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Master class: Enterpreneurship

The date of this event is TBA.
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Faculty: Brussels Diplomatic Academy
Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels
Brussels Diplomatic Academy
Brussels Diplomatic Academy
+32 (0) 2 614 8101
master class

Entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation all three obtain a lot of attention and are considered as differentiating competences needed to transform growth potential into creation of value.
It is all a matter of keeping those three forces in balance knowing that we function in an environment with limited resources.


The master class is aimed at those who want to set up a new venture and want to obtain a better understanding how decisions are made to set up a new venture in a competitive environment.


Understand how new venture become successful.
Active and interactive learning.
Content and case studies allowing participants to give answer to your own questions.


What is entrepreneurship?
Entrepreneurship and Management
Entrepreneurship and the Value Chain
Entrepreneurship and strategy
Entrepreneurship within the existing organization
Entrepreneurship in the start-up organization
How to handle growth
How to deal with risk

Funding: venture capitalists, business angels ...
The business plan
Intellectual property
Opportunities and threats on the basis of case studies


Dr. Patrick Uyttendaele MBA, Ph.D at Free University Brussels-Belgium.
As a professor, Patrick Uyttendaele is teaching Multinational Corporate Investment and Project Management at the Free University of Brussels and is also lecturer at Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies. He is also teaching Research Methodology at ITTMA-UA.
Patrick has been with PLI, PwC, PwCC and IBM Business Consulting for 32 years and built up a substantial and global network of contacts in the port, maritime and logistics industry. Patrick developed major expertise, scientific and technical skills and information in the ports and maritime industry related to strategy, market, restructuring, privatization, project management and corporate finance. 
Patrick joined, on January 2007, as a Director, Maritime & Transport Business Solutions and as such offers his services worldwide as an expert in the field of financial feasibility studies and project advise with regard to investments in infrastructure and supra-structures, including financing structures, transactions, logistics aspects and macro-economic analysis.


By the end of the master class, the participants should be able to:

• Understand the multi-dimensionality of entrepreneurship.
• Understand the economic importance of entrepreneurship.
• Provide knowledge into the specific aspects of the management of entrepreneurial organizations.
• Familiarize you with the availability of information for entrepreneurial organizations and the development of a concrete roadmap for the creation and launch of an organization.
• Provide a true picture of business and this on the basis of examples of entrepreneurial organizations.
• Understand the mistakes made by enterprising organizations.
• Think from the organization and from the sector and the cluster.
• Understand policy instruments that the public and the private sector use to encourage and support entrepreneurship.

The working language of the course will be English.


Before the start of the lecture, a syllabus compiled by the lecturer will be handed over to the participants.


Participants to the master class will receive a certificate of attendance from the Brussels Diplomatic Academy of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

31 October 2014, from 14.00 to 18.00.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 5, Karel Van Miert Building.
It is building number 5 on the campus plan that can be downloaded at http://www.vub.ac.be/english/infoabout/campuses/etterbeek.html.
A description on how to find the campus is available on http://www.vub.ac.be/english/infoabout/campuses/index.html#etterbeek.
Free parking facilities are available on the campus in front of the building. A bar code gives access to the campus via campus entries 6 or 13 (see the red arrows on the campus plan). The scanner for the bar code is situated under the intercom.
A few days before the start of the event, participants will receive a bar code giving access to the parking.

The master class fee is 375 EUR.
VAT Settlement: exempted from VAT: Art 44 § 2, 4° of the VAT code.
The above prices include the registration fee and all material relating to the course on “Entrepreneurship”, as well as the coffee breaks and networking reception for the duration of the event.
The accommodation form is not included in the registration fees.
Flemish companies can make use of the “KMO-portefeuille”: www.beaweb.be (Admission number BDA for “Training”: DV.O211124).

Attendees are requested to pay by bank transfer only, upon receipt of invoice.
Confirmation of registration and practical information will be sent only after receipt of payment.
Cancellations can only be accepted if received in writing to bda@vub.ac.be by 17 October 2014. Fees (less 25 euro administrative charges) will then be refunded. After this date, delegates will be liable for the full fee.
In case of cancellation, a substitution between members of the same company is still possible at any time.

To register for this master class, please fill in the online registration form below: