Another Six Promising Start-ups Admitted to iMinds' iStart Business Incubation Program

iStart jury reviews 56 project proposals, a record

Ghent - 4 June, 2015. The Flemish start-up scene seems to flourish like never before. For the first iStart call of 2015, 56 teams submitted a proposal - an absolute record. Out of the submitted proposals, six projects were selected to join the iStart program. These six start-ups will benefit from iMinds' professional coaching, as well as financial and practical support, to conquer the marketplace.

They cover all facets of the digital spectrum - ranging from drone security solutions to a platform for sharing and viewing 360° videos.

  • Airobot develops high-tech security components for drones
  • Personalized online advertising with TRAFFIC.direct
  • Fermet: the online marketplace where farmers and consumers meet
  • The ultimate tool for B2B sales teams - Salesflare
  • Tripodmaker: 3D-printers that can handle volumes that are up to 400% larger
  • Vyuu: the world's first platform for sharing and viewing 360° video

"As part of our iStart business incubation program, we select each year 20 to 25 start-ups that have the potential to breakthrough (inter)nationally," says Danny Goderis, iMinds' Acting CEO. "The 56 project proposals we received for the first call of the year - as well as the quality of those submissions - show that iStart has found its place in the Flemish business incubation scene. Moreover, we notice that the entrepreneurs are getting better prepared. Selecting only six start-ups was a tough thing to do - but we're now really looking forward to developing a successful growth strategy with each of them, as we did with previous iStarters such as Graphine, Posios and neoScores.”