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  1. What are entrepreneurs’ top priorities in times of corona?

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    While they are essential to get companies through the crisis, the role of entrepreneurs threatens to be overlooked. Entrepreneurs not only need courage, clarity of mind and perseverance, they also need to be able to transform these into concrete actions and measures. Professor Hans Crijns explains how the entrepreneurs and owner-managers of the iGMO-network are handling this crisis and are helping to shape the future with a healthy dose of entrepreneurship.

  2. Retailers need an entrance strategy

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    Now that many shops have been forced to close for more than five weeks, we have been hearing loud calls for economic activity to be quickly resumed. However, the most important thing every entrepreneur needs to ask themselves is whether they can reopen profitably. To do profitable business, income obviously needs to be higher than costs. That is why, while the government is implementing a clear exit strategy, shopkeepers should come up with their own ‘entrance strategy’, says researcher Yannick Dillen. Not starting back up at full strength and with fewer staff might be part of this strategy.

  3. How a global crisis is accelerating entrepreneurship

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    We say of entrepreneurs that they see an opportunity and create a company to turn that opportunity into reality. The multitude of entrepreneurial ideas arising from the current crisis offer solutions to concrete problems that require real solutions in the short term. Because everything is constantly and rapidly changing, we see a process that is more focused on action than on brainstorming. According to Professor Hans Crijns, the unbridled creativity of young, enterprising people gives us hope to beat this crisis.

  4. How do we market a wearable for epilepsy patients?

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    Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship students put together a business plan for medical wearables by Byteflies start-up

    Only one-third of epilepsy patients are on the right medication. Thanks to Byteflies’ medical wearable, doctors have access to data that they can use to adjust medication. But how do you market this kind of device? That was the question that Vlerick students Bob and Arno tackled for their in-company project (ICP). The impact was greater than anyone expected…

  5. Entrepreneurs between damage control and responsible leadership

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    SMEs are feeling the impact of the corona crisis at all levels. By linking a long-term vision with a decisive limitation of the short-term damage, they can emerge stronger than before. That's the opinion of Entrepreneurship Professor Hans Crijns, researcher Yannick Dillen, Daan De Wever (CEO of Destiny) and Herman Van de Velde (Chairman of Van de Velde NV).

  6. “Entrepreneurship born of necessity”

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    From 11 to 16 November, 40 iGMO members headed to South Africa for their annual inspiration field trip. Their aim was to take a step back from their own companies for a while and acquire some food for thought, both from academic lectures at our partner institution Stellenbosch University, and from visits to local entrepreneurs in the townships. Professor Hans Crijns: “Here, entrepreneurship is born of necessity, but at the same time it expresses something incredibly hopeful.”

  7. How to make government investment a success

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    Research by Vlerick Business School has shown that proactive, hands-off investments by the government in companies with growth potential generate excellent results.

  8. Vlerick Student Entrepreneurship Fund supports young entrepreneurs in the pilot phase of their start-up

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    With the launch of its brand-new Student Entrepreneurship Fund, Vlerick Business School aims to give new entrepreneurs a boost in the early start-up phase, not only through its degree programmes, but now also financially. So far, €750,000 has been raised from 11 donors. Alumnus and engineer Wim Van Roy, CEO and co-founder of SnowVision, was the first to receive €5,000 in support.

  9. “Time well spent”

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    On 20 February we invited the crème de la crème of the Belgian scale-up community for the first alumni round table of the Entrepreneurship 2.0 programme, which is now on its fourth edition. The programme’s two founders, Professor Veroniek Collewaert and Deloitte’s Sam Sluismans, look back at it with satisfaction.

  10. Scale-up Masterclass - Creating a Community of Like-minded People

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    Founders and executives encounter challenges that other leaders have faced before them. What if they could meet like-minded people who are facing the same specific challenges? We believe that by creating a community of entrepreneurs we can help them solve their growing pains much faster and enable them to focus on what matters most: growing their business. Building further on our Entrepreneurship 2.0 initiative with Deloitte, we are now joining forces with Start-Up Survival. Together we created the Scale-up Masterclass, a powerful new, online programme to help companies make the most out of their scale-up potential.

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