The Belgian INSEAD Energy Club organizes the Roundtable for Sustainable Energy in cooperation with IMPULSE, the Brussels Enterprise Agency.
Entrepreneurs or industrials present innovative business models, new technologies or investments in sustainable energy initiatives. These networking event bring together professionals from the energy business, entrepreneurs and investors in energy.
Guus Keder is member of the organizing committee. Guus has a background in venture capital with a specific focus on next generation energy technologies and he is currently the CEO of one of his promising technology companies.
Guus Keder MBAd83
The ambition of the renewed Entrepreneurship Club:
Share knowledge and experiences about: Distressed assets, Real estate, Buyouts, Startups (ecommerce/tech/online marketing), Innovation & New Business Models
Invite entrepreneurial leaders from within and outside of the INSEAD network
Organize five events per year – with lectures & presentations
Organize two company visits
Help with contacts and guidance when looking for acquisition targets, financing or launching new startup
We hope to inspire as many INSEAD alumni as we can (young & old) into becoming fearless entrepreneurs and fulfilling their life’s dreams.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
– Steve Jobs
The Club shall focus on networking while learning from real cases and from interaction with each other.
Laurent Vermer – MBA’02D
The Healthcare Club is a platform for learning and exchange on topics that are relevant to the life science and healthcare sector in the broader sense, from care providers (hospitals, care institutions), to payers (health insurers, regulatory bodies), to suppliers (pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and consumer health companies). The Healthcare Club organises company presentations, dinner debates and conferences on topics that are relevant to the sector.
Alessandra Anolli, MBA’02J
The Investment Club welcomes all INSEAD Alumni, member of the IAAB, who wish to get a better insight into the economy and the stock market. You will discuss our portfolio management (€800K) with fellow INSEADers and contribute by your own ideas. The Club has currently 24 members and is looking forward to welcoming new ones. We meet once a month (2nd Monday from 18:00 to 20:00) at Eurinvest Partners in Kraainem.
Feel free to give it a try before joining. Please inform us of your interest to join a meeting.
Club responsible :
Michel Blumenthal MBA78
SALAMANDER GOLF CLUB
The Belgian Alumni have a longstanding tradition of a yearly golfing outing, which is in general scheduled on the afternoon of the third Friday of June. We tend to look for a nice course in the centre of Belgium, in order to be able to accommodate as much players as possible. It’s more about an opportunity to see and connect with each other in a nice environment than about a fierce competition. The formula is typically single stableford.
Partners are welcome to play and/or to attend the dinner after the round. We try to look for an economic deal with the hosting club. Green fees are paid by the players, and is supplemented with a 5€ fee, which is used to purchase the prizes. A good bottle of champagne and bragging rights for one year is the winner’s prize. So come and play!
For info, subscriptions and sponsorships, please connect with Marnix Denys.
Club responsible :
Marnix Denys MBA01
The INSEAD TMT (Technology – Media – Telco) is networking platform for learning and exchanging on topics focused on current technology hot topics and their impact on the business and the society. We bring together professionals and academics from the TMT sector, by organizing events, company visits and other social “get together”.
A couple of example of activities organized so far include:
Ø Big Data: From personalised medicine to customer or citizen specific products and services, modern computing enables massive amounts of information to be processed to transform the way intelligent decisions are made.
Ø Internet of Things: With the huge growth of billions of connected devices, machines supporting automated machine-to-machine processes, or sensors feeding algorithms with ambiant data, smart systems will revolutionise the way companies and consumers interact with the world.
Ø visit at IMEC – performs world-leading research in nano electronics, leveraging its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships to deliver industry-relevant technology solutions (semiconductor technology, ICT, healthcare, energy)
Ø AI, cognitive technologies and digital labor : impact on business, economy and society, in cooperation with the Ryder club
Ø Company visit at Real Impact Analytics : The power of data analytics with the CO-Founder SÉBASTIEN DELETAILLE
Ø The future of drones – hype vs reality for the business
Club responsible :
Emmanuel Gillain MAP 1’07SEP
YOUNG ALUMNI CLUB
The objective of the INSEAD young alumni is to build strong links between the most recent INSEAD promotions (typically last 10 years) and to welcome the last promotions into the Belgian INSEAD alumni association. We organize dedicated activities for the young INSEAD alumni (drinks, company visits, festive events …). We also want to stimulate the participation and the involvement of young alumni in the various activities organized by the alumni association (Viewpoint, Innovator price, monthly drinks). We look forward to seeing many of the young INSEADers at the various activities!
Club responsible :
Nicolas D’heygere MBA’13J
Martinus van den Berg MBA ’15D