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Meet Stijn Christiaens, speaker at #FE23

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Get to know Stijn Christiaens in this new blog post. He is the co-founder of Belgian unicorn Collibra and will take the stage at #FE23!
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On the main stage of Future Entrepreneurship 2023, you will find the most exciting keynotes of the moment. One of those is none other than Stijn (Stan) Christiaens, Co-Founder and Chief Data Citizen of Collibra, also known as The Data Intelligence Company or Belgium’s first unicorn

Starting with his future milestone: “Seeing the Belgian entrepreneurial landscape thrive.”

Within Collibra, Stijn drives future #Innovation. Prior to co-founding Collibra, he was a senior researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where he focused on application-oriented research in semantics. Stijn holds a Master of Science degree in Information Technology, a Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence from KU Leuven, and a Postgraduate in Industrial Corporate Governance from Europese Hogeschool Brussel. It is safe to say Stijn is a true #Expert in the field of #DataManagement

About Collibra

Collibra focuses on data management in such a way that they help organizations handle their data more efficiently, make correct analyses, and ultimately be able to grow their company.

Not only has Collibra built its knowledge in the data intelligence field, they have also shown they know how to raise capital. Having raised well over 1 billion USD, Collibra is the first unicorn in Belgium. Collibra has been in business for 15 years and there is still significant opportunity in the market for the company.

Unicorns in real life 

A unicorn company is a term used to describe a privately held startup company with a valuation of over $1 billion. The rarity of such companies led to comparing them to the mythical unicorn. The term has since become widely used in the startup industry to describe these highly successful and valuable companies.

What can you expect from Stijn on the FE Main Stage? 

As an experienced entrepreneur, Stijn will share how he grew his company, but more importantly, himself during his entrepreneurial path. He will take you on an inspiring talk about how growing a business means growing yourself!

A takeaway he can already share: “Fear is the mind-killer”.

Want to spot a unicorn in real life? Make sure to attend Stijn’s talk on April 20th at Future Entrepreneurship 2023! If you haven’t registered yet, claim your ticket before it’s too late! 👉 https://thefuture.be/tickets/

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