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Veroniek Collewaert

Prof Veroniek Collewaert
Professor of Entrepreneurship at Vlerick Business School

Looking into the ‘darker’ sides of investor-entrepreneur relationships, Veroniek’s goal is to make both parties less naive in their dealings with each other and to teach them how to make the most out of their partnership. Veroniek has developed a substantial network of entrepreneurs and angel investors in both Belgium and the USA’s Silicon Valley, where she conducted her research on conflicts between investors and entrepreneurs.
Sophie Manigart

Prof Sophie Manigart
Professor of Corporate Finance at Vlerick Business School

Sophie Manigart turns theory into practice in the blink of an eye. She specialises in entrepreneurial finance, business angels, venture capital, MBOs, private equity and corporate finance.
Mathieu Luypaert

Prof Mathieu Luypaert 
Professor of Corporate Finance at Vlerick Business School

Mathieu Luypaert is specialising in value creation through mergers and acquisitions. He studies how the stock price of merging companies reacts upon the announcement of such a deal, and how potential synergies are realised. He teaches courses on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.
Katia Tieleman

Prof Katia Tieleman 
Professor of Negotiation & Conflict Management at Vlerick Business School

A leading authority in the field of negotiation, Katia is affiliated with the Harvard Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. For her high-impact interventions, Katia draws on her sophisticated academic background and her rich experience as a practitioner.
Hans Vanoorbeek

Adjunct Prof Hans Vanoorbeek
Professor in Entrepreneurship at Vlerick Business School / Co-founder of the Platform for Entrepreneurial Buyouts / Founder of BV Capital Partners / Former Associate Director Industri Kapital (London) and Partner BC Partners (London).

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