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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 Session 1

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

Workshops SESSION 1 start at 13 :40.

The objective of these 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 :

TOPIC 1 - Circular Economy in your business model... And what about me?


TOPIC 3 - Are you a "Coopstarter"? Let’s quiz it!


TOPIC 5 - "The participatory financing and societal impact - principles and applications"


email Registration required - CONTACT: clovens@ulg.ac.be

WORKSHOP n°2 - (in French)

Alec Bol - CEO of Vin de Liège, commercial engineer.

He has conducted research projects with regard to renewable energy. He redirected his career towards the social economy. He was in charge of administrative and financial matters for the non profit company ‘La Bourrache’, a training company in the field of organic market gardening, the non-profit organization that has been the source of the creation of "Vin de Liège"

More info about Vin de Liège

WORKSHOP n°3 - Are you a "Coopstarter"? Let’s quiz it! (in French)

Virginie Bartholomé - economic advisor at Febecoop consulting agency

Are you more the type to produce renewable energy instead of whining about nuclear energy? More the type to grow organic vegetables instead of criticizing the local farmer? Dream together and collaborate to launch a truly useful business, create your own job to be your own boss, is that you? Do you know that the cooperative business model is perfectly suited to fulfil your aspirations and represents today more than ever the business model of the future? You are perhaps unaware that you are a Coopstarter ... Play our quiz and find out during our workshop ... This session is proposed with the support of Lifelong Learning Programme. More info about FEBECOOP

Marc Moura - director and founder of ‘Comptoir des Ressources créatives’

Marc Moura, director and founder of ‘Comptoir des Ressources créatives’. This association based in Liège supports artists and creative professionals by sharing and making available creative spaces but also by creating the link between them. In recent months, he was working on a new project: the purchase and upgrading of a disused industrial building to house artists’ studios whose space requirements are very specific. A project that will take the form of a cooperative whose occupants are co-owners ...

More info about Comptoir des Ressources créatives

WORKSHOP n°4 - (en français)

Jean-Luc Malherbe - Le Clos des Bouleaux

More info about Le Clos des Bouleaux

WORKSHOP n°5 - "The participatory financing and societal impact - principles and applications" (en anglais)

Raphaële Champ - Kiss Kiss Bank Bank

KissKissBankBank, a European platform leader in crowdfunding that focuses on creative and innovative projects. It represents the realization of a new economy: the sharing economy. During this workshop, we will look at the situation of collaborative funding and its use in the fields of creation and innovation. We will apply these principles to concrete cases of projects supported by members of the group.

More info about Kiss Kiss Bank Bank

WORKSHOP n°6 - (in French)

Hugues Dorzee - Imagine Demain Le Monde

Hugues Dorzee, 43 years old, is editor of the Belgian French magazine Imagine Demain Le Monde (Ecology, Society, North-South). A journalist since 1994, he worked for more than 18 years at the daily newspaper "Le Soir". Since September 2014, he has overall editorial responsibility for this bimonthly magazine founded in 1996, with offices throughout the French Community.

Imagine is an independent media press group and political party and the magazine appears six times a year. It is fully managed (ASBL) by the team who manufactures it. Imagine defends the values directly related to his purpose: providing information of public interest, nonprofit motive, autonomy in management, etc.

This slow press magazine saw the light of day first and foremost thanks to its readers (+ / 4000 mobile subscription and sale n °). It offers an alternative source of information, "clearheaded"; free look, Maverick and prospective on the world today.

More info about Imagine Demain le monde

email Registration required - CONTACT: clovens@ulg.ac.be