Diving into the Belgium and Benelux Startup Region


Jeroen Corthout is the co-founder and CEO of Salesflare, a simply powerful CRM that automates data to build better relationships and make more sales. It’s a fast, visual and easy-to-use sales machine. Salesflare is the most popular CRM ever on both Product Hunt and AppSumo. It also got featured on TechCrunch and Entrepreneur.com. Prior to Salesflare, Jeroen was helping companies to implement their new CRM, marketing and sales. Jeroen is also a founder of Doctura that works with tech startups and healthcare companies and fuses modern technology with new ways of doing business.

Antwerp has been really developing… quickly over the past few years where previously Brussels and Ghent was economically the main places in the north of the country when it comes to innovation and tech.

Jeroen Corthout

On this episode, you’ll learn:

  1. In what ways has the Belgium startup ecosystem evolved over the past couple years? [5:35]
  2. What policies implemented by the European Commission have been truly helpful in creating a unified European market for startups to expand across? [14:50]
  3. In it’s current form, what is the biggest weakness in the Belgium ecosystem? [19:01]

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