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The Entrepreneurial Engineer


        Bart Van Loon
        22nd April 2010




                     The Entrepreneurial ...
Who am I?


       Who am I?



Bart Van Loon
2005: finished studies in Computer
Science, Mathematics, Artificial
Intelligen...
Who am I?


Villa Vespa




    Carefree Oldtimers
                   The Entrepreneurial Engineer
                       ...
Who am I?


    Zeropoint.IT




Qualitative HR without borders
                     The Entrepreneurial Engineer
        ...
Who am I?


  The DataTank




Unlocking databases for an
       open society
                   The Entrepreneurial Engin...
The Entrepreneurial Engineer


Am I fit for it?




                               An entrepreneur is made, not
           ...
The Entrepreneurial Engineer


            Typical Properties



resilient
stubborn
reckless
gambling
risk taking
...




...
The Entrepreneurial Engineer


Typical Properties




       It has nothing to do with education.
                  (quite...
The Entrepreneurial Engineer


#sethsaid

                     “The mission: to teach you that
                     you’re...
Supporting Organisations


       SO Kwadraat




Free help with business concept, business plan, financial plan,
         ...
Supporting Organisations


      Plenty of fun competitions




                          http://www.       http://www.
ht...
Supporting Organisations


Plenty of support




                           The Entrepreneurial Engineer
                 ...
Who are you?


Entrepreneurship is a full-contact sport




                           The Entrepreneurial Engineer
      ...
Who are you?


Success is not guaranteed




                            The Entrepreneurial Engineer
                    ...
Who are you?


But do you want to work, work, work. . .




                           The Entrepreneurial Engineer
      ...
Who are you?


. . . for someone else?




                          The Entrepreneurial Engineer
                        ...
Let’s Connect!


          Contact me



Bart Van Loon
bart@zeropoint.it
(+32) 472/94.14.34

http://bbbart.eu/blog
twitter...
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  1. 1. The Entrepreneurial Engineer Bart Van Loon 22nd April 2010 The Entrepreneurial Engineer 1 / 16
  2. 2. Who am I? Who am I? Bart Van Loon 2005: finished studies in Computer Science, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence in Leuven 2006: Co-founded Villa Vespa 2007: Co-founded Zeropoint.IT 2009: Started The DataTank (Picture by Pitslamp.be) The Entrepreneurial Engineer 2 / 16
  3. 3. Who am I? Villa Vespa Carefree Oldtimers The Entrepreneurial Engineer 3 / 16
  4. 4. Who am I? Zeropoint.IT Qualitative HR without borders The Entrepreneurial Engineer 4 / 16
  5. 5. Who am I? The DataTank Unlocking databases for an open society The Entrepreneurial Engineer 5 / 16
  6. 6. The Entrepreneurial Engineer Am I fit for it? An entrepreneur is made, not born. (But of course there are entrepreneurial families.) The Entrepreneurial Engineer 6 / 16
  7. 7. The Entrepreneurial Engineer Typical Properties resilient stubborn reckless gambling risk taking ... The Entrepreneurial Engineer 7 / 16
  8. 8. The Entrepreneurial Engineer Typical Properties It has nothing to do with education. (quite the opposite) The Entrepreneurial Engineer 7 / 16
  9. 9. The Entrepreneurial Engineer #sethsaid “The mission: to teach you that you’re average. That compliant work is the best way to a reliable living. That creating average stuff for average people, again and again, is a safe and easy way to get what you want. [. . . ] When exactly were we brainwashed into believing that the best way to earn a living is to have a job?” — Seth Godin The Entrepreneurial Engineer 8 / 16
  10. 10. Supporting Organisations SO Kwadraat Free help with business concept, business plan, financial plan, gathering capital, legal stuff, . . . info@sokwadraat.be The Entrepreneurial Engineer 9 / 16
  11. 11. Supporting Organisations Plenty of fun competitions http://www. http://www. http://www. start-academy. enterprize.be/ bizidee.be/ be/ The Entrepreneurial Engineer 10 / 16
  12. 12. Supporting Organisations Plenty of support The Entrepreneurial Engineer 11 / 16
  13. 13. Who are you? Entrepreneurship is a full-contact sport The Entrepreneurial Engineer 12 / 16
  14. 14. Who are you? Success is not guaranteed The Entrepreneurial Engineer 13 / 16
  15. 15. Who are you? But do you want to work, work, work. . . The Entrepreneurial Engineer 14 / 16
  16. 16. Who are you? . . . for someone else? The Entrepreneurial Engineer 15 / 16
  17. 17. Let’s Connect! Contact me Bart Van Loon bart@zeropoint.it (+32) 472/94.14.34 http://bbbart.eu/blog twitter: @b b b a r t The Entrepreneurial Engineer 16 / 16
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