Numbers confirm that iMinds is one of the most successful accelerators when it comes to its start-ups attracting extra capital
Attracting follow-up funding is no easy feat for young businesses. Yet, five Flemish growth companies that were supported by iMinds’ iStart entrepreneurship program during their first year, are doing particularly well. Since the beginning of this year, Datacamp, MOLECUBES, PieSync, Ontoforce and Seaters – all iStart alumni – have each secured over one million dollars to finance their (international) expansion. According to Omar Mohout, who closely monitors the Belgian and European start-up scenes, this confirms iMinds’ reputation as one of the most successful European accelerators in terms of attracting follow-up funding. As such, iMinds joins a select group of internationally acclaimed accelerators such as Seedcamp, Techstars, Y Combinator and 500 Startups.