The first Herculean Thanksgiving

Herculean celebrated Thanksgiving with a limited group of ambassadors coming from very diverse groups: our team, crowdfunders, crew, partners, advisors, fans, investors… The aim of the evening was to thank our Belgian stakeholders, to connect them with each other and to experiment if and how we could engage them in our vision for the future….

Herculean wins “Best Crowdfunding Campaign of the Year”

20th October 2017, Belgium – Herculean was awarded “Best Belgian Crowdfunding Campaign of the Year 2017” at Crowdday in Antwerp. The Herculean equity crowdfunding campaign was completed on the MyMicroInvest platform. A professional jury compared successful projects and awarded Herculean with the first prize.  “Winning this award is a huge boost for the whole team. We…

Public launch equity crowdfunding

On March 22, we launched the public equity crowdfunding campaign of Herculean. We kicked off with an info evening in the city of Mechelen. The founders presented their vision, growth strategu and business model to interested investors. Watch the video here(Dutch): The campaign runs until the end of April! Want to become a crowd funder starting from 100…

Hercules Trophy Romania Launched

On Feb 20th, I was invited for the Universum Inspiration Days to launch the Hercules Trophy of 16th June 2017 in Bucharest. Universum Events is the best Event Architect and Teambuilding Company in Romania, believe me. We screened them and they came out as the best, not only because they have the skills, but mainly because they…

Crowdfunding verdrievoudigt (NL)

“Crowdfunding wordt in ons land steeds populairder. In 2016 is er bijna drie keer zo veel geld opgehaald voor diverse projecten via het internet dan in 2015. Zowel particulieren als bedrijven zamelen via deze weg ook steeds vaker fondsen in.” Artikel overgenomen van DeRedactie.be, geschreven door Kirsten Sokol. Herculean organiseerde een crowdfunding kickoff op 15/2 en…

Crowdfunding is about… Ambassadorship

Crowdfunding is about creating an opportunity for fans to become ambassador and be more involved in the success of Herculean. People often confuse equity crowdfunding with donations. That is not what it is about. It’s about creating a community of fans who take it to the next level.It’s about listening to ambassadors and rewarding them with a…

Crowdfunding: let’s bring Belgium in the lead

Belgium is one of the least mature of the developed markets when it comes to Crowdfunding. USA, UK, FR, GE and NL are leading the pack (with 63% globally). And guess what: the French part in Belgium is doing better than the Flemish. A typical reaction would be: “You must be crazy to go for crowdfunding then”….

From start-up to scale-up

Building breakthrough teams is not just a challenge for large organisations. For start-ups and scale-ups, the team is probably even more important. Most of the start-ups and scale-ups focus on “Realising The Dream” -thank God for that. It’s great to have a dream, it’s great to focus on it, but without an amazing team the dream won’t…

Live Crowdfunding with MyMicroInvest

Yesterday, I was invited to an energizing live crowdfunding event “Magic 5”, powered by MyMicroInvest, in the beautiful city of Ghent. Did you know that: MyMicroInvest is building one of the largest equity and loan-based crowdfunding platforms for start-ups, scale-ups (like ourselves) and professional investors in Europe? We are preparing our next investment round of 1,5…

To crowd or not to crowd?

“Inspired by the United Nations, we founded Herculean as a cooperative company. It has always been our ambition to engage the Herculean fans as shareholders of our organisation. Today, we are making our first steps towards a new level, by inviting the Herculeans to be a part of our company.” Inge and Yves, founders of Herculean.coop A few years ago, the…

You decide: IN or OUT?

Ok, we’ve announced the first 2 Herculean Labours for Belgium 2017 some time ago. We’re working hard on getting the next challenges organized. But we need your help. There’s a new challenge that we would like to have. But our team has had long discussions on whether the Herculean fans will love it or not….