City of Antwerp offers start-ups office space in Singapore
Singapore is known as the ‘Silicon Valley’ of Asia. Five start-ups from Antwerp can, thanks to a unique partnership with the city of Antwerp, benefit from a free office and co-working space in the city for 20 days a year, over a period of 3 years. The aim is for these start-ups to explore the Asian market. During a GoGlobal Mission of Startups.be in early May, three talented start-ups already moved in.
Office space and support
Antwerp has been committed to start-ups for a long time. A recent achievement is the city’s partnership with B-DNA, the Belgian Association of Architects, Designers and Engineers in Singapore. Three prominent Antwerp start-ups can use office space at B-DNA offices for free for three years to get a feel for the start-up dynamics in Singapore. In addition to office space, the start-ups also receive professional support in the areas of communication, business intelligence, market research and back office support for business events.
Three promising start-ups inaugurated their office space during the GoGlobal Mission: Rombit, PlayPass and T-Mining. Rombit is highly successful in applying the emerging Internet of Things to industrial applications for mobility and logistics; PlayPass develops applications for ‘cashless payments’ and ‘crowd management’; and T-Mining uses innovative blockchain technology to protect container logistics.
StartupVillage in Antwerp
In Antwerp, too, the city provides stimulating office environments to entrepreneurs. For example, end May this year, StartupVillage was opened, the ultimate business place for a community of like-minded start-ups, established businesses, mentors and investors. And this in a strategic location in the centre of the city.