EYnovation™ EY Expertise on Site | The Birdhouse Ghent

October 31, 2019, 10:00 - 13:00

The Birdhouse Ghent

Kortrijksesteenweg 1070, 9051 Ghent

Ghent, East-flanders, BE, 9051

Join us for our EY Expertise on site and enjoy your free 1:1 sessions with EY Experts!

As an entrepreneur, you have a 1000 things to do at the same time: ranging from being a CFO, to recruiting new employees, finding the right product-market fit; and all this on a very tight budget.

Because EY believes in entrepreneurs to be the main driver of long-term economic growth, we developed the EYnovation™ program in order to support and guide you on your journey of growth.

Our experts work together with a large number of startups and scale-ups, and are well connected within the ecosystem ranging from investors, incubators, the governement and other entrepreneurs.

We want to help you become successful and give you quick and easy access to a vast amount of topic experts, a large international network and resources normally only available to corporates with large budgets. 

Below you can find the people with whom you can book your meetings with.

Who are the experts?

JAN DE CLIPPELEER - Executive Director - Innovation Enabler

The Factory, ex-imec.istart, ex-Agfa, Serial Entrepreneur, Senior Intrapreneur, Startup Coach/Mentor

Questions about?
  • Business Model Innovation and Go2Market Strategy 
  • International Software R&D Management
  • IT Service Management expertise in High Tech industries (Healthcare IT, Publishing,…)

JOHNNY WATERSCHOOT - Senior Manager - Innovation Enabler

The Factory, ex-iMinds/imec, ex-Intel Capital, Startup Coach/Mentor


  • Business plans & Marketing Strategy
  • Pitching
  • Finding funding for your startup
  • Working with (corporate) investors

BRUIN BOURGOIS - Executive Director


Questions about?
  • Build your organization (design, organize, transition)
  • Leadership (yourself, lead people, do the right things, achieve results)


EY Law

Questions about?
  • Contract questions (eg. Re: term sheets, NDAs, commercial agreements, shareholders’ agreements, etc.);
  • General corporate questions (eg. Re: incorporation of companies, corporate structures, corporate advise, etc.);
  • M&A and restructuring advice;
  • Co-founder issues;
  • General legal questions;


EY Law

Questions about?
  • Digital Law
  • Privacy & Data Protection (GDPR)
  • Intelectual Property & E-Commerce

 SHAUNI TAILDEMAN - Senior Tax Consultant

People Advisory Services

Questions about?
  • Tax Effective Compensation Mechanisms
  • IP Remuneration for developers
  • Hiring employees
  • Withholding tax exemptions

VINCENT STOOPS - Senior Manager

The Factory, Program Manager EYnovation, ex-Bridgestone

Questions about?
  • Business Development, Sales & Marketing
  • Project management, Retail & Network Management
  • Corporate Structures & Strategic Thinking
  • Automotive Industry

ADRIAAN THEYS - Intrapreneurship developer - Innovation Enabler

The Factory, ex-DO! Ghent University

Questions about?
  • Intrapreneurship and how to foster the growth mindset
  • Minimum success criteria for your growth
  • Creating value for (all) your stakeholders
  • Connecting to other entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and organizations


EY Subsidia

Questions about?
  • Financing, grants and incentives for innovation, investment and environment projects
  • Identification, qualification and management of funded projects
  • Technology partner search
  • Research, technology and innovation roadmapping
  • R & D organization and design

P.S.: Can't find the expert you need? Shoot us an email or provide feedback in the registration form so we can invite the right experts next time!
P.P.S: In case of a no show, we will have to charge 75 EUR per session booked.

This event is part of our program execution for VLAIO (Vlaams Agentschap voor Innoveren en Ondernemen) and is as such open to all Flanders-registered start-ups.


For more information feel free to contact the EYnovation team

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