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OUR HISTORY

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.

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".

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.

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, Leuven Value Network would become the go-to organization for addressing the innovative value of Leuven.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.