We will be hosting Pieterjan Verhaeghen from Bolt Energy, Leen Segers from Lucidweb and Stefanie Boers from Moonbird in a live discussion about the impacts of Covid19 on their business and how they overcame the biggest challenges.
We will also dive into how this unprecedented pandemic influenced the Belgium startup ecosystem, workplace strategies and appetite of investors going forward with investments in these uncertain times.
The event will be hosted by Petr Klymec - Director of Startup Grind Brussels and by Carlo Wolny - Coorganizer of Startup Grind Brussels chapter.
Stefanie has a master in Biomedical Sciences, in IP and ICT law and a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences. After completing her studies, she found out that many people are suffering from stress & sleeping problems and are not always looking for pharmaceutical solutions. Together with her brother Michael they started Moonbird. With Moonbird, they want to improve the mental wellbeing of people worldwide. Moonbird is a physical and digital tool that supports people to breathe better, this in turn will help them calm down, relax or fall asleep faster
A Brussels-based software entrepreneur and WebXR expert. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Leen worked for 10 years with several technology startups in Ghent, London, and Brussels. Since 2011, she has been focused on the democratisation of media across platforms and devices which led her to start LucidWeb in 2016. As immersive computing will revolutionise communication, training and education, democratisation will be key. Leen is the biggest advocate of browser-based experiences to be able to reach immersion at scale. LucidWeb is consortium partner of an H2020 funded program XR4ALL aiming to forge a competitive, sustainable ecosystem of European technology providers active in XR. Leen is co-founder of Women in Immersive Tech Europe which counts more than 1800 members across Europe.
The energy industry is not transparent and this Pieterjan wants to change with a very simple proposition. Bolt is the very first energy platform where families can buy their energy directly from local green producers.This way people can choose who provides their green energy and which project they support when they pay the energy bill. Bolt wants to have impact.
Gained all-rounded experience in international business expansion and development, strategic planning, strategic partnerships, B2B and B2C sales, customer acquisition, and growing communities.
Started career in the international business in the USA then moved to Brazil for almost a decade to roll out operations of several European companies. After that joined a strategic management consulting company first as a sales and marketing consultant in Sao Paulo, later as the Head of Sales in the UK.
After 10 years in the corporate world became an entrepreneur, launched few businesses, built a Forbes award-winning startup and exited another one to investors. Last career pivot merged the best of the corporate, startup and entrepreneurial worlds when embarked on spearheading WeWork expansion across the EMEA region. Currently, manage one of the largest WeWork asset portfolios in the UK and Ireland.
Continue supporting entrepreneurs through mentoring, investing and leading a Startup Grind chapter.
Lived in 5 and visited over 50 countries. Speak 5 languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Slovak, English and native Czech). Practice martial arts, love snowboarding, diving, fitness & healthy lifestyle. Vegan athlete.
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