02/10/18

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The Start- and Scale-ups Chatlayer, iReachm and Thingsplay are officially selected to enter the second Orange Fab BeLux season

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Orange Fab, Orange’s exclusive international accelerator network, kicked off its second edition in Belgium and Luxembourg this September. 45 start-ups and scale-ups submitted an application to participate. On October 1st, 10 start-ups presented their innovative products and services to a jury of professionals. Chatlayer, iReachm and Thingsplay were selected to officially participate in this second season of Orange Fab BeLux. The main objectives are to create a commercial acceleration between the start-ups and the Business Units of Orange Belgium and Luxembourg, to build a win-win business partnership  and to help the start-ups grow thanks to the Orange’s worldwide footprint.

And the winning start-ups are…

Chatlayer from Antwerp is Europe's fastest growing enterprise-graded conversational engagement platform that uses artificial intelligence to automate human conversations. They lower the cost of support and introduce new ways to engage and interact with users on the internet using chat and voice. More info on www.chatlayer.ai

iReachm delivers the Smartest Voicemail. This start-up from Vilvoorde transforms a voicemail into a Virtual Assistant who takes calls, schedules meeting requests into an agenda and enriches data in the users address book. More info on http://www.ireachm.com  

Thingsplay from Namur provides IOT solutions for industries. They are developing hardware and software for manufacturers who need connected devices. More info on http://www.thingsplay.com/

Michaël Trabbia, CEO of Orange Belgium, declared: “We are very happy with this year’s selection of start-ups/scale-ups. Once again, innovation is at the heart of their activity which matches perfectly the ambition we have for the Orange Fab program. We look forward to help them grow their business and seek to build strong and mutually beneficial partnerships like we did with the previous winners.”

By entering the Orange Fab program Chatlayer, iReachm and Thingsplay will now benefit from a business acceleration support and mentorship from October until December 2018. They will also benefit from international visibility at the highest level within the Orange Group.