Telenet Kickstart boosts the Belgian start-up community. Through structural partnerships with leading incubators and accelerators, we provide mentoring and coaching to early stage (digital) entrepreneurs, teaching them how to turn their innovative idea into a scalable and market-ready solution. In addition, we organise international trips and network events.



Helemaal Mee technician visiting elderly people

Telenet Kickstart helps start-ups, scale-ups and digital entrepreneurs to accelerate their business. Through the imec.istart vertical for start-ups active in the Media, Telecom and Entertainment sectors, we share our extensive sector expertise and open up our broad business network to promising digital entrepreneurs. The imec.istart vertical is a joint initiative of Barco, IMEC, Mediahuis, Medialaan and Telenet as investing partners, together with MediaNet Vlaanderen and VRT Sandbox as supporting partners.


Sustainable growth

Telenet colleagues having a meeting

Through the Telenet Kickstart program, we invest in start-ups and scale-ups that provide added value to our own business activities as a leading telecom, media and entertainment company. We establish strategic win-win partnerships by investing financially or by buying services from innovative digital entrepreneurs.



Telenet Kickstart is no newbie when it comes to supporting young, digital entrepreneurs. We started our start-up journey back in September 2014, when we launched our first early stage incubation program together with the Antwerp-based Idealabs accelerator.