The Entrepreneurial Engineer

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The Entrepreneurial Engineer

  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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