As Expert Digital Innovation & Growth in Agoria’s innovation team, Frederik helps Belgian startups & scale-ups grow by offering practical tools and expertise with a strong focus on internationalization. He is the project lead for Scaleup.vlaanderen, a guidance program for startups and scale-ups supported by the Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship Agency (VLAIO), and for the EFRO project Scaleup.international, that develops a format to assist startups and scale-ups with their global strategies. Before joining the Belgian federation for the technology industry, Frederik was the Director of International Relations at Startups.be and at Scale-Ups.eu. In that capacity he focused on the community-building strategy of both organizations as well as on creating global connections for Belgian digital businesses and the organization of ‘GoGlobal’ economic missions for Belgian startups all over the world. Frederik is a former tech journalist for publications such as Data News and De Tijd.