Start it @kbc & Straffe Madammen want to boost female entrepreneurship in the Belgian start-up scene. The aim is not only to increase the economic potential of the country, but also to bring about a fundamental change in attitudes in the business world. Time to put our Female Founders in the picture. Let's ask co-founder of CitizenLab, Aline Muylaert, a few questions ...
Why did you become an entrepreneur?
I'm coming from a business background but at the same time highly value creativity. Entrepreneurship for me is the best of both worlds: you apply business logic while creating something totally new.
What has surprised you the most during your career as an entrepreneur?
I experienced that timing is a very important factor when building a business. Next to hard work, you also need to seize the moment as a start-up. I think this comes down to a gut feeling and a little bit of luck.
What is your advice for someone who wants to start her/his own entrepreneurial career?
This is a cliché one but surround yourself with people that are in the same situation as yourself and learn from each other. Start it @kbc is the perfect example of this.
Subscribe for the webinars for female entrepreneurs:
23/3 12.00 p.m. – 1.00 p.m.
You already have an idea, but something is preventing you from taking the plunge.
29/3 10.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.
You already have a company, but you want to make it scalable.
06/4 12.00 p.m. – 1.00 p.m.
You want to considerably expand your company.
11/4 12.00 p.m. – 1.00 p.m.
You want to submit your business dossier to startit.be and you still have some questions.