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Go Global: Seattle & Vancouver

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San Francisco is usually thought of as the epicenter of the West Coast tech boom. And while the bay area is more established, Seattle has also evolved into a very attractive tech hub, thanks to a blossoming tech pool led by giants such as Amazon, Microsoft and Tableau (Salesforce).

San Francisco might still be the startup capital of the world, but Seattle has a leg up when it comes to the most impactful technologies for the future: the cloud capital of the world is also turning into a hub for AI, machine learning and digital health.

This September, Startups.be & Scale-Ups.eu organize their first tech startup and scale-up mission to the ‘Silicon Valley of the North’, in combination with a visit to Vancouver, ranked as the best city in the world for startups in 2017.

Vancouver, the home base of Slack and Hootsuite amongst many others, beats the competition with its high quality of life, good access to office space, the abundance of talent, the availability of big shot investors and the ease of starting a business, while being close to the Bay Area and to Seattle.

Join us for our week-long mission to Seattle and Vancouver, organized in close collaboration with Flanders Investment & Trade. You get to learn about the Vancouver tech scene at Vancouver Startup Week, visit Amazon, Microsoft, Tableau and many other tech giants in Seattle and pitch to local investors & mingle with fellow Belgian entrepreneurs & investors that know the area inside out.

Discover the program

We’re still working on the full program, but here’s already a first look at what you can expect:

  • Getting to know all the ins and outs of taking your business to Seattle and Vancouver
  • Meeting with & learn from Belgian entrepreneurs and investors that are active in the region
  • Pitching your startup to local Seattle & Vancouver based investors
  • Speed dating with relevant prospects & potential partners
  • Connecting with relevant stakeholders in the local tech ecosystems
  • Dedicated visits to Microsoft, Amazon and Tableau amongst others
  • Participation in Vancouver Startup Week
  • Personalized B2B matchmaking by Flanders Investment & Trade, Hub.Brussels & Awex

The complete program will be available in a couple of weeks, stay tuned for more information!

Conditions

  • For startups, the price for this mission is 1.590 euro per person, excluding VAT.
  • For other organizations, the price for this mission is 2.990 euro per person, excluding VAT.

In order to guarantee your spot, a 50% downpayment is required upon registration. This payment validates your registration and secures your booking.

Refunds will only be provided if the registrant cancels within 14 days after his/her registration. Afterwards, no refunds will be provided.

Additionally, if you had participated in other Go Global Missions in the last 12 months, you may be eligible for a discount.

Travel & Hotel Accommodations

The delegation will stay at the Kingston Hotel in Vancouver from Sunday September 15 to Wednesday September 18. In Seattle, we will stay at the MAX hotel, from Wednesday September 18 till Saturday September 21. Please contact our travel agency ALK Reizen for the best hotel rates and flight proposals.

Subsdies & funding opportunities

Startups and scale-ups can get a subsidy of Flanders Investment & Trade, Brussels Invest and Export or Awex (depending on where your startup/scale-up is based) for this mission that covers about 50 percent of the costs. It's important that you send them your dossier at the latest two weeks before departure.

Discover available subsidies based on where your company is located:

Antwerp-based startups can also be eligible for a voucher covering up to 75% of the Go Global mission (excluding VAT).

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