Roularta Mediatech Accelerator

6 Roularta professionals

Roularta has a wealth of professional in-house expertise and experience.

Our star performers are on hand to advise and assist you with your start-up.

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Philippe Belpaire

  • Director, Roularta Media
  • Former Director of News and Business, subsequently appointed Managing Director in 2010. In his current role as Managing Director, he leads Roularta Media’s 40-strong sales team and is responsible for generating revenue through advertising in Roularta’s many media channels.

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Xavier Bouckaert

  • CEO, Roularta
  • Former COO and Director of Magazines at Roularta Media Group. On 1 January 2016, he took over from his father-in-law, Rik De Nolf, as CEO of the multimedia group, which also owns the business channel Kanaal Z/Canal Z and 50% of Medialaan. 

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Erwin Danis

  • Premedia Director, Roularta
  • Innovation evangelist. Finalist at the Best Innovator Award Belgium 2007. Director at Roularta Premedia for 30 years.

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Rik De Nolf

  • Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Roularta. Chairman of Medialaan. Former CEO of Roularta.
  • CEO of media business Roularta Media Group for 35 years, up to 31 December 2015.

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William De Nolf

  • New Media Director, Roularta
  • Responsible for all online and new media activity within Roularta Media Group.

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Luk Wynants

  • Director, Roularta Local Media
  • Former Commercial Director of Local Media. Member of the Board of Directors at Storesquare, a joint venture between Roularta, KBZ and Unizo.

6 Expert mentors

Roularta and Duval Union have joined forces and are now offering the guidance of these 6 expert mentors to give your start-up the best possible support.

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Bart Becks

  • Founder of the crowdfunding platform angel.me
  • Actively involved with many start-ups since 2008. Advisor to such businesses as Showpad and Storify. Former Senior Vice President of SBS Europe and CEO of Belgacom Skynet.

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Nick Boucart

  • Senior Software Engineering & ICT Advisor at Sirris
  • In his role as a Software Engineering Technology Advisor, Nick helps businesses to improve their software engineering capability. Co-author of 'The Art of Software Innovation - Eight Practice Areas to Inspire your Business', one of the first books on innovation specifically written for software businesses.

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Omar Mohout

  • Start-up Coach and Professor of Entrepreneurship
  • Tech entrepreneur turned advisor and mentor. Professor of Entrepreneurship at Antwerp Management School. Author of the start-up bible ‘Het Belgische start-uplandschap’ (‘The Belgian Start-up Landscape’), and other books. Columnist for Data News and StartUS.

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Edwig Tanghe

  • CEO and Co-Founder of Conessence, active in various mid-sized companies and start-ups
  • Edwig was involved in the founding of StoryMe, Kodibox, School for Butlers but also Buurtslagers chain of butcheries and has had CFO and director functions in mid-sized companies in various sectors  but also in multinational environment. He is active as a board member in several companies.

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Dado Van Peteghem

  • Founding Partner of Duval Union Consulting, co-founder SpeakersBase and Social Seeder
  • Dado Van Peteghem started his career as a consultant for international brands at InSites Consulting. He helps businesses to build sustainable digital and social media strategies. He is highly sought-after as a keynote speaker and has co-founded various international start-ups.

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Nick Vinckier

  • Digital Consultant at Duval Union Consulting
  • “The New Digital Whizz-Kid on the Block”, Nick was involved in the start-up Social Seeder in 2014. He is also known for ‘#100dagen zonder alcohol’ (100 days without alcohol) and #21daychallenge. He gives talks on the subjects of Digital Disruption and Business Transformation, Social Media and Digital Marketing, and Corporate Start-up Acceleration and Growth Hacking.