Invest in Ghent

We’re here to help

Whether you’re new to the city or a long established local organisation, the Invest in Ghent team is ready to help you grow your business. We offer a wide range of services and support networks to assist with business development. Big or small, we welcome you to Ghent and look forward to working together.

Our services

  • Start-up business

    We’re at the centre of the Belgian start-up scene. Thanks to intelligent local policy Ghent sees more than its fair share of start-ups and maintains an excellent rate of successful transition from small start-up to established organisation. Here’s how we can help you:

    • Location scouting 
    • Advice on subsidies and funding for starters
    • Spreading awareness through our showcase
    • Concept testing opportunities
    • Active networking with relevant industries
  • Scale-up business

    Looking to expand your business? We offer a host of expertise to help define, strategize and supervise your growth, along with valuable networking opportunities and access to capital. Ghent provides state-of-the-art incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces to help you take your business to the next level. Here’s our scale-up policy at a glance:

    • Bringing together local initiatives for collaboration to mutual gain
    • Attracting foreign capital to accelerate growth
    • Making efforts to make data more accessible
    • Positioning Ghent as an international start-up and scale-up city

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We support your business

  • Supporting entrepreneurs

    The ‘OOG’, our support centre for entrepreneurs, offers assistance for entrepreneurs working and living in Ghent.

  • Supporting investors

    The city of Ghent employs a team of specialists to help guide entrepreneurs and investors active in our key tech sectors.

  • Supporting starters & growers

    In Ghent we provide expert guidance to local starters and growers, offering subsidies, support and so much more.

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