imec.istart believes in entrepreneurship and technology. Their mission is to support tech entrepreneurs when they’re ready to take the plunge. They do that through a world-renowned coaching program backed by imec. And with a first investment to speed things up and convince other financers.
Imec.istart was launched in 2011 in Belgium as one of Europe’s first startup accelerators. Almost ten years later, we are a globally recognized program with a portfolio of over 200 startups and scaleups, including an exhaustive partner and mentor network.
The imec.istart business acceleration program supports entrepreneurs with the early development of their tech start-ups during minimum 12 months. The goal during this acceleration 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.