Vlerick Venture Talks

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Our fourth session of Vlerick Venture Talks might be your perfect source of inspiration! In this session, we will focus the importance of design for entrepreneurs.

Vlerick Venture Talks is a free series of inspirational sessions during which entrepreneurs talk about their experience and share their do’s and don’ts in the process of entrepreneurial venturing.

What's in it for you?

  • Testimonials by successful entrepreneurs and designers
  • An opportunity to encounter like-minded people and network with (other) entrepreneurs.

Meet the speakers:

Peter Van Riet: “Change is Fun”

Inventor, speaker, author, entrepreneur, innovator, thinker-out-of-the-box. But Belgian Peter Van Riet is probably best known as an internationally recognized designer and owner of Before the Wave. In his Venture Talk, Peter will talk about change. Change is what defines us, our brand, our business, our industry. He will approach change from a personal and a professional point of view, and explains how design is an approach to deal with change and to create meaning.

Johan van Mol: “Creativity in Action”

Johan van Mol is a Belgian strategist, entrepreneur, thinker and writer on innovation and design thinking. He is managing partner at Before the Wave. In his talk, Johan van Mol will highlight the nature of the creative thought process in innovation and design. And he will demonstrate some of the tools used at Studio Peter Van Riet, to turn creativity into meaningful stuff.

Tom Verlinden: “The making of Yun probiotherapy”

Tom Verlinden is the founder of YUN Ltd is a privately owned Belgian biotech company. YUN Probiotherapy is the result of over 10 years of research and development by the pharmaceutical technology, biopharmacy and microbiology departments from the University of Antwerp. This groundbreaking research led to the development of a new technology that takes care of common skin concerns with probiotherapy. Not only did Tom rely on hard science, he also relied on out-of-the-box design thinking to create his business model, his brand and his product experience.


6:45 pm Registration 
7:00 pm
8:30 pm
Vlerick Venture Talks
8:30 pm Networking drink 


Participation is free but registration is compulsory! There are only a limited number of places.
Get inspired at our session of Vlerick Venture Talks! We are looking forward to welcoming you to this event.

Best regards,

Yannick Dillen, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Vlerick Business School

Vlerick Venture Talks is supported by Vlerick Alumni

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