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Venture Capital Academy in Brussels

This five-module programme offers the most efficient deep-dive into Venture Capital environment for investment managers and entrepreneurs looking to make savvy strategic decisions for their portfolio.

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Practice-based Experience

An international programme crafted by BMI Executive Institute and Louvain School of Management (UCLouvain) in partnership with BeAngels, Business Angels Network Flanders and Strelia.

Venture Capital Academy is your getaway to deeper understanding of how venture investment, opportunity valuation and deal structuring works. It is delivered in five fast paced and highly practical sessions by internationally renowned lecturers and experienced practitioners, and ideal for investors, experts and entrepreneurs looking to make smarter decisions with their portfolio.

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The programme is intended for

  • Investment managers, advisors and business developers seeking to put high-growth investments at the core of their strategy
  • Entrepreneurs and business angels looking for deeper understanding of VC environment to make more informed decisions
  • Finance and legal professionals seeking to expand their knowledge base and network in VC and Innovation ecosystem
  • Start-ups and scale-ups.

Prof. Rudy Aernoudt: Why to join Venture Capital Academy?

Programme Goals

  • Combine core principles of investment cycles and understanding of VC ecosystem as a whole.
  • Provide necessary information on valuation supported by case studies analysis and practical insights.
  • Give a strategic outlook on how to structure investment deals to create more added value and mitigate the risks in ever-changing business environment.
  • Provide practical, off-the-record insights into VC and introduce participants into the business network of angel investors and high-growth companies.

Join the programme and sharpen your investment skills!

 Better assessment of investment opportunities, risks and higher success rate for investment decision making and innovation creation. 


Programme Structure

  • Course 1: Venture Capital in Action with R. Aernoudt – 14 November: 4 – 8 pm
  • Course 2: Valuation Methods with G. Battlori – 21 November: 4 – 8 pm
  • Course 3: Legal Framework with G. Rosselle – 27 November: 4 – 8 pm
  • Course 4: Alternative Sources of Finance with multiple speakers – 5 December: 4 – 8 pm
  • Course 5: Caveats with VC Deals with multiple speakers – 12 December: 4 – 8 pm

There is a possibility to join the modules of “Investment & Innovation Academy” in Vilnius. More about “Investment & Innovation Academy” here.

The Faculty

The programme will be delivered by world-class lecturer-practitioners and well-known start-up gurus’, angel investors, and corporate innovators.

Rudy Aernoudt

Professor of Corporate Finance at the Universities of Ghent
  • Co-founder of EBAN, the European Business Angels Network and founder of FREE (the Foundation for the Research on Education and Entrepreneurship), cofounder of Growth Academy for Enterprises and Senator at the WBAF (world Business Angel Forum).
  • Is an experienced Professor Corporate Finance and European policy and has an outstanding International and European experience (MIT, OECD, European commission, European Council and European Social and Economic Committee).
  • Served in the Belgian government as Secretary-General for Economy, Science and Innovation, he was director-general of OLPC (one laptop per child, spinoff MIT) and curator TEDx Brussels.
  • Former Chief economist at the European Commission dealing with space economics, enterprise and entrepreneurship, financing of enterprises and industrial policy.
  • Columnist (FD Magazine, CXO and Trends) and author of several books (35+) and papers (300+) on corporate finance, politics and economics.
  • Received the prestigious award Condorcet Aron for democracy, the Belgian award for political mood, the best entrepreneurship plan of Europe, the most influential person for business angels on world level.

Gloria Batllori

ESADE Business School, Spain
  • Professor of Finance at ESADE Business School in Barcelona. She teaches Corporate Finance and Financial Analysis.
  • Teaches finance for non-finance executives as her area of interest is connecting strategic innovation and financial indicators, a topic directly related to decision-making processes.
  • Has been involved in the launch of innovative programmes partnering non-academic institutions such as Singularity University (Silicon Valley) and CERN (Geneva) with ESADE.
  • Started her professional career working for the Spanish Government in international trade in Los Angeles. She then worked in strategic consulting at The Mac Group, and later founded her own consulting firm – Diedro Advising.
  • Has had exposure to many different industries as a consultant, including banking, food, construction, textile and retail. She consults on valuation for M&A and startups.

Gisèle Rosselle

Heads the M&A / Private Equity practice of Strelia.
  • She has deep industry experience and is tech-sector focused.
  • Actively contributes to the International Bar Association, where she is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Corporate and M&A Committee, a past Co-Chair of this Committee and Chair of the Private Equity Subcommittee.
  • Gisèle is an active member of Level 20, a not-for-profit organization aligned around a common vision of improving gender diversity in the PE industry.
  • Top Legal Directories Chambers (Europe and Global), Legal 500 and Leaders League rank her.
  • Best Lawyers awarded Gisèle Private Equity Lawyer of the Year 2021.
  • She is a regular speaker at private equity conferences and authored numerous articles on Private Equity topics.

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Contact Us

Dovilė Vyčinė
Director, Business Development
+370 653 95 959
dovile@bmiinstitute.com

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