We’re extremely excited to announce that YOUREKA! been selected as one of 14 Belgian start-ups that will be taking part in the Birdhouse Accelerator Program for the coming 6 months !

Out of a total of more than 900 applications, we made it through 3 different selection rounds and were chosen to participate in the accelerator program filled with workshops, coaching sessions, guidance regarding funding and a lot more.

Learn more below:

The Birdhouse?

The Birdhouse is a Belgian start-up accelerator for ambitious entrepreneurs. The program selects about 15 young start-ups biannually & provides them with coaching & mentoring, co-working facilities, access to funding and more. These selected start-ups embark on a six-month journey on which their ideas or businesses are optimised for growth and acceleration.

Thanks to a large network of Birdhouse mentors, coaches and partners with different backgrounds from various industries, the start-ups have a solid soundboard of experienced business people with whom they can engage to brainstorm and further develop their business.

The coming 6 months…

As a start-up it can be invaluable to get professional advice and guidance from people and companies that have experience in the start-up world. For the coming 6 months we will be moving into the Birdhouse co-working area to work closely with subject experts and leaders of industry that can help us grow and scale towards the future. It’s going to be an intensive program filled with hands-on workshops, trainings, networking events and more.

We will be working closely together with personal mentors and coaches to discover what the future can bring and how to put these plans into practice. Besides the obvious benefit of getting professional guidance we strongly believe that working closely with 13 other start-ups will help us further develop ourselves as a business. Not only through synergies in the shared working space but also in the form of potential partnerships and collaborations between the Birdhouse start-ups.

14 Start-ups

This year’s selection procedure generated 14 diverse, motivated and engaged start-ups that will take part in the accelerator program the coming 6 months. There are currently 2 different Birdhouse co-working locations in Belgium; one in Antwerp and one in Ghent.

The Birdhouse Antwerp will be welcoming 6 start-ups (Lawra, Bullswap, i.Revatilise, Foodbot3DDare To and YOUREKA!) and The Birdhouse Gent will welcome the remaining 8 start-ups: Human Reef, Crimibox, Contractify, De Nachtkoerier, Hemp in a Box, Dropon, Techwolf and Tengu.

Birdhouse partners

The Birdhouse works with a number of structural partners to improve and enhance the services they provide to the start-ups. Large companies such as EY and Belfius provide expertise and insight on topics that start-ups struggle with from time to time.

Besides expertise and knowledge, Belfius & The Birdhouse foresee to invest 10 million euro in the most promising startups that participate in the six-month acceleration program. This financial support consists of loans to the most promising startups and investment capital of 10 million euro over three years. 

Want to know more?

Want to learn more about the different activities, events and services that The Birdhouse has to offer or are you interested in applying for the selection procedure with your own start-up? Then be sure to keep an eye on the Birdhouse website for news and announcements regarding the next call for entries.

The Birdhouse blog is periodically updated with useful and relevant information for start-ups and scale-ups so be sure to check it out !