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OUR HISTORY

12-13 NOV 2021
Climathon leuven

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. More than 100 people joined the Climathon Leuven 2021. All the coaches, jury members and experts who lent their expertise to guide and nurture the fresh ideas. Amazing teams who, after meeting for the first time, crafted strategies to make Leuven a green city. THERMALTOWER won the challenge, promoting the most innovative project and pitch.

08 OCT 2021
StartUp WarmUp

StartUP WarmUP on October 8th 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.

27 AUG 2021
Afternetwork at Irish College

Another chance to get out there and network. The gardens of Irish College, an idyllic old monastery. We enjoyed some sunshine in the beautiful garden while meeting new, interesting people.

1 JUL 2021
AfterNetwork
AfterNetwork is an opportunity to network in a relaxed environment with a nice view of Leuven's skyline. Enjoying the company of not only other professionals but also some live music and good cocktails!
9 JUN 2021
Innovation Tasting
Innovation Tasting served an introduction to the world of innovation along with the possibility to connect with like-minded attendees.
COMMUNITY IS KEY

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.

2021
VALUE NETWORKS 2.0
Value Networks

The monthly Value Networks received a slight make-over with the goal to improve the self-development of attendees even more. 

2020
DEALING WITH THE VIRUS

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.

EXPANDING THE FOCUS

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.

2019
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

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.

ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ's FIRST EVENT

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.

YOUNG MINDS

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.

2018
THE FOUNDING

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".

PRE - ᒪ ᐯ ᑎ

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.