01-12-2016 - Crowdfunding: a new financing paradigm?


1 Dec 2016

ICAB, Witte Patersstraat 4, 1040 Brussels

The special session of VUB Tech Transfer's (advanced) starter seminars will focus on crowdfunding as an emerging alternative way of financing startups. Obtaining financing is one of the biggest hurdles startups have to overcome. Apart from venture capital or angel investors, online crowdfunding — raising smaller amounts of money from a large number of smaller investors — has become increasingly popular. This seminar gives a state-of-the-art of the crowdfunding possibilities in Belgium and gives the floor to three successful entrepreneurs who will share their do's and don'ts with future entrepreneurs. At the end of the session we give you the opportunity to get to know your fellow participants better and discuss some entrepreneurial issues during a networking drink.


17:45 - Registration

18:15 - Marc Goldchstein (VUB): Welcome & Introduction

18:20 - Marije Lutgendorff (CrowdfundingHub): Crowdfunding: a state of the art

18:50 - Laurent Hublet (Adviseur Digitale Agenda Kabinet vice-eersteminister Alexander De Croo): Legal aspects of crowdfunding

19:15 - Break

19:30 - Zeno Bonduelle & Peter De Decker (MyMicroInvest)

19:45 - Sofie Van Gijsel (Bolero Crowdfunding)

20:00 - Sébastien Morvan (Brussels Beer Project)

20:15 - Peter Staveloz (iReachm)

20:30 - Q&A

21:00 - Networking drinks


Participation fee: € 10,00. Click here for the online registration form.