Leuven’s best innovators were presented followed by an 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗰𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘆 but also a 𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝘄𝗮𝗹𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿, 𝗻𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗻𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 and an 𝗮𝗺𝗮𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘆
Climathon is a city-based, global programme that offers a pathway to climate action. It’s a place where we brought different people with various backgrounds to brainstorm innovative ideas to tackle problems together. All the coaches, jury members and experts lent their expertise to guide and nurture the fresh ideas crafting strategies to make Leuven a green city.
THERMALTOWER won the challenge, promoting the most innovative project and pitch.
StartUP WarmUP is the place where we watched startups and scaleups pitch their innovative ideas, products and services to a seasoned jury, networked with representatives and enjoyed the afterparty (AfterNetwork), with amazing music played by our DJs.
This is a chance to get out there and network in the gardens of Irish College, an idyllic old monastery. We enjoyed some sunshine in the beautiful garden while meeting new, interesting people.
The bèta launch of our paid community platform was launched in order to give a more consistent and productive service to the members of ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ.
The monthly Value Networks received a slight make-over with the goal to improve the self-development of attendees even more.
The outbreak of Covid-19 in March 2020, was an unforeseen challenge for the event industry. As a result, ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ started to set up new, online events like the completely sold out first edition of Startup Stories where young entrepreneurs could share their experiences.
Whereas the focus initially laid on mostly organizing events, it has grown towards a full-scale community including close partnerships with big players like Leuven MindGate, KU Leuven, UCLL, Cronos Leuven, City of Leuven and many more.
By constantly recruiting qualitative additions to the team we ensure to be ever dynamic, innovative and open-minded. The healthy mix between fresh faces and core members guarantees a non-stop exchange of divergent expertise.
Eventually, the hard work of the young and ambitious team resulted in the organization's first-ever event, namely AfterNetwork. From then on, ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ would become the go-to organization for addressing the innovative value of Leuven.
It was also remarkable that from the very beginning young minds were the main building blocks of ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ's DNA. Not only the team itself but the community as well, as around 80% consists of young innovators.
Jente founded Leuven Value Network: a community which sets up networking events that form a perfect mix between work and play with music being "the sauce".
Our founder Jente spends a lot of his time organizing outgoing activities and events. These took place in some of Leuven's iconic venues such as Alma 2, Blauwe Kater and Albatros.