS company, and we are looking for someone to be the driving force behind operational excellence across the company as we grow.

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.

UX/UI designer

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

Full-stack Developer

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

Node.js Backend Developer

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

Web/app developer

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

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

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Fullstack Software Engineer (JS)

DataCamp is building the future of data science education. We are looking for a talented Full-Stack Software Engineer to help us craft web apps that make it easier to build interactive DataCamp courses.

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!

Thermal engineer

Fluves offers advanced sensor and monitoring systems for different water related industries, with a focus on continuous data acquisition systems.

Fullstack Software Engineer (Rails)

DataCamp is building the future of data science education. We are looking for multiple talented full-stack software engineers to help us build out the platform behind datacamp.com.

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