VentureLab is an ecosystem of entrepreneurship support which is designed for all students and recent graduates from higher education institutions of “Pôle académique Liège-Luxembourg”:Who are we ?
Our three roles :
- Helping you become a true entrepreneur by enabling you to develop your entrepreneurial ambitions, skills, and mindset
- Supporting you in the creation, launch, and long-term management of your entrepreneurial activities, and helping you create real economic added value and jobs.
- To give you the means to assess what impact you're having and to respond to societal issues, through support and appropriate tools.
The pillars of our entrepreneurial support:
Since 2014 :
They support the new generation of entrepreneurs and build the future with them:
BNP Paribas Fortis is committed to supporting student entrepreneurs and innovative start-up projects. They are the driving force behind the future for all of us.
In this context, we were drawn to the VentureLab project, an ecosystem of support, guidance, and initiatives that encourages the transition to entrepreneurship.
That is why we will also support, at VentureLab too, young student entrepreneurs with our financial, human, and technical resources.
A group such as Thomas & Piron has the ambition to move towards sustainable and circular construction because it is the future. We therefore seized the opportunity offered by the Climathon, which VentureLab set up, to come up with ideas by drawing on the pool of young and motivated future entrepreneurs. And what better way to move forward than to support young people and their great ideas?
Emmanuel Stenier, Group Chief Product Officer
Bruno Neiken, Development and Public-Private Partnership Manager
We are here to support entrepreneurs, young and not so young alike, in the knowledge that there will be new ideas and approaches to business that will benefit us. From our side, we want to give them support and a critical view of the reality in the sector to help them face their future challenges.
Daniel Simon, CEO of V2I, on the Entrepreneurs’ Summit, which VentureLab organised.
The VentureLab Entrepreneurs’ Summit creates opportunities and builds networks, and a level of energy that is rarely found in business.
Stéphane Malchair, Store Manager
Participating in the BeeLab has opened doors we would never have imagined possible.
Alongside other project leaders, we were able to take in hand the project we’d been running internally, and thus increase both its relevance and its impact. When we came out of the BeeLab, we were raring to go.
Julien Charlier & Guillaume Delporte, leaders of the Copernic (CMI) project
For us, it was great to be a “team of entrepreneurs” for three days at the VentureSprint.
To innovate, you need room to breathe. This event was an opportunity for us to work closely together on one of our innovation themes—one of those ideas that had been in the back of our minds for a long time but that we had not had the opportunity to develop. It was really exciting to put creative and innovative methods to work on our projects, even as we were inspired by making these discoveries with the young entrepreneurs and their fresh ideas.
Jessica LION, Head of Customer Solutions & Innovation, and Christian HAID, Head of Strategy, Innovations & Partnerships
I’ve always been impressed by the motivation and creativity of young entrepreneurs who have not yet finished their studies. This motivates me to help them with the legal aspects of starting their business.
Laurent Winkin, Partner at Henry & Mersch, and Expert at VentureLab