Brussels, city of choice for start-ups

Brussels, city of choice for start-ups

Ninety percent of start-ups operating in Brussels find that the city is much more attractive and conducive to entrepreneurship than other major innovation centres in capitals such as Paris, London or Berlin.

This declaration of love is borne out by the European Start-up Survey conducted by the PwC consultancy service (https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/services/entrepreneurial-private-business/start-ups-scale-ups-unicorns/european-start-up-survey.html).

The quality of Brussels’ IT infrastructure and support packages are cited as the two most popular incentives for start-ups.

In addition to the 2250 international associations headquartered in Brussels – home to more international associations than any other city in the world – the start-up sector confirms the attractiveness of the city to 183 nationalities; and better still, nearly all (87%) of these young companies say they have no intention of relocating their activities to another country, a rate well above the European average of 59%.