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Scaling of digital companies

Renewed Scaleup Vlaanderen starts off with an extensive range

For four years, Sirris and Agoria have joined forces to support Scaleup Vlaanderen, an intensive coaching programme for digital product companies on the threshold of an international breakthrough. Between them, the companies coached over the last few years have received €130 million in venture capital and have created more than 1,000 jobs.

In 2020, these organisations joined forces with accelerator Imec.istart, the well-known business accelerator created by R&D organisation IMEC. Together, they have sped up the Scaleup Vlaanderen coaching programme for start-ups and scale-ups.

The extensive range of options is based on the key pain points manufacturing companies face when growing. The existing options for coaching have been supplemented with masterclasses and individual coaching sessions on themes such as internal upscaling, funding and internationalisation. Scale-ups can undergo in-depth technology screening, learn from peers at inspirational evens and connect with potential partners via the network set up by the three initiators. Economic missions to promising foreign markets have also been added to the programme.

Scaleup Vlaanderen is supported by the Vlaams Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen (VLAIO; Flemish Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship) and by a limited number of selected partners.