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Thursday, April 21, 2022
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Lorenz Bogaert
Lorenz Bogaert

Tech entrepreneur and angel investor - StarApps / Pitchdrive. Ventures started include Netlog, Bizzy, FixForm, Talkie, Delta, Twoo, Realo, Rydoo.

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Ron Simpson
Ron Simpson

Turning creative ideas into successful concepts. Co-founder of The Avocado Show: rapidly growing restaurant franchise.

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Valerie Van den Keybus
Valerie Van den Keybus

CEO - BelCham: Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce: helping high-growth startups, scale-ups, and corporations expand and scale their activities.

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Ruben Brave
Ruben Brave

Serial tech media and telecom entrepreneur, board member at various impactful tech or media-related organizations and CEO of Entelligence. Founded the Dutch New Narrative Lab, an initiative for inclusive and innovative entrepreneurship supported by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate.

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Yousef Yousef
Yousef Yousef

CEO LG Sonic: reducing chemical cost by controlling algae and biofilm in different applications like surface water, industrial water, and maritime. Chairman of Green Scale-ups Org: coaching innovative startups into becoming scale-ups. Passionate about tech green scale-ups.

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Kimberly Ofori
Kimberly Ofori

Managing Director Ofori & Co: A Strategic Innovation Agency. In the mids of building a new international accelerator. Successfully founded and sold two companies.

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Raisa Ghazi
Raisa Ghazi

Social Impact Entrepreneur focusing on Tech, a Member of the Dutch Social and Economic Council. Committed to helping companies and governments create more ethical and inclusive technologies.

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Hugo Niezen
Hugo Niezen

International Growth Lead - DutchBasecamp: helping companies with building an international strategy, validating and landing in new markets.

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Helen McLaughlin
Helen McLaughlin

Head of Security Enablement & Culture at Mambu: one of the unicorn companies from Germany, HQ in Amsterdam.

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Filip Van Innis
Filip Van Innis

Investment Director - Fortino Capital Partners: investing in high-growth B2B SaaS, PaaS & digital technology companies across North West Europe.

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Christophe Vanhoutte
Christophe Vanhoutte

Country Manager - Unifiedpost Singapore: platform for SME business services with offices in 32 countries.

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Eiso Vaandrager
Eiso Vaandrager

Serial Entrepreneur and Partner at 01 Ventures: investing in companies taking on big global problems with very bold ambitions, using cutting-edge technologies.

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Steven Lambert
Steven Lambert

Investment Director - Capricorn Partners: early stage venture capital focused on deeptech enabled startups in digitalisation of business 4.0 and digital health.

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Reginald Vossen
Reginald Vossen

CEO - Business Angels Network Flanders: a platform that connects entrepreneurs with private investors.

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Victor Maina
Victor Maina

Founder & CEO - Duhqa: Nairobi-based last mile supply chain & distribution technology platform. Participating in Techstars 2021.

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Wim Derkinderen
Wim Derkinderen

Managing Partner & Board member - Pitchdrive: investment firm powered by a data-driven engine to qualify seed-stage ventures faster than anyone on the market.

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Wouter Glaser
Wouter Glaser

Chief Growth Officer/ board member at Ace: a family of leading agencies that offers integrated work for brands that want to be human and connected.

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Joey Moreau
Joey Moreau

Head of investor relations at Startupbootcamp: a global network of industry focused accelerators. We take startups global by giving them direct access to an international network of the most relevant partners, investors, and mentors in their sector.

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Ajay Ramasubramaniam
Ajay Ramasubramaniam

Founder & CEO: Startup Réseau: ecosystem builder in emerging economies such as East Africa.

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Edgard Creemers
Edgard Creemers

Head of investments at ROM Region Utrecht: connecting ambitious, innovative entrepreneurs with knowledge, financing and internationalisation ambitions.

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Robin Wauters
Robin Wauters

Founder of Tech.eu; journalist, analyst, speaker and event curator. Tech.eu is the premier source of European tech news, data analysis and market intelligence.

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Jurgen Goens
Jurgen Goens

Founder and CEO - Lilo: open and transparent platform for everything translation related

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Aelbrecht Van Damme
Aelbrecht Van Damme

Co-founder - Investee: on a mission is to make investing in private growth companies as hassle-free as possible

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Andrew David Herweg
Andrew David Herweg

Internationalization Officer - imec.istart: the first investor and supporting partner to scale your tech startup

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Jens Jochems
Jens Jochems

Director Belgian Desk - YER USA: connects Europe's best companies with North America's best candidates.

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Filip Cuypers
Filip Cuypers

Principal - Volta Ventures: seed and early-stage venture capital for Internet and software companies in the Benelux.

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Matthias Browaeys
Matthias Browaeys

CEO - WinWinner: leading Belgian crowd lending platform that connects private investors with entrepreneurs.

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Lucas Stoops
Lucas Stoops

Investment Manager - Force Over Mass Capital: UK-based investor focused on B2B innovation across four verticals, i.e. Fintech, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS and Industry 4.0.

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Laurens De Poorter
Laurens De Poorter

Head of Europe at Kraken Ventures: early-stage investments in fintech and crypto. Founder at Syndicate One: 32 experienced startup operators, founders and executives providing financing and mentorship.

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Elias Suliman
Elias Suliman

Senior Investment Adviser - British Embassy Brussels, Venture Capital Matchmaker - UK Department for International Trade

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Kris Neyens
Kris Neyens

Manager Internationalisation at VIL Flanders Innovation Cluster for Logistics & Hyperloop Theme Manager

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Raphael Beaumond
Raphael Beaumond

Impact Investment Manager - LITA: European equity crowdfunding platform for impact investing in sustainable projects.

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Maxime Verstrepen
Maxime Verstrepen

Partner at Four & Five: a business law firm with a focus on corporate, commercial and IT law, M&A, GDPR and real estate.

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Don Keleman
Don Keleman

Executive Director - IXL Center: helping corporations and individuals develop breakthrough strategic solutions and world-class innovation management capabilities.

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Maarten de Jong
Maarten de Jong

Co-Founder & Managing Director Oneplanetcrowd: a crowd finance platform for entrepreneurs and renewable energy projects.

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Ben Troch
Ben Troch

Client Manager Benelux - International Management Solutions Inc.: expand your European business to the U.S. with an independent and bi-cultural partner.

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Lorenz Bogaert
Lorenz Bogaert
Tech entrepreneur and angel investor - StarApps / Pitchdrive. Ventures started include Netlog, Bizzy, FixForm, Talkie, Delta, Twoo, Realo, Rydoo.
->
Ron Simpson
Ron Simpson
Turning creative ideas into successful concepts. Co-founder of The Avocado Show: rapidly growing restaurant franchise.
->
Valerie Van den Keybus
Valerie Van den Keybus
CEO - BelCham: Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce: helping high-growth startups, scale-ups, and corporations expand and scale their activities.
->
Ruben Brave
Ruben Brave
Serial tech media and telecom entrepreneur, board member at various impactful tech or media-related organizations and CEO of Entelligence: an academic business incubator. Recently founded the Dutch New Narrative Lab, a new initiative for inclusive and innovative entrepreneurship supported by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate.
->
Yousef Yousef
Yousef Yousef
CEO LG Sonic: reducing chemical cost by controlling algae and biofilm in different applications like surface water, industrial water, and maritime. Chairman of Green Scale-ups Org: coaching innovative startups into becoming scale-ups. Passionate about tech green scale-ups.
->
Kimberly Ofori
Kimberly Ofori
Managing Director Ofori & Co: A Strategic Innovation Agency. In the mids of building a new international accelerator. Successfully founded and sold two companies.
->
Raisa Ghazi
Raisa Ghazi
Social Impact Entrepreneur focusing on Tech, a Member of the Dutch Social and Economic Council. Committed to helping companies and governments create more ethical and inclusive technologies. Currently scaling her business to the UAE.
->
Hugo Niezen
Hugo Niezen
International Growth Lead - DutchBasecamp: helping companies with building an international strategy, validating and landing in new markets.
->
Helen McLaughlin
Helen McLaughlin
Head of Security Enablement & Culture at Mambu: one of the unicorn companies from Germany, HQ in Amsterdam.
->
Filip Van Innis
Filip Van Innis
Investment Director - Fortino Capital Partners: investing in high-growth B2B SaaS, PaaS & digital technology companies across North West Europe.
->
Christophe Vanhoutte
Christophe Vanhoutte
Country Manager - Unifiedpost Singapore: platform for SME business services with offices in 32 countries.
->
Eiso Vaandrager
Eiso Vaandrager
Serial Entrepreneur and Partner at 01 Ventures: investing in companies taking on big global problems with very bold ambitions, using cutting-edge technologies.
->
Steven Lambert
Steven Lambert
Investment Director - Capricorn Partners: early stage venture capital focused on deeptech enabled startups in digitalisation of business 4.0 and digital health.
->
Reginald Vossen
Reginald Vossen
CEO - Business Angels Network Flanders: a platform that connects entrepreneurs with private investors.
->
Victor Maina
Victor Maina
Founder & CEO - Duhqa: Nairobi-based last mile supply chain & distribution technology platform. Participating in Techstars 2021.
->
Wim Derkinderen
Wim Derkinderen
Managing Partner & Board member - Pitchdrive: investment firm powered by a data-driven engine to qualify seed-stage ventures faster than anyone on the market.
->
Wouter Glaser
Wouter Glaser
Chief Growth Officer/ board member at Ace: a family of leading agencies that offers integrated work for brands that want to be human and connected.
->
Joey Moreau
Joey Moreau
Head of investor relations at Startupbootcamp: a global network of industry focused accelerators. We take startups global by giving them direct access to an international network of the most relevant partners, investors, and mentors in their sector.
->
Ajay Ramasubramaniam
Ajay Ramasubramaniam
Founder & CEO: Startup Réseau: ecosystem builder in emerging economies such as East Africa.
->
Edgard Creemers
Edgard Creemers
Head of investments at ROM Region Utrecht: connecting ambitious, innovative entrepreneurs with knowledge, financing and internationalisation ambitions.
->
Robin Wauters
Robin Wauters
Founder of Tech.eu; journalist, analyst, speaker and event curator. Tech.eu is the premier source of European tech news, data analysis and market intelligence.
->
Jurgen Goens
Jurgen Goens
Founder and CEO - Lilo: open and transparent platform for everything translation related
->
Aelbrecht Van Damme
Aelbrecht Van Damme
Co-founder - Investee: on a mission is to make investing in private growth companies as hassle-free as possible
->
Andrew David Herweg
Andrew David Herweg
Internationalization Officer - imec.istart: the first investor and supporting partner to scale your tech startup
->
Jens Jochems
Jens Jochems
Director Belgian Desk - YER USA: connects Europe's best companies with North America's best candidates.
->
Filip Cuypers
Filip Cuypers
Principal - Volta Ventures: seed and early-stage venture capital for Internet and software companies in the Benelux.
->
Matthias Browaeys
Matthias Browaeys
CEO - WinWinner: leading Belgian crowd lending platform that connects private investors with entrepreneurs.
->
Lucas Stoops
Lucas Stoops
Investment Manager - Force Over Mass Capital: UK-based investor focused on B2B innovation across four verticals, i.e. Fintech, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS and Industry 4.0.
->
Laurens De Poorter
Laurens De Poorter
Head of Europe at Kraken Ventures: early-stage investments in fintech and crypto. Founder at Syndicate One: 32 experienced startup operators, founders and executives providing financing and mentorship.
->
Elias Suliman
Elias Suliman
Senior Investment Adviser - British Embassy Brussels, Venture Capital Matchmaker - UK Department for International Trade
->
Kris Neyens
Kris Neyens
Manager Internationalisation at VIL Flanders Innovation Cluster for Logistics & Hyperloop Theme Manager
->
Raphael Beaumond
Raphael Beaumond
Impact Investment Manager - LITA: European equity crowdfunding platform for impact investing in sustainable projects.
->
Maxime Verstrepen
Maxime Verstrepen
Partner at Four & Five: a business law firm with a focus on corporate, commercial and IT law, M&A, GDPR and real estate.
->
Don Keleman
Don Keleman
Executive Director - IXL Center: helping corporations and individuals develop breakthrough strategic solutions and world-class innovation management capabilities in order to drive significant, sustainable business impact.
->
Maarten de Jong
Maarten de Jong
Co-Founder & Managing Director Oneplanetcrowd: a crowd finance platform for entrepreneurs and renewable energy projects. Investors are offered propositions with both financial and social return.
->
Ben Troch
Ben Troch
Client Manager Benelux - International Management Solutions Inc.: expand your European business to the U.S. with an independent and bi-cultural partner.
->
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