And the winner is… Verbolia
For the third edition of The Big Squeeze Awards, an annual event for tech startups, Verbolia was crowned Startup of the Year. Organized by startups.be and scale-ups.eu, the aim of the Big Squeeze Awards is to honor outstanding Belgian entrepreneurs for their achievements in the digital ecosystem.
This year, the annual event was hosted by the Belgian minister of internal affairs, Annelies Verlinden, and the general manager at startups.be, Charlotte Gréant. The Big Squeeze event is a melting pot for startups and scale-ups. Firms can benefit from expertise, receive advice and participate in one-on-one meetings with experts from the industry. Four categories were honored:
Scale-up of the Year – Wooclap
Student Startup of the Year – Symplicy
Disruptive Innovation of the Year – Sunrise
Startup of the Year – Verbolia
The Startup of the Year award aims to reward the best Belgian startup for its innovative product USP, accelerated growth and global increase in recurrent revenues.
After a strong selection by the jury panel, we were facing competition from four other talented startup firms: Whale, NannyML, Huapii and Phished. We’re pretty sure they’ll walk the extra mile and shine brighter in the future. Nevertheless, it’s clear to say that the Belgian startup ecosystem is on the right track!
For us, the journey is not over yet ! To reach our destination, we still have a long road ahead.
“Today we’re more focussed on our growth strategy as we’ve reached 1.5m ARR in just three years and we’re aiming for 10m ARR in the next three years.”
Pierre-Olivier Danhaive, CEO at Verbolia
This award is a great motivating signal that we’re heading in the right direction and that our approach to work in terms of traffic acquisition is being recognized by actors in the digital industry.
On a final note, we would like to thank our talented team at Verbolia for their esteemed efforts, the event partners and organizers, and all our clients for trusting us and spreading the word about Verbolia.