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Nele Van Damme

Entrepreneur in Residence

Founder and co-CEO at Upgrade Estate, Nele is a heart and soul entrepreneur

A passionate and committed entrepreneur, Nele Van Damme has developed a sophisticated accommodation concept in Upgrade Estate. It comprises Upkot – for students, Upliving – for young professionals and Upoffiz for SMEs.

For two decades, Upgrade Estate has been driven by its vision and quality standards - satisfaction and convenience for both tenants and investors. The company refines its concept every day to increase social impact in a value-driven context.

Nele says her story is one of continuous innovation, daring to make choices, constantly reinventing and creating added value for all stakeholders. She focuses on social intelligence, CSR, common sense and employee satisfaction – and is interested in ecology, branding, customer centricity and innovation. According to Buckingham’s Strengths Finder, her top five innate talents are strategic, achiever, empathy, learner and activator.

Nele loves a challenge and has been known to convert new hobbies into substantiated and innovative new concepts. She is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Vlerick Entrepreneurship Academy.

Who am I?

  • Member of iGMO at Vlerick Business School
  • Postgraduate degree in Sustainable Development at Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen
  • Postgraduate degree in Real Estate Law at KU Leuven
  • Postgraduate degree in Project Management at Thomas Moore Hogeschool
  • Bachelor in Business Management at Artevelde Hogeschool

My expertise

  • Sustainability
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • People and HR

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