Yannick Dillen



Yannick Dillen is Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Researcher at Vlerick Business School in the domain of Entrepreneurship. Yannick is closely involved with the Impulse Centre for Growth Management (iGMO) where he coordinates the iGMO Academy, iGMO 10, iGMO 11 and JiGMO. Besides he is active in the Masters, MBA and Executive programs as lecturer, ICP supervisor and start-up coach.
He obtained his PhD on the subject of high-growth firms in 2014 at the University of Antwerp. From 2010 to 2014, he was active at the employers’ organization Voka as a researcher. Hereafter, Yannick worked for the asset management firm Econopolis as a ‘private investments analist’. He joined Vlerick Business School in November 2015.  
His research focuses on firm growth with start-ups, scale-ups and mature companies, with a specific expertise in high-growth firms resulting in the annual ‘Belgian High-Growth Monitor’, a research report that analyses the group of Belgian high-growth firms. The academic work of Yannick was presented at several international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals such as International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research.


Job Title : Lecturer and Senior Researcher

Management Domain


Expert in
Strategic Risk Management
Business Growth
High-Growth Firms