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  1. Will someone else soon be doing your shopping?

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    Before they started their Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Alexander Ben Abdessalem and Sebastian Duyvendak had never met. They have since become the best of friends and are pouring all their enthusiasm into the start-up they share, Bask.it, a peer-to-peer shopping platform. How do they feel about the year they spent completing their masters, and what role has coincidence played in their start-up?

  2. Business with both feet on the ground

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    Can you learn how to become an entrepreneur? It's perfectly possible. However, the most valuable lessons are often learned in practice. Vlerick Business School has collaborated with the business sector for many years and we are lucky to be able to count on an extremely diverse group of entrepreneurs and investors who are willing to share their stories, knowledge and experience with our students completely voluntarily. The huge value of this synergy between academia and practice has now also been given official recognition with the new title of ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’ or ‘Investor in Residence’.

  3. The art of pitching

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    Category: Opinions

    Convincing someone to use their valuable resources – be it time, money or people – on your behalf is not something that happens in the blink of an eye. Pitching is an art that entrepreneurs need to master in order to convince investors to hand over their hard-earned cash. Opinion piece by Professor Veroniek Collewaert on the importance of pitching and preparing your pitch.

  4. Turn your passion into your job

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    Category: Student News

    If you drink a delicious cocktail at an event or in a bar, there’s a good change it’s a Fusion cocktail. Emiel Govaert, the founder of Fusion, is a civil and architectural engineer, as well as a mixologist – a ‘cocktail architect’ if you like. “Making cocktails is my passion and thanks to the Masters in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, I have turned it into my job.”

  5. First-class female entrepreneurial talent sought!

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    Category: Corporate News

    Are you an enthusiastic woman entrepreneur who is passionate about running her own business? Are you keen to inspire others by sharing the story behind your business success and your vision with them? Register now for the WOMED Award and give business successes achieved by and for women a face.

  6. Business families in transition: finding your own way

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    Category: Partner News

    When a family company makes the transition from one generation to another, it is important to maintain a good relationship and clear arrangements between active and non-active family members, across the generations. With the support of KBC and EY we research these transitions at the Centre for Family Business and organise courses such as the short programme ‘Families in Business’.

  7. Ticket to ride: reliable, safe transport in West Africa

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    Category: Student News

    Three Masters in Financial Management students – Simon Synaeghel, Kate Verschueren and Nicolas Bulté – went to Benin for their in-company project to help Baobab Express refine its financial planning and reporting. Baobab Express is a bus company in Benin and a subsidiary of African Drive in Leuven.

  8. Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship: tested and approved!

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    Category: Programme news

    Innovation is vitally important to businesses, more so than ever before. And entrepreneurship is in Vlerick Business School’s DNA. So it is only logical that we also offer a Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. The very first group of students graduated this summer. The second group has just started the course. So it is a good time to meet up with the programme director, Professor Veroniek Collewaert, and evaluate the first year.

  9. If you want to grow you have to pitch

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    Category: Corporate News

    “If you have a business and want to grow, you need money. And investors are constantly in search of interesting opportunities”, says Yannick Dillen, senior research associate and coordinator of the iGMO platform and Vlerick Venturing. “Once a year, we bring our students and alumni who have founded a start-up in contact with venture capitalists and business angels through [email protected]” Yannick takes a brief look back with Dries Wijnen, the co-founder of Securafin and runner-up in [email protected] 2017.

  10. Securafin combats unpaid bills

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    Category: Student News

    Dries Wijnen was an atypical law student with an unusually great interest in entrepreneurship. As much as he enjoyed studying law, he sensed during work experience at various law firms that he was sitting on the wrong side of the table: “I was giving legal advice to new entrepreneurs, and that was exciting, but I wanted to be one of them.” That was why an extra Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship seemed to be a logical step. His start-up, Securafin, won second place in [email protected]

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