Establish your startup in a splash of publicity with this 12-week business accelerator in picturesque Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium. NEST’ (Nurturing Entrepreneurship, Startups and Talents) up gives you a team of journalists and videographers to document your startup adventure, along with help in setting up a crowdfunding campaign and free coworking space.

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Award Amount

  • No direct funding, but benefits listed below


  • Mont-Saint-Guibert, Wallonia, Belgium


  • 12 weeks

Additional Benefits

  • Structured learning program with a team of dedicated coaches
  • Free coworking space in Axisparc in Mont-Saint-Guibert
  • Assistance in setting up a crowdfunding campaign with NEST’up partner platform
  • Mentorship from specialists and veterans in a variety of business applications
  • Teams will be followed by journalists and videographers who will tell their story

Who Can Apply

  • Must speak either English or French

Selection Criteria

  • An innovative idea

Application Process

  • Online application
  • 12 to 15 semi-finalists pitch their projects
  • 6 to 9 finalists selected


  • Must be based near Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium for the duration of the session
  • At least one team member must be present at every meeting and coaching session

Post-Program Perks

  • Publicity from extensive media coverage