In this programme, you’ll be able to meet our core faculty as well as multiple (international) practitioners. This will give you the exposure to both academic and business sides and on top of that, this enables you to share experiences and allows for more networking opportunities.
Marion Debruyne

Prof Marion Debruyne
Dean and Professor of Marketing & Innovation at Vlerick Business School

Marion is passionate about the strategic side of innovation and the innovative side of strategy. She helps companies think about how to respond to changing markets and escape commoditization by adapting their product line, marketing strategy and ultimately, their business model.
Miguel Meuleman

Prof Miguel Meuleman
Professor of Entrepreneurship at Vlerick Business School

A passionate teacher in the field of entrepreneurship, Miguel has been involved in projects to make entrepreneurship education more effective. He has launched initiatives to bridge entrepreneurship, education and design, participated in numerous consulting projects, and is the author of several case studies. Miguel is specialised in the areas of new venture creation and growth, buyouts, business model generation and entrepreneurial finance.
Walter Van Dyck

Prof Walter Van Dyck 
Associate Professor of Technology & Innovation Management at Vlerick Business School

Walter studies idea emergence, showing how inventions come about and transform into innovative business models in life science- and technology-based ecosystems. Over the last 8 years, using ‘Entrepreneurial Boot Camp’ active learning formats, Walter has coached the emergence of more than 100 innovative ideas in global and multinational companies in the life sciences, smart systems and clean technology, and their combinations.
Bart De Waele

Bart is passionate about the internet, new technology, communication, transhumanism and entrepreneurship. Founder of multiple internet companies, he is also a Partner at Mandelbrot, CEO of digital agency Wijs, and Owner of N-Cube.


Fredrik Hacklin

Fredrik is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Vlerick Business School and Managing Director of the Corporate Innovation Lab. His research, teaching and advisory activities are in the field of strategic entrepreneurship and innovation, with particular focus on challenges associated with digital disruption, industry reconfiguration and their implications for corporate strategy. He has previously been a Fellow at Harvard University and a strategy consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton (today Strategy&, PwC). Fredrik has also held visiting positions at Stanford University, Imperial College Business School, ESMT Berlin, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Keio University, and Aalto University.


Cédric Donck Cédric Donck 

Cédric is an experienced entrepreneur, who launched various start-ups in the internet and communication sector. He also sold some of these start-ups to major international communication groups, such as Omnicom and WPP. Since 2011, he is a professional Business Angel and has invested in over a dozen internet companies in Brussels, Paris and Madagascar. He is also a professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in various universities and acts as Dean of Virtuology Academy. His fields of experience are business modeling, start-up and scale-up strategy, corporate innovation and SME financing.

Valentijn Destoop Valentijn Destoop 

Valentijn is Co-Founder and Partner Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Wonderland. With over 10 years of experience as a UX expert and creative director, he co-founded the digital product-design studio Little Miss Robot. In 2014, he co-founded Wonderland, where he helps companies explore new opportunities with design-led innovation and business-prototyping in a time of digital transformation.

Anthony De Wit Anthony De Wit 

Anthony is Managing Partner and Founding Partner of Suitcase. In 2011 he graduated at Vlerick Business School as Master in General Management and afterwards he developed a business opportunity he believed in: making men being effortlessly stylish every day, which is the core business of Suitcase. Read more about the story of Anthony here.

Karel-Lodewyck Lefere
Karel-Lodewyck is commercial director at the Innovation Lab of the CCV Group, one of the leading service providers of electronic payment transactions in Europe. This industry is confronted with a large number of disruptors, so looking for new business opportunities is the only way out. Karel-Lodewyck will share his experience on how they tackle this at CCV.

Jurgen Degrande
Jürgen is co-founder at Edgard&Cooper. He will share his story on how they are conquering the global market for healthy dogfood.

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