Jan Bormans

CEO of European Startup Network

Jan Bormans, Ph.D., MBA, has been active in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship for more than 20 years. Jan’s roles included strategy advisor at the world leading IMEC nanotechnology research centre and valorisation manager of the Flanders DC/Vlerick Business School knowledge centre.

He has been actively involved in various start-up initiatives such as Start it @KBC and startups.be since 2010. From 2019 on, Jan is the CEO of the European Startup Network.

Jan also performs the secretariat functions for the ‘leading independent startup ecosystem leaders’ group, first called upon by Commissioner Gabriel, aiming to significantly increase the number of unicorns in Europe.

Jan Bormans