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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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    IBS brings prefabricated steel frame construction to the market

    Date: 30/11/2020
    Category: Alumni News
    After graduating as a civil engineer at Ghent University, Olivier Degroote continued with a Vlerick Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Inspired by his knowledge of innovation and entrepreneurship and backed by his technical studies, the ambition grew to start and manage his own company. And so, he developed his own technique for prefab steel frame construction and he founded IBS (Innovative Building Systems).
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  2. Collectique – adding more service and ease to the online shopping experience

    Date: 27/11/2020
    Category: Alumni News
    Founded in 2019 by alumna Claire Tobback, Collectique brings online and physical clothing shops together. When a physical store partners with Collectique, an online shopper can try on their purchase in the physical shop and receive style advice as well.
    Claire talks about her company and how Vlerick has helped her to discover her passion for entrepreneurship and has encouraged her to dream big.
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  3. Vlerick Change Makers Podcast Series - #7 Elias Maalouli (FoundersBei)

    Date: 25/11/2020
    Category: Alumni News
    ‘Vlerick Change Makers’ is an original Vlerick Business School podcast series, in which we learn from Vlerick alumni on how they live, learn and leap in these turbulent times. In this seventh episode, Elias Maalouli, CEO of the Lebanese company FoundersBei, talks openly about entrepreneurship and the challenges he faced in the trying year of 2020. He takes us into the world of start-ups, networking and investors in Beirut where his aim is to change the start-up scene in The Middle East.
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