The Business Breakfast is a network event organised once every month to bring together start-ups and entrepreneurs around a healthy organic and homemade breakfast, to meet their network and share ideas. Based on the London concept of business communities, B&B is the first of its kind in the city of Brussels.
Each edition of the Business Breakfast welcomes around 40 to 60 amazing entrepreneurs, forward thinkers, innovators and investors.
It is truly an awesome opportunity to meet people from different background, network, and interact around a healthy, organic, homemade breakfast in a cosy place.
If you want to be starting something or you already have a project on the way, the Business Breakfast is the place to be
Join the B&B community!
Selling an idea, recruiting members or simply stirring the waters? Speak up at the B&B with a 5 minutes pitch and get direct live-feeds!
If you are already a successful business wo/man or have a failed project to share, the floor is yours for 15 minutes. Lead the way. Don't let others make the same mistakes and inspire!
Do you have a healthy food specialty you would like to share at the B&B? Let us hear about it!
If you want to develop a brand new idea or launch your project, you need to wake up early and work hard on it!B&B is here to help you develop your business and to take it one step further. Join the start-up community and have your place in the collaborative economy!
For each Business Breakfast, we have a maximum of 4 slots for sponsors to support our community and promote our message of healthy lifestyle and forward thinking.
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Sander Duivestein (1971) is a highly acclaimed and top-rated trendwatcher, an influential author, an acclaimed keynote speaker, a digital business entrepreneur, and a strategic advisor on disruptive innovations. His main focus is the impact of new technologies on people, businesses and society. He is therefore a much sought-after speaker for conferences, strategy sessions and other business gatherings. He is the co-author of several books and reports: Bitcoin, It’s not the currency, it’s the platform, stupid! (2014), No More Secrets with Big Data Analytics (2013), The Dark Side of Social Media (2013) ,The App Effect (2012), Don’t Be Evil (2010), Collaboration with the Cloud (2009), Me the Media (2009)
Vladimír Šucha was Deputy Director-General of the JRC between 2012 and 2013. Prior to that, he spent 6 years in the position of director for culture and media in the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission. Before joining the European Commission, he held various positions in the area of European and international affairs. Between 2005 and 2006, he was director of the Slovak Research and Development Agency, national body responsible for funding research. He was principal advisor for European affairs to the minister of education of the Slovak Republic (2004-2005). He worked at the Slovak Representation to the EU in Brussels as research, education and culture counselor (2000-2004). In parallel, he has followed a long-term academic and research career, being a full professor in Slovakia and visiting professor/scientist at different academic institutions in many countries. He published more than 100 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals.
Being a lawyer and a legal philosopher, Mireille investigates the implications of artificial intelligence, notably machine learning, on human identity and legal subjectivity. This involves issues of liability, causality, data protection, privacy, non-discrimination and intellectual property. Since governments discovered the potential of data-driven policy, she has returned to her intellectual roots in criminal law to investigate the impact on due process, criminal liability and the presumption of innocence. She also teaches 'Law in Cyberspace' to Master students in Digital Security.
Nell Watson is an engineer, entrepreneur, and futurist thinker who grew up in Northern Ireland. She has a longstanding interest in the psychology of technology, and how that combination creates emerging social trends. In 2010 Nell founded Poikos, the ‘Instagram for body measurement’. Nell’s patented technology ‘dematerialises’ the 3D body scanner, by providing accurate 3D scans of the body with only 2D camera hardware, such as that found within smartphones, or laptops. This may then be applied to a range of markets, such as fashion, mass customisation, and health. Nell has had an unusual career, including teaching post-grad Computer Science at the age of 24, and later co-founding a successful Graffiti arts company. Her ability to bridge the world of technology and the Humanities makes it easy for her to translate complex subjects so that they can be clearly understood. Nell is an advisory technologist to several startups, accelerators, and venture capital funds. Following her studies at SU, Nell accepted an invitation to join the faculty in the AI and Robotics track in 2015, where she lectures on Machine Intelligence, Human-Machine relations, and the Future of Human Society.
Cecilia Wikström was born in 1965 and raised in Kalix, but has lived in Uppsala since the 1980’s. She holds a bachelor degree in theology from the University of Uppsala, and has been a practising priest in the Swedish Church since 1994. Cecilia Wikström has written several books including the book När livet går sönder (When life falls apart), a publication awarded book of the year in its genre in 2004. In 2002, Cecilia Wikström was elected to the Swedish parliament. She was re-elected in 2006, representing the liberal party, Liberalerna. Since 2009, Cecilia Wikström is a Member of the European Parliament.
He has been mainly working on projects related to information management, interoperability, enterprise architecture, and innovation in the public sector. For the ISA Programme of the European Commission, Stijn was closely involved in the development, promotion, and implementation of semantic interoperability solutions together with public administrations in Europe. Stijn Goedertier was responsible for the study ‘SMART 2014/0073 Benchmark study for Large Scale Pilots in the area of the Internet of Things’. Stijn also participates in the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI), launched by the European Commission and various key IoT players to support creating a dynamic European IoT ecosystem. Before joining PwC, Stijn was working as a researcher at the Department of Decision Sciences and Information Management of the Catholic University of Leuven (KULeuven) where he developed declarative languages and techniques for process modeling and process mining.
He is the expert centre leader in Infrastructure Services, containing both data centre as well as Cloud services. He is a certified senior security consultant with over 17 years of experience in ICT and Information Security related disciplines both at the strategic, tactical, operational and technical levels. The last 11 years he specialised in the architectural design as well as the optimisation of Data centres. With the rise of the Cloud Chris became an expert in guiding companies who want to use Cloud Services. He has a consultancy and management background in information security, networking and security applications disciplines and has been engaged in several major and medium security and networking related projects throughout his career. He obtained the CISSP certification in 2004 as well as various vendor certifications. He also acquired the CSSK certification from the Cloud Security Alliance. Chris also obtained the Certified Data Centre Management Professional (CDCMP) certification confirming his experience in all aspects of the data centre. Chris was also co-author of "Security Considerations for Cloud Computing" (2012) and “IT Control Objectives for Cloud Computing” (2014) published by ISACA.
He is helping clients do away with long standing data integration and interoperability challenges that will improve their internal processes and the services that they provide. He is mainly involved and leading projects in the broader field of information management, particularly on (big) data governance, management, semantic interoperability and analytics for the public sector. Nikolaos holds a PhD on improving service provision through the use of customer-centric semantic service models, which focused on modelling and analysing customers’ feedback and expectations to improve services provided by the public and the private sector. Before joining PwC, he had been as a researcher for the Insight Center for Data Analytics in Galway, Ireland and the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) in Thessaloniki, Greece. He has published several articles in international journals and conferences. You can find more information about him at: www.nikosloutas.com
He has worked in IT for more than 15 years. He brings a value of 9 years’ Security experience with a background of Intrusion Prevention, System Hardening, Software Security, Mobile Security and excellence in Ethical Hacking. Vito had the opportunity to develop his profile by leading a global cyber security assessment team and facing technical edge projects providing consultancy for corporates and financial institutions. He holds Ethical Hacking certifications, enjoys speaking at security events and is experienced in assisting companies with Security Assessments, Threat Modelling and Remediation.
Joe has spent most of his professional career working on telecoms and Internet policy issues. This activity has been both in the field of public affairs, where he represented the views of major trade associations and corporations in their communications with the European Union institutions. He also ran several projects directly for the European Commission on issues such as naming and numbering policy, local loop unbundling and the development of telecoms and ICT in Russia and former Soviet states.
Teodor Kalpakchiev is a graduate of the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy (Erfurt, Germany) and a post-Master candidate at the College of Europe (Natolin, Poland). He was part of a research team for Transparency International, Ukraine, has implemented a number of projects and has done traineeships at the Administration of the President of Bulgaria, Strategic Policies and Forecasts Unit, the Institute of World Policy in Kyiv, Ukraine, the European Parliament and the European Commission, DG International Development and Cooperation.
Omar Mohout is a widely published technology author, C-level advisor to high growth startups as well as Fortune 500 companies and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Antwerp Management School. He is author of 'Pricing Strategies for Startups', 'The Belgian Startup Landscape' and the popular 'Startup Master Class series'. A contributing author to the '100 Days Digital Marketing Plan' and 'The Future of Business' books. Mohout is a columnist for Data News and StartUs; Co-chair of the Circle of Growth, Organizer of the Growth Hacking Meetup, Co-founder of the #BeTech Community and Member of the Board of Directors at Startups.be. He is also a startup mentor at Founder Institute, IdeaLabs, Startathlon, Virtuology Academy, Flanders DC and Belgium Ambassador at World Startup Report. Mohout is a keynote speaker and panelist on technology, marketing, entrepreneurship and innovation topics at leading conferences.
Gotsis has a broad background in arts, design, and engineering with a special interest in interactive entertainment applications for health, happiness and rehabilitation. She founded and leads USC’s Games for Health Initiative since 2007, connecting health professionals with innovation in various forms of interactive media. She also teaches courses and supervises students on design and evaluation of games, mobile media and virtual reality applications in health. She is co-founder and director of the Creative Media & Behavioral Health Center (CMBHC), an organized research unit between the School of Cinematic Arts and the Keck School of Medicine.
Gotsis has lectured about her research and practice at Apple and Karten Design, presented findings at ACM, IEEE and HCI journals and conferences, as well as medical and public health outlets. She has been an invited think-tank participant at the White House, the Institute For the Future and various NIH/NSF/EU-funded workshops. She has tackled a wide range of knowledge domains and disease topics that include developmental neuroscience, wellness, obesity, nutrition, vision health, exercise, autism, child injury prevention, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and upper limb rehabilitation.
Nicholas Haan has worked at the intersection of science, technology, social challenges, and innovation for the last 25 years. His issues of focus have included disaster relief, food security, environment, energy, public health, education, genetics, and information systems. And his affiliations have included the United Nations, governments, universities, donor agencies and non-governmental organizations.
Nick is currently Managing Director of GSP and on the Faculty at Singularity University. His introduction to global perspectives began as a science teacher in a remote Kenyan village with the Peace Corps. This experience led to more than 20 years of living and working internationally, mainly in East and Southern Africa (including living four years in villages without running water or electricity, which gives him a unique perspective on social challenges).
Prior to joining Singularity University, Nick served as Senior Economist/Global Program Manager with the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization where he oversaw a food security project operating in over 30 countries. He is the creator of an international standard for classifying the severity of food insecurity and disasters–called the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC). Nick is also involved with several start-ups, including as strategic advisor to a mobile app company called eMobilis. He has a keen interest in the crowdsourcing movement and is on the regional board of directors for crowdfunder.com. He has been a visiting professor at University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and was awarded a NASA Research Fellowship. Originally from California, Nick has a PhD in Geography, a Master’s in International Development, a Master’s in Geographic Information Systems & Remote Sensing from Clark University, and a Bachelor’s in Genetics from U.C. Berkeley. He is an avid sea kayaker and explorer, most recently completing an 500 km expedition across Lake Victoria by kayak.
Vangelis Lympouridis is a technologist and educator with expert knowledge in the areas of Virtual Reality and Whole Body Interaction. He received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and holds an MSc in Sound Design from the same University and a BFA in Sculpture and Environmental Art from Glasgow School of Art. He is currently running the MxR studio at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California under Prof.
Mark Bolas. The MxR Lab and Studio stand at the forefront of VR research and development and were recently awarded the first prize at the immersive VR/AR competition at SIGGRAPH 15. Vangelis has produced many immersive full-body VR experiences that were exhibited in prestigious festivals and venues such as the Sundance and Tribeca film festivals, the World Economic Forum in Davos, the V&A museum in London, FoST in NYC, Indiecade and Film Aid International.
Dennis is the CEO and Founder of x.ai, whose artificial intelligence driven personal assistant lets people schedule meetings using plain English and nothing more than a CC to firstname.lastname@example.org. He's a pioneer and expert in the analytics, optimization and big data space and has been since its inception – he is also a fully-fledged entrepreneur and successfully delivered a number of company exits. He's an accredited Associate Analytics Instructor at the University of British Columbia, the Author of Data Driven Insights from Wiley and a frequent speaker on the subject of Analytics and Data. A native of Denmark, Mortensen currently calls New York City his home.
Jordi Puiggalí has headed Scytl’s Research & Development Department since the formation of the company. He has been instrumental in the development of Scytl’s technology and intellectual property, co-authoring numerous international patents on application-level cryptography and e-voting security. Prior to joining Scytl, Jordi was the Technical Director for PKI and security projects at the IT department of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. he has also actively collaborated with the cryptographic research group of the Department of Computer Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona where he co-directed research projects on PKI and applied cryptography. Jordi is a security expert and has participated as a speaker and lecturer in numerous international conferences on computer security and applied cryptography. He has a bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Alexander C. Lembcke is an Economist and Policy Analyst in the OECD’s Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development. His work considers the economic and social development in regions and urban areas. Within this context he has worked on a range of topics, e.g. assessing the impact of governance, innovation, skills and transport infrastructure on economic and inclusive growth. He is a co-author of the recent OECD publication The Metropolitan Century: Understanding Urbanisation and its Consequences and contributed chapters to the OECD Territorial Reviews of the Valle de México (Mexico) and Bergamo (Italy). Alexander C. Lembcke is a lead author of the forthcoming publication Road Infrastructure, Traffic Safety and Inclusive Development in Korea and of several OECD working papers. Beyond his policy work, he published several academic articles in refereed journals. Prior to joining the OECD, Alexander C. Lembcke worked as a consultant for the World Bank. In addition, he taught both master and undergraduate student as a Tutorial Fellow at the London School of Economics (LSE) and conducted economic research as a member of the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance. Alexander C. Lembcke holds Master level degrees from the LSE and the Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany and a PhD from the London School of Economics.
Katarzyna (Polish) works on advocacy and focuses on banking issues. Her expertise is in European financial law and regulation, government relations and strategic alliances. Most recently, she worked in public administration for the Polish Financial Supervision Authority in the analysis and international cooperation department
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