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Get coached by experienced entrepreneurs

The Birdhouse Accelerator connects ambitious entrepreneurs

Mentored Startups
& scale-ups since 2016
Experienced entrepreneurs that coach your startup
Funding raised by startups in the program

Wat is The Birdhouse?

  • 6 maanden long coaching programme by 35 entrepreneurs
  • exclusively for 15 ambitious startups & scale-ups
  • with weekly networking sessions and workshops
  • a favorable investment budget of 10 million euros by Belfius
  • and office space in Gent en Antwerp

Develop necessary entrepreneurial skills

Sales, marketing, finance, administrative work: an entrepreneur needs to do it all. We can help you develop the required skills. We'll give you the chance to develop the necessary skills by coaching you through workshops and intensive one-on-one sessions from our mentors and partners.

Gain access to a huge network

The network always wins. That's right: while on the accelerator programme, you gain access to a large network of mentors, experts and investors. You'll quickly build a powerful network by establishing new contacts during our weekly events.

Get coached by real entrepreneurs

Experience is the best teacher. That's why, in our accelerator, your startup will be assigned a set team of 2 mentors. They'll become your Board of Advice: For 6 months, they'll work closely with you to help you reach your ambitious goals. Both as counsellors and as confidants. Perhaps even as future investors.

Personal coaching for sustainable growth

Brand new start-up or scale-up in full bloom? Either way, an entrepreneur is faced with both personal and professional challenges. From now on, you can take them on without worry thanks to help and support from your very own personal business coach. The result? Sustainable growth!

10 Million euros available by Belfius

To turn your ambitious dreams to reality, you may need funding. That's why, together with our core partner Belfius, we created specific opportunities for our startups to finance their activities and grow their team.

Hoe verloopt de selectie?


De applicatieronde loopt van 10 oktober tot en met 11 november. Volg het stappenplan, vul het applicatieformulier in en klaar.

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Tussen 21 november en 30 november mag je pitchen voor de jury van mentoren. Op 14 december hoor je of je bij de geselecteerde start-ups en scale-ups bent!


Ben jij bij de 15 gekozen bedrijven? Dan verwelkomen we je van 9 januari tot 23 juni 2017 in het accelerator programma van The Birdhouse.

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