The Belgian Startup Scene

Welcome to a powerful, interactive and real-time platform mapping #BeTechStartups.


Mapping the Belgian Tech Startups is an extensive work carried out by Omar Mohout, Growth Engineer at Sirris and Professor Entrepreneurship at Antwerp Management School. After monitoring, collecting and curating the Belgian startup data for over two years, Sirris decided to share this goldmine with the startup ecosystem stakeholders. In addition to sharing the #BeTech infographics, Mohout considers unveiling this dataset the greatest gift of all to the Belgian startup ecosystem.

We truly believe that by understanding the #BeTech ecosystem better, we can accelerate the industry’s growth & drive collaboration across stakeholders. This platform will provide guidance, insights and inspiration to the startup community, investors, journalists, analysts, policy makers and other stakeholders.

The data covers approximately 40% of the total number of startups and scaleups in Belgium. Thus, a sizeable sample is attained to convey valuable information and statistics. See the about page for more information on the methodology.

The database is visualized using the DataScouts platform, a cool Belgian startup focusing on mapping and building communities and ecosystems.

This project is supported by Sirris, and We Connect Data.