Scale Ups

Scale Up Masterclass

On May 20th & 21st, selected scale ups will gather for a weekend of intensive training that will not only hone up their pitching skills but also provide them with insight into key topics like funding, growing strategies and more. 
The two-day coaching aims at improving the already excellent level of the scale ups and takes them to the next level, fine-tuning their skills and making sure they reach the event at the top of their game. 
A group of expert coaches will prepare them to give their best and make a lasting impression that could earn them their next round of funding. 

Location: Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Koningin Astridplein 7, 2018 Antwerpen

SATURDAY MAY 20th 2017
9h00 – 9h30: Welcome
9h30 – 12h45: Ruz Chishty 
Ruz Chishty is an international entrepreneur/investor with strong professional networks in over 60 countries. With over 17 years of international experience in sales and technology, he is one of the few mentors who brings corporate and startup experience. He is the London Director for the Founder Institute (the world’s largest startup accelerator). 
12h45 – 13h45: Lunch 
13h45 – 15h15: Sébastien Thiel 
Sébastien Thiel is a senior level financial executive for Finsight Solutions who has many years of comprehensive, management and financial reporting experience within the broad area of finance, in public, private and startup environments. Sébastien is focused on process improvement in order to increase efficiency, achieve growth and profit. 
15h30 – 17h00: David Dessers
David Dessers is an experienced business lawyer with a strong focus on the technology sector. David, currently partner at Cresco, frequently assists entrepreneurs and companies in their business and fundraising activities, working with entrepreneurs and senior management during all stages of the private company lifecycle. 
Evening: Dinner

SUNDAY MAY 21st 2017
9h30 – 12h45: Bruno Wattenbergh & Jurgen Ingels
Bruno Wattenbergh, Senior Advisor at EY, is an expert with a highly varied career, notably featuring many initiatives to support and stimulate entrepreneurship. He is a professor in business strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, and as an acknowledged economic observer in the media. 

Jurgen Ingels founded Clear2pay in 2001, built the company out into a global player in the payments industry and sold it to FIS (NYSE : FIS) at the end of 2014. C2P had 1.400 people and offices all over the world and worked for the top 50 global banks in the world.  
12h45 – 13h45: Lunch 

Last year’s selection

Selecting only the very best of the best scale ups is Level Up's trademark. Besides this edition's rising stars, “Level up” is welcoming success stories such as: TeleAtlas, Showpad, Sparkcentral, Teamleader and Vente-Exclusive.