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Vlerick Change Makers

Welcome to ‘Vlerick Change Makers’, an original Vlerick podcast series. In this podcast, we learn from Vlerick alumni on how they live, learn and leap in these turbulent times.

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  1. How Craftpack turns adversity into good business

    Date: 27/01/2021
    Category: Alumni News
    In normal times, the core business of Vlerick alumnus Hans De Smedt is his ‘EverPresent Events’ event agency. However, the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns brought the events sector to a stand-still in 2020. But adversity clearly stimulates Hans’ creativity, as he created a new concept and brand. Craftpack offers gift packages comprised entirely of local products. In the meantime, it has grown into much more than an activity to make up lost revenue in the COVID period.
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  2. A start-up with high ‘aspyrations’

    Date: 13/01/2021
    Category: Alumni News
    Making customers happy through innovative healthcare solutions is the mission of Aspyro. This start-up was co-founded in 2020 by Masters alumnus Lien Van Der Schueren and produces 3D-printed eyewear designed especially for oxygen users. Oxy-glasses make oxygen therapy less visible, more comfortable, and more practical. Lien talks about how Vlerick made her see that she could actually be an entrepreneur – something she had never considered before.
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  3. Tasty healthy meals made easy

    Date: 06/01/2021
    Category: Alumni News
    The Mealhero adventure started from three Masters in General Management alumni asking themselves: Why is it so hard to eat healthy? And why is it so easy to eat unhealthy? Is it possible to eat easy and healthy? In answer to these questions, they came up with this solution: fresh-frozen ingredients, in innovative combinations, prepared within 25 minutes by a smart steamer. They’ve just raised another €2.5 million in venture capital to grow their company even further.
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