The following faculty members will be involved in 'SME Challenge':

Hans Crijns  Prof Hans Crijns, Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship at Vlerick Business School.
 Carl Van Biervliet

Carl Van Biervliet, is currently Chief Economist with Degroof/ Petercam. He used to be partner at Roland Berger, was a former chief of cabinet of minister Reynders where he invented the Notional interest rate. Next to that, he was CFO and member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors at ING Belgium. Since 2000 he is guest professor at Vlerick and teaches about International Accounting Standards.

 Wouter De Maeseneire

Prof Wouter De Maeseneire, Professor of Corporate Finance at Vlerick Business School.

His research focuses on Company Valuation, Real Options, Initial Public Offerings (IPO) and Private Equity.

 Sophie Manigart

Prof Sophie Manigart, Professor of Corporate Finance at Vlerick Business School.

Her research interests are in Entrepreneurial Finance, Business Angels, Venture Capital, Management Buy-outs, Private Equity and Corporate Finance.

 Miguel Meuleman

Prof Miguel Meuleman, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Vlerick Business School.

Miguel Meuleman is focusing on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education. He is passionate about the process and people behind new venture ideas. In his research he studies how entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs successfully identify and exploit new opportunities. He looks at different aspects of the new venture creation process: opportunity identification techniques, business model generation, managing uncertainty and financing new ventures.

 Filip Roodhooft

Filip Roodhooft, professor of Management Accounting & Control at Vlerick Business School & KULeuven.

As Research Dean he is closely involved with many research projects. In addition he is an expert in Management Accounting and Total Cost of Ownership.

 Jean-Pierre Saelen Prof Jean-Pierre Saelen, CEO of SMEs

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