Partners Albania is a great organisation in Albania and Juliana Hoxha and her team are of great support for Now Sprint Accelerator. Established in 2001, Partners Albania is an independent Albanian NGO working to support civil society and facilitate inter-sector cooperation. They are very supportive of the startup scene within…


I am very grateful for the experiences I got through Startup Weekend. It brought me to many countries like Iran and Moldavia but the most impressive one was for sure Sudan. I met a great team there, 249Startups, and discovered the energy and the beauty of Eastern Africa. When I…


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August 20, 2021

Announcement Startup Wise Guys Africa and Now Sprint Accelerator.

Happy to collaborate with Now Sprint Accelerator and include the best teams coming from their 5th cohort to the Startup Wise Guys Africa acceleration bootcamp.

Startup Wise Guys: The bootcamp is the first step to get access to…


To measure is to know. And what you know you can manage. Nobody will object to this statement, especially as we are measuring more and more so one would expect that we manage better. You wished. In theory, we can measure an amazing number of things. …


Even my mother didn’t understand why I started this company, it was my second one. I had this wild idea to start a media company with outdoor advertising. Instead of doing my homework, I immediately bought the license and started. The part my mother did not understand that the advertising…


I was so bad at languages at school. For French, I am native Flemish-speaking, I sat next to Catherine who spoke French at home. Every test she helped me willing or unwillingly so I could pass. Even English was a burden although you think it will be easy, it wasn’t…


We just finished Cohort 4 of Now Sprint Accelerator. All teams were selected based on SDGs and impact. We started with 15 teams and ended with 8 pitches. Some teams left as they understood that this was not a sit back and relax show but an interactive and intensive program…


My last selfie was with a great bottle of olive oil, this time it is with my chemo pump. It is that week again that chemo comes with all disadvantages. Metal taste, no envy to eat, even detest things I normally love. Weird, annoying feeling in arms and legs. Bad…


Around 2 years ago, Neşen, my wife and partner, and I decided not to travel anymore between Istanbul and Izmir at least 2 times per month for 6 years. The distance is around 550 km and we traveled always by car. The result was tiredness, finishing our car and never…


I discovered the theory of setting up and running a business after that I practiced it for more than 35 years. As a product of Art School, Film, Video, Screenprinting, and Photography, I stumbled into entrepreneurship because I would never ever work for anyone. I wanted to be free doing…

patrick bosteels

Stage-Co, Urla Coworking, Now Sprint! Accelerator and Creative Academie co-founder, Facilitator, Accelerator Program Manager and Mentor

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