DSA Nominations


MIT Young Innovators Under 35 - Belgium 2016

Innovators Under 35 is the global community of innovators, pioneers and promotors of social change curated by MIT Technology Review that wants to transform the world with innovative ideas.

DSA is an affiliate of MIT leading community of innovators, pioneers and social changemakers, acting as an official collaborator for the organisation of MIT Awards Belgium 2016.

Once again, MIT Technology Review is looking for the brightest minds in Belgium that are changing society and business thanks to their innovations. In 2016, the new edition aims to discover the new generation of Belgian innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs with great talent in all areas related to science & technology: Biotechnology and Medicine, Electronic Hardware, Software, Internet, Telecommunications, Transportation, Nanotechnology and Materials and Energy.

Digital StartUP Academy - 1StopShop for next gen startups to support and promote their innovative initiatives - is enthusiastic to share with its community the nominations provided for MIT Innovators Under 35 competition for Belgium, 2016!

#DSA: Dream. Dare. Gooo!
Website: http://www.innovatorsunder35.com/nominations-list
Get in touch: ada@digistartup.eu


Wim Decraene

Accenture Digital BeLux

Wim Decraene is the Managing Director for Accenture Digital in BeLux, responsible for digital strategy, omni-channel marketing, digital commerce, mobile, social media and analytics.
He also leads digital engagements with key Accenture clients in the banking, insurance, pharmaceutical, automotive and telecom industries.
Wim has a keen interest in driving innovation and entrepreneurship forward.
His motto: "If everything is under control, you are going too slow".

Eva Paunova

Member of the European Parliament

Eva is member of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, co-chair of the Start-UP working group within SME Europe & of the Youth Intergroup in the EP, ambassador of entrepreneurship via education initiative EE-HUB among many others.
Eva received an award for Innovation in the development of ICT from Computerworld Magazine and, for her merits in changing the status quo through ideas and innovative solutions, she is now part of the Forbes' 30 under 30 list (2nd annual ranking of Central and Eastern Europe), as well as part of the Financial Times "The 2015 New Europe 100".

Tristan Dumont de Chassart

Adneom Belgium

Head of BI, Telecom & Media Departments at Adneom (one of the leading IT consultancy firms within the Belgium market), expert in fields such as telecommunications web&mobile, BI and Media.



Founder: Edoardo Camilli
Category: Innovator
Technology: Web & Mobile
Industry: National security & world terror
Website: www.hozint.com
App: horizon.hozint.com
Network: DSA

MoodUP app

Category: Innovator
Technology: Web & Mobile
Industry: Social network & media
Network: DSA


Founder: Alexander Van Laer
Category: Humanitarian innovator
Technology: Web & Mobile
Industry: Food Sharing
Website: www.flavr.com
Network: Collaborator network

Space View

Co-Founder: Natasha Halflants
Category: Visionary
Technology: Web & Mobile
Industry: Satellites
Network: DSA


Founder: Lionel de Somer
Category: Entrepreneur
Technology: Web & Mobile
Industry: Financial services
Website: partners.assis.to
Network: DSA


Founder: Morgane Wathelet
Category: Humanitarian Entrepreneur
Technology: Web & Mobile & ICT
Website: www.myneveo.com
Network: Collaborator network


CTO: Samuel De Wever
Category: Serial innovator
Technology: Internet, Media & Telecommunications
Website: www.destiny.be
Network: DSA

Influencers & Speakers

Ada Matei [Influencer]

Founder & CEO
Digital StartUP Academy
1StopShop for next gen startups!

Visionary serial startUPer with digital innovative NRJ. Early stage startups booster via her different hats of Business & Strategy advisor, events speaker & organiser, startups community builder from Be to EU, pro-bono startups coach, multinationals (execs level) business consultant background expert across industries, small investor early stage startups.
Due to her merits during the nomination period, MIT Innovators Under 35 organisers granted Ada the role of influencer, acknowledging her 'key position in the Belgian startup ecosystem'.
Her belief on what it's like to be an entrepreneur: "Someone who jumps off the cliff and on the way down builds a plane".

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