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  1. Alumnus Jürgen Degrande – co-founder of a growing dog food empire

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    The founders of Edgard & Cooper – Louis Chalabi, Koen Bostoen, and full-time MBA alumnus Jürgen Degrande – have raised an impressive €18.5 million in investment capital to accelerate their company’s growth. Founded in 2016, Edgard & Cooper develops dog food that contains fresh meat, vegetables, fruits and herbs – tastier, more digestible and more nutritious than many other brands on the market. Today, the company employs 100 people and sells its products in 13 countries.

  2. “Connect society through a sustainable multi-utility network”

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    How can we manage our physical assets sustainably? How can we tap into the circular economy? How can we link the distribution of electricity and gas to that of other utilities like drinking water? And how can we introduce new technologies such as blockchain? Together with Vlerick, Chair Partner Fluvius is embarking on an ambitious research project with one goal in mind: mastering the supply chain game to guarantee utility traffic that is sustainable, affordable and also future-proof.

  3. Vlerick Change Makers Podcast Series - #6 Dieter Aelvoet (AIM Group)

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    ‘Vlerick Change Makers’ is an original Vlerick Business School podcast series, in which we learn from Vlerick alumni on how they live, learn and leap in these turbulent times. In this sixth episode, Dieter Aelvoet talks about how his investment company AIM Group is still flourishing in these extraordinary times and he shares the opportunities that lie ahead.

  4. Vlerick Change Makers Podcast Series - #5 Maarten Michielssens (EnergyVision)

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    ‘Vlerick Change Makers’ is an original Vlerick Business School podcast series, in which we learn from Vlerick alumni on how they live, learn and leap in these turbulent times. In this fifth episode, we listen to Maarten Michielssens, who is the founder and CEO of EnergyVision. He talks about the importance of people, luck and talent and the opportunities he sees for his innovative energy saving company.

  5. “How can we keep energy distribution manageable for consumers and the environment?”

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    Distribution system operator Fluvius will be continuing the DSO Chair at the Energy Centre with Vlerick for another five years. “Vlerick makes us take a critical look at ourselves, and that makes sense. After all, no single energy player has all the answers to the question of how we can keep energy distribution manageable for consumers and the environment.” Professor Leonardo Meeus and Donald Vanbeveren (Corporate Affairs Director at Fluvius) talk about this renewed commitment.

  6. Vlerick Change Makers Podcast Series - #4 Tim Van Hauwermeiren (argenx)

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    ‘Vlerick Change Makers’ is an original Vlerick Business School podcast series, in which we learn from Vlerick alumni on how they live, learn and leap in these turbulent times. In this fourth episode, CEO Tim Van Hauwermeiren gives us an inside view on argenx. Being an international biotech company, change and calculated risk are at the centre of its DNA.

  7. Vlerick Change Makers Podcast Series - #3 Nele Van Damme (Upgrade Estate)

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    ‘Vlerick Change Makers’ is an original Vlerick Business School podcast series, in which we learn from Vlerick alumni on how they live, learn and leap in these turbulent times. In this third episode, Nele Van Damme tells the story of Upgrade Estate. As co-CEO and founder, she gives her insights about renting out real estate, social entrepreneurship and the purpose-driven economy.

  8. Vlerick Change Makers Podcast Series - #2 Maarten Vandecruys (Urban Crop Solutions)

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    ‘Vlerick Change Makers’ is an original Vlerick Business School podcast series, in which we learn from Vlerick alumni on how they live, learn and leap in these turbulent times. In this second episode, Maarten Vandecruys talks about how Urban Crop Solutions is changing the food industry. As a founder, he gives his insights about managing a company in the fast-emerging sector of indoor vertical farming.

  9. Vlerick Change Makers Podcast Series - #1 Julie Lietaer (European Spinning Group)

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    ‘Vlerick Change Makers’ is an original Vlerick podcast series, in which we learn from Vlerick alumni on how they live, learn and leap in these turbulent times. In this first episode, Julie Lietaer talks about how her family business – European Spinning Group – sees change as a driving force. Her insights about circular design and retail lead the way in purpose-driven entrepreneurship.

  10. Travel to learn and never stop learning

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    “Companies tend to stay private for longer before they decide to launch an IPO. The median age of a company that went public used to be 8 years, but now it’s closer to 13”, says Natalia Matanova, who recently joined us from Pennsylvania State University as professor of Corporate Finance. She comments on her areas of expertise, her attraction to the School and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the IPO market.

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