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VRT Sandbox

Grow your start-up or scale-up together with us

Are you looking for:

  • validation and feedback to improve your product?

  • new clients or help with scaling internationally?

  • smart capital to grow your business?

Let’s collaborate!

We screen, coach, test and fund your startup in media tech or media content.  

VRT Sandbox is part of VRT (Flemish public broadcaster). For 5 years already VRT Sandbox is all about introducing new ideas & technologies in the VRT media ecosystem, by organizing innovative collaborations with startups, scaleups and entrepreneurs.  

If you want to grow further, we’ll help you to scale internationally.

In the meantime, as an accelerator we’ve expanded our range with several services for startups & scaleups. Not only we support ‘innovation’ inside VRT, but also in the media industry as a whole by being part of Future Media Hubs.

1. Validate your product

Let’s connect with the VRT Ecosystem and beyond! 

Do you want to validate your product and get real market feedback?  
Work together with one of our VRT brands or teams.

2. Co-creating & coaching

What if you could integrate and test-drive your solutions in a real live environment? 

Join the STADIEM program, a piloting and acceleration program that brings together start-ups, scale-ups, investors and media organizations to foster the development of Next Generation Media solutions.

3. Funding

Are you a scale-up based in Flanders and Brussels and are you looking for smart money? Get in touch with MIV, a unique investment fund powered by PMV & VRT.  

MIV invests in promising scaleups in media content/technology to strengthen and professionalize the Flemish media sector.

VRT Sandbox coaches

VRT Sandbox coaches

Meet our coaches


Peter De Paepe

Head VRT Sandbox – accelerator of VRT



VRT Sandbox tries to handle 10 cases a year. What is a case? When we successfully match one of the VRT brands to a startup company to validate their product. Want to find your case or interested in the start-ups we've collaborated with and what they do?  

Discover our ongoing and past Sandbox cases here! 

Discover our cases

Our partners

Start It @KBC
Media Invest Vlaanderen (MIV)
MediaNet Vlaanderen
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