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  1. Social entrepreneurship for a better world

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    Some six years ago, Professor Hans Crijns, together with around 20 iGMO members - the Founding Fathers - christened the Entrepreneurs for the Developing World forum. The forum has since financed more than 100 student projects in social profit, both in Belgium and abroad. Today, it is known as the Forum for Social Entrepreneurship and is headed by Professor Leonardo Meeus.

  2. How to stimulate innovation in an SME

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    Why, as a business, should innovation keep you awake at night even though everything is going well? As soon as a company becomes successful, the natural reaction is to start playing it safe and take few risks. “Innovation is not only necessary to achieve a competitive advantage, but also to be able to survive. It is a process that is made up of four important steps: generating ideas, selection, promotion and implementation. You have to take the necessary measures throughout the entire process” says
    Professor Katleen De Stobbeleir.

  3. Flemish lack of entrepreneurial spirit is culturally determined

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    In Flanders, one in ten people plans to start a new company in the next three years. This is a record number in comparison to 15 years ago. The flip side is that people are doing this primarily out of necessity, because they have no other choice. The virtually unbridgeable gap between an opportunity and an actual start-up experienced by the majority of Flemings can largely be attributed to a fear of failure and a lack of confidence in their own ability. These are the most important conclusions of the 15th edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

  4. Vlerick launches two new, specialised masters programmes

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    The beginning of the new academic year, which was ceremonially opened in Brussels this week, marked Vlerick Business School’s launch of two new masters degree programmes. Students can study for a Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Leuven and a Masters in International Management & Strategy in Brussels. Both programmes, which respond to a trend towards greater specialisation, immediately got off to a strong start with 29 and 35 students, respectively.

  5. Best Reviewer Award for researcher Jeroen Neckebrouck

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    Doctoral Researcher Jeroen Neckebrouck has been awarded a Best Reviewer Award within the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management at the 2016 annual meeting in Anaheim (US). Each year the AOM rewards individuals who provide especially high-quality reviews of submissions made to the annual meeting.

  6. Corporate partners reward Masters graduates

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    During the Masters graduation event on 1 July, our corporate partners were delighted to present awards to students who excelled in a field that is close to our partners’ hearts. A gesture that symbolises the strong interaction between our students and the corporate world.

  7. Françoise Chombar (Melexis) wins the Vlerick Award 2016

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    Category: Alumni News

    Tonight Françoise Chombar, CEO of Melexis, has won the Vlerick Award 2016. The audience – who was able to vote both via internet as well as live at the event – chose her, because she led her company as business leader in its market segment with sustained results to the top.

  8. Who is starting a business in Flanders and why (not)?

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    No less than 9% of Flemish respondents want to start a new business within the next 3 years. However, a considerable gap remains between dream and reality, mainly due to fear of failure and a lack of self-confidence. It is also striking that people who start a new business effectively tend to do so based on necessity rather than opportunity. Start-ups have low ambitions in terms of job creation and innovation. Nevertheless, the international mindset in Flanders is among the highest in Europe.

  9. Business acquisition: a significant gap between dream and reality

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    If you dream of becoming an entrepreneur, you don’t necessarily need to start your own business from scratch. Indeed, some 10,000 businesses are handed over every year. “If you ask around, you’ll find that many people underestimate the process that precedes this kind of management buy-in,” says Miguel Meuleman, Professor of Entrepreneurship. “People are very optimistic at the start and have high expectations, but the search for a suitable business can easily take between one and two years.”

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