15 Great Events And Groups To Join This Autumn

There’s an impressive array of events happening over the next few weeks in Belgium. If you’re looking for ideas or team members for your startup they are a great place to network and move things forward. If you’re already working on an idea … don’t go to too many events. Stay focused on your idea. Pick wisely.

If you can’t make it to any of these events, check out the list of meetup groups below. They may have something for you.

20-22/09/2013Hack for Health, Genk Join a team working all weekend to help solve problems in healthcare.

BetaGroup on 24 September and October 22 If you don’t know BetaGroup, where have you been ūüėČ

30/09/2013The Lean Entrepreneur Day with Brant Cooper, Brussels One day workshop followed by a public conference in the evening.

30/09/2013BizCamp #9, Roeselare (18.30 – 22.00) Come along and give a presentation about something you have learned. NO SALES pitches!

04-06/10/2013CoEntrepreneur Weekend Mons First in a series of 3 this year. Startup Weekend format.

17/10/2013Running Lean Workshop with Ash Maurya, Brussels One day workshop with the author or Running Lean.

18-19/10/2013Apps for Energy, Kontich Weekend hackathon for energy related apps.

Recommended Meetup Groups

One of the best ways to keep up to date and learn new skills is to get out and learn from your peers. There’s a pretty solid network of meetup groups in Belgium now. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but I have attended all of these groups and run one of them ( WordPress ) and can recommend them all.

I’ve tried to put together a blend of tech, business and a few things in between.

  1. Brussels WordPress Meetup
  2. Content Strategy Meetup Belgium
  3. Elastic Search User Group – BeLux
  4. Finance For Statups
  5. Laravel Meetup
  6. Lean Startup Circle Brussels
  7. UX Antwerp

As well as new members, any meetup group is always looking for:

  • sponsorship to pay for food and drink
  • sponsorship for a venue or access to a regular venue where they can hold their meetups
  • speakers

If your company is aligned with any of these groups and can help, they’re always happy to hear from potential sponsors and speakers.

So join a group, wrap up warm and get out and about in your community this Autumn.