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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.

The main conference

Business models and the economy are changing! Are you?




Share experiences at this conference!

The speakers at our main conference are well-known entrepreneurs, stakeholders from the circular economy, service economy or sharing economy.
They will be asked : "how do you manage to combine social values and business ? What are the innovative tools and models for social entrepreneurship? What drives you ? What are your challenges for the future? How do you use digital technology in a creative way to tackle complex social issues ?”


Anyone in for social, positive entrepreneurship?

New business models require new skills from students and young starters, as well as inter-disciplinary approaches. A talent for collaboration is needed. Innovative and viable business ideas are more likely to arise from technical, scientific and creative studies. Education, healthcare, energy, financing, all tastes are catered for.



Tuesday 28th April 2015
HEC- ULg Management School
Louvrex street 14 B-4000 Liège

18.00 : Welcome & Badging


18.30 : Debate “Business models and the economy are changing! Are you?”


19:45 Networking Drink

A unique networking time accompanied by sustainable food & drinks with all the current and future key-actors of societal entrepreneurship.
The project could be realized thanks to the contribution of our partners.

Previous Editions 2015

Review of the afternoon workshops:

Essentia & Ambassadeurs

Master of ceremony:

Thierry Vandebroek - Fondateur & CEO de POSECO

Introduction de la thématique:

Julie Rijpens - director of the Academy of Social Entrepreneurs at HEC-ULg

Speakers:

Catherine Plunus - AEI

Anne-Sophie Ansenne - Ecores

Jean-François Pêcheur - manager of the LAG Pays des Condruses & Founder of Fungi!Up

Eric Dewaele - Le Valeureux

Eric Pirard - Reverse Metallurgy

Closing speech:

Sybille Mertens


19:45 Networking Drink

A unique networking time accompanied by sustainable food & drinks with all the current and future key-actors of societal entrepreneurship.

The project could be realized thanks to the contribution of our partners:
Agence pour l’entreprise et l’innovation - Social Innovatiefabriek - Plan C -
Ecocup - Ethiquable - BCDE Catering - Café Liégeois - Beer Project - Mongozo - Curtius


(JPG)






Thierry Vandebroek - Fondateur & CEO de POSECO
(PNG)

Thierry Vandebroek vient du milieu de la consultance stratégique en communication. Il a fait une reconversion professionnelle afin de mettre ses activités en phase avec les défis sociétales. Il est à l’origine du terme Economie Positive et a fondé l’asbl POSECO. Parmi les activités l’asbl a crée le Réseau de Positive Entrepreneurs, le Students Positive Awards et le programme Inspiration Days.


Plus d’infos sur POSECO



Julie Rijpens - director of the Academy of Social Entrepreneurs at HEC-ULg
(PNG)

Julie Rijpens is the director of the Academy of Social Entrepreneurs at HEC-ULg, training platform, support and networking of social entrepreneurs is a place inspired to bring out the business models of tomorrow’s businesses. Also doctorate in economics and management, and research officer at Social Economy Centre at HEC School of the University of Liège, his research focuses on governance and business models for social enterprises.


More info about Academy of Social Entrepreneurs



Catherine Plunus - Responsable Economie Circulaire à l’Agence pour l’Entreprise et l’Innovation (A.E.I)
(PNG)

Catherine Plunus is in charge of circular economy for the Agency for Enterprise and Innovation A.E.I. The AEI is the operator designated by Wallonia to provide efficient support and support services to the economic, technological and digital Wallonia. To do this, it structures, manages and evaluates an integrated network operators, legible and visible. In doing so, the company encourages entrepreneurship, growth and innovation, while respecting the specific powers to its subsidiaries, other public corporations, agencies, bodies or departments of the national government of Wallonia.


More info about A.E.I



Anne-Sophie Ansenne - Erores
(PNG)

Anne-Sophie Ansenne represents the Service Economy. EcoRes is a sustainable innovation space fed by a multidisciplinary expertise network. EcoRes is identified by its global approach integrating both technical transition (climate resilience, circular economy, diagnostic resource, ...) and human transition (collective intelligence, support for behavioural change, participatory dynamic). Created by Groupe One, NGO active in sustainable business for 15 years, the team of EcoRes counts diverse profiles: economist bioengineer, sociologist, eco-consultants, civil engineer gathering expertise including all aspects of the spectrum of sustainability.


More info about EcoRes



Jean-François Pêcheur - manager of the LAG Pays des Condruses & Founder of Fungi!Up
(PNG)

Jean-François Pêcheur represents the Circular Economy. Jean-François Pecheur is the manager of the LAG Pays des Condruses. He’s also member of the Board of two cooperatives Vin de Liège and Condroz Energie Citoyenne. Now, he’s developping a new projetc in circular economy called Fungi UP. Fungi!Up produces mushrooms on coffee grounds and others wastes.


More info about Fungi!Up & More info about LAG Pays des Condruses




Eric Dewaele - Le Valeureux
(PNG)

Eric Dewaele represents the Sharing Economy. "Le Valeureux" is a European coin from Liege that appeared in the wallet of the Ardent City in 2014 to better feed the real economy, local and ethical and stimulate the circulation of the wealth created by the people of Liege in their area. The idea of creating this support for the local economy Liège was born in 2011 and was an initiative of some citizens, related to Liege in Transition and FINANcité Network. Their goal: to enable citizens to support the independent, sustainable economic development in their living area through daily purchases.


More info about Le Valeureux



Eric Pirard -
(PNG)


Plus d’infos sur




Gregory Reuter - Essentia
(PNG)

Essentia is an OIC of HEC-ULg that organizes a volunteer project each year. After Vietnam in 2014, a group of 15 students will fly in next July for Nepal where we build health and also make a little education for young children.

The organization of the drink as Tuesday allows us to raise funds for our project and thus provides "scholarships" to the participants.


More info about Essentia