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What is StartUp WarmUp?

The StartUP WarmUP is an incredibly exciting pitching competition that takes place in the autumn and is specifically designed for startups, investors, and young professionals who are looking to improve their pitch and expand their network.

I want to pitch!

How does it work?

Throughout the event, startups and scaleups from Leuven showcase their innovative ideas, products, and services to a panel of expert judges. Attendees have the opportunity to network and connect with other entrepreneurs, investors, and young professionals. The event provides an excellent platform for startups and scaleups to showcase their skills, receive valuable feedback from experienced professionals, and potentially secure investment.

What’s in store for you?


Discover startups from in and around Leuven when they present their projects.


Vote for your favourite pitch and help them get a place on the podium.


Network with representatives from our partners, the startups, and many more!


Enjoy the afterparty, listen to music played by our DJs and show off your dance moves!

Dive into our past events

The Warmest Startup

Genvision measures CO2 removal in nature through the use of AI to analyse satellite images. This would allow companies and governments worldwide to shift their focus towards planting new trees, rather than monitoring existing ones.

The Warmest

Eduvik offers various tutoring companies to create the optimal solution tailored to your educational child's specific needs. It customized personal tutoring, periodic group lessons, online or in person with affordable fares.

The Warmest

Swimtraxx is an innovative sports brand that creates novel products for athletes and coaches. It is specialized in developing swimming trackers and heart rate trackers.

Public Prize

BASE skies provides skiers with a unique ski 100% recyclable, fully circular, upcyclable, non-toxic, reusable, and repairable. Its goal is to make the sport more sustainable and have zero pollution on the mountains.

The Warmest


REFAQT offers a way to join the circular economy by builing microfactories where the companies can produce hardware sustainable, on-demand and in any quantity.

The Warmest


AdSomeNoise is a digital advertising agency that specialises in creating digital campaigns with a human touch, integrating creativity, media and technology.

The Warmest Pitcher       

Natasha Münch

Natasha Münch is a scientist who specialises in food science and technology, human nutrition and cancer development. She is currently working as the medical and scientific project manager for the Digestive Cancers Europe project.

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