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29 Best Startups Founded in Belgium in 2020

This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Belgium startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of Belgium and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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1. ExeVir Bio

The idea behind this startup: ExeVir Bio is a Belgium-based company that develops single-domain antibody-based therapies that help patients ward off viral infections.

Headquarters: Zwijnaarde, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Industries: Biotechnology, Health Care, Life Science, Therapeutics

Founders: Unknown

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2. NannyML

The idea behind this startup: NannyML monitors AI

Headquarters: Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium

Industries: Artificial Intelligence

Founders: Hakim Elakhrass, Wiljan Cools, Wojtek Kuberski

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3. Montis Biosciences

The idea behind this startup: Montis Biosciences is develops novel immune-oncology therapeutics targeting the intersection between vascular dysfunction.

Headquarters: Meise, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium

Industries: Biotechnology, Therapeutics

Founders: Unknown

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4. MRM Health NV

The idea behind this startup: MRM Health NV is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of therapeutics based on the human microbiome.

Headquarters: Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Industries: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical

Founders: Unknown

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5. PlayTreks

The idea behind this startup: Playtreks, AI Driven marketing intelligence platform for the music industry

Headquarters: Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Media and Entertainment, Music, Music Streaming

Founders: Anjo De Heus, Cristian Prigoana, Robbert Vroegindeweij

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6. QustomDot

The idea behind this startup: QustomDot is an advanced materials start-up that provides customized solutions for next-generation applications.

Headquarters: Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Industries: Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology

Founders: Unknown

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7. MAGGY

The idea behind this startup: Social distancing made easy

Headquarters: Kontich, Antwerpen, Belgium

Industries: Apps, Internet of Things, Wearables

Founders: Allan Segebarth, Bart Embrechts, Nicolas Van Odijk, Ruben Miessen, Ruben Miessen

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8. NIETS – The Zero Alcohol Company

The idea behind this startup: Niets is the leading 0.0% Alcohol Company – We combine distillation techniques to produce unrivalled 100% alcohol-free drink experiences.

Headquarters: Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium

Industries: Brand Marketing, Distillery, Food and Beverage, Food Processing, Wine And Spirits

Founders: Alain Van den Hove, Alexandre Hauben

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9. Upy

The idea behind this startup: Working on a new banking experience

Headquarters: Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium

Industries: FinTech

Founders: Morgan Wirtz

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10. Segments.ai

The idea behind this startup: Deep learning-fueled labeling technology for images and videos with a focus on instance and semantic segmentation on large-scale datasets

Headquarters: Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, Machine Learning, Software

Founders: Unknown

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11. byebyerent

The idea behind this startup: Byebyerent offers a shared home equity financing model as an alternative solution to classic real estate loan.

Headquarters: Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium

Industries: Finance, FinTech, Property Management, Real Estate, Real Estate Investment

Founders: Unknown

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12. Timeseer.AI

The idea behind this startup: AI/ML based Robo advisory for Time-Series Analytics

Headquarters: Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium

Industries: Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Industrial Automation, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, Software

Founders: Bert Baeck

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13. Massence Group BV

The idea behind this startup: Massence Music Group creates value by unleashing our unlimited passion for music, entertainment, media, technology and innovation.

Headquarters: Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium

Industries: Big Data, Media and Entertainment, Music

Founders: Anjo De Heus, Robbert Vroegindeweij

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14. Trevor Motorcycles

The idea behind this startup: Clean mobility | Trevor represents a future-proof business, incorporating the very latest EV features and technologies in their vehicles

Headquarters: Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium

Industries: Automotive, Electric Vehicle

Founders: Jeroen-Vincent Nagels, Philippe Stella

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15. Sharetask.eu

The idea behind this startup: An multi sided online platform that allows people to get their daily tasks done by local service providers.

Headquarters: Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium

Industries: Home Services, Marketplace, Online Portals, Social Media, Social Network

Founders: Nikhil Sharma

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16. BIDM srl

The idea behind this startup: There is no innovation without failure, there is no creativity without vulnerability. – Brene Browns

Headquarters: Biesme, Namur, Belgium

Industries: Apps, Consulting, Education, Information Services, Information Technology, Internet, Mobile, Web Design, Web Development

Founders: Unknown

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17. Yogalive.me

The idea behind this startup: Yogalive.me is a marketplace for livestream yoga sessions

Headquarters: Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium

Industries: Fitness, Internet, Marketplace, Wellness

Founders: Unknown

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18. Cashplannr

The idea behind this startup: Cashplannr helps businesses to never run out of cash.

Headquarters: Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

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Founders: Unknown

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19. JS-services

The idea behind this startup: Online marketing agency in Belgium

Headquarters: Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium

Industries: Advertising, Consulting, Information Technology, IT Management, Management Consulting, Marketing

Founders: Jari Stessens

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20. Lokkal

The idea behind this startup: Belgium’s first app-only supermarket for better, fresher and locally-sourced seasonal products

Headquarters: Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium

Industries: E-Commerce, Food and Beverage, Retail, Retail Technology

Founders: Unknown

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21. The Harika Group

The idea behind this startup: The Harika Group manages over 50 brands in different industries and is based in Europe at the moment

Headquarters: Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium

Industries: Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, Hospitality, Real Estate, Social Media

Founders: Joe Harika

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22. HeadlessTesting

The idea behind this startup: Headless Testing on Browsers in the Cloud

Headquarters: Moerbeke, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

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Founders: Jochen Delabie

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23. Webdesignvoorzelfstandigen

The idea behind this startup: The online solution for self-employed and SMEs. Websites, webshops and more.

Headquarters: Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium

Industries: E-Commerce, SEO, Web Apps, Web Design, Web Development

Founders: Unknown

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24. CREEM Networking

The idea behind this startup: CREEM Networking is a community dedicated towards entrepreneurs, influencers, music producers, DJ’s and more.

Headquarters: Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium

Industries: Professional Networking, Social Network

Founders: El Mahdi Ayoud, Jari Stessens

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25. Power Foods

The idea behind this startup: Power Foods is a brand in the Food & Beverage industry that provides healthy alternatives to the products that we all love.

Headquarters: Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium

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Founders: Joe Harika

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26. Now Push

The idea behind this startup: bridging the gap between your phone, tablet and computer.

Headquarters: Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium

Industries: Internet

Founders: Graeme Rycyk

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27. TrainingCloud

The idea behind this startup: Remote technology training and certification preparation for Drupal, PHP, MySQL, and Linux administration

Headquarters: Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium

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Founders: Joeri Poesen

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28. GoVéto

The idea behind this startup: GoVéto is a startup offering a veterinary emergency service at home. The startup was founded in Liege, Belgium.

Headquarters: Liège, Liege, Belgium

Industries: Veterinary

Founders: Unknown

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29. European Union Funding

The idea behind this startup: We assist in applying for a non-returnable European Union public grant – up to €2,5 mln and further possible investments of up to €15 mln.

Headquarters: Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium

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Founders: Ian Scarffe

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