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Positive Entrepreneurs

Who We Are

Positive Entrepreneurs Network, created in 2010 by entrepreneurs with the support of Poseco, is the Belgian network of social entrepreneurs. Positive Entrepreneurs are empowering people who base their core business on human, social and ecological values.

What We Do

Connecting social entrepreneurs with eachother and with key stakeholders helping to create economic opportunities. We also inspire entrepreneurs, universities and political authorities for this innovative entrepreneurship.

Why We Do It

To strengthen social entrepreneurs themselves and to develop the movement of social entrepreneurship in Belgium. More social entrepreneurs means more social impact to create a better world.

Workshops "Entrepreneurs"

The interactive workshops in the afternoon are in Dutch and free of charge.

These workshops will start at 14:30pm.

The objective of the workshops "Entrepreneurs" is to meet and interact with social entrepreneurs, to discover their business model, the different steps in their development, their "drive" and to get inspired.

The entrepreneurs will explain how they manage to combine social impact and sustainable businesses. The speakers are active in different sectors of the economy, such as ethical finance, ecological production or social issues.

The topics of each workshop (in dutch):

THEMA 1:"Sharing Economy. Share your own car"

THEMA 2:"Circular economy. Renewable energy for cooperatives in Europe"

THEMA 3:"Service economy. Green logistics in the city"

THEMA 4:"Social eonomy. Putting more underutilised talents at work"

THEMA 5:"Sharing economy. Share stuff with your neighbours"

email Registration required - CONTACT: saskia.crucke@UGent.be

WORKSHOP n2 - Circular economy. Renewable energy for cooperatives in Europe
(in Dutch)

Daan Creupelandt - European Project Manager of Ecopower


Daan Creupelandt is European Project Manager at Ecopower. He is currently coordinating various European projects in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency. He was closely involved with the foundation of REScoop.eu, the European federation of renewable energy cooperatives.

More info about Ecopower

WORKSHOP n3 - Service economy. Green logistics in the city.
(in Dutch)

Benjamin Rieder - Co-founder & CEO of Bubble Post


Benjamin Rieder is the co-founder and CEO of Bubble Post. Specialised in the first and last mile deliveries with small ecological vehicles, we prepare the city logistics of the future. Soon we will expand from 5 cities to 15 in Belgium, Netherlands and Spain.

More info about Bubble Post

WORKSHOP n4 - Social economy. Putting more underutilised talents at work
(in Dutch)

Bert Boone - CEO of Compaan

Bert Boone is the CEO of Compaan. Compaan wants to be leading in activating and integrating people with underutilised talents on the job market, in an effective and sustainable manner and in co-operation with enterprises, business and government. We believe that we can make a contribution.

More info about Compaan

WORKSHOP n5 - Sharing economy. Sharing stuff with people in the neighbourhood.
(in Dutch)

Lieven D’Hont & Ludo - Cofounder & CEO of Wijdelen

Lieven D’Hont is a cofounder of WijDelen vzw, and through this initiative aims to lower people’s impact on the worlds resources by focussing on sharing stuff. Together with Ludo Dhelft, he managed to reach more then 10.000 members after one year and 5000 transactions were made in Belgium.

More info about Wijdelen

Discover the workshops "Tools and support"

email Registration required - CONTACT: saskia.crucke@UGent.be