Academic entrepreneurship in practice: testimonials and Q&A

VUB-TOR Spin-off hbits is invited to speak at the starter seminar “Academic entrepreneurship in practice: testimonials and Q&A”, December 17th at 6.30 pm at VUB (U-Residence, Etterbeek).

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VUB TechTransfer wishes to create more awareness of entrepreneurship with researchers and young professionals and organises two courses: the Starter Seminars and the Advanced Starter Seminars.

Since 1995 the Starter Seminars provide a short but intensive introduction on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and business. A variety of topics is covered such as developing a business plan, finance, marketing, the complex issues surrounding patenting,… . The Advanced Starter Seminars are a follow-up course where business aspects and starting up a company are treated more in-depth.

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After having followed these courses some years ago as a ‘trainee’ entrepreneur Joeri Minnen is now been invited to share his experiences with the audience about his first year leading the Spin Off hbits. hbits ‘spins off’ from the Human Sciences department, and more in particular the Research Group TOR.

Session dec 17: Academic entrepreneurship in practice: testimonials and Q&A

  • Date and time: December 17th at 6.30 pm
  • Venue: U-residence, Etterbeek

Jens De Vos and Matthias D’Huyvetter from VUB spin-off Camel-IDS as well as Joeri Minnen from the recently established spin-off hbits will share their expertise in starting up a business with you. Marc Goldchstein will elaborate on the Collibra case. 
Moderator Q&A: Marc Goldchstein, Lecturer, Technology Transfer Officer Entrepreneurship Education, VUB


  • 6.30 pm: Camel—IDS – Jens De Vos, Matthias D’Huyvetter
  • 7.00 pm: Collibra case – Marc Goldchstein
  • 7.20 pm: hbits – Joeri Minnen
  • 7.40 pm: Q&A
  • 8.00 pm :Networking drink

This session is also part of the Advanced Starter Seminars. It is followed by a networking drink. Do not miss the opportunity to talk with some VUB entrepreneurs as well as the other participants.

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Please send an email to to confirm your participation (for catering purposes) and feel free to send your questions for the Q&A session.