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  1. How do other scale-ups do it?

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    When Deloitte and Vlerick began collaborating on entrepreneurship in 2014, there were plenty of initiatives for start-ups. But once they were ready to progress and had reached the scale-up phase, their managers were generally left to their own devices. The past three years have shown that there was a need for a community of like-minded people. Now our aim is to further strengthen that community and to meet the needs of the new generation of ‘born globals’ with the help of useful benchmarks. Because their burning question remains: how do other scale-ups do it?

  2. “25 years of shared values”

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    We were very pleased to see one of our longest-standing partners, EY, renew his engagement with our alumni community recently. Marc Cosaert, who is the driving force behind the partnership, looks back on “25 years of shared values”.

  3. “Give your dream a big hug”

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    Category: Alumni News

    After working for five years in Beirut, Elias Maalouli knows he wants to set up his own business. When he decides to take a Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship in 2016, he embarks on his journey as an entrepreneur. In September 2018, he launches FoundersBei, a co-working space in Beirut.

  4. The success paradox

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    The knowledge, experience, image and sincere concern of a founder are irreplaceable. However, a study of internet companies by Harvard has demonstrated, ironically enough, that a founding CEO’s success in achieving important company milestones increases that person’s chances of being replaced as CEO. Opinion article by Veroniek Collewaert, Professor of Entrepreneurship.

  5. What if... more women were paid to work?

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    Category: Student News

    Three Masters students – Ortwin Huysmans, Robin Dehondt and Lynn Roodhooft – spent a month in Ethiopia supporting SNV, the Netherlands Development Organisation, in a project on gender relations. Under the supervision of Vlerick Professor Smaranda Boros and, locally, Sarah De Smet, they explored the complexity of gender equality in rural Ethiopia.

  6. “A stable income for 192 chilli farmers in Rwanda”

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    “Spices Rwanda was still brand new, and we were just about to sow our first sustainable chilli pepper seeds when the market plummeted!” Jan Wolthers (Inclusive Trading Group) recalls. Fortunately, he had a great relationship with three Vlerick students. He decided to ask them how Spices Rwanda could still survive as a sustainable business.

  7. AI: Science fiction or not?

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    These days, artificial intelligence is everywhere and both large, established companies and young startups are busy experimenting with all kinds of AI applications, across all sectors. Science fiction? Actually, a lot of it comes down to advanced data analysis. Some people also call it “statistics on steroids”, as AI largely tries to recognise patterns in data. Legislation will play an increasingly important role here, a point which should not be underestimated if we do not wish to fall behind other continents that have already made greater progress. Professor Veroniek Collewaert is inviting politicians to already respond to the impact of all these evolutions on our society and to find the best ways of preparing for this.

  8. Say no to waste. Serve a vegetable dip!

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    Category: Alumni News

    Globally, a third of all food is thrown away. 45% of fruit and vegetables end up in the bin. For our Masters alumnus Helena Gheeraert, demonstrations, petitions or opinion pieces were not enough to make a difference. Helena actually wanted to roll up her sleeves and get stuck in. The result: Wonky, a range of delicious and healthy dips made of vegetables which would otherwise be thrown away. Not only less food is wasted, but it makes healthy snacking a lot easier too.

  9. 'Your career won't suffer if you spend more time sleeping or meditating'

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    From the biggest American online news website to a start-up which is intended to radically change the way the world works... Arianna Huffington is one of the most influential entrepreneurs in the US, as well as living proof that you can reinvent yourself. Business newspaper De Tijd took Dean of Vlerick Marion Debruyne to visit her role model.

  10. Lieve Mostrey (Euroclear) and Dieter De Mesmaeker (DataCamp) win the Vlerick Awards 2018

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    Lieve Mostrey, CEO of Euroclear, won the Vlerick Award 2018 this evening. According to tradition, the Vlerick Award goes to an established business leader who has successfully and sustainably taken their business to the top. Vlerick alumnus Dieter De Mesmaeker, the co-founder and CTO of DataCamp, received the very first Vlerick Venture Award. This award puts the spotlight on a young, entrepreneurial Vlerick alumnus whose rapidly-growing start-up has a positive impact on our society.

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