HOW TO CONVINCE YOUR
PARENTS AND FRIENDS THAT
YOU WANT TO BECOME AN
ENTREPRENEUR
THIS HAPPY BUNCH JUST
GRADUATED FROM UNIVERSITY
MEET
LAURA
NICOLAS
MEET
LAURA SHE GOT A
MASTERS DEGREE.
HOORAY!
WHAT NOW?
SHE STARTS HER
WORKING CAREER
HER OPTIONS:
SME’S
STARTUPS
BIG CORPO...
HE GOT A
MASTERS DEGREE.
HOORAY!
WHAT NOW?
HE BECOMES AN
ENTREPRENEUR
HIS OPTIONS:
MEET
NICOLAS
START A STARTUP
NICOLAS
ST...
WHAT BELGIUM THINKS
LAURA
NICOLAS
JOB AT A BIG
CORPORATE
STARTS HIS
OWN STARTUP
CRAZY FOOL!GOOD GIRL!
X1000
WHAT BELGIUM THINKS
LAURA
NICOLASCRAZY FOOL
“THE NUMBER OF YOUNG
GRADUATES ACTUALLY STARTING
UP A BUSINESS AFTER THEIR
STU...
WHAT BELGIUM NEEDS
LAURA
NICOLAS
JOB AT A BIG
CORPORATE
STARTS HIS
OWN STARTUP
GOOD GIRL!
X1000
GOOD BOY!
HOW CAN NICOLAS
CONVINCE HIS PARENTS
THAT HE ISN’T A CRAZY
FOOL?
MEET
NICOLAS
NICOLAS
STARTS HIS
OWN STARTUP
DON’T TELL THEM YOU
ARE BUILDING THE NEXT
FACEBOOK ;)
TIP #1
DON’T GET TOO FULL OF
YOURSELF
NICOLAS
SHOW YOU THOUGHT YOUR IDEA
THROUGH TO THE LONG TERM.
NOT JUST WHAT YOU HOPE
...
TIP #2
DO YOUR HOMEWORK
NICOLAS
BE THOROUGH IN EXPLAINING
WHY YOU WANT TO DO IT, AND
WHY NOW IS THE TIME TO DO IT.
NO SPUR...
TIP #3
TALK TO A LOT OF PEOPLE
NICOLAS
GO TO MEETUPS, PITCH NIGHTS,
OPEN COFFEES. ANY
ENTREPRENEURIAL EVENT
THAT’S RELEVAN...
TIP #4
KEEP THEM IN THE LOOP
NICOLAS
THINK OF YOUR PARENTS AS
INVESTORS. YOU NEED TO
UPDATE THEM ON YOUR
PROGRESS. THEY CO...
TIP #5
SHOW YOUR PASSION!
NICOLAS
SHOW THAT THIS PASSION IS
MAKING YOU HAPPY. YOUR
PASSION FOR BECOMING AN
ENTREPRENEUR IS...
TIP #6
JOIN OTHER
ENTREPRENEURS
NICOLAS
DON’T STAY IN YOUR BEDROOM.
GET OUT OF THE BUILDING. JOIN
OTHER ENTREPRENEURS
(ACC...
TIP #7
BE COMPLETELY HONEST
NICOLAS
HAVE ULTIMATE TRUST BETWEEN
EACH OTHER. IF YOUR PARENTS
ARE HELPING YOU FINANCIALLY,
M...
TIP #8
SHOW THEM WHAT YOU
BRING TO THE TABLE
NICOLAS
YOUR PARENTS KNOW WHERE
THEY ARE GOOD AT. CONVINCE
THEM WHAT YOU ARE ...
TIP #9
FIND A MENTOR
NICOLAS
TRY AND LOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO
ARE WILLING TO GUIDE YOU IN
YOUR JOURNEY. SEASONED
ENTREPRENEURS ...
TIP #10
EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA ON
THEIR TERMS
NICOLAS
SHOW THEM YOUR IDEA IS A
GOOD ONE, THAT YOU ARE
CAPABLE OF ACTUALLY
CREAT...
YOU CONVINCED
YOUR PARENTS?
WHAT NOW?
APPLY FOR THE
TELENET
IDEALABS
ACCELERATOR
YOU GET:
MEET
NICOLAS
GUIDANCE BY 80 MENT...
HEY LAURA, YOU SHOULD JOIN
NICOLAS IN HIS JOURNEY!
MEET
LAURA
NICOLAS
APPLY NOW FOR THE
TELENET IDEALABS
ACCELERATOR
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The number of young graduates actually starting u a business after their studies is rather low! We need more entrepreneurs in Belgium. Here are some tips on how to convince your parents and friends that you want to start a startup. Stop Talking, Start Building!

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  1. 1. HOW TO CONVINCE YOUR PARENTS AND FRIENDS THAT YOU WANT TO BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR
  2. 2. THIS HAPPY BUNCH JUST GRADUATED FROM UNIVERSITY MEET LAURA NICOLAS
  3. 3. MEET LAURA SHE GOT A MASTERS DEGREE. HOORAY! WHAT NOW? SHE STARTS HER WORKING CAREER HER OPTIONS: SME’S STARTUPS BIG CORPORATES LAURA CHOSES FOR A WELL PAID JOB AT A BIG CORPORATE 1 2 3
  4. 4. HE GOT A MASTERS DEGREE. HOORAY! WHAT NOW? HE BECOMES AN ENTREPRENEUR HIS OPTIONS: MEET NICOLAS START A STARTUP NICOLAS STARTS HIS OWN STARTUP 1 2 3
  5. 5. WHAT BELGIUM THINKS LAURA NICOLAS JOB AT A BIG CORPORATE STARTS HIS OWN STARTUP CRAZY FOOL!GOOD GIRL! X1000
  6. 6. WHAT BELGIUM THINKS LAURA NICOLASCRAZY FOOL “THE NUMBER OF YOUNG GRADUATES ACTUALLY STARTING UP A BUSINESS AFTER THEIR STUDIES IS LOW”
  7. 7. WHAT BELGIUM NEEDS LAURA NICOLAS JOB AT A BIG CORPORATE STARTS HIS OWN STARTUP GOOD GIRL! X1000 GOOD BOY!
  8. 8. HOW CAN NICOLAS CONVINCE HIS PARENTS THAT HE ISN’T A CRAZY FOOL? MEET NICOLAS NICOLAS STARTS HIS OWN STARTUP
  9. 9. DON’T TELL THEM YOU ARE BUILDING THE NEXT FACEBOOK ;)
  10. 10. TIP #1 DON’T GET TOO FULL OF YOURSELF NICOLAS SHOW YOU THOUGHT YOUR IDEA THROUGH TO THE LONG TERM. NOT JUST WHAT YOU HOPE HAPPENS IN SIX MONTHS. SOURCE
  11. 11. TIP #2 DO YOUR HOMEWORK NICOLAS BE THOROUGH IN EXPLAINING WHY YOU WANT TO DO IT, AND WHY NOW IS THE TIME TO DO IT. NO SPUR-OF-THE-MOMENT DECISION! SOURCE
  12. 12. TIP #3 TALK TO A LOT OF PEOPLE NICOLAS GO TO MEETUPS, PITCH NIGHTS, OPEN COFFEES. ANY ENTREPRENEURIAL EVENT THAT’S RELEVANT. TALK TO FELLOW ENTREPRENEURS. TEST YOUR IDEA AND GET FEEDBACK
  13. 13. TIP #4 KEEP THEM IN THE LOOP NICOLAS THINK OF YOUR PARENTS AS INVESTORS. YOU NEED TO UPDATE THEM ON YOUR PROGRESS. THEY COULD HELP YOU. EMOTIONALLY AND BUSINESS WISE. SOURCE
  14. 14. TIP #5 SHOW YOUR PASSION! NICOLAS SHOW THAT THIS PASSION IS MAKING YOU HAPPY. YOUR PASSION FOR BECOMING AN ENTREPRENEUR IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR PERSONAL JOURNEY. SOURCE
  15. 15. TIP #6 JOIN OTHER ENTREPRENEURS NICOLAS DON’T STAY IN YOUR BEDROOM. GET OUT OF THE BUILDING. JOIN OTHER ENTREPRENEURS (ACCELERATORS, INCUBATORS, CO-WORKING). CONVINCE THEM YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE DOING THIS.
  16. 16. TIP #7 BE COMPLETELY HONEST NICOLAS HAVE ULTIMATE TRUST BETWEEN EACH OTHER. IF YOUR PARENTS ARE HELPING YOU FINANCIALLY, MAKE SURE THEY UNDERSTAND THERE’S A CHANCE THEIR INVESTMENT WON’T PAN OUT SOURCE
  17. 17. TIP #8 SHOW THEM WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE NICOLAS YOUR PARENTS KNOW WHERE THEY ARE GOOD AT. CONVINCE THEM WHAT YOU ARE GOOD AT. SHOW THEM YOUR SKIllZ! SOURCE
  18. 18. TIP #9 FIND A MENTOR NICOLAS TRY AND LOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO GUIDE YOU IN YOUR JOURNEY. SEASONED ENTREPRENEURS ARE WILLING TO HELP. THEY LIVE BY THE PAY IT FORWARD PRINCIPLE SOURCE
  19. 19. TIP #10 EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA ON THEIR TERMS NICOLAS SHOW THEM YOUR IDEA IS A GOOD ONE, THAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF ACTUALLY CREATING IT, AND CONVINCING PEOPLE TO USE IT. SELL THEM YOUR PRODUCT AS IF THEY WERE YOUR CUSTOMERS SOURCE
  20. 20. YOU CONVINCED YOUR PARENTS? WHAT NOW? APPLY FOR THE TELENET IDEALABS ACCELERATOR YOU GET: MEET NICOLAS GUIDANCE BY 80 MENTORS 25K (NO EQUITY) NICOLAS GETS ACCELERATED! 1 2 3 WORKSPACE ACCESS TO TELENET TALENT & NETWORK BE SURROUNDED BY STARTUPS ATTEND A LOT OF ENTREPRENEURIAL EVENTS
  21. 21. HEY LAURA, YOU SHOULD JOIN NICOLAS IN HIS JOURNEY! MEET LAURA NICOLAS APPLY NOW FOR THE TELENET IDEALABS ACCELERATOR
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