Jürgen Ingels

Start Grow Sell: some lessons learned   

Company
Smartfin
Function
Managing Director
Language
English
9 December
Growth Strategy
Hour
-
Stage
Plenary stage

Speaking

'We learn by doing,' the old adage tells us. And in the case of entrepreneurship, you can take that literally! Becoming a successful entrepreneur involves lots of hard work and learning from your mistakes as you progress. There is no magic formula, but following the right lessons can take you a long way.

In Start, Grow, Sell, Jürgen Ingels reveals the lessons he has learned as a top entrepreneur. He gives concrete, practical tips about how you can take your company to the next level, from your business model to operations, from marketing and sales to human resources and from the composition of your team to the financial structure of your organization.

 

Biography

Jürgen Ingels is entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He was the founder and CFO of Clear2Pay, a leading payments technology company. Under his leadership, he grew the company to one of the world leaders in payment software with more than 1,200 employees in 14 countries. In 2014, Clear2Pay was sold to FIS (NYSE), of the biggest fintech companies worldwide. Today, Jürgen is managing director of Smartfin, the fund targets promising European technology companies. Jürgen is also the initiator of SuperNova and The Big Score, two important Belgian technology and innovation events. He is involved in various companies like WDP (Euronext/BEL20), Materialise (NASDAQ), Ghelamco, Projective, Guardsquare, Recharge, Deliverect, ...

Jürgen is also the author of the book Start Grow Sell. In the book he reveals 50 lessons he has learned as a top entrepreneur. He gives concrete, practical tips about how you can take your company to the next level. Jürgen is a great lover of the space industry. He is the inspirer of the space expo ‘SPACE - The Human Quest’ (Antwerp, April - November 2022) with the greatest goal to inspire students and young people. The exhibition outlines the past, present, and future of space exploration and is built around anecdotes. The stories were also compiled in his book The Conquest of Space.

In 2015, Jürgen received the award for ‘ICT Personality of the Year’.
 

Jurgen Ingels

 

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