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Karen Boers

Advisor Gent Area, Belgium, BE

Cofounder & Managing Director, Startups.be and Owner & CEO, Boers & Peusens BVBA.

Cofounder & Managing Director, Startups.be and Owner & CEO, Boers & Peusens BVBA.

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Founder

Startups.be

Advisor

Startups.be
Benelux Tech Tour
Windmolen De Hoop vzw

Positions

Cofounder & Managing Director Startups.be February 2013 - present
Owner & CEO Boers & Peusens BVBA December 2012 - present
Board member Windmolen De Hoop vzw 2012 - present
lid van de Raad van Bestuur Gent BC 2012 - 2013
Marketing & HR Manager iMinds January 2005 - December 2012
office manager & HR consultant view interim (now Synergie Interim) 2001 - 2004

Education

Ghent University GGS Taalwetenschap 2000 - 2001
KA Voskenslaan

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Recruiting
  • • Social Impact
  • • Events
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Higher Education
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training

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Maïté Grisard
We worked together  •  CMO @andaman7 collaborative medical record app. Records can be shared within a secure circle of trusted. Each discussion is an inspiration.
Karen has the rare ability to do great business in all parts of Belgium. She is kind but firm and has a very good grasp of the Belgian marke ... t. Any new comer in this country should be lucky to know her.
Ingrid Willems
They're my advisor  •  Member of the Board of Directors, Startups.be and Entrepreneur in Residence, iMinds.
I met Karen when she was about to launch startups.be 3 years ago. Since that first moment, she has been pursuing her mission to put the Belg ... ian Startup ecosystem on the global map with inspiring enthusiasm and drive. Karen combines a high level of integrity and professionalism with a warm presence and the mindset to get things done! She is an amazing person and a great advisor, as she is very responsive, shows great engagement and has the special gift to bring people together and get stakeholders aligned.
Bart Van der Roost
We worked together  •  CEO, neoScores®. Previously Production Leader, Brussels Philharmonic.
If it's Belgian and entrepreneurial, there is no chance that Karen is not involved. She is really at the heart of the Belgian ecosystem and ... is a matchmaker like haven't met them before. Always on top of things, always helpful, she is is truly one of the drivers of startups and scaleups in Belgium and Europe. Next to that, she is an experienced marketeer with solid insights in branding, positioning and gathering people, straight to the point and with a smile. Karen should by on short dial with every (aspiring) entrepreneur.
Géraldine Quetin
Expert advisor and evaluator on R+D+I actions linked with SMEs, European Commission.

Steven Spillebeen
We worked together  •  Founder, Earnieland and managing director, AM&PM.
Steven is creative and perseverant. He understand his market and is able to pivot and be adaptive.

Ingrid Willems
Member of the Board of Directors, Startups.be and Entrepreneur in Residence, iMinds.
Ingrid has great feeling for the bigger picture and underlying customer needs. She has a vast network and is always willing to reach out to ... connect other entrepreneurs with potential customers, parters and investors. Ingrid is at the heart of the Belgian startup ecosystem. Her involvement in the FIWARE programs and connections to the European startup hubs and accelerators make her into one of the best community builders around.

Nuno Cunha
We worked together  •  Mentor, COTEC Portugal and Associate, Beta-i.
Nuno has a feeling for setting up the roght partnerships, engaging with his customers and stakeholders and heping them to reach their goals ... through his services.