Tagged: belgium

Details: Belgian Equity and Debt Crowdfunding Law Goes into Effect

The Belgian Law of 18 December 2016 on crowdfunding entered into full force yesterday.   The crowdfunding law creates a specific status for equity and debt crowdfunding platforms (referred to as “alternative financing platforms”) and prescribes operating requirements for both alternative financing platforms and regulated entities… Read More

2016 Citizenergy Project of the Year: ECrowd & Mar de Fulles in Spain

Spanish Off-grid Eco-Complex Mar de Fulles Voted Best Contributor to Sustainable Energy Future Community energy portal Citizenergy announced its 2016 Project of the Year Award to Spanish crowdfunding platform ECrowd! and the Mar de Fulles eco-complex during an event in Brussels. Citizenergy lauded the two company’s outstanding… Read More

I-MOVIX Named First Belgium Company to Raise Funds on Seedrs

I-MOVIX has recently launched a campaign on Seedrs to raise €250,000. The ING-backed tech brand was named the first Belgium company to launch an initiative on Seedrs since the funding portal announced plans to expand into the Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg region earlier this summer. The company,… Read More

The Brexit as Viewed from the European Continent

In the troubled post-Brexit context, many leaders in the UK traditional and alternative financial services are trying to reassure their market and even to present the Brexit vote as an opportunity for the UK. Their statements read like reactions of the French after a soccer… Read More

Crowdfunded De Halve Maan Beer Pipeline is Nearing Completion in Bruges

Perhaps one of the most interesting rewards campaigns of all time, the De Halve Maan Beer pipeline is nearing completion. The project was launched last year by the Belgian brewer as it recognized driving tanker trucks through the crowded streets of historic Bruges was a growing… Read More

Crowdfunding the European Transition to Renewable Energy

The transition to sustainable energies, away from fossil fuel, is a political agenda that creates a huge need for capital investments. The role of crowdfunding in funding this transition was the topic of the 2nd annual European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) CrowdCamp that gathered 200 representatives… Read More

ECN Crowdcamp Will Tackle Investments in Renewable Energy at Forthcoming Event

Climate change and renewable energy are two hot topics today. Policymakers and other stakeholders continue to debate the specifics while a growing majority of people view clean energy as an important and strategic goal for the world. The United Nations in their most recent report… Read More

21 Banks Initiate SWIFT’s Global Payments Pilot Initiative: Opting for Speed, Transparency and Predictable Cross-Border Payments

SWIFT, a global member-owned cooperative and a leading global provider of secure financial messaging services, announced that 21 banks have started the pilot for its global payments innovation initiative, intended to improve the customer experience in correspondent banking by increasing the speed, transparency and predictability of cross-border payments. The… Read More

ECN to Host CrowdCamp Focused on Renewable Energy Finance

The European Crowdfunding Network will be hosting its 2nd edition of CrowdCamp that will target the renewable energy sector.  Scheduled for May 24th in Brussels, this CrowdCamp will focus on crowdfunding for clean tech and renewable energy projects. The event is expected to have the… Read More

Huge Success: MyMicroInvest Easily Beats € 1 Million Self-Crowdfunding Goal in Under an Hour

Belgium’s largest investment crowdfunding platform MyMicroInvest easily cruised past its € 1 million in under one hour during a self-crowdfunding event that took place in Brussels today. While Crowdfund Insider is still awaiting the final tally, the one million euro hurdle was topped in about 20… Read More

MyMicroInvest to Self-Crowdfund € 1 Million at Live Event

MyMicroInvest, the leading investment crowdfunding platform in Belgium, is hosting a unique event tomorrow where it will “eat its own dogfood”.  MyMicroInvest will seek to crowdfund itself to the tune of €1 million – in under one hour. The new capital will be utilized to finance… Read More

CROWDSOURCING WEEK EUROPE 2015 – Brussels

Now in its second edition, Crowdsourcing Week Europe explores the best practices in crowdsourcing and the collaborative economy that are fundamentally changing society, mindsets and possibilities across all industries. The 5-day conference will unite European decision makers and entrepreneurs who are harnessing crowd-driven solutions to… Read More

Seedrs, KissKissBankBank Partner with ING on Crowdfunding “Fast Track”

ING Belgium has formed a partnership with two leading crowdfunding platforms.  Seedrs, based in the UK, and KissKissBankBank, based in France, will power a fast-track process for clients looking to raise capital.  In recognition of the fact that bank loans are not optimal for entrepreneurs… Read More

Acar’Up Raises €100,000 in Under One Hour on MyMicroInvest in Belgium

Acar’Up, a pharmaceutical laboratory specialising in the fight against allergies set itself a challenge to raise €100,000 in 1 hour.  The goal was met in just 8 minutes. According to company representatives, Acar’Up set a window to invest on June 1st, from 12 noon to 1PM…. Read More

Kickstarter Opens For Five More European Countries

Continuing its global expansion, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced that it has opened shop for five European countries: Austria, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. Kickstarter revealed on Tuesday: “We’re thrilled to announce that Kickstarter is now available to creators in five more European countries: Austria, Belgium,… Read More

CrowdTuesday – Brussels

CrowdTuesday in Brussels. The crowdfunding ecosystem in the area is invited to get together, for two hours of discussions about the crowdfunding industry, its news and developments. The focus theme of this event is Crowdfunding for Music and the Arts. Following the agenda of the event:… Read More

Impact and Potential of collaborative Internet and additive manufacturing technologies

The Internet is allowing virtual communities to easily co-create digital assets and intellectual content at a very low “cooperation cost”. The ideology behind the open-source software development methodology has actually spread to new domains such as open-data, open-design and open-innovation. A new set of Internet… Read More

Brief: Solar Bond Offered on DuurzaamInvesteren

Relatively new investment crowdfunding platform DuurzaamInvesteren is seeking to carve out a niche in the renewable energy crowdfunding space. The Amsterdam based company has offered three wind energy projects and now they are offering investors the chance to participate in their first “Solar Bond”. Renewable… Read More

CrowdTuesday – Brussels

CrowdTuesday is back in Brussels, this time in a different location with space for even more attendees. On the 7th of October you are invited for two fantastic hours of discussions, presentations and networking over some drinks. The agenda for this CrowdTuesday is the following:… Read More