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  1. Succession, for entrepreneurs and liberal professions too

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    Category: Partner News

    One in three clients of Bank J.Van Breda & C° is heading towards the end of their career. For the bank which serves “entrepreneurs and liberal professions only”, offering a personal and proactive advisory service on the delicate succession process is therefore high on the agenda. ‘As a Prime Foundation Partner within the Centre for Mergers, Acquisitions & Buy-outs, we want to become more in tune with the M&A market,’ says Peter Devlies, member of the Management Committee. Together with our dean Marion Debruyne, he explains the strategic value of this partnership.

  2. Entrepreneurial and innovative Berlin

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    Category: Student News

    If you want to get the low down on disruption, what better place to visit than Berlin? 39 Masters in General Management students experienced the German capital's vibrant start-up community. At the same time, another group of 115 students got an introduction to the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem in Berlin.

  3. Start-ups seek managers

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    Category: Alumni News

    There have never been as many start-ups in Belgium as there are today. The fact that so many people are taking the initiative to start their own business is of tremendous benefit to the fabric of our economy. However, not every entrepreneur is, by definition, also a good manager. This is why more and more fledgling enterprises are calling in external specialists. Lorenzo Bown stepped aside as CEO of StoryMe, and MBA alumnus Joris Noreillie is a freelance CFO working for various Flemish start-ups.

  4. Vlerick students advance to regional finals of Hult Prize

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    Category: Student News

    Two teams of full-time MBA and Masters students from Vlerick Business School have advanced to the regional finals of the seventh annual Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good. This innovative crowdsourcing platform identifies and launches disruptive and catalytic social ventures that aim to solve the planet’s most pressing challenges. The 2016 Hult Prize asks entrepreneurs to create sustainable businesses that double the income of 10 million people living in crowded urban spaces.

  5. The grass isn’t necessarily greener in Silicon Valley

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    Category: Opinions

    When looking at the Belgian business and finance landscape, it really doesn’t look at all bad. There are many things we do well and we should put these under the spotlight. Plenty of measures have been put in place to help start-up entrepreneurs, both coming from the government as well as coming from private initiatives. In general, there is nothing wrong with our country’s culture and mentality. There is, however, an overhanging fear of failure in our country.

  6. Entrepreneurial mentality scores poorly in Flanders

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    When it comes to its entrepreneurial mentality, Flanders is far from playing a leading role when compared to 20 other European regions. The key areas for improvement are (1) identifying opportunities for starting up a business, (2) the status perception of successful entrepreneurs, and (3) the image of existing entrepreneurs. Flanders fails to stand out positively in any of the indicators that were researched. We are, however, following closely on the heels of the European pack when it comes to the role played by training and education.

  7. Entrepreneurship 2.0 pinpoints three main challenges for young ventures

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    Category: Research News

    How do young ventures tackle their compensation policy? How can they find adequate sources of financing? And how do they set up strategic partnerships that help them grow into a sustainable, profitable business? That is what we want to find out together with our Prime Foundation Partner Deloitte Belgium during the Entrepreneurship 2.0 round tables and subsequent research.

  8. Modesty is a virtue

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    Category: Opinions

    AB InBev’s take-over bid for SABMiller incited a veritable torrent of response from the Belgian press. In-depth analyses discuss the advantages and challenges for the new group, which is currently still in formation. But reading between the lines, there is admiration and barely concealed pride because one of ‘our’ companies has made it to the top. It goes without saying that the Leuven-based brewery’s steep ascent to becoming the world’s biggest producer of beer commands more than just respect. Nevertheless, the success of AB InBev demonstrates both the contribution and limitations of Belgium as an incubator for the expansion of a leading corporation at a global level.

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