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Elien Van Hecke

Entrepreneur in Residence

Fertiga founder Elien brings a combination of bioengineering expertise and business experience to her role at Vlerick

Elien Van Hecke started her professional life at Innogenetics (now Fujirebio), where she held various international commercial roles – and then went on to join Roche Diagnostics. In 2017, she took the leap into the world of entrepreneurship, and launched a molecular diagnostics company with Prof Dr Johan Smitz and Prof Dr André Rosenthal. Fertiga is a spin-off from VUB Belgium, and its objective is to make female fertility treatment more effective. Elien’s ambition is to give all women the highest chance possible of becoming a mother. She’s Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for operations and commercialisation of products.

She is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Vlerick Entrepreneurship Academy.

Who am I?

  • Master in Business Economics at Ghent University
  • Master in Bioscience Engineering (biotechnology) at Ghent University

My expertise 

  • Sales
  • Investments
  • Business
  • Licensing
  • Healthcare

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