iStart 7th Multiplier Event & Final Conference

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iStart 7th Multiplier Event & Final Conference

February 12, 2019


EBAN, in collaboration with Student Entrepreneurs Club from Solvay Business School, is delighted to invite you to join us for a one-day event focused on Digital Entrepreneurship and how the subject is taught throughout Europe.

What? iStart 7th Multiplier event and final conference

 When? 12th February 2019 from 10:00 to 17:00

Where? Salle Sommeville – Avenue Jeanne, 44 – 1050 Brussels, Belgium

iStart is a European Commission Erasmus+ funded project that aims to develop a curriculum for universities and other academic institutions to teach Digital Entrepreneurship Practice in a more market/startup oriented way. The project is now coming to an end and, together with our partners, we would love to share with you the results of 30 months of work and present our brand new learning platform in Digital Entrepreneurship!

The event will feature a keynote speech from Prof. Rudy Aernoudt, Chief Economist at the European Commission and will end with a networking reception starting from 17:00.

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10:00 – 10:45 Registration & welcome coffee
10:45 – 11:00 Welcome address

EBAN & Student Entrepreneurs Club

11:00 – 11:30 iStart: context and approach

Dimitris Bibikas, South-East European Research Centre (Greece)

Effi Staiou, Yasar University (Turkey)

11:30 – 12:30 iStart Academies in practice

Dimitris Bibikas, South-East European Research Centre (Greece)

Fatima Matias, Instituto Pedro Nunes (Portugal)

Maria Cristina Porta, ComoNExT (Italy)

Effi Staiou, Yasar University (Turkey)

12:30 – 13:00 Straight from the horse’s mouth: the iStart experience

Students, Mentors and Advisors of the four iStart Academies

13:00 – 14:15 Networking lunch
14:15 – 14:30 Entrepreneurship for Everyone – Presentation of Student Entrepreneurs Club

Léon Lamotte & Alix Fontaine, Student Entrepreneurs Club (Belgium)

14:30 – 16:00 Panel discussion: Education in Digital Entrepreneurship: Perspective from European Universities and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Stakeholders


Nikos Zaharis, South-East European Research Centre (Greece)

Prof. Levent Kandiller, Yasar University (Turkey)

Christophe Bodin, Angel Investor, CBO Consulting (Belgium)

Fátima Matias, Instituto Pedro Nunes (Portugal)

Maria Cristina Porta, ComoNExT (Italy)

Solvay Business School Representatives (Belgium)

 Moderator: Jacopo Losso, EBAN (Belgium)

16:00 – 16:30 iStart VLE platform: live test + Feedback

Moderated by the iStart team

16:30 – 16:50 Keynote Speech on “Entrepreneurship, A Way of Life”

Prof. Rudy Aernoudt, Chief Economist at the European Commission (Belgium)

16:50 – 17:00 Conclusion

EBAN & Student Entrepreneurs Club

17:00 – 18:00 Networking reception


February 12, 2019
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