Hello dear Citizenfund supporter,
As usual, here is the latest news from your favourite investment fund. You read that right, fa-vo-rite !
🚲👶 We are offering 2 new investments to our co-operators: Hooba and Snappies. You are welcome on November 2 to meet them, ask your questions, and challenge them! Registration required 🙏
🎂 We are celebrating our 5th anniversary on November 15th, there are still places left to participate! On the programme: an aperitif dinner, the play “Une Licorne dans la pièce”, debates and meetings! Registration is also required.
🗓️ You may have seen us at the stands of the Hope fair in Namur, the Crescendo festival, at Carolotopia or at Sociaal inovatie Fabriek. In November, we will be at the Transitions Awards and the Belgian Impact Day.
👋 2 new cooperators joined us in October. Welcome Cathy and Aurélien!
🌱 News of our participations
🚴 Urbike is launching its public offering: they are still looking for €288,450 to consolidate their cyclo-logistics model (which has been proving itself since 2018)! The little extra? You benefit from a 25% tax reduction (Tax Shelter scale-up).
🥕 Incredible Company‘s website has had a makeover.
📖 Wilfried releases its 20th (!) issue: “The coming winter”. On the programme: Alexander De Croo, Politiktok, scouting, the Ardennes, a bit of cycling, and much more.
🚚 In 2021, Happy Hours Market reused 94 tons of food, saving the equivalent of 361,448 kg of CO2.
💄 Slow Cosmétique wants to make ecological, healthy, intelligent and reasonable cosmetics accessible to as many people as possible. They have created the “Club Slow” with this in mind.
🏦 As you have probably seen, NewB did not manage to raise the 40 million euros that guaranteed its banking licence. So we are waiting for the December general meeting to see what options are available. Press review and reactions: La Libre, LN24, Le Soir & Trends Tendance.
🧱 Ken De Cooman, co-founder of BC Materials, has been nominated as one of three people in Belgium for the “Bouwman van het jaar 2022” (Construction Personality of the Year) by an independent jury. Your votes are in!
🩲 Hans from Entusia was part of the selection committee for Snappies. Future collaborations in the pipeline?
They have also started a partnership with Mediq, a new distributor for the Netherlands.
🥜 Bulkbar is launching a new offer… which they will unveil on November 3rd!
🏡 Novacitis is relaunching its “Jeudis de la Menuiserie” to discuss the social economy.
✋ BPart was present at Smart City Wallonia!, a “Smart City” exhibition for the main Walloon public actors and agents.
🚜 Ma Ferme has postponed its annual Foire to 15 April, a splendid sunny Saturday. You can already book your places.
🐴 Rudy, the leader of Hyppy, is interviewed by RTBF.
♻️ Yuman now has a profile on Meet my Job, the platform for jobs that make sense, and is offering 2 jobs (Purchasing and stock management manager and multi-skilled student).
👨🌾 Linked.Farm has over 1,500 producers on its platform!
🪑 Relieve Furniture launches the new version of its platform, and already offers over 4,800 pieces of second-hand office furniture.
🏕️ The EVAZION app is available and allows you to book dream locations in Brittany, Normandy, Portugal, and Belgium!
🤖 Polyperception is still recruiting a Full Stack Engineer.
🚲👶 Let’s not sell the skin of entrepreneurs before we have funded them! See you on 2 November to meet them..
Your money has an impact. Make it a positive one!
🤓 Some interesting information
- Emmanuel Faber, former boss of Danone, is now overseeing the creation of accounting that will take into account the environmental aspects of business activity.
- Bruno Colmant returns (again) to his carte blanche, and proposes a third way in La Libre. He is also the guest of Vinz Kanté in the LIMIT podcast.
- A new multidisciplinary Think Thank, Merge the Circles, is being launched to propose a strategy for economic transition towards a resilient, sustainable and prosperous world.
See you soon,
The Citizenfund team