Vlerick Venturing

vlerick venturingVlerick Venturing is the community for all Vlerick students and alumni with the entrepreneurial spirit in their veins. It groups all initiatives that are targeted towards (budding) entrepreneurs.

Setting up an own venture has increasingly become a conscious career choice. Vlerick Venturing wants to stimulate this action by inspiring and bringing together all our students and alumni with entrepreneurial ambitions. The community leans on a number of free events that are organised in the course of every academic year.

Vlerick venture talks

Vlerick Venture Talks is a series of inspirational sessions where entrepreneurs and actors active in the entrepreneurial ecosystem talk about their experience. During these evening sessions, three speakers give a testimonial on a specific topic related to entrepreneurship.
Vlerick Venture Talks is organised six times a year (alternately on our Ghent, Brussels and Leuven campuses).
Click here for the event page of the next edition of Vlerick Venture Talks

Vlerick venture sounding board

During the Vlerick Venture Sounding Board sessions a panel of experts (i.e. Vlerick professors and an entrepreneur) give feedback on start-up ideas and real-life challenges of starting ventures.
Current students and alumni can apply for participating at a session by reaching out to yannick.dillen@vlerick.com. In 2017, the Vlerick Venture Sounding Board will take place on the following dates:
March 7th (Ghent), June 6th (Brussels), September 19th (Ghent), November 30th (Leuven)

Pitch@Vlerick

To help our students, both current and former, in their fundraising efforts we organize Pitch@Vlerick at the end of the academic year. After a formal selection made by a jury of experts, 10 teams will be given the chance to pitch their start-up idea to a select group of investors, ranging from angel investors to venture capitalists, incubators, accelerators and crowdfunding platforms.
For more information: check the event page of Pitch @ Vlerick

Vlerick venture coaching network

Vlerick Business School has a long-standing network of business coaches who are there to help other entrepreneurs build their business. The expertise of the Vlerick Venture Coaches is used during several programs such as SME Challenge and SME Excellence and the start-up accelerator.
If you want to more information or if you are interested in becoming a Vlerick Venture Coach, you can reach out to sylien.kesteleyn@vlerick.com

Vlerick venture challenge

The Vlerick Venture Challenge will be organised for the first time in the course of the academic year 2017-2018. During this one-day event, students will participate in a challenge to develop an innovative business model for a new venture. More

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