From May 2nd to May 4th 2023, start-ups & scale-ups are welcomed in Flanders city of innovation; Leuven. They shake hands and aim for the same goal: to gather inspiration and make 2023 a movement towards positivity and innovation.

At And& Connect, we take innovation very seriously. Seriously unbounded. That means, the proven to be successful cocktail mix of Connecting & Inspiring with a hint of some Arts & Music to keep all of our creative minds happy.

And most of all,  it takes place in an open minded environment where starting entrepreneurs, (corporate) innovators en investors can share ideas and challenges they face within their business, breaking with existing market boundaries.

What to expect? No less than three vibrant days full of inspiration. A smashing opening night at the Depot and two "conference days" at the M-Museum with national and international speakers, pitches, CEO dinners, breakfast sessions and much more makes And& Connect the ecosystem where forces are joined and entrepreneurship is key.

This third edition is organised by Leuven MindGate, The City of Leuven, Start it KBC and KULeuven to turn this experience into a can’t miss event for the start-ups and scale-ups of Flanders and (far) beyond.