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We'll help you on your
high-tech startup journey
We'll help you on your high-tech startup journey
Let our experienced entrepeneurs be your guide
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What we do

SO² focuses on individual coaching. We keep a close eye on the potential market. And help you figure out how your great idea can be turned into a profitable business.

We work with (pre)-starters in the high-tech industry to help them realize successful startups.

Find out who we've coached

We’ve been doing this since 2005 and look forward to continue bringing more high-tech startups into the world. We have coached hundreds of teams, leading to the creation of over 170 new tech start-ups.

If you have a disruptive idea, a cutting-edge technology or just a great plan to revolutionize the high-tech world, we'd love to hear it! 

Our SO² team can help you determine a business concept, write a business plan, draft a financial plan, attract capital, and prepare the necessary documents for the notary. We’ll give you lots of practical examples from our own experience as entrepreneurs and from the teams that came before you. Our only goal is to help you succeed.

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Scaled-up Start-ups

We have helped over 170 high-tech startups launch great companies with international ambitions, and are proud to introduce some of our success stories

This is what they have to say about working with us:

It’s awesome to experience that people like you are willing to share experience & ideas with “searching” starters. There’s a lot of talk about supporting entrepreneurs, you just do it! So thank you and on to the next 10 years!
Hannes De Schrijver
nanobranes

Thanks to the enthusiasm of SO² you dare to dream. And thanks to their pragmatic entrepreneurial mindset you know where you stand and what has to happen next.
Sander Arnout
CEO Inspyro

SO² provided us with concrete & personalised support by an experienced top entrepreneur. This advice has been invaluable: recommended².
Koen Victor
CEO Smart Sunday

SO² brings people who have successfully done “it” and those who are still doing “it” together to share experiences. We talked about important themes like recruitment and HR, building and implementing a commercial strategy etc... The mix of experience and young energy always resulted in fun sessions.
Geert Creemers
Managing Director Argon Measuring Solutions NV

SO² has been advising DataCamp from the very beginning. The advice from SO² has been indispensable for the existence, growth and survival of DataCamp.
Jonathan Cornelissen
co-founder Datacamp
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Who we are

SO squared is made up out of 7 successful high-tech entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in this world. Each and every one of them is motivated to share their personal experience with high-tech entrepreneurship with a new generation of start-ups. All advice given by SO² is intended to benefit and support the start-up. We do this because we believe that Belgium, and furthermore Europe, needs more high-tech start-ups. To enlarge our impact we offer our services for free. Use our advice to your advantage. You are the entrepeneur, you are always in charge.

Marc Van Aken

Ir. Marc Van Aken

CEO SO²
Co-founder UUNET NV

Wim Beazar

Ing. Wim Beazar

Co-founder and ex-CEO of Compex NV
entrepeneur of the year 1998

Wilfried Langenaeker

Dr. Wilfried Langenaeker

Co-founder and CEO of Silicos NV,
a drug discovery company

Paul Janssens

Paul Janssens

Co-founder and CEO of DongleApps NV,
a track & trace company.
ex-CEO of E-Zone NV, Twipe NV MobileWeb NV and Register.be

Johan Van den Bossche

Ir. Johan Van den Bossche

Co-founder and ex-CEO of Krypton El. Eng NV,
Leuven Air Bearings NV and Vesalius MT

Ivo Vandeweerd

Dr. ir. Ivo Vandeweerd

Co-founder and ex-CEO of Easics,
co-founder and CEO of M4SV

Geert Everaert

Lic. Geert Everaert

Ex-CFO of Krypton El. Eng. en Tenneco,
co-founder and ex-CEO of AIF
and financial and legal expert
(acquisitions, capital increases, corporate finance, ...)

SO² has a crown council that advises them. This council is made up off prominent and experienced captains of industry. Furthermore they have a board of directors and a clear code of conduct.

Interested in a personal presentation? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

SO² was founded in 2005 in Leuven. A few years later (2013) we opened a second base in Gent. The non profit is active in the entirety of Belgium and has supported initiatives in Spain, Greece, France and Italy. We like to offer our services to a broad audience, we have done this for VTK Gent, VTK Leuven, the interface service of the UGent and the VUB, Leuven Research and Development, the KVIV group LOMA,...

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