About the Mission
The Seattle region is less known in Europe, but it is rated the second-best tech market in the nation after the Silicon Valley. It is home to giant firms like Microsoft and Boeing and also attracts the Amazon’s of this world. The foundations of the startup ecosystem are sound and still offer a lot of growing potential.
Next to Seattle lies Vancouver capital of British Columbia (BC), rated the fifth city for quality of life in the world by Mercer , the only North American city to make the list, but also the home of a blooming startup scene, attracting more than 30 percent of all the venture capital funds invested in Canada. Compared to its Southern neighbour, it benefits from Canada’s comparatively relaxed immigration policies..
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Subsidies & Funding Opportunities
Startups and scale-ups can get a subsidy of Flanders Investment & Trade, Brussels Invest and Export or Awex (depending on where your startup/scale-up is based) for this mission that covers about 50 percent of the costs. It's important that you send them your dossier at the latest two weeks before departure.
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Antwerp-based startups can be eligible for a voucher covering up to 75% of the Go Global mission (excluding VAT).
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About Flanders Investment & Trade
Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) promotes international enterprise in Flanders in a
sustainable way as a key factor in the social and economic development of our region. FIT does so by
supporting the international activities of Flemish companies and by attracting foreign investors to
About EFRO / VLAIO
The EFRO program by VLAIO is one of the structural funds created by the European Union aimed at achieving regional policy objectives. With this, the European Union wants to reduce the differences between the levels of development of regions. Therefore, they grants subsidies for projects that increase competitiveness and stimulate employment.
About The Brussels-Capital Region
hub.brussels aims to contribute to the sustainable development of the Brussels economy by fulfilling a triple task:
- Providing counsel, tools and support for Brussels economic projects and the project leaders, so as to make sure they are successful both in Brussels and abroad
- Detecting, generating, initiating and attracting new economic, technological and commercial opportunities in Brussels and abroad
- Helping the authorities to formulate and implement a proactive economic policy and to ensure a stimulating entrepreneurial ecosystem.