TiE Brussels intends to have 4-6 vibrant Networking Lounges per year to educate, mentor, inspire entrepreneurs in our community. We hold networking events ranging from intimate round-tables and speaker led sessions, to the world’s largest annual gathering of entrepreneurs such as TIEcon.
Each event is another networking opportunity to expand your circle; to meet new colleagues, potential investors, or your future co-founder. Take your interactions beyond in-person events and into our online community in order to message, chat, and connect further through: Global Network Connect & Online Member Directory

BULTOT Hugues BULTOT Hugues has 15+ experience as CEO and is a serial entrepreneur in the life sciences and biotechnology industries. Prior to Masthercell, Hugues was CEO and co-founder of Artelis, where he created strong value and assets, later selling the company to ATMI LS for several tens of millions of dollars. Hugues was also CEO of Kitozyme, the world-leading manufacturer of vegetable chitosan, where he successfully implemented the GMP compliant production facility. Read more

CASSELMAN Michel CASSELMAN Michel has been recently appointed as the Managing Director of PMV (independent investment company). Michel is an independent financial and business professional with over twenty years of experience of which eighteen in various management positions in both the private stock brokerage Petercam as at several investment companies and companies such as Aero Mans, Kubera, Leeward, Numetrix and VinaLand. Read more

DEBACKERE Koen DEBACKERE Koen is professor of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He obtained his Ph.D. in Management with an ICM-fellowship at the University of Gent after stays as an ICM-fellow and an ICRMOT research assistant at MIT Sloan School of Management. He was a Fulbright-Hays post-doctoral fellow at MIT in 1991-1992. Read more

DE POTTER Filippe DE POTTER Filippe graduated from EHSAL-HUB (member of the Leuven University Association) with a master degree in international business management. He attended the Brussels business School ICHEC, where he read political sciences. Between 1999 to 2008 he was Project Manager Inward Investment at the Invest in France Agency Benelux, where he assisted Belgian companies with their investments in France. Read more


DE VOLDER Cindy DE VOLDER Cindy is, since 2012, deputy director inward investment for Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), the government agency supporting Flemish companies with their business abroad and assisting foreign companies seeking to set up business or expand operations in Flanders (the northern region of Belgium). Read more

DE WAELE Wim DE WAELE Wim is Chief Executive Officer of iMinds (, headquartered in Ghent, Belgium. iMinds is the leading interdisciplinary research and venturing organization in the country, working with companies and other partners on the newest technologies in domains such as networking, media, security and healthcare. Read more

DHAWAN Nitin DHAWAN Nitin is CEO of Belgium Satellite Services and has more than 13 years of experience contributing towards convergence of Telecom, IT & Satcom Technologies. Having a rich background in the fields of Engineering, Networking & Business Management, he has a vast experience in Sales and Marketing with special focus on EMEA markets, Project Management and Business Consulting. Read more

FLEMAL Agnes FLEMAL Agnes is General Manager of WSL, a Walloon incubator for engineering science. Agnes Flemal has a long and relevant experience in the creation, development of High Tech start-ups. Since 2002, she is General Manager of WSL, which is the first High Tech incubator in the Walloon Region of Belgium. WSL is specialized in space and sciences related technologies. In this regard, WSL was the first European space incubator, particularly referred by ESA (European Space Agency). Read more

HINOUL Martin HINOUL Martin is a technology entrepreneur, academician and prolific author, and holds a Ph.D. degree in Physics and a postgraduate degree in Business Administration from the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven). He has also done postdoctoral research at the Stanford University, at M.I.T., and at other laboratories in Europe, the U.S. and Japan. Read more

JANSSENS DE VAREBEKE Philippe JANSSENS DE VAREBEKE Philippe is the Life Sciences specialist of foreign investment projects of AWEX since 2006 Dr Philippe Janssens de Varebeke is also Chairman of the Board of Bio-Sourcing and the Chairman of ImmunXperts . Dr Janssens de Varebeke is currently Non Executive Board Director of several life sciences companies such as OncoDNA, Delphi Genetics, TIE Chapter Brussels and Les Editions de l’Octogone too. Read more

KHANDHERINA Ajoy KHANDHERINA Ajoy is Chairman of Belgium Satellite Services s.a has over 20 years of experience in building converged communication networks across the world. He sits on the board of BSS s.a and it''s parent company, ORG Informatics Ltd. Ajoy joined ORG Group, ORG Informatics Ltd. (a publicly traded company) in 2003 as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Read more

LACHAPELLE Philippe LACHAPELLE Philippe is Director of Business Development, Partnerships and Innovation in the Wallonia Foreign Trade and Investment Agency (AWEX) in Belgium, since July 2004. Prior to his actual position, he was in charge of the same department inside the Office for Foreign Investors of Wallonia which merged in 2004 with AWEX. He works directly under the supervision of the Administrator General of the Agency. Read more

LEENS Frederic LEENS Frederic is an entrepreneur and a specialist of the semiconductor and electronics industries with a taste for corporate marketing and strategy.He is a resilient & adaptable leader with an open mind on change and an open ear for his collaborators. He believes that it takes very few key people to make a difference on the long run. Read more

Claire MUNCK MUNCK Claire is Chief Executive Officer and Director at Be Angels, a 15-year old business angel group based in Belgium for the French speaking part of the country, and one of Europe's largest and most active.  Her key responsibilities include business development, recruitment of new investors, deal making, and management of the women’s angel group she created in 2012 as a subsidiary of Be Angels. Read more

RODES TORRONTEGUI Idoia RODES TORRONTEGUI Idoia serves as COO Europe at the MCI Group and directly manages the Brussels office and overseeing and developing rest of the European markets. She is part of the International Business Board of the MCI Group and the European Regional Management Board. For the last 10 years since joining MCI, Idoia has focused on developing and growing the business of events management in Belgium and abroad in a wide variety of different sectors for national and international clients. Read more

SENGUPTA BERNAERTS Ritu SENGUPTA BERNAERTS Ritu is the Co-founder of French Travel Organization (FTO), one of the leading Destination Management Company based in France for Ultra-Luxury Travel. Starting from luxury hospitality brands like Hyatt, Meridien, multinational corporate companies like Alcatel Lucent, Nokia Telecommunications, she also gained a vast experience in Event management companies and in French wine industry. Read more

SIMON Alexandre SIMON Alexandre began at CETIC in 2001 and was Managing Director from 2008 to 2013. He led a team of 45 researchers in applied research in the ICT industry. He is a scientific collaborator in the Department of Software Engineering of the faculty of Computer Science at FUNDP since 2002. He is specifically specialized in software development methodologies, and since 2008, has been heavily involved in the development and enhancement of technological projects in e- Health. Read more

STEVENS William STEVENS William graduated from EAP-European School of Management (Paris, Oxford, Berlin – Diplome de Grande Ecole de Gestion – Diplom Kaufmann) in 1989 and previously from the Catholic University of Brussels in Economics. He embarked on his professional career at the European Venture Capital Association (EVCA) where he was appointed Secretary General at the age of 25. Read more

TIDONA Christian TIDONA Christian is a serial biotech entrepreneur and managing director at the BioMed X Innovation Center and BioRN Cluster Management in Heidelberg, Germany, where he is currently managing an 80 million Euro public-private biomedical research and development fund. He studied biology and received his PhD at the University of Heidelberg. Read more

TILLEKAERTS Claire TILLEKAERTS Claire has been the general manager of Flanders Investment & Trade, the government agency supporting Flemish companies in their effort to deploy business internationally abroad and assisting foreign companies seeking to set up business or expand operations in Flanders, the northernmost region of Belgium. From May 1st 2012 on, she was appointed CEO of FIT by the government of Flanders. Read more

TOELEN Luc TOELEN Luc (registered auditor IBR, accountant IAB, registered forensic auditor IFA) is founding and managing partner of RSM Belgium – Toelen Cats Dupont Koevoets Group a top ten financial services provider with about 150 professionals enthusiastic in audit and assurance, accounting outsourcing, financial management, VAT, national and international tax including transfer pricing and expatiate services, and advisory services. Read more

VAN GASTEL Marc VAN GASTEL Marc is the Head of the Invest Department at Flanders Investment and Trade, an autonomous agency part of the Flemish Government (Belgium).We develop sustainable relationships with foreign companies interested in investing in Flanders and provide on-going assistance to companies already present, supporting plant expansions or export services. Read more
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