Microsoft for Startups @ The Beacon

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Microsoft for Startups @ The Beacon

Microsoft for Startups is a fully-fledged support program for startups. Listen to CrowdScan's experience and meet the MS team

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The Beacon 7 Sint-Pietersvliet 2000 Antwerpen Belgium

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About this event

Microsoft for Startups is a global program dedicated to helping startups successfully scale their companies.

The program supports qualifying startups across 4 pillars:

  • Tech Enablement (Azure, GitHub, MS365...)
  • Corporate Readiness (mentoring...)
  • Financial Readiness (financial and business models...)
  • Investor readiness (exposure to Microsoft's VC network)

Many startups have experienced the benefits of this program, such as Beacon-members CrowdScan and ClimateCamp. Microsoft is also a founding partners of tech scale-ups such as NxtPort (International).

At this meeting, we've invited Microsoft delegates to explain the program. CrowdScan CEO Ben Bellekens will share his first-hand experience. After the seminar, startups will have the opportunity to engage in 1on1 talks with the Microsoft team, to explore potential benefits of the program. After the 1on1 talks, all participants are invited to enjoy lunch and networking.


  • 08:30 - 09:00 Welcome
  • 09:00 - 10:00 General Session
  • 10:00 - 10:30 CrowdScan case
  • 10:30 - 12:30 1on1 slots with Microsoft Team Members (optional)
  • 12:30 - 12:30 Lunch and Network


This meeting is free and publicly accessible, and is not restricted to members of The Beacon Community. Registration is mandatory. The meeting will be held in English.

All registered participants are invited to enjoy The Beacon's open office (flexible working desks) at no cost during this day. That way, participants can do some work during/between the 1on1 meetings.