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    A start-up with high ‘aspyrations’

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    Making customers happy through innovative healthcare solutions is the mission of Aspyro. This start-up was co-founded in 2020 by Masters alumnus Lien Van Der Schueren and produces 3D-printed eyewear designed especially for oxygen users. Oxy-glasses make oxygen therapy less visible, more comfortable, and more practical. Lien talks about how Vlerick made her see that she could actually be an entrepreneur – something she had never considered before.

  2. Tasty healthy meals made easy

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    The Mealhero adventure started from three Masters in General Management alumni asking themselves: Why is it so hard to eat healthy? And why is it so easy to eat unhealthy? Is it possible to eat easy and healthy? In answer to these questions, they came up with this solution: fresh-frozen ingredients, in innovative combinations, prepared within 25 minutes by a smart steamer. They’ve just raised another €2.5 million in venture capital to grow their company even further.

  3. Soccer, M&A Prediction and Machine Learning

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    Currently, robotic process automation is often used in finance departments in order to redeem employees from dull chores. However, despite the booming field of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), financial applications of these techniques are quite scarce. By making a connection with a referee who needs to (dis)approve a goal, Lennert Van der Schraelen, Kristof Stouthuysen and Mathieu Luypaert try to establish useful applications concerning mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

  4. In Memoriam: Roland Van Dierdonck

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    It is with sadness that we say goodbye to Prof. dr. Em. Roland Van Dierdonck. Roland was Dean of Vlerick Business School from 1998 to 2007. A professor in Operations Management, he taught hundreds of Vlerick students the capstone Operations Management course.

  5. oneFrame brings contemporary art into everyone’s life

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    oneFrame is an online platform aiming to bring art to everyone's life. The basic idea is to offer the possibility to people who do not have time to visit museums and exhibitions – or have the desire but not the means to buy a contemporary artist’s painting – to digitally exhibit art from oneFrame’s wide portfolio on any display within their home or business. The company’s founders - Quentin Stas de Richelle and Aleksei Chemisov – met each other during their Masters year at Vlerick.

  6. Vlerick Change Makers Podcast Series - #9 Joost Uwents (WDP)

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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 ninth episode, Joost Uwents talks about how WDP is changing the warehouse industry. As CEO, he gives his insights on managing a European logistics provider and about identifying opportunities on an international scale.

  7. Vlerick Change Makers Podcast Series - #10 Jonas De Cooman (spott)

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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 tenth episode, co-founder Jonas De Cooman gives his insights on how spott accelerated from a start up to a scale up and on how spott is changing the way that marketing is done by creating engaging content. Get ready for an inspiring chat about entrepreneurship.

  8. Are CFOs the Lucky Luke of decision-making?

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    Analysing data at a rapid pace in order to make decisive decisions based on the results delivered, is an issue that many companies and their decision-makers often struggle with in this digital world. Apart from the obvious technological aspect, you need an integrated view on data and decision-making and a data-driven company culture. The CFO can act as a major catalyst to help organisations transform towards a more agile and effective decision-making entity.

  9. Vlerick Change Makers Podcast Series - #8 Ward Servaes (moveUP)

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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 eighth episode, Ward Servaes talks about how moveUP is changing the personalised healthcare industry. As CEO and co-founder, he gives his insights on data driven therapeutics, hitting milestones and scaling up in an international context.

  10. IBS brings prefabricated steel frame construction to the market

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    After graduating as a civil engineer at Ghent University, Olivier Degroote continued with a Vlerick Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Inspired by his knowledge of innovation and entrepreneurship and backed by his technical studies, the ambition grew to start and manage his own company. And so, he developed his own technique for prefab steel frame construction and he founded IBS (Innovative Building Systems).

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