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How can the imec.istart program support your tech startup?

May 4, 2021

The imec.istart program offers an initial financial injection (at least 50,000 EUR in pre-seed funding), professional coaching and mentoring, access to technology and working facilities, and access to a broad network of partners and investors.

Since its launch in 2011, imec.istart helped more than 220 tech startups in diverse fields – ranging from multimedia and logistics to the healthcare sector – to develop into sustainable ventures.

Our call will OPEN for submissions as of May 1st, with deadline June 1st (midnight). Interested to submit, but not sure what to expect? At our imec.istart webinar, you will learn all about the ins & outs of our program and if your startup is eligible to apply.

How to register?

  • Fill in your email address and press the button ‘Register now’.
  • Follow the next steps.
  • You will receive a confirmation mail and several reminders.

In need of more information?

You can request a one-on-one talk with one of our Venture Acceleration Managers, to discuss certain topics related to your specific startup or if some questions remain unanswered.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon at one of our info sessions!

The imec.istart team


  • Istartimec.istart
  • Ilse Vanhulle
  • Elise Descamps (Venture Acceleration Manager @ imec)




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