Vlerick Venture Talks – Join these 5 sessions

Category: Alumni Events

Unfortunately, we had to cancel this schoolyear’s last Venture Talk, scheduled on 22 May in Brussels. With our apologies for the inconvenience. Thank you for participating in a most successful lecture series. We are looking forward to informing you on the programme for 2019-2020!

17 October 2018
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Ghent Campus
Students and Alumni

Looking for inspirational stories and impactful views on today’s challenges in entrepreneurship? During these evening talks, 3 guest speakers deal with a specific topic related to founding and growing your venture. You can register for one talk only or participate in the series. Save the dates: 17 Oct, 5 Dec, 16 Jan, 13 March, 22 May.
If you register for the complete series, you can join at a reduced price.

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Venture Talk 1: AI is your business

When? 17 October 2018
Time? 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where? Ghent Campus

Artificial intelligence is big business and indeed, there is no end to the stories on what AI can do: facial recognition, language analysis, event prediction, logo detection, … But how to implement this in your organisation? During this talk we uncover real use cases from start to end. What’s the return on investment, who do you need in your team to train the machine, and how to actually make things work?

Venture Talk 2: Experience the start-up life

When? 5 December 2018
Time? 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where? Brussels Campus

There is life beyond the Big Four when looking for career options! Currently we see a trend amongst our Vlerick MBA and Master students, as they are actively looking into the start-up and scale-up life. How can you contribute in a start-up? Discover most-wanted profiles!

Venture Talk 3: Disruption in digital marketing

When? 16 January 2019
Time? 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where? Leuven Campus

Hardly ever co-founder Stefan Tournoy (Vente-Exclusive) is giving a public talk on his venture, but he is making an exception for Vlerick Business School. Interested in how you can disrupt your industry?

Venture Talk 4: Social Entrepreneurship

When? 13 March 2019
Time? 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where? Brussels Campus

Do you take entrepreneurial action to create a better world? We support students and alumni who make the difference! Come and check-out some best practices.

Venture Talk 5: How different investors can impact your growth strategies

When? 22 May 2019
Time? 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where? Brussels Campus

Growing your venture requires money. But not all money is the same. Investors differ in their goals, ambitions and strategies. This impacts the way they invest, how they interact with their portfolio companies, and how their companies ultimately develop. You will learn from investors what is important to them, how they select their investment targets and how they approach the post-investment relationship, and from entrepreneurs’ experiences with investors.