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Ghent city of startups en scaleups

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Ghent city of startups en scaleups

  1. 1. Steve Stevens steve.stevens@ugent.be @SteveStevensUG Manager & Business coach Student Entrepreneurship Centre Ghent University
  2. 2. Student-entrepreneurship @ Ghent University
  3. 3. 11 faculties 8 central directions
  4. 4. 11 faculties 41K students 100+ research groups 230+ degrees 9K staff Since 1817 71st Shangai ARWU ranking Traditional University
  5. 5. +29 student clubs +4150 foreign students +3650 PhD students 12% foreign employees Korea Campus University traditions
  6. 6. Traditional City Centre
  7. 7. Traditional Industry
  8. 8. Traditional Culture & City live
  9. 9. European award for
  10. 10. Biggest student city of Belgium 72 000 students 250 000 inhabitants 156,18 km²
  11. 11. Merged together with
  12. 12. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES www.studentghentrepreneur.be
  13. 13. Cooperation started in 2012
  14. 14. Ghent University approach
  15. 15. Mission • Stimulate entrepreneurial awareness and -behavior among students and staff members • Promote and facilitate student entrepreneurship • Search, find and help student entrepreneurs in becoming more professional • Link (alumni) student entrepreneurs with each other and academics/researchers • Create an entrepreneurial ecosytem within the region of Flanders, starting in Ghent, with an open international orientation
  16. 16. Our vision At Ghent University
  17. 17. Every student has an entrepreneurial experience First-time entrepreneurs leading to better second-time entrepreneurs
  18. 18. Our team Steve Stevens Jolien Coenraets Prof. dr. ir. Koen De Bosschere
  19. 19. Approach Ghent University Become an entrepreneur Think about being an entrepreneur Start the entrepreneurial fire Technopreneurial courses Elective courses Status student- entrepreneur Intensive coaching Business Management Certificate Coaching Dissertation subject Extracurricular activities Business plan courses Starterswallet Hunchup.be
  20. 20. Hunchup test
  21. 21. Teaching technopreneurship Source: epicenter.stanford.edu
  22. 22. Teaching intrapreneurship Teaching soft skills • Creativity • Communication • Work in team • Presentation skills • Handle failure Work on ‘real-life’ projects • Opportunity recognition • Find solution for problem • Projects of other students • Business cases
  23. 23. Approach Ghent University Become an entrepreneur Think about being an entrepreneur Start the entrepreneurial fire Technopreneurial courses Elective courses Status student- entrepreneur Intensive coaching Business Management Certificate Coaching Dissertation subject Extracurricular activities Business plan courses Starterswallet Hunchup.be
  24. 24. Durf starten Teaching entrepreneurship Elective courses Learn to venture Introduction to entrepreneur ship Dare to Venture Dare to Start Informative Applied Introductory Advanced Work on your own idea
  25. 25. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES www.studentghentrepreneur.be
  26. 26. Approach Ghent University Become an entrepreneur Think about being an entrepreneur Start the entrepreneurial fire Technopreneurial courses Elective courses Status student- entrepreneur Intensive coaching Business Management Certificate Coaching Dissertation subject Extracurricular activities Business plan courses Starterswallet Hunchup.be
  27. 27. Our team Steve Stevens Jolien Coenraets Prof. dr. ir. Koen De Bosschere
  28. 28. # student-entrepreneurs Ghent University 37 51 55 68 72 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
  29. 29. Student –entrepreneur status 0 5 10 15 20 bio-engineering veterinary arts political and social sciences psychology sciences law medicine economy engineering 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
  30. 30. Starterswallet Bitcoins to buy Advize, services and products of regional experts at market prizes
  31. 31. Partners
  32. 32. Small actions Big Results
  33. 33. DUCOSICKINGHE (FORTINO) INVESTS 4,5 MILLION EUROS INTEAMLEADER
  34. 34. Internal impact • Elective courses offered in many faculties and degrees • 1000+ students in one of the elective courses • Collaboration to create new courses • Entrepreneurship included in the competence model • University buying from student-entrepreneurs
  35. 35. Societal impact • Role models in press • Promoting student entrepreneurship in general • Influence in politics • Law changes
  36. 36. Entrepreneurial students supported by politics
  37. 37. Business management certificate
  38. 38. Fiscal status for student- entrepreneurs
  39. 39. PhD - entrepreneur Doctoral- student Selfemployment Start-up Secundary occupation Spinoff Student- entrepreneur Entrepreneurial student Entrepreneurship idea
  40. 40. Cooperation key to success
  41. 41. New brand, bigger ambition
  42. 42. 36 partnering organisations supporting the ecosystem Claude Parisis Accountancy
  43. 43. DOK Noord
  44. 44. Our best practices
  45. 45. QUESTIONS? steve.stevens@ugent.be @SteveStevensUG

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