In the last years, the Brussels’ startup ecosystem has flourished and every week, many activities related to entrepreneurship are organized in the capital. At the MIC Brussels, our objective is to offer the most useful activities for startups, entrepreneurs, IT professionals and IT students. Though, sometimes it’s difficult to choose from all the various offers.

This month we want to highlight the Salon Entreprendre, that takes place on October 17th and 18th at Tour & Taxis; if you are an entrepreneur, it will definitely interest you.

In its 15th edition, the Salon will offer around 140 workshops and conferences that will gather more than 7,000 professionals, 200 startups and around 200 partners.

It is the largest national event for entrepreneurs, independents and SME’s managers. It aims to offer the tools and strategies to help you familiarize yourself with business digitalization and boost your company. 

The One Hour Challenge Express will take place at Salon Entreprendre 2018If you have an IT project or startup, you will find useful information and valuable advice at the Microsoft Innovation Center Brussels booth. We will be presenting our Boostcamp Program for early-stage startups, a new format released during the 13th edition. The Boostcamp will now adapt to your project, offering different resources depending on the maturity of your project.

Want to get feedback on your startup? Come and visit us! In partnership with LeanSquare, we will be organizing quick pitching sessions during the two days of Salon Entreprendre: it will be an “express” version of the second stage of our Boostcamp Program, the One Hour Challenge.

In the One Hour Challenge Express, the startups will have 5 minutes to pitch and the experts will give their feedback in the 5 following minutes. A synthesis exercise to start getting to know each other! We will surely want to know more about your project and invite you to join the One Hour Challenge to exchange further. Whatever the maturity level of your startup, we’ve got tools to support you.

The One Hour Challenge, organized every other week in Brussels, is a partnership between the MIC Brussels and Lean Square: it gives our experts enough time to meet with you and assess the potential of your projects. For one hour, we will discuss the key points, share impressions and give you valuable advice.


Practical information


10/17/2018: from 10h30 to 18h00

10/18/2018: from 10h30 to 17h00


Tour & Taxis SHED 2, 3 & 4

Avenue du Port 86 C 1000 Bruxelles

How can I register?

Visit the Salon Entreprendre website and use our code (MicFree18) to get your free Business Pass.