Another week, another weekly overview of awesome startup events. In this edition we are featuring Impact Startup Fest, CapitalFest 2017 and the Belgian event Digital First. And while CapitalFest will be offering the place to be to raise money for your startup. Impact Startup Fest is looking for startups that are tackling global issues and are ready for the next step. At the same time, Belgian event Digital First is looking for the best startups of Belgium.
On the 26th of September, Angel Island will be hosting an event in which they will combine the best of Amsterdam in one awesome package. This one-day event will bring 200 angel investors, 50 venture capitalists and 200 startup founders to a fortress situated on the island called Pampus. During the event, “The Most Valuable Angel” will be announced as result of the first ever European angel competition.
The word is out, as Jouk Pleiter wins the LOEY Award 2017 with his digital engagement banking software company Backbase. Initially, he was a co-founder of Tridion, a software developer for content management. In 2003, however, he saw opportunities in a new market and therefore founded Backbase. While the company is now a market leader of digital engagement banking software for financial organizations, it has now won the LOEY Award 2017.