2019 The Big Squeeze Awards nominees announced - it's time to vote!

For the fourth year in a row, Startups.be and Scale-Ups.eu will be handing out awards to startups that had a remarkable track record last year. Our jury proposes a shortlist in four categories, and it’s up to you, the Belgian startup community, to decide about the winners!

Those winners will be announced during The Big Squeeze (former Tech Startup Day) on February 28, at The Egg in Brussels. Voting is open until February 24 at 11.59 PM.

“The Belgian leader in data governance Collibra just joined the unicorn club, and that's fantastic news", says Frederik Tibau of Startups.be and Scale-Ups.eu. “More than ever, the Belgian startup scene is put on the map globally.”
"We should be proud of our Belgian talent, that's why we put our start-ups in the spotlight with the The Big Squeeze Awards. Our jury found it difficult to create shortlists, because the list with high-profile companies that are doing a great job is getting longer every year."

After much deliberation, the professional jury - composed of Omar Mohout (Sirris), Renaat Berckmoes (Fortino), Simon Alexandre (The Faktory), Benny Debruyne (Trends), Isabel Michiels (Agoria) and Thibaut Claes (SRIW) - proposed a shortlist in four categories. They retained five startups in each category.

Of course, there are some very interesting prizes to win. Among them a free seat on one of our top notch international GoGlobal missions to the US, the Middle East or Asia, Huawei Mate 20 Pro devices, fix desks at BeCentral, coaching sessions by the jury, 2-year ‘Webhosting Expert’-packages courtesy of Combell, a 6-month seat at the Belcham-offices in New York or San Francisco, and many more.

Startup of the Year

(Raised series A or made quite a buzz)


Bsit finds babysitters and nannies recommended by people you know!

Pridiktiv / Into.care

into.care (by Pridiktiv) builds digital products that help team members to collaborate and regain control over daily healthcare routines.


Award winning AI-based automated analytics platform to make your KPI optimization efforts painless, scalable and systematic.


Neveo helps you share your best photo moments with your grandparents through a monthly family journal.


InvestSuite provides automated investment solutions to help financial institutions retain their clients by addressing their rapidly-evolving digital needs and defend their market positions against nimble B2C fintech disruptors.

Scale-up of the Year

(Raised a considerable amount or shows other signs of scaling in revenue or employee growth)


Sortlist is an online-tool reinventing the way businesses find marketing and communication agencies.


Qualifio is the leading Interactive Marketing & Data Collection Platform used daily by 400+ media, brands and agencies to engage, grow, qualify, segment and monetise their digital audiences.


DataCamp is a leading interactive learning platform for data science.


Spott is the reference for interactive and shoppable content.


SweepBright empowers real estate agencies to deliver exceptional customer experiences and become significantly more efficient.

Disruptive innovation of the year

(Companies that have a breakthrough technology or innovative business model)


OnComfort offers non-pharmacological digital sedation by combining evidence-based clinical hypnosis and other psychological techniques with virtual reality in its Sedakit CE-approved medical device.


The Qpinch heat transformer recovers  50% of your industrial wasted heat.


E-peas makes the batteries of your IoT devices live forever.


PixelVision develops, trains, and implements computer vision software: they teach computers to recognize objects and take actions accordingly.


miDiagnostics is developing a new generation of disposable tests that require only drops of blood and allow detection of cells, proteins, nucleic acids, and/or small molecules.

Student startup of the year

(Founded by students)


MicroFlavours specialize in unique farm fresh microgreens grown and delivered in Brussels.


Spentys is a 3D printing platform that enables the mass customization of immobilization devices.


VOCsens creates your future gas sensing solutions tuned for remote environmental monitoring, industrial, security and health applications, from device to system level.


TechWolf is a machine learning startup that provides easily accessible intelligence to online HR platforms with API-based natural language understanding solutions.


Broptimize empowers energy consumers take control of their energy bills.

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