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Sven De Cleyn has been working with technology-based start-ups for 10 years. He joined iMinds mid 2011 as Incubation Programs manager; a role in which he now supports about 20 new digital start-ups per year in the iStart program. Additionaly, he teaches and conducts research in entrepreneurship at University of Antwerp.
Serial Entrepreneur with 3 exits on his belt. Co-founder of Skynet, Keytrade Bank, TunZ.com. He advises and invests in startups trough Belcube. Advisor at Bepark and board member of Voxbone.
John Porter has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Telenet, a leading provider of media and telecommunication services in Belgium, as of April 2013. Prior to joining Telenet, he served as Chairman and non-executive director on the board of ASX-listed company Enero and oOh!media, Australia’s largest outdoor media company.
He has a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation and experience as well in a large corporate as in a startup environment. Ideation of new physical and IT products, the development and validation phase and international scaling experience will be his key contribution to the whole idealabs community.
Vincent Bruyneel is currently Vice President Strategy & Corporate Development at Liberty Global, the largest international cable company with operations in 14 countries and is based in Amsterdam. He is responsible for developing and driving the group's global corporate strategy with a specific focus on The Netherlands, Belgium and Central & Eastern Europe.
Kim Smets is currently Product Director Broadband & Bundles at Telenet. He is responsible for product roadmap, development, experience and pricing for Telenet's consumer broadband and bundle products. At Telenet Kim has been involved in the development and launch of Whop & Whoppa, Triiing, Wi-Free Homespots, Fibernet and Webmail among other initiatives. He started his career in a Big Data analytics consultancy startup.
Pieterjan is the Co-founder and CEO of Showpad, the leading mobile sales enablement platform helping to align sales and marketing. Showpad has offices in Gent and San Francisco and is one of the fastest growing tech startups in Europe. He started his professional career at Accenture, was an early employee at Netlog.com and co-founded In the Pocket (www.inthepocket.mobi) where he still serves on the board.
Rudy De Waele is a Technology Innovation Strategist, Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Author/Curator of Shift 2020. Rudy propels leaders to stay ahead of what will transform their business through hosting innovation events, speaking live at conferences, and facilitating senior executive brainstorms.
Stefan is the founder and CEO of PE Group, a corporate finance and private equity company and has more than 25 years experience in audit, corporate law, M&A, corporate finance, investment banking and private equity with companies as KPMG, Linklaters, Lessius, the Belgian Corporation for International Investment (SBI/BMI), SI2 Fund (social impact fund) and as CEO of Beluga (Euronext Brussels) and PE Group.