Flanders’ neoScores one of the “most promising start-ups in the world”
Antwerp company neoScores has gotten a major boost in international marketing by being chosen as the world’s second-most promising start-up at the Start-up Nationals Summit this week
Digital sheet music
NeoScores has developed a user-friendly sheet music app for smartphone, tablet and computer. Musicians can use, manage and share digital scores, hide parts of scores they don’t need at any given time and create notes on them. The developers have dubbed the product the “iTunes of music scores”.
NeoScores was officially launched last year and was assisted through a collaboration with the Brussels Philharmonic. Upon winning the title, neoScores CEO Bart Van der Roost, also a musician, emphasised the support of the digital research centre iMinds and KBC’s start-up incubator. Through this support, he said, they discovered how big their potential market was and which functions they needed to add to their app.
“Ten years ago, you had to take this idea to the United States, but now it can just happen in Flanders,” said Van der Roost.
Start Up Nations’ second prize, called the Foxconn Award, is worth $20,000 (€16,000).
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