hub heroes

Portraits of a city’s success stories

We team up with hub.brussels, Brussels’ Business Support Agency, and shine a light on 50 of the Region’s start-up success stories driving the capital city’s economic landscape forward. From the eco-conscious manufacturer to the technology-enabled post-production imprint, our 50-strong selection of portraits and interviews plays testament to the Region’s dense and dynamic culture of entrepreneurship.

87seconds

87seconds

Thibaut Dehem

What would be your two-minute elevator pitch?

87seconds is a video content agency specialised in video production and strategy. We help organisations speak up on topics they care about, from their products to HR and even thought leadership. We believe that videos in the Digital Age shouldn’t be made in the same way as those for TV were, and make sure your video campaign lives across all sorts of channels. Our job includes creative conceptions of original campaigns, and top-notch video production from shooting, motion design, 3D and so on.

List three factors that make Brussels’ entrepreneurship landscape unique.

  • Its relatively tiny size means Brussels has a human scale. You can easily get a grasp of its ecosystem and come across the right profile just by participating in a few start-up events.
  • Its central location. Politicians love to boast to big, international investors how Brussels is Europe’s epicentre. And we do genuinely benefit from it: I do regular day trips to visit my Paris and Amsterdam teams, and stay overnight when travelling to the offices in Lyon, Geneva and Madrid.
  • Its mobility. I usually don’t know how I’ll get to work and back when I wake up. I’ve got two bikes, a Vespa and running shoes that live between home and the office. Not to mention the great Metro network. It all depends on the weather, client meetings, and my motivation, really!

What are the biggest challenges you faced when starting up your business?

No challenges, only opportunities.

You can easily get a grasp of Brussels ecosystem and come across the right profile just by participating in a few start-up events.

How did you benefit from hub.brussels’ expertise in the conception of your business?

hub.brussels can help you with any question you may have, from financing your business, finding a location, to legislation. Next to its traditional services, we also benefited greatly from the attachés’ international presence to launch 87seconds abroad. As a local organisation, they were able to inject us into the local network. They also regularly organise major events and fairs within Europe.

17 Boulevard Barthélémylaan (1000)
87seconds.com

Do you want to bring a new dimension to the world like Thibaut?

Contact hub.brussels!